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 RE: oboe to sax
Author: oboeguy 
Date:   2002-06-06 00:40

Rob L.'s story parallels mine. I started on alto sax, switched to oboe. Kayla: you must not make your own oboe reeds, because there's nothing more relieving than going from the hell of tempermental oboe reeds to a consistent saxophone mouthpiece. Make sure your horn and mouthpiece are adequate. I would agree with Rob that jazz oboe is great. English horn is even better, although both almost requre a good pickup mic if trying to solo with a big band accompanying int he background. Some say switching to sax temporarily can ruin your embochure, but practice on both will keep it up. At first, yes you don't want to mix the two until you can develop a solid "oboe mentality" as opposed to your "saxophone mentality". This is not just fingerings and embochure, but they are different beasts entirely, despite similar bores. Some notes tend to sound bad on saxophone, c# and d natural on all octaves can easily be pretty out of tune (among many others). Practice both, eventually quick doubling with them and other woodwinds is possible. Marcel Tabuteau's advice "say ah-ah-ah-ah" to get the air out of your lungs need not apply to the sax. Deep breaths, you certainly won't get tanked up.

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