24. November 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

Any oboe players out there? Can someone confirm for me that an oboe *cannot* be tuned in any meaningful way?

2 Comments

  1. Building an oboe is a game of physics give-and-take, so there are some notes flatter or less flexible than others. But an oboe is not fixed like a piano, of course. While playing, the necessity of constant flexibility is unavoidable in order to achieve just tuning. It is more important to train the ear than have “perfect” equipment.

  2. I hope you know that I wasn’t asking this question, amtabuteau! I was merely posting a quote from a Twitter person! :-)