05. July 2008 · Comments Off on Update · Categories: Ramble · Tags:

I just updated the US audition page for oboists. Check it out.

I’m not sure how long I’ll continue with this service. I’m not certain it’s used very frequently, and I’m guessing anyone in the audition world knows of all the places to visit online that list auditions.

Thoughts?

05. July 2008 · Comments Off on Reed Making · Categories: Ramble

Maybe I’m just out of it: I’ve never seen an electric gouger before.


Gubiado de una pala de oboe from Jose Juan Ortega on Vimeo.

I have never done videos of my reed making, although I do have a tutorial with some pictures. But the video of reed winding below is from someone who does a different style. My guess is that this is the style of reed where the blades don’t overlap, and wire is used. (Maybe it’s similar to this guy?)


Atado de una pala de oboe from Jose Juan Ortega on Vimeo.