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 Re: Oboe Support
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2021-05-14 23:51

I'm also not sure why you are talking about air speed; to me it is air pressure, not speed. I play all the brass, and you want air speed on trumpet. On tuba you want a thick column of air which is dramatically different from the fast air you need on trumpet. On oboe, although I am an amateur, I get a decent sound but I have those really developed abs from many years playing brass; I just blow hard, but not much air moves. It can't....look at the opening on the reed!! And since you asked, my stomach muscles are pushing out, not pulling in. That was taught to me by a horn teacher for high range on the horn, which requires air pressure too because the opening between the lips is smaller the higher you go.

My oboe teacher said I had a natural high range (I am not bragging.) All I can say is that to play that 3rd octave, I do with my throat what I would do to try to sing that pitch and it just worked. So I appear to be "hugely lucky." So for that ultra high E or F or whatever, try to sing up that high and note what your throat is doing. For me, that worked. And....the higher the pitch, the more reed inside the mouth, according to my teacher. He was able to tell me just a few really important things and I had the whole range. Teachers that good are RARE.

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