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 Re: Goal?
Author: JRC 
Date:   2013-01-19 12:41

I met a couple of professional oboe players from New York, both thirty something years old. They played in a festival pickup orchestra. We had beer after the concert talking oboe and music. I told them that I played professionally for over 10 years in my younger days before I took up other profession for living for many decades, and now I am retired, I took up oboe again.

One looked at me funny and said: "You willingly return to playing oboe again? I cannot wait until I retire so I do not suffer this thing any more." The other said: "I look for any opportunity to play the oboe; with amateurs, pros, singers, strings, flutes, oboes..., anyone who is willing."

You asked for a goal. It should be obvious for you: you play to enjoy yourself and enjoy music with someone else. If you need a goal to push yourself to be playing the oboe, perhaps playing oboe is not for you.

If you need music to play, go through IMSLP website (<www.imslp.org>). You will find more etudes, solo, duets, ... than you would know what to do with. Look through "methods". You will find dozens of methods written for oboe. Every single of them has many many etudes for all different skill levels; from beginners to very skilled professionals. They are wonderful pieces of music. Mastering them one at a time will be wonderful enjoyment. Try this! If you do not enjoy it as much as you thought, move on...

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