22. June 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Yahoo! Answers

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So I’ve played oboe for about 6 months now, and tone hasn’t really been a problem before. But yesterday I got new reeds and now I cant get a good tone out of any of them!!! It’s flustering me so badly… >.< Any tips or suggestions??

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Put your reeds in water and let them soak. New reeds for an oboe will always sound off. So soak and work on playing the reeds to break them in.

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Been playing oboe for five years.

Of course it’s not usually quite that easy! But what I’d have written, had I taken the time, would have been “Get a teacher!”

But that’s usually my answer to all the oboe questions I read. :-)

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