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 Re: Starting Oboe ?
Author: Jim22 
Date:   2017-11-30 04:31

Its pretty overwhelming. I hate not being in control. I have been pretty successful buying and tweaking hand made reeds, but making my own is a bust so far, and i spend hours at it. My oboe is definitely limiting me too at the moment. I'm 53, i dont have 40 years left. I may have to make the choice to concentrate on playing rather than reedmaking, but i still need to work on adjusting them. I'm just a little down on it right now because i tried to perform a piece over the weekend and insort of crashed and burned. I was ok warmed up in rehearsal, but choked during the performance. It was a deceivingly tough piece, 4 flats, lots of alternate fingerings.

I think to be successful on oboe one needs to have passion for it. Otherwise, learn flute, or maybe clarinet. A C clarinet would be convenient. How about a C tenor or soprano sax? That would fix the non-octave thing.

I do have passion!

Jim C.
CT, USA

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