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 RE: oboe to sax
Author: Rob L. 
Date:   2002-05-25 19:46

First of all, do not switch to saxophone if you consider yourself a good oboist. When it comes to jazz, believe it or not, you can play oboe.
Oboe, oboviously is not considered a jazz instrument, that is simply because there aren't enough people to play it with jazz, but there are a few. (Yusaf Lateef, Emmanuelle Somer, Paul McCandless....)
The most logical thing to do would be to transpose of the alto sax part... Eb to C. Up a third, add 3 flats. Thats what I did. Man do I have a story about my first jazz oboe experience a year ago in 11th grade hehe...but I wont get into it, unless you want.
Again with the sax, it may potentially destroy your oboe embouchure, pending on how much effort you are willing to put into develloping both embouchures at the same time.
I started on Alto sax., hated it swithched to oboe 5 years later, then soon after I picked up soprano sax, clarinet, and flute. So I know alot when it comes to woodwind doubling. I consider the single reed instruments to be in sort of there own category, only small changes. Now the oboe can be played with the same embouchure as a single reed instrument. But the sound isint as good as it could be. It is that fact that forces me to say how hard it is to maintain a good oboe embouchure, which in all words is incredibly more intricle to the tone.

If anyone has questions email me...

Robert Ladwig
(Jazz oboist, saxophonist, etc...)

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