I've been playing oboe for a couple of years now, and a few months ago my high C and eventually B♮ have quit working. It doesn't have to do with the reed, it just will make a very airy lower octave sound. i have looked up all kinds of different fingerings and none seem to work. Is this a common ailment or is my instrument broken?
I don't personally play oboe (yet), but I am in the process of writing something with oboe for a competition, and it would be hard to avoid the high E6 (the E three ledger lines above the staff) in the main melody. How hard/easy is this note to play for beginning, intermediate, or advanced players?
Thank you very much - this will help a lot!
I recently figured out how to do vibrato on the oboe. Instead of using my jaw or my embrochure, I used the sternum to make the vibrato clear. Any advice on how I can improve my vibrato and get it to sound more pure? When is the right time to use vibrato, and what song styles is it usually seen in?
Hey! I'm auditioning for a part in a woodwind quintet, and I need a prepared piece. This is coming up in about a week, so is there a nice Oboe solo out there for me to play? I would prefer it be easy enough to pick up within a week, but not too easy. Any help? Maybe a classical piece or a known composer? Thank you all!