03. May 2006 · Comments Off on High Notes On Oboe · Categories: imported, Ramble

Wondering how the high notes on the oboe are produced, are you? Sure you are! I just ran across this page. You might want to check it out. 🙂

In Other News
Berlioz is just around the corner. Both that work and the Debussy have English horn. So I have been getting my English horn act together. In the past this was never a big deal; I played English horn all the time since it was my main gig in San Jose Symphony (RIP).

But now? Now I play it so infrequently it’s bizarre. I had always thought of myself as an English hornist first and oboist second and now that’s switched around.

You know how I complain about oboe reeds, yes? Well, now it’s time to complain about English horn reeds. I used to find them easier to make than oboe. So what the heck has happened?! I can’t seem to get one to behave the way I’d like. I want a reed that is … um … a reed that is like butter. Well, not really butter, but something smooth and wonderful and warm. So maybe more like pudding. Chocolate pudding I think. Maybe with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Oh man … now I’m not only needing a reed, but I’m hungry too.

03. May 2006 · Comments Off on Reviews · Categories: imported, Reviews

We have two more reviews for Don Giovanni. I’m fairly certain these are the last we’ll see.

“If you have ever whistled a tune, sang in the shower, tapped your toes to the radio, then you have experienced the power of music”.

Okay. Is that correct? It sounds wrong to me, but I’m asking those of you who are better at grammar. It seems to me that without the “have” the word “sang” would be correct, but with “have” I want to hear “sung”.

And yes, I am responding to something I just heard. I’m finally getting to watch Music From The Inside Out.

More later. I have to pay attention!

03. May 2006 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Ramble

When I’m 40, too old to be a rock star, I plan to go back to college to study classical music.

-Chris Martin (of the band Coldplay)

Found here.