09. May 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

Just listen. You’ll understand.

Now some might say, “but can he play oboe anyway?” So here is the same guy playing with a real reed:

and this:

I’m assuming you all can hear the huge difference between the fake cane reed and the real ones. If not … get your ears cleaned. Please.


  1. I played oboe for about one semester in high school. It was a long time ago, but I’m pretty sure I used a plastic reed.

    But for someone who just started playing, I’m sure I was destined to sound like crap no matter what. :-)

  2. If someone could make a plastic reed that sounded good I’d gladly pay hundreds of dollars for it! Sadly, I doubt it’ll ever happen. :-(

    Beginning oboists always are … um … interesting! ;-)