22. September 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Felix Draeseke · Categories: NewToMyEars™

Anyone ever heard of Felix Draeseke? I couldn’t find many videos that showed musicians playing his music, but here are a couple.

Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and horn in B-flat op 48: Finale

Coburger Draeseke Ensemble:
Diana Zohrabyan, Violine
Zhuo Lu, Viola
Michael Gareis, Violoncello
Klaus Rohleder, Horn
Christian Reissinger, Klavier

Little Suite for English Horn and Piano, Op. 87: 1. Menuett and Trio
Bernhard Forster, Englisch Horn
Antonio Grimaldi, Klavier

22. September 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I want to learn to play oboe! Or clarinet 🙁

… that scams are never going to stop.

Here’s the spam email of the day for you. Remember: Don’t believe ’em. Don’t answer ’em. Just dump ’em! If you answer and give them the info they want and they send you that cashier’s check for too much money and they ask for a check back from you, you’re really falling for the scam. But even if you just answer, even if it’s to scam ’em back by saying “I charge $1,000 per lesson, they’ll know your email is a legit one. Just. Don’t. Answer.


I’m Mrs sandra cowell from Paris ,France.during my search for a oboe instrument lesson teacher that would always take my son (chris) and I found you..Your advert looks great and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area i am seeking for him… My Son would be coming to US (your city) Before the end of this month for a period of time and with his friend for 2 Months.he is just a beginner and he is 16 years old, i want you to help me teach lesson during his stay. So, kindly let me know your charges cost per week’s ,in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to your side. I have also made preparation for his personal equipment he will be using privately at home after the lesson during his stay.

Please Advise back on;

(1). your charges per 1 hour twice a week for 2 Months?

(2).The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week?

(3).Tuition address?

I will be looking forward to read from you soonest.

Best Regards,

Mrs sandra cowell

22. September 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

i hate playing flute part, clearly i’m an oboe and bringing half the notes down an octave is to much thinking. #oboeproblems

22. September 2011 · Comments Off on I Think He Should Try Making Reeds! · Categories: Read Online

Lin, who studied graphic arts and now works for a printing company, has been fascinated with classical music since junior high school, but he never had the opportunity to get formal music training and satisfy his desire to play an instrument at a high level.

He taught himself to play the recorder and the flute, but that was not enough. His passion for music was only satisfied 10 years ago while he served in the military.

That was when Lin, 33, found discarded wood in his barracks and used it during his free time to carve his first mini piano sculpture. That was just the beginning.

As Lin dove into the world of mini instruments, he was surprised to find himself immersed in an immense universe, never suspecting the staggering variety of instruments that have existed since ancient times.

RTWT and look at the miniature violin … very cool! Still, I think he should make reeds. Yes?