29. June 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Other People's Words

Read at someone’s blog:

Even stranger are instruments like the oboe. Who looked at the various wind instruments and thought, “Y’know, what we need is one that’s about six feet long with slides and keys everywhere; that’ll be practical!”

Now the “six feet long” tells me he is not really thinking of an oboe. I would have assumed bassoon (folks do confuse the two for some inexplicable reason) but what the heck does he mean by “slides”? One slide and I’d be thinking “trombone” (along with “This guy is clueless!”) but I’m perplexed.

Explain?
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