12. August 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Somebody asked me today ” can the oboe be considered a large flute?”….what has this come to.

12. August 2011 · Comments Off on BachTrac™ · Categories: BachTrac™ · Tags:

… with of course more than Bach included here. But I found this fun!

12. August 2011 · Comments Off on Asked Online · Categories: Asked Online

Will it be easy for me to play the oboe if I can read the treble clef?

Question: Will it be easy for me to play the oboe if I can read the treble clef?
I’m in orchestra and play the violin, but I feel like band would be a better home for music for me. I have the perfect mouth for oboe and clarinet, but my heart goes to the oboe. Since the violin plays a the treble clef and key C like the oboe does, will it be easy for me to adjust to playing the oboe?

12. August 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: Oboe

Lee Hartman tweeted “ever play a Prestini model oboe with a thumb low-b key?”

Well, no. In fact the only thing I know about Prestini are the reed making supplies and oboe studies! So of course I had to google it immediately. You can read what Geoffrey Bridge has to say about their history here.

Lee also said he’d send me a photo or two … so here’s one. If I get more I’ll add them. Enjoy!

12. August 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

In my biased opinion the oboe and violin are the two most beautiful instruments there are.