04. April 2008 · 1 comment · Categories: Ramble

Q: Does oboe make a good sound?

A: Yes, it is quite a beautiful instrument when played correctly. That is the hard part. It has a unique sound that cannot be emulated on any other instrument. I will tell you though, tone quality improves with time and practice. Oboists are like a fine wine… they get better with age. A beginner sounds like a duck being strangled, but it can become a swan with patience and effort.

(Found here.)

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  1. [Scratching head, trying to figure out why, exactly, one would strive to achieve the sound of a strangling swan…]