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 Re: Oboe and emphysema or COPD
Author: d-oboe 
Date:   2006-10-29 13:23

I agree...x-nay the hard reeds.
Ok so, in the oboe world I think we've been brainwashed (by the single reed world) that the hardness of reed you play is directly related to how accomplished a player you are. Tsk Tsk Tsk, I say.

Get this: a hard stuffy reed, while it may allow one to feel that they have a nice dark tone, is only fooling the player. A hard reed vibrates *less* right? So to the listeners in the hall, it just sounds like an oboe player who can't attack properly, and whose tone doesn't project.

In my opinion, one should play on a reed that is *almost* vibrating too much. In other words, a complete (stable) 3-octave crow, that has just, just been cleaned up, so that it doesn't rattle. That way, one can play loud and soft, with complete ease. There's no restriction on this type of reed. You can do anything.

...and it's good for your sanity too. The feeling you get when you forget that you're playing a reed, or even the oboe, and that you're making m-u-s-i-c.....is priceless.

D

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