My Spanish teacher sometimes plays classical music while we’re working. I’ve noticed that most of my other classmates laugh at it and complain, and I can’t understand why. This is the type of music my singing teacher asks me to listen to, and this is the kind of music I enjoy. I told my classmates in Spanish class that I like classical music, and they laughed at that, too. What makes it so unpopular?
Awww … I like this questioner! :-)
I think they should call them “Yahoo Questions”, really, but what do I know? I just read this:
How to tell my mum I want to quit the oboe?
I need to quit the oboe that I’ve been playing for only half a year but keep forgetting to bring it home from school and my mum says that I’m wasting money and that I don’t practice, I made a pro and con list and had more cons so how do I tell her and my teacher????
I remember asking my mother if I could quit oboe on occasion. It mostly had to do with reeds, as I loved the instrument. Shoot, I still hate reeds and love the instrument. Go figure. When I was older I asked her why she just didn’t let me quit and she said that she knew I had talent and thought I really liked it even if I was upset at the moment.
I’m thankful she didn’t just say, “Okay. Quit.”
Of course she did allow me to quit piano … after a very very very bad and embarrassing concert.
Do fish like the sound of oboe?
I am going to get fish soon, I play the oboe on band. I would want to practice in my room where my tank is but i don’t know if they like oboes or sounds. Please help!
… and yes, someone answered:
As long as you aren’t playing it right next to the tank and it isn’t a screeching sound they should be fine. I always play classical music and opera and it doesn’t seem to phase them.
I’ll just leave it at that.
I just got my first oboe today. I have played clarinet for a few years, and would say I am an Intermediate player, maybe not professional but you get the point. I want some tips on playing it, such as embouchure tips, how NOT to break the reed, protecting the oboe, maintenance, etc. I already know about soaking the reed for a little bit if it’s new, and the basic embouchure as well. Also, after I have been able to play some simple songs, what about some help with tone and vibrato, too? Feel free to use any musically nerdy words as you want.
The “maybe not professional…” really did make me smile.
And, okay, I sort of rolled my eyes too. You get the idea. ;-)
I read it here.
Should I continue oboe in highschool?
I need to decide pretty soon…. But the main problem is that I don’t like it. If I don’t continue, I’ll regret it. If I do, I’ll hate band class. Plus I’m nit very good b/c I went to camp for a month and my sound quality has plummeted. I really don’t know what to do… But I should decide now. And I also dint want to disappoint my parents or my teacher.
Hmm. Doesn’t like oboe yet is asking if he/she should play it? For me the answer would be easy and very short. You too?
Is oboe a good important instrument?
Hi! I just started learning oboe like last month! I found it hard, and fun, for the people who plays the oboe could you tell me if its a important instrument? And how often do you have to go and check and tighten it?
Oh dear … I can just see this new oboist going over the oboe and tightening all the screws! Someone want to help the person out? Go here.
PS I think oboe is more of a bad important instrument!
Oboe issues: help urgently needed?
Hi. I was just playing my oboe (it had been a few hours since I started playing) and now all of a sudden the left hand second finger octave key didn’t work. I tried to go one octave higher but could not. I swabbed the inside of the oboe with the long cloth swab and tried again but it still didn’t work. I didn’t do anything to my instrument at all, all i did was play and suddenly this occurred. Help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
So anyone want to explain the “left hand second finger octave key” to me? Could the person be talking about the half hole? If you think you have the answer you can help the person by going here.
Playing the Oboe with lip piercings?
I’ve been playing the Oboe since about 6th grade (going into 8th) and I was wondering if I were to get a lip piercing (snake bites or something) would I still be able to play? I’m also going to start saxophone thanks :)
(The answerer said it would be no problem.)
Yep, going through Yahoo Answers at the moment …
Why does my dog hate the oboe?
I play the oboe, and I’ve realized that every time I play, my dog does this weird yelping thing that I’ve never heard before. Why is this?
One of two reasons, it reminds her of the howling that dogs will do and she instinctively wants to join in or it is hurting her ears.