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 Players, oboes, and reeds
Author: Jim22 
Date:   2017-08-17 06:17

I've been playing a few years now, and it seems reeds are almost always getting the better of me, so I have a few questions. I have been trying to learn to make reeds, although maybe at a total of about 70, I haven't put a dent in the the number I will have to make before I get good results.

I have a general issue with pitch, I consistently have trouble playing very sharp..

I am by life experience, a flutist. I think I have read that on flute, one plays "up" to pitch, and maybe I've read that on oboe, one plays "down" to pitch. Is there any truth to this? Could my flute habits be condemning my oboe playing?

I have been trying to play on reeds, mine and my teachers, using a Piefer-Mack shape which is quite narrow, tied at about 70.5mm. I play a Yamaha YOB-441 oboe. Is it possible that my oboe or my particular physiology simply don't work with these reeds? I don't think i've ever had one that was flat unless it was just really dysfunctional.

Thanks for the insight!

Jim C.
CT, USA

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