The oboe is a soprano-ranged, double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family made from a wooden tube roughly 65 cm long, with metal keys, a conical bore and flared bell.

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What is the opus number of Charles Koechlin's Monody for English horn? [migrated]

Today, I heard Charles Koechlin's Monody for English horn Lajos Lencses CD CPO 999614-2 Does anyone know which opus number this work has?
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Learning the oboe in two months

Okay, so I was given an oboe and told I'm gonna be on the next rehearsal which is two months from now. I have been trying to play it for like half a year just in the experimental mean and I am able to ...
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English Horn correcting flat G-Flat

I just began playing the English Horn after playing oboe for the past 6 years. I have found that most of the notes are in tune, or close enough that I can correct with embouchure. The main exception ...
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Why can't oboes play softly while clarinets can?

Clarinets are famed for being able to play diminuendo and crescendo to and from niente. Oboes, however, have trouble playing in very low dynamics. The difference in construction of oboe and clarinet ...
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Why does the orchestra tune to the oboe?

Most of the time, an orchestra will tune to the oboe. Why is that? What is the next instrument if, for some reason, there are no oboes?
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When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?

I'm always a bit anxious when writing for winds, because I don't really have much of a clue how passages will be executed on the specific instrument. (And I know how needlessly complicated some parts ...
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Oboe Not Playing in Upper Register

I have a performance tonight and my oboe has magically decided to have issues. When I'm playing in the upper register, using the upper register key with my left thumb, the notes want to go down into ...
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Switch to Clarinet or Saxophone, which one is easier for an oboist?

I used to play the oboe. Being in a rock band (mainly as a guitarist) I'd like to switch to the clarinet or the saxophone, as they are more useful in rock / jazz music. My question is, which one would ...
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Blackout during practicing oboe

During some practice hours with my oboe I have the problem that everything in front of my eyes get black, and I have to stop at once, or I would become unstable and fall down. Why? Is there anything I ...
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Is circular breathing something an oboist needs?

Is the Circular Breathing a technique that is needed to know by a good Oboist?
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How do I improve my physical stamina for oboe playing?

I find I can only really practice for 20 minutes max before my lips and jaws start to go numb and this makes me a bit worried for my stamina for my exam...any suggestions on how to build that up so I ...
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Baroque Performance Tips

What are some recommendations for performing Baroque music? My studio professor seems to think that I can improvise in the Baroque style as easily as breathing -- which is sadly not true. The ...
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Oboe Fingerings in the Upper Register

Does anyone have a trick for playing notes like high E (three ledger lines above the staff) with all of those lovely pinky keys? My current technique is button mashing and hoping for the best, but ...