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 Re: beginner question
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-07-03 19:57

The only way to really tell if your oboe is unusually resistant is to play other oboes.....and have other people play yours. If it's leaking, it will be much more resistant than it should be, and the comparison will tell you.
People check the top joint for leaks by plugging the bottom end, putting down the necessary keys, and sucking on the top joint very hard. If your lip "sticks to it" for several seconds, it is ok in terms of leaks. This is very hard to describe, but it's the first thing a person who knows how to check would do.'
Edit: you know, I just went and looked on youtube for a demonstration of this "sucking on the upper joint" leak detection method and was astonished to not find it. Someone here should put up a short video of that!

Post Edited (2017-07-05 03:42)

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