In reply to someone asking about putting 6th grade students who play other instruments on to a double reed:
If they don’t make all A’s, don’t put them on a double reed.
Test their ability to play just on the reed – on oboe, they need to play between A-C, bassoon should play a D.
If they can get an open sound on just the reed and they’re smart, you’re off to a good start.
Yep. We oboe players be really really smarrtt! I new it! ;-)