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 Re: Starting Oboe ?
Author: oboeyogi 
Date:   2017-11-26 15:05

Hi Andy

Some points.

Get some oboe lessons before you even get a oboe. This will mean that you get the a feel for the oboe that works (assume its the Teacher's), You will get the feeling of how hard you have to blow, as Chris said "Oboes have the highest breath resistance of all woodwind instruments, so the whole breathing and playing thing will take some getting used to."

I have played in bands for the last 7 years and have had 6 good player's of other instruments try it and quick move on its like all instruments it maybe for you maybe not.

I am not trying to turn you off at all I love the instrument with all it quirks just making sure you are sure the oboe is for you.

By the way I started it at the age of 48 so don't let that stop you.

All the best


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