December 17, 2018

Some More On Oboe Reed Openings

First off, I have not posted in quite awhile. Lots of stuff…sorry. i will try and post more often now. Some good resources are available. So lets get on with the topic at hand. Oboe reed openings. I am constantly looking for new stuff and trying everything I can think of that might help me […]

What Does Response Really

We always hear that you should have a responsive oboe reed. So what does that mean? Well, basically it means that all of the notes come out when you want them to come out. Can you have a good responding reed with a lot of resistance? Yes. The thing is, resistance is a very personal […]

Find Your Oboe Sound

We all want to have that “great” oboe sound, but sometimes it is something that seems to elude us. One of the biggest problems is define exactly what that great sound is. Many words are used to describe the sound of the oboe. •Light •Dark •Bright •3 dimensional •Heavy •Reedy •Nasal Take your pick.   […]

How to Help With Flat Oboe Reeds

Flat Oboe Reeds Are Instant Death! Probably the worst thing that you can do when playing the oboe is play on flat oboe reeds. This is one of the most common reed problems and it can be a bit tricky to fix. Here are some things that you might want to try out and see […]