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 Re: Starting Oboe ?
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-11-28 02:41

There is a certain personality required for making reeds. I took up oboe in my 50s but already was very competent on a number of instruments and knew how to learn one. After three years I was good enough for amateur groups....and that is knowing everything else that I needed to know to do that ahead of time, including a degree in music, playing all strings and brass, etc. But I got stuck on reed making, and could not find any purchased reed that was anywhere even in the ballpark of the reeds my teacher made. He has retired, and I'm back to where (if health permitted) I'd likely be back stuck on reed making again. I can't believe what people play on, no wonder they are out of tune and sound like sick ducks. I know this is a negative comment, but how about clarinet? You will have SO much less trouble getting anywhere.

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