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 Re: New to Oboe
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2021-10-28 21:59

The symptom you are describing makes me think that the oboe itself is out of adjustment and a vent key is leaking, which can screw up the low register. Best to take it to a qualified oboe repair tech for adjustment/repair.

I don't know anything about Lakota reeds, but medium soft strength is a good place to start, even though different reed makers' ideas about what constitutes "medium soft" can vary.

If you want to improve your endurance and ability to handle heavier (and better sounding) reeds, you must play until your mouth/cheek muscles are completely fatigued every time you practice. Over time, your embouchure will strengthen and allow you to play longer time and better reeds.

After you work on your own for 3 or 4 months, I recommend that you invest in a few lessons with an oboe teacher to correct your poor embouchure, incorrect hand position, ineffective tonguing, and bad support. :-)

Bay Area, California

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