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 Re: Writing an oboist
Author: Jim22 
Date:   2016-12-13 07:03

I guess we're off topic a bit, but I will say oboe is by far the toughest for me. I think the biggest challenge is reeds. At least at my level, each is unique, and they change daily and with the weather. It's really quite difficult to progress without good reeds. Secondly, oboe seems way harder to play in tune. The pitch on the other woodwinds I play are much more stable, maybe to a fault. I'm really just starting to appreciate that the player is responsible for setting the intonation and then make the instrument match the desired pitch. Then there is the need to relax and let the upper register play, despite the feeling that you really need to pinch the notes up. Anyway, I am making progress. Good luck with your book.

Jim C.

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