23. January 2015 · Comments Off on Asked Online · Categories: Asked Online

Chromatic Scale???!!! (Oboe)?
I really need help on my chromatic scale quick (I have a test in less than a week and i can’t even play it!!) How do I play my sharps and, I only know some of my flats, same as my naturals. So how do you blow differently for sharps, flats, and naturals?? Are the flats and naturals different fingerings? because some of my notes are like that, but my sharps and naturals are just the same fingering. Im sorry if this is such stupid question. And can you give me tips on playing the higher octaves?? I find my high A and high B flat immensely hard to play.
So here are my questions if that was confusing :

1. what are the differences between sharps, flats, and naturals?
2. how can i play them differently?
3. tips on my higher octave????

I realize we can all laugh at this, but what I want to ask first is who is teaching this oboist?! Sigh.

23. January 2015 · Comments Off on English Horn of NY Phil? · Categories: Auditions

Interested? Well, you can see what they want to hear. Deadline to apply is February 15, so hop on it!

23. January 2015 · Comments Off on I Am Not All About Classical · Categories: Videos

Sometimes I like other kinds of music. Honest. A friend (thank you Gordon Myers) shared this with me due to the oboist in it. But really … when the singing starts the power of music … it hits me. It brings back my childhood.

This is what music does. For some it’s only a certain style of music. It might be baroque, classical, heavy metal, country western (no, really, I’m sure that works for some). For some of us it’s a number of styles. It gets into your gut and it is this sort of wonderful, powerful, painful thing that we love. I know of nothing else that can have this power. Sometimes reading poetry or prose out loud gets close, and seeing van Gogh’s Starry Night was the very closest I’ve ever gotten, but music … ah, music!

I know some of you will puzzle over my liking this particular video, but I do. It hits me. In the gut. Go figure. I doubt it would continue to hit me if I listened to it hour after hour, but still, it hits me. (Dare I admit that Carly Simon’s “Share the End” can do this to me as well? that moment when she nearly screams at the end … I don’t know. Maybe I’ll keep that one a secret.)

23. January 2015 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: Auditions, TQOD

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