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Author: elljay 
Date:   2020-11-25 01:24

I have wanted to learn the oboe for decades now, but it never was the right time. I'm now ready, but the pandemic prevents me from taking lessons, so I will start out by teaching myself. I played flute seriously for a number of years so have a good idea of how to start out - that is, after I buy an oboe. I've done a lot of research and know that I should buy a quality oboe from a reputable source. However, since I don't play yet and can't test an instrument, it doesn't seem like a good idea to spend 3-4k on an instrument based on brand name alone.

I was thinking that I would start out on a cheap oboe just to learn fingering and start with scales and drills, and all the other beginning stuff (like seeing whether I actually will play, or if I ignore it like all my exercise equipment). Then, once the pandemic ended, I would tale lessons and buy a good intermediate instrument with the advice of my instructor. Does this seem like a good plan? If so, is this an appropriate case for buying a cheap Chinese oboe that I will dump when the pandemic is over and I can start to really study?

ljmintz

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