Practicing oboe etudes on saxophone at a double Reed factory. ;)
can they spin an oboe reed?! (You KNEW I had to go there, right?)
A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.
The strings are said to have a “soft and profound timbre” relative to traditional gut or steel strings.
That may arise from the way the strings are twisted, resulting in a “packing structure” that leaves practically no space between any of the strands.
Reading about oboe players in a book set in Ancient Egypt. #fail#musicnerd