… but oboe reeds don’t last as long. (At least as far as I’ve heard.)

But here is an article about Barrick Stees and bassoon reed making. Take a look. Then just repeat after me, “Oboe reeds are more difficult to deal with …”. 😉 (No, dk, I don’t expect you to agree with me!)

23. December 2009 · Comments Off on Twenty Fifth Day of Advent · Categories: Advent

If it’s possible for me to teach myself to play the French horn unaided, then I’m sure I’ll be able to learn to play the EH pretty quickly.

(Of course the “if/then” thing is rather important here! I would suggest that a teacher should be necessary to learn to play French horn well, just as a teacher is needed to learn a double reed instrument.)

23. December 2009 · Comments Off on 12 Composers of Christmas · Categories: Christmas, Videos

Many thanks to Michael Monroe of Mmmusing. He muses and amuses. Cool, huh?

23. December 2009 · Comments Off on Hey, I Know Some Of These People! · Categories: Videos

What fun to see and hear:

23. December 2009 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

70% oboist teenagers retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood.

Heh … that’s what reeds’ll do to a kid.

Actually, I’m guessing that “obese” was misspelled and spell checker turned it into “oboist”. I’m hoping so!