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 Re: Tone question
Author: mschmidt 
Date:   2019-01-17 00:16

It can be all sorts of things.

I once sat next to a another oboist in an orchestra and I thought, "Maybe if I give him some of my reeds, he'll sound better." Well, he loved the reeds I gave him, but he still sounded the same. I thought, maybe it's his oboe--but then he was complaining about one of the reeds I gave him and wanted me to "fix" it. I tried it on his oboe and could sound much more like myself than him. I just don't think he had the embouchre or air support to sound like I sounded.

On the other hand, I was at another time in a band with someone who also didn't sound quite as good as I did. (I am perhaps understating the difference.) I thought, it must be her. I put my good reed in her oboe and played it. I could make the oboe sound a little better, but not much. It was just a bad oboe!

I have two oboes--one a Marigaux and one a Lorée--and I can't make the Marigaux sound like the Lorée in the upper register. The difference is not huge, but it's noticeable.


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