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 Re: Adult Learner - does this plan make sense?
Author: Jim22 
Date:   2018-10-08 01:51

What are your goals? Do you eventually want to play with an orchestra? Do you have an oboe?

Life is pretty short, and Oboe is really hard. If you really want to play, I would go ahead and start now. A teacher will be of great value. You must have a source of playable reeds, and even then, they will need adjustments regularly, which takes time and experience to learn to do. Reeds are far and away the hardest part of playing oboe.

I am also a late starter, at 54, I've been playing for about 4 years, but I have been reading music and played flute since I was about 7 or 8. I can make reed shaped objects, and sometimes am successful at adjusting reeds I buy from a proffessional. I have never made a reed I could take to ma rehearsal. I play with a college orchestra, reasonably successfully, but intonation is always a problem.

If you don't HAVE to play oboe, I recommend flute. It avoids the whole reed thing altogether. I HAD to play oboe, so I know how you feel.

I do wish you the best with it!

Jim C.
CT, USA

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