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Oboe: Cleaning My Oboe, warm soapy water, keywork
warm soapy water, keywork, oboe: Dear Destiny, First of all I must say sorry not to have been back to you earlier but I ve been away from the desk for three day only and forgot to put in my holiday dates! Clean out the bore with a pull through if possible starting from the wide end....

Oboe: Cycles of Vibrato, good vibrato, dynamic effect
good vibrato, dynamic effect, pianissimo: Dear Anthony Vibrato has always to be used with taste and discretion! It should be a part of the sound but not as if it were imposed upon it as an after thought. A good vibrato is not noticeable when it s there but noticeable by its absence. I still...

Oboe: cabart oboe serial number GF32, dear ron, loree
dear ron, loree, oboes: Dear Ron Lucky you to have acquired an oboe free and even more so to have such a gem in your possession. I will do my best to find out more about GF32 and get in touch later. As I said to you before though the numbering is not easily translated into...

Oboe: Dupin Imperial and Josef "Clement", violet wood, rigoutat
violet wood, rigoutat, cocobola: Dear Joe I am sorry that I can t be much help to you as I have not tried the Dupin Imperial oboe myself. I have played a standard Dupin and liked the scale particularly. The Josef Clement is relatively older in design but I know it is well like by colleagues...

Oboe: Embouchure Endurance, band rehearsals, bass clarinet
band rehearsals, bass clarinet, kitchen timer: Hello Jamie, The endurance issues that you are facing are common to most beginning oboists, so do not despair. The reason is simple; you are unaccustomed to using those embouchure muscles specific to supporting an oboe embouchure. The embouchure, I am sure...

Oboe: Embouchure Help, muscle fatigue, light resistance
muscle fatigue, light resistance, minute segments: Hello Belle, The best thing you can do to increase endurance is to practice. You need to think that you are using muscles that you have never used before and they are weak- you wouldn’t go out for a run one weekend and decide to run a marathon the next,...

Oboe: F Loree oboe, professional oboist, good shape
professional oboist, good shape, loree: Hello Jackie, Many oboists covet the “B” and “C” series oboes from Lorèe. Many believe Lorèe “got it right” with these series and if they are in good shape- mechanism is in good shape, no warping in the bore and still has plenty of ‘guts’ left then it is...

Oboe: Full-automatic or semi-automatic?, semi automatics, system harmonics
semi automatics, system harmonics, octave keys: Hi Kadri Most professional do use semi automatics and I do myself. BUT lots of professionals in Germany and Holland for example use the full automatics. The major problem with the full system is that the key work can give trouble - keeping it in adjustment...

Oboe: Dupin Imperial and Josef "Clement", wittmer, oboes
Oboe: Dupin Imperial and Josef "Clement", wittmer, oboes, hartmann

Oboe: Embouchure Help, embouchure, consistency
Oboe: Embouchure Help, embouchure, consistency, good luck

Oboe: How do I get a more flexible reed?, oboe sound, oboe player
oboe sound, oboe player, munich competition: Magnus No I never tried Roche cane and the Berthelot cane was their own named cane not their Alliaud. I bought Berthelot s gouged and shaped No 23 shape which corresponds to the Rigoutat -2 nearly. Most of them worked well. Tough to begin with but eased...

Oboe: Helpful Hints?, oboe reed, crocodile bite
oboe reed, crocodile bite, embouchure: Hello Samantha, In forming your embouchure, we need to take into account maximum flexibility, and the only way we can achieve that it by holding the reed only with the lips. First step: whistle. Whistle a couple of times and notice the placement of the...

Oboe: history cabartGF32, talk21 com, dear ron
talk21 com, dear ron, absolute perfection: Dear Ron I am afraid that it is difficult to give you any information from just the serial number as records are very sketchy indeed. If you could send me some pictures, as attachments, to my email address I will be able to see your oboe and then give a...

Oboe: j higham manchester no 136 oboe, athlone ireland, john mcneill
athlone ireland, john mcneill, band contests: Hello Pat, Established in 1842 by Joseph Higham (b Manchester 1818; d Manchester 1883), the company was making instruments for the Army by 1852, and by 1863, they were supplying instruments for the Army and Navy and exporting them as well. In 1857, the firm...

Oboe: LeBlanc Noblet oboe, local music store, several thousand dollars
local music store, several thousand dollars, french nation: Hello Clydene, Leblanc in America traces its origins to the founding of Ets. D. Noblet of France in 1750 when the great flourishing of instrumental music at the court of Louis XV created a demand for musical instruments of all kinds. More than any other...

Oboe: Loree mid Bb troubles, tone scales, transient problem
tone scales, transient problem, sticky pad: Hello Jane, It sounds like the trouble with the B-flat is an occasional problem and not a persistent issue, which leads me to believe that the issue is mechanical or even a sticky pad. First, clean off the B-flat vent with a clean, crisp dollar bill. Place...

Oboe: milhouse oboe, tony bingham, grove dictionary
tony bingham, grove dictionary, scholarly information: Hello John, I have been unable to find scholarly information on W. Milhouse of London that does not require a JSTOR, AMIS or Oxford University subscription to view abstracts. However, if you consult the New Langwill Index of Instrument Makers or the New Grove...

Oboe: Oboe, selmer paris, paris conservatory
selmer paris, paris conservatory, dear art: Dear Art I am sorry that I can t help too much with Selmer France numbering. They don t seem to keep a list of their serial numbers of oboes which they no longer make. They make clarinets, flutes and even the French system bassoon. The American Selmer continue...

Oboe: Oboe Brands, professional quality instrument, college conservatory
professional quality instrument, college conservatory, rigoutat: Hello Renee, Congratulations on your placement in wind ensemble. When you say that you want to play in college at what level are you referring? If you are considering go on to play at the college/conservatory level then you should seriously consider purchasing...

Oboe: Oboe cork pad, cork pad, adjustment screw
cork pad, adjustment screw, flat key: William, Nothing will happen to the plating and no damage can come from the clicking. Most professional oboes do not have a sheet of cork there and they work fine. If however it annoys you, bring it in and have the repairperson put a thin sheet of cork...

Oboe: Oboe - Mechanical Problems (C#, left E-flat), cigarette paper, beginner model
cigarette paper, beginner model, screw driver: Hello Regan, It sounds like your C# is sticking or binding up which is the reason your right-hand E flat is working but your left-hand E flat is not. Clean the C# vent pad. Take a dollar bill and put up under the C# vent pad-preferably a crisp and clean...

Oboe: Oboe stamp, boosey and hawkes, middle sections
boosey and hawkes, middle sections, rh1: Hello Tom, I ve looked everywhere that I could possible think and have come up with nothing. My only thought is that it is a stamped instrument made by a very large company such as Conn, Winterbottom, Boosey and Hawkes or any other of the many companies...

Oboe: Overhauling an Oboe, nora post, bulgheroni
nora post, bulgheroni, mid 1980s: Dear Joung P Gerard might I think be a stencil oboe ; of which many were made for the US market by manufacturers in Europe- mainly - for dealers to inscribe their name on the instrument. P Gerard could be one of those. It is my first experience of the...

Oboe: older beginner, clarinet embouchure, sore lips
clarinet embouchure, sore lips, finger and thumb: Hello Cindy The differences are quite marked between the two embouchures but that makes it more possible not to mix them up. Doublers make their living playing clarinet, flute and oboe so you know it is definitely possible. The main difference though...

Oboe: Playing a reed on the correct side, oboists, forrests
oboists, forrests, last christmas: Hello Annie, Most oboists purposely clip one blade shorter than the other, but that does not necessarily mean that all reeds have a shorter blade. You really have to look for the difference as it isn t really exaggerated or obvious. The reason behind...

Oboe: How to play a new reed?, double reed, openning
double reed, openning, german style: Hello Dar, The opening will correct itself in a couple of days-as you have noticed when the cane settles into place. I guess the easy answer here is to make a couple of reeds everyday so you will always have a supply of “broken-in” reeds. I am sure you...

Oboe: A Robert (Paris) english horn, cors anglais, shoe factories
cors anglais, shoe factories, striking resemblance: Dear Jose First may I apologise for not getting back to you earlier. I have been away for three days and I forgot to put in my holiday dates to AllExperts! Sorry. To business. I am not surprised that you found the instrument in a shoe box. I well remember...

Oboe: Sheet Music, june emerson wind music, leon goossens
june emerson wind music, leon goossens, oboe music: Dear Joung As good a place to start would be the online catalogue of June Emerson Wind Music in UK. www.juneemerson.co.uk Many of the pieces are still available. Just depends which ones you are looking for. Most of the recorded stuff is out there somewhere....

Oboe: shape for marigaux 901, different shapes, dear ann
different shapes, dear ann, precision tool: Ann Thank you so much for your kind words, they are really appreciated. Some answers take quite a time to sort out and yours merited something comprehensive. Your supplementary..... The length of tie on is dictated by how the gouged and shaped cane...

Oboe: V-scrape, free vibration, thickness measurements
free vibration, thickness measurements, furrows: Dear Peter I take off the bark in a V shape to get a more free vibration. Usually this is to improve the response of the reed - especially playing the lower notes. The V is made when the normal U shape is too hard to blow with normal thickness measurements...

Oboe: value of oboe, double reed instrument, nazi regalia
double reed instrument, nazi regalia, breech of contract: Hello Greg, The serial number does give us a bit of insight into the date of the instrument but there is not an in-depth serial number listing for Kohlert instruments, except for Saxophones. From the saxophone serial list, instruments stamped with a serial...

Oboe: Water in the2nd octave key, cork grease, cork pad
cork grease, cork pad, octave key: Dar This is unfortunately a common problem. What you must do is get yourself an octave box remover which will greatly help getting the little plate unscrewed from the oboe. Take off the second octave key - it unscrews easily after disengaging the spring...

Oboe: Age of oboe, 4 digits, keywork
4 digits, keywork, loree: Dear John Cabart numbers are difficult to trace I m afraid. My nearest guesstimate is that it comes from the 1950 s. If you could send me a photo(s) attached to an email I might get in the ball park for you. So much of my estimation relies on the...

Oboe: cor anglais, trials and tribulations, octave key
trials and tribulations, octave key, rough place: Dear Helen You have a great cor there. Congratulations on your purchase. If it only worked!! Several things to look at . I think they will have checked the octave box size, will they. Was it Howarth s you had check the instrument? It sounds like the...

Oboe: Discouraged, oboe teacher, oboe players
oboe teacher, oboe players, band teacher: Dear Rebecca What a shame! I am sorry that you are getting teased by the other lesser mortals than us oboe players! The oboe is worth persevering with as I am sure you know in your heart. Never mind the duck taunts. OK it s easy for me to say that I...

Oboe: Rigoutat Classical, oboe, time thanks
Oboe: Rigoutat Classical, oboe, time thanks, private lessons

Oboe: Lucerne Hans Kreul oboe, professional oboist, double reed
professional oboist, double reed, kreul: Hi Josie, I know that the Hans Kreul company is a reputable oboe making company, but other than that I don t think that I could offer you any information. If you are having doubts about it, I would suggest going to a reputable double reed dealer or professional...

Oboe: learning Oboe, howarth of london, real desire
howarth of london, real desire, harder times: Hi Daniel I presume from the fact that you have enrolled your daughter into music school that she has shown talent in some musical activity. This is great! It s good that she can have specialist help from such an early age too. If she really likes the oboe...

Oboe: M. LaCroix Oboe, double reed, dear paula
double reed, dear paula, feelers: Dear Paula I am afraid that I don t know very much about the maker M. LaCroix. I am really sorry that I don t think I can help you. It is possible that it was made by a French maker such as Cabart or Robert and when it was exported it had this name put...

Oboe: Oboe Embouchure, drawstring purse, fingers and thumbs
drawstring purse, fingers and thumbs, embouchure: Dear Sarah You tell me that you can t get any sound at all. That s odd! If we go through the steps of getting a sound on the oboe it might help. First of all make sure the reed is working easily. It must make its crow when you put it into your mouth...

Oboe: oboe resale, loree oboe, silver plaque
loree oboe, silver plaque, double reed: Hello Jo, The Loree Royal has a silver plaque on the bell with the Royal inscribed, no silver ring on the bell and Loree started making them in 1989. With your oboe being from at least the ‘60’s, your oboe is not a Royal, but if in good condition, it could...

Oboe: Rigoutat Classical, oboe sound, classical oboe
oboe sound, classical oboe, thomas indermuhle: Dear Tara Please don t worry about what I have commented upon regards the differences between the Rigoutat models. You would hardly notice them in practice. They are really subtleties in response and with a well behaved reed the differences would be slight....

Oboe: Switching to oboe, clarinet player, reed company
clarinet player, reed company, vital element: Hi Krystal Low Notes. Oh dear!! These can be tricky when you are new to the oboe but do check that the oboe is working properly. Get an oboist to try them and see if they find them difficult. The reeds do need to be well moistened and vibrating well...

Oboe: value and sale old oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, leon goossens: Good morning Nancy Good to learn of a an early 20th Century Loree oboe still around in a pretty good shape. This is the vintage of oboe that the great Leon Goossens played on for almost all of his playing career which lasted until he was in his eighties!...

Oboe: Boosey and Hawkes Oboe, professional oboes, boosey and hawkes
professional oboes, boosey and hawkes, modern instruments: Dear Carey-Ann Boosey and Hawkes Imperials were made quite way back from before to the 2nd world war until around the 1970 s perhaps at the latest. They were designed as professional oboes made of blackwood and produced a rather thinner sound than we...

Oboe: buying a professional oboe, loree oboe, professional oboe
loree oboe, professional oboe, nora post: Dear Linda Do tell me where you are living. Which country? I live in UK and would not hesitate to recommend Ian Crowther in Canterbury - the main Loree dealer here or T W Howarth s website for second hand Loree. In the US Nora Post in NY State is...

Oboe: C sharp key not working, nosed pliers, orchestra rehearsal
nosed pliers, orchestra rehearsal, cigarette paper: Dear Veronica Maybe WWR don t have an on site repair man which is not so good is it for you? The reeds could affect the issue too of course. If the reed has more resistance you could end up blowing more air through than you efficiently need. This could...

Oboe: Cabart oboe, reed oboe, oboe teacher
reed oboe, oboe teacher, age characteristics: Dear Iva I am not too hot on Cabart serial numbers as the list is non existent. We can usually date the instrument for this number as many manufacturers keep unique numbers as the instruments are produced. However I can tell you that the oboe was made...

Oboe: cor anglais drop, cor anglais, best solution
cor anglais, best solution, unzipped: Dear Katy I am sorry that I couldn t answer your question earlier. I have been away from my desk for a day. This accident happens so many times and results in niggling faults but usually nothing too serious. The side key that you have straightened...

Oboe: Emperor Oboe, emperor serial, ebay
emperor serial, ebay, restorative work: Dear Suzy The Emperor oboe was made to be an Intermediate instrument. Better in quality than the Regent model which was plastic and frankly mainly awful! It has a market value these in these days of much better intermediate oboes produced in volume,...

Oboe: F. lorée Oboe 1907, double reed news, mail addresses
double reed news, mail addresses, language mistakes: Dear Tim I am a little mystified as I answered a similar question relating to this very same oboe Loree X74 1907 on November 1st from another owner, Nancy Vleugels! Are you related to her by any chance? The instrument in the UK would sell for about...

Oboe: guasti oboe, sesto fiorentino, phone listings
Oboe: guasti oboe, sesto fiorentino, phone listings, oboes and clarinets

Oboe: Oboe Age?, new york metropolitan opera, ll series
Oboe: Oboe Age?, new york metropolitan opera, ll series, metropolitan opera

Oboe: guasti oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, italian makers: Hi Liz I don t very much about Signor Guasti I m afraid but..... The firm were active in Florence certainly beyond the 1960 s as I know of an oboist who has one of these instruments bought in that year. They were very well made instruments usually with...

Oboe: Loree BM10 bore, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, good answer: Jack You are able to ask questions about your oboe and they are usually only too pleased to answer. If you mark your email for attention of Alain or Anne de Gourdon I m sure he/she will be only too pleased to help. The address to try is : degourdon@loree-paris.com...

Oboe: loree bm 10 mandrel, bore, reed length, serial number prefix, different bells
serial number prefix, different bells, loree oboes: Hi Jack Your Loree would most probably have the regular bore as I think the offer of different bore profiles is a more recent development. I am unsure of the year this started but could find out form Loree if you would like me to. It was felt in some...

Oboe: Mystery Oboe, boosey and hawkes, mystery instrument
boosey and hawkes, mystery instrument, bells and whistles: Dear John I have had a look at the photograph and you seem to have an awful lot of oboe for the price. It does look a bit like an Orsi or a Prestini and your dealer I m sure is right that it has an Italian origin. These makers do make good oboes and...

Oboe: Oboe, drawstring purse, standing in a room
drawstring purse, standing in a room, narrow canal: Dear Paige The oboe embouchure can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. Some teachers will give you a long complex series of instructions and bamboozle you whilst others will cause as much puzzlement by telling you almost nothing! ...

Oboe: Oboe Age?, hairline crack, prima donnas
hairline crack, prima donnas, tender loving care: Dear Steven What an interesting inheritance! The date of manufacture of this instrument with a marking LL would suggest somewhere in the mid teens of the 20th Century. Records are kept at Loree but without your contacting them I would estimate that...

Oboe: Oboe Range, oboe reed, treble staff
oboe reed, treble staff, tone hole: Hi Macy In theory of course the range of the instrument is dictated by the design of the bore but in practise what you are finding with softer reeds does tend to limit the upper register. The material the oboe is made from has no effect on the range as...

Oboe: Oboe is really sharp...., lower register, accurate answer
lower register, accurate answer, embouchure: Dear Bob Thank you for this information. Despite your thoughts about your reeds and embouchure, read on!!! Pitch is governed to a large extent by reed length, embouchure and the way you blow. Unless the oboe has been made to give a higher pitch as...

Oboe: oboe, macmillan co, fake fur
macmillan co, fake fur, 21q: Dear Keith I know very little about Conn oboes having never been exposed them in the UK. I never played one. My researches tell me that the Conn Director (Model 21Q) was a simplified conservatoire mechanism oboe and was made from about 1955 to 1963...

Oboe: oboe choice, oboist, relative advantages
oboist, relative advantages, choice question: Dear Ellen I have just answered your first question without the addition of the YOB441M in the mix..... This is quite a new model of course and I haven t actually tried it myself but I think it would definitely be worth looking at in your choices. As...

Oboe: PAN-AMERICAN, elkart, american instruments
elkart, american instruments, google: Dear Amanda I am very sorry that I don t know very much about Pan-American oboes. They are sold by Conn/Elkart of America as part of a range of Pan-American instruments - not only oboes. Perhaps if you were to email Conn someone might be able to help...

Oboe: A Robert Paris, octave key, eb key
octave key, eb key, tone holes: Dear Angela Robert oboes were very like the Loree of the day. We re talking around 1920 s up to the war. They were a huge rival of Loree in fact at that time. Tonally often very sweet and as you say rich. Thinner walls and lots of undercutting of the tone...

Oboe: reeds causing flat g1, c2 and g2, glotin, dark tone
glotin, dark tone, middle c: Dear Mojca Puchner s oboes are usually a little on the sharp side. They are built that way to accommodate the higher pitch used in Germany of A=442 - 444 cps. So with your normal embouchure and reed length the tuning could be a little high but controllable...

Oboe: No reply from Loree, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, mandrel: Dear Jack I will give them a phone and see what they can do for you. Your message may have been spam filtered of course. I just wonder though if they - not being players - may be unable to answer all the technical questions that you are putting to...

Oboe: water in the octave hole, cork grease, alcohol based solvent
cork grease, alcohol based solvent, little holes: Dear Erik The splendid Greenline! What a great oboe. I have one and love it to bits!!! I have not had too much of a problem with water in the octave holes fortunately. It seems to be a matter of luck whether you are afflicted or not. My answer to...

Oboe: Dip in second octave g..., heart area, f sharp
heart area, f sharp, embouchure: Hi Nathan Sorry not to have answered earlier I ve been away. This problem is quite common and the causes are mainly due to the reed and the cane it is made from. The first thing that comes to mind is that too much has been taken off the back of the...

Oboe: flat, flat reeds, tone holes
flat reeds, tone holes, oboes: Dear Michelle It would be good to know what sort of oboe you have and how new it is. Plenty of modern oboes seem to be flat when you first get them. I have found this time and time again. The answer seems to lie in the fact that modern oboes are made...

Oboe: LAFLEUR Oboe, double reed society, wardour street london
double reed society, wardour street london, british double reed society: Dear Alvaro Before I can advise you I would really need to see a photo of the instrument. Could you send an attached photo to advertising@bdrs.org.uk ? A description of the key work and range - down to bottom B or B flat? - and pitch if possible...

Oboe: Loius Rudall Carte LM6, student oboe, buffet crampon
student oboe, buffet crampon, factory in italy: Dear Catherine I have answered this before for someone else I think - it wasn t you though, was it? The name Rudall Carte was used along with the name Louis by Boosey & Hawkes to distribute an oboe made by someone else! The Rudall Carte company was...

Oboe: Loree oboe AK 25, loree oboe, screw the screw
loree oboe, screw the screw, peter hurd: Dear Charles It is great that you have a beautiful sounding oboe whoever made it! I would think that John Ferrillo would know a genuine Loree form a fake so if he has actually seen your instrument then I would certainly respect his opinion. My take...

Oboe: Low notes on oboe, clock face, d natural
clock face, d natural, deleterious effects: Hi Nick Annoying these problems, are they not? First I would check that your fork F vent is closing properly when you finger the low D. You can do this by employing you little finger to help close the fork F vent pad and seeing if the note is fuller...

Oboe: Moennig, cor anglais, monnig
cor anglais, monnig, berlin wall: Dear Ingrid The Moennig oboes are very good indeed and of a professional standard. Since the Berlin wall came down they have come much more to the fore. In fact their cor anglais and their oboes d amore are some of the very best made anywhere. These...

Oboe: mirafone oboe, quality oboe, rigoutat
quality oboe, rigoutat, kreul: Dear Sandy The Mirafone oboe will be quite old but is definitely a quality oboe! These were made mainly by Kreul in Germany and they can be really lovely. Some later Mirafone oboes I believe have been made by makers in other countries such as France or...

Oboe: Oboe, boosey hawkes, factory in italy
boosey hawkes, factory in italy, howarths: Dear Karen I presume we are talking about a purchase in the UK of your oboe. In that case I think that the mostly likely provenance is the Orsi factory in Italy. The makers in Italy are/have been the following: ORSI (Milan); INCAGNOLI (Rome); PISONI...

Oboe: Oboe, double reed society, wardour street london
double reed society, wardour street london, british double reed society: Dear Alvaro Here is a copy of my other message which probably you don t need! But I add the value comment. I can t really give you too much of an idea but more modern LaFleur oboes go for between £350 up to £750 easily. So much depends on which model...

Oboe: Switching from Trumpet to Oboe, playing the trumpet, level music
playing the trumpet, level music, embouchure: Dear Casey I don t really anticipate too many problems switching to the oboe. Bear in mind that the embouchure is very different. You don t want a buzz of course but a wrap around action of the lip which is drawn in rather like an inverted kiss ! Another...

Oboe: Beginner question, rough areas, reeds
rough areas, reeds, perseverance: Dear Liam Yes the oboe is a fantastic instrument to be able to play. It is however going to take quite a time before you will get to a decent standard. I would say a couple of years and you will be making a very nice sound. The difficulties are often...

Oboe: bundy oboe, rigoutat, old paint
rigoutat, old paint, missing keys: Ariel The Bundy oboe was very popular in the 1970 s and many were sold for student and intermediate level players. It lost out a little bit when the big makers such as Loree, Howarth and Rigoutat introduced their own student oboes. It is hard to find...

Oboe: Chudnow or Normal cork Staples??, buffet crampon, josef oboe
buffet crampon, josef oboe, thomas indermuhle: Hi Ricardo I have used both versions of the Chudnow staples and prefer the solid variety over the cut away type. It is very hard to tell the difference and only over a longer period can you make a judgement. This is because cane varies so much so was it...

Oboe: cor anglais - A. Morton, double reed players, cor anglais
double reed players, cor anglais, tony bingham: Hello Isla, I am sorry to say that your questions are beyond my field of expertise and require someone who is highly knowledgeable in older instruments. My suggestion is that you contact Tony Bingham at Old Musical Instruments, a shop in London that...

Oboe: F Resonance Key, flat key, quick reply
flat key, quick reply, key pad: Hello Ruth, There will be moments when using the forked F is necessary to keep what you are playing smooth and free from knuckles. However, you can get around this by sliding from the Left Hand F to Left Hand E flat, sounds awkward but it is possible....

Oboe: Good oboe solos, great reed, oboe solos
great reed, oboe solos, little smile: Dear Christine Getting rid of butterflies is easy! Ha Ha!! There are two things that will help. First having a good reed on the day of the concert and secondly being well prepared with the actual notes. You will have been through the music slowly...

Oboe: Hawkes & Son oboe, double reed instruments, picadilly circus london
double reed instruments, picadilly circus london, tony bingham: Hello Isla, Boosey and Hawkes did make Military instruments and their key work was the forerunner of the British thumb-plate system. Some military instruments were in different keys such as D or E flat even, but for the most part, they are in the key of...

Oboe: High notes come out thin and weak, and..., oboists, embouchure
oboists, embouchure, f sharp: Hi Aaliyah Do you know I think you might just be playing on reeds that are too soft. What you are describing sums up the problems you can have when the reeds are too soft. High notes are more difficult, the G and F sharp on the top line of the stave are...

Oboe: Loree Oboe AQ27, loree oboe, dear ruth
loree oboe, dear ruth, barbirolli: Dear Ruth Your Loree was made in 1950/51 as far my number chart tells me. It is therefore quite old and venerable. Much depends what sort of instrument it is, whether it is an open hole or a full conservatoire system, possibly with an added thumb plate....

Oboe: Louis LM5 Rudall Carte oboe, tony bingham, lm5
tony bingham, lm5, oboes: Hello Isla, The Louis oboes were a copy of the Lorèe oboes, even down to their name. My speculation is that it is a conservatory or Gillette system oboe. Boehm systems did exist but were favoured in Germany. Again, I would direct you to Tony Bingham...

Oboe: Moennig Oboe, internet auction site, double reed
internet auction site, double reed, oboes: Hello Michael, There is a lot of information and history on the Moennig website: moennig-adler.de. Unfortunately, there is not a serial number look-up, so I cannot put a date to your instrument. As far as selling it goes, I think I would sell it through...

Oboe: Oboe trill keys!!, light finger pressure, octave key
light finger pressure, octave key, oboe concerto: Dear Angelika If I understand which trill you are asking about I think I have to give you the bad news that there isn t a trill key as such. Now the finger which moves up and down quickly to make the trill happen is referred to as the beating finger....

Oboe: oboe trill keys, semi automatics, link mechanisms
semi automatics, link mechanisms, octave keys: Hi Angelika! I am sorry to have to tell you that there isn t a G sharp to A trill on your oboe as far as I know. Again you are going to have to finger the notes properly. I don t have a Buffet 4121 to look at but I have seen one or two photographs and although...

Oboe: Too old-fashioned?, oboists, oboes
oboists, oboes, oboist: Hello Kim, I have never heard of the term “over-bored” used in North America, but I suspect that it is similar to the term “blown-out” used to describe a rather old instrument that has lost that certain something. Oboes do not grow more valuable with age...

Oboe: How to play soft?, drawstring purse, oral cavity
drawstring purse, oral cavity, abdominal muscles: Hello Chrissy, To play softly of the oboe we need a couple of things; a good reed and a well supported air stream. The first thing you need to do is play half-hole E flat and blow less air and as the pitch goes flat start engaging your abdominal muscles,...

Oboe: Question about a Cabart, double reed, soothing sound
double reed, soothing sound, oboe: Hello Deryn, I suspect that you have a pre-Lorèe Cabart: which would place your instrument some time before the 1960’s. I think you could probably get $2500 or more. I would suggest that you bring it into a reputable double reed dealer who could give...

Oboe: Reeds and softness, reed maker, mouth cavity
reed maker, mouth cavity, drawstring purse: Hello again Christine Soft playing needs control of breath and embouchure and a reed that vibrates quite easily and fully. The embouchure is drawn in a little more rather like a drawstring purse being tightened a little more. The breath pressure is...

Oboe: reeds, leon goossens, metal staples
leon goossens, metal staples, staple length: Dear Jade I was concerned that I would have made you disenchanted with your oboe if the test proved negative and the notes rolled! I am pleased that it seems to have passed well. If you can make the low register speak quietly that is a good sign that all...

Oboe: Spare parts, oboe parts, double reed
oboe parts, double reed, internet auction: Hello Les, You can buy bells from many double reed stores, although be prepared to pay anywhere from $150 to $400 dollars. Sometimes you can find bells for sale on internet auction sites. You can also try contacting the company that made your oboe and...

Oboe: Age of oboe by its serial number, serial number list, linton
serial number list, linton, oboe: Hello Patty, Unfortunately, Linton does not have an in-depth serial number list published anywhere, which would make dating your oboe easy. I would suggest contacting the company: lintonwoodwinds.com. They may be able to help put an approximate date to...

Oboe: Appraising a Cabart, cygnet studios, mark chudnow
cygnet studios, mark chudnow, peter hurd: Hello Terry, Unfortunately, there is not a complete serial number list for pre-Lorèe Cabart oboes so the best I can do is give an approximate date, which would be early 1960’s. The worth of an instrument is dependant on the condition of the oboe, as...

Oboe: buying an oboe for my son, hole model, individual instruments
hole model, individual instruments, expert assessment: Dear Sandra I am so pleased that your son of 8 years old is enjoying the oboe. Long may it continue. At his age I think weight is a big issue and I would seriously think of buying a Howarth S10 which is excellent for a youngster to hold and play. A...

Oboe: Cane American thicker in mm, spring loaded plunger, pencil test
spring loaded plunger, pencil test, dial gauge: Hi Luis again.. I forgot to answer your question about hardness testing. I find the dial gauge hardness tester useful as it is measuring the depression of a spring loaded plunger which is standard. That is the only way it can work. Other methods of testing...

Oboe: Oboe, low notes & testing for problems, middle c, eb
Oboe: Oboe, low notes & testing for problems, middle c, eb, 7 months

Oboe: Venezuela oboe information, nylon thread, hot iron
Oboe: Venezuela oboe information, nylon thread, hot iron, windings

Oboe: gouger machine iNNOLEDY, double reed, personal opinion
double reed, personal opinion, graf: Hello Luis, Some people are very happy with their Innoledy gouger, while others find that the reeds they make with it lack personality or sound rather bland; this of course is their personal opinion and as with everything, it varies from player to player....

Oboe: la marque oboe value, professional oboes, class mates
professional oboes, class mates, oboe teacher: Hello John, Without playing the instrument, it is hard for me to comment, but for that type of money the oboe should be a full conservatory or at least an intermediate oboe, meaning that it has a low B-flat, forked F resonance, split-D ring and all trill...

Oboe: milling machine to adolf Hornagl, matrei am brenner, shaping machine
matrei am brenner, shaping machine, gouger: Hi Luis I have spoken to Ole-Henrik about these milling machines from Adolf Hortnagl but have no experience of them myself. Ole-Henrik told me -as he mentions in his book - that the finished result of the gouge is not quite as smooth as he would like...

Oboe: Oboe, low notes & testing for problems, light finger pressure, mr bridge
light finger pressure, mr bridge, cigarette paper: HI Trevor Don t panic! It is probably just a leak unless a huge crack has appeared somewhere and you would have seen that! It would really be best for you to take it to a double reed technician if you could because it sounds like you have a leaking pad....

Oboe: Oboe venezuela information, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, calgary alberta canada: Hi Luis again.... I can attempt to answer your questions so here goes. 1 & 2. The gouging machine that Wang is using is made by a Chinese American Tong Cui and is marketted under the name INNOLEDY. They are excellent. I have one myself and reviewed it...

Oboe: Just what is my oboe?, metropolitan libraries, kreul
metropolitan libraries, kreul, insurance purposes: Hello Kate, Your instrument is a stencilled oboe made by Hans Kreul of Tubingen. I believe the company no longer exists, as I have been unable to find any current information about it. As far as insurance purposes go, I would suggest having the repair...

Oboe: oboe model, double reed, mid 60s
double reed, mid 60s, approximate values: Hello Jim, Your BI is from is from the mid ‘60’s and the CJ from the early ‘70’s. It is difficult for me to put a value on them without playing them or seeing the condition they are in, but I would conservatively estimate that they could be worth $3000.00...

Oboe: selling an oboe, artley, loree
artley, loree, oboe: Hi Jenny An Artley oboe can in good condition command a price of around $1600 or so. The new price is about $2800 depending on the dealer. Much depends on how well it plays. Some play very well and others can be something of a liability! The same can...

Oboe: stiff oboe joints, cork grease, expansion and contraction
cork grease, expansion and contraction, petroleum jelly: Hello Madeline Hall, People usually think that the tightness is a result of the new cork, so they slather the tenons with cork grease, petroleum jelly of lanolin and still find that the joints are very tight. The real culprit is the thin band of wood above...

Oboe: stiff oboe joints, cork grease, slide grease
cork grease, slide grease, domed shape: Dear Madeline Although this is an annoying trait of new oboes - sometimes - it is nothing to worry about and easily fixed. The cork begins to swell a little with use as sometimes does the wood. The tolerances are are quite small so that just a tiny expansion...

Oboe: how do i tune an oboe?, embouchure, intonation
embouchure, intonation, inner ear: Hello Leena, I am not sure what you mean by your question. Do you mean that when you play a note into a tuner it is sometimes flat or sharp from reed to reed, or does the intonation change from note to note? Regardless of the answer to the above, there...

Oboe: Venezuela oboe information, calgary alberta canada, oboe player
calgary alberta canada, oboe player, double radius: Hello Luis, The gouging machine that Liang Wang is using in that YouTube clip is an Innoledy gouger. You can find information about the gouging machine and the price at innoledy.com As far as gouging machines go, you need to understand what you want...

Oboe: B key, cigarette paper, flat pad
cigarette paper, flat pad, bottom c: Catherine I hope I m not too late to help here. I m not quite sure which B you mean but I assume that it is the middle line on the treble stave and not the one below bottom C. The B is produced by putting down the thumb plate on the Howarth B model....

Oboe: Bufet Academy Oboe, local music store, bulgheroni
local music store, bulgheroni, professional instrument: Dear Dale I think the oboe you are thinking about was probably made in Italy by Orsi of Milan or Bulgheroni as Buffet were out of the oboe manufacturing for a number of years. They still had an oboe range but they were made by other factories. The current...

Oboe: Buffet Crampon oboe, buffet crampon, talk21 com
buffet crampon, talk21 com, dear barbara: Dear Barbara Could you possibly send me a picture via attachment to an email? Is this possible? I can help you better if I see it and can then tell what system and model it is. I can do this best from a couple of close-ish picture. My email address...

Oboe: differences in key systems, octave keys, tone holes
octave keys, tone holes, bottom c: Dear Don The differences in these systems are not huge as far as I can understand. It is really a question of how much extra keywork is added or taken away from the basic principle of the system which uses first finger right hand to play middle B flat...

Oboe: Fingering for Triebert system no.6, 10key, fingering chart
10key, fingering chart, google: Hello Paul, Try this website: http://idrs.colorado.edu/Publications/Journal/JNL17/JNL17.Hedrick.10key.html or Google fingering chart for Triébert oboe and the above link should be the first one. Seven years separate the Triébert System no. 6 (1875) and the...

Oboe: tuning middle school oboe students, embouchure, pitch
Oboe: tuning middle school oboe students, embouchure, pitch, reed

Oboe: linton oboe, approximate value, good shape
approximate value, good shape, music teacher: Hello Shane, Linton does not have an in-depth serial number listing, so I cannot answer your question. I would suggest contacting the company directly, lintonwoodwinds.com and ask them to date and provide you with an approximate value. Sorry I could not...

Oboe: Signet Soloist Oboe, double reed instruments, wooden models
double reed instruments, wooden models, oboes: Hi Corey The Signet Soloist oboes were made by Selmer and they used the name on both plastic and wooden models. There should be somewhere a Model number such as 121 or 104 - something like that. Anyway age is your concern and I m afraid that I can...

Oboe: can i sell this oboe?, reputable dealer, fifty dollars
reputable dealer, fifty dollars, resale value: Hello Makayla, My suspicion is that you have a beginner oboe that may be made of resin. I have seen Conn oboes sell for as much as five hundred dollars and sell for as little as one hundred and fifty dollars. My suggestion is to take it to a reputable...

Oboe: step up oboe, bells and whistles, private instructor
bells and whistles, private instructor, oboist: Hi Chris Firts of all make sure your choice is made with the help of a really good oboist. A professional player/teacher would be best of course. Next choose a very good dealer who will give you a proper guarantee. Next choose Yamaha, Fox or Selmer...

Oboe: tuning middle school oboe students, hairline fracture, cork grease
hairline fracture, cork grease, stray strand: Hello Jackie, Most reeds, even commercial reeds are in tune, ideally with the reed fully inserted into the reed socket or well. If you find that there is “wiggle” room for the reed, meaning that you can push the reed further in, then use cork grease, Vaseline,...

Oboe: Conn Pan American oboe, internet auction site, mechanical tolerances
internet auction site, mechanical tolerances, black luster: Hello George, The Conn Pan American oboes utilized a laminated wood for the manufacturing of string and woodwind instruments. The Air force used the same technology to manufacture propellers for WWII aircrafts. I would not suggest swapping instrument...

Oboe: english horn, nora post, english horn
nora post, english horn, horn player: Dear Sue I presume you live in the USA so you would be looking for web sites in your own country. There are several who would be willing to help your cause and would give you a chance to try them obviously before you buy. I think that you also need to...

Oboe: Louis Oboe, oboe
Oboe: Louis Oboe, oboe

Oboe: lip problems, embouchure, band director
Oboe: lip problems, embouchure, band director, lips

Oboe: Marigaux oboe, marigaux, la villette
Oboe: Marigaux oboe, marigaux, la villette

Oboe: P. Gerard, Paris, master craftsman, paul gerard
Oboe: P. Gerard, Paris, master craftsman, paul gerard, tiny shop

Oboe: starting out, solo oboe, professional oboist
Oboe: starting out, solo oboe, professional oboist, world greetings

Oboe: the greatest players, heinz holliger, ramon ortega
heinz holliger, ramon ortega, oboe competition: Dear Jordan What a question!!!!!! Commenting on who the world s greatest oboe players are is going to be very subjective and difficult. It is also very hard to split those whose sound we like from those who put music first and the sound second. Hopefully...

Oboe: Louis Oboe, professional oboe, double reed
professional oboe, double reed, professional instruments: Hello Sarah, The Louis oboe company no longer exists, and there is very little information about them. The oboes that Louis did make were copies of the Lorèe oboe; that most of the Louis oboes are pre-World War I instruments and that they were are open hole...

Oboe: lip problems, facial muscles, oral cavity
facial muscles, oral cavity, vertical pressure: Hello Sophie, Let us see if we cannot figure out what is happening here. Firstly, it is important that you are holding the reed with your lips and not teeth covered lips. I suspect the callus-like bump you are speaking about is a result of biting down,...

Oboe: Marigaux oboe, open holes, octave systems
open holes, octave systems, german market: Hi Tracey I think that you probably have a model 901 from about 1974. If you have a full Gillet system with all the trills and plates instead of open holes I think that will be the model - a 901. The year you can find by estimating about a thousand instruments...

Oboe: oboe, benetone, double reed
benetone, double reed, oboes: Hello Sandra, I have been searching for the maker of the Benetone oboes, but have found very little. I am sorry I am unable to help you on that front. As to the selling price of the oboe, a lot of that depends on the condition of the instrument, intonation...

Oboe: oboe maintenance!, maintenance classes, broken wind
maintenance classes, broken wind, repair workshop: Hi Louisa The best one I know which does part time courses is Merton in London. See the website: www.namir.org.uk/namircourses.htm This will give you details of the courses available in the UK. The other plan would be to go to say a Jackdaws weekend...

Oboe: oboe shaper tip, oboe player, tip width
oboe player, tip width, good shape: Hi erik You have a great oboe in the BC Greenline. I use one myself, professionally, all the time. Superb in every way. I think the Rieger #2 shaper tip would be a good match for the Greenline. It likes a big reed. By that I mean quite a wide tip with...

Oboe: oboe-tonguing, reed corners, chlorhexidine mouthwash
reed corners, chlorhexidine mouthwash, mr bridge: Dear Veda What a problem you have. Check that your tongue movement isn t too big and vigorous. It should just be a little tiny flick towards the reed. Try saying dah dah instead of tah tah or worse tut tut tut and don t try to make the sound stop...

Oboe: P. Gerard, Paris, paul gerard, oboes
paul gerard, oboes, kreul: Hi Jim I know very little about the oboes by P Gerard I m afraid. All I can tell you is that they are instruments made by a factory that doesn t identify itself as that factory and another name is engraved/painted/embossed on the body. These are known...

Oboe: shaper tip, rigoutat, staples
rigoutat, staples, greenline: Dear Vikena I have not experienced the Loree -2 but use the Rigoutat -2 with my Greenline. I was encouraged to do this by Albrecht Mayer who uses a similar combination in his Greenline oboe. I think that the Loree will probably be a little narrower...

Oboe: starting out, instrument repair shop, cigarette papers
instrument repair shop, cigarette papers, double reed: Natalie We have three Newcastles here in the UK! Now I didn t know you were in that land of fantastic wine and sunshine - Australia. I think it was the Newcastle Con which led me up the USA path... Now I do know some oboe players in Australia. So,...

Oboe: Unknown Artley oboe, double reed, artley
double reed, artley, idea what kind: Hello Brandon, Artely generally manufactures intermediate and beginner oboes. Other than that there is very little I can tell you about your oboe. I would suggest taking the instrument to a reputable double reed dealer in your area and have them give you...

Oboe: Buffet Oboe, serial number chart, professional instruments
serial number chart, professional instruments, buffet crampon: Hello Jonathan, The serial number chart is only for professional instruments, so I would assume that your oboe is a beginner or intermediate instrument. The only thing that I could suggest is that you go back to the Buffet site and click on the oboe tab...

Oboe: Buying a new Cor anglais, john myatt, cor anglais
john myatt, cor anglais, dear emma: Dear Emma Packers are OK....they do have a few deals as you can see on their website with the Patricola but I don t think they are particularly oboe minded. Myatts have gone into administration I m afraid as of last February so nothing doing there now....

Oboe: boosey oboe, serial number list, musical voices
serial number list, musical voices, music divisions: Hello Susi, Boosey and Hawkes produced oboes till the 1930’s or so, then they merged the instrument and sheet music divisions and became a music publisher, signing some of the most well known and emerging musical voices of the early twentieth century. Boosey...

Oboe: clarinet-oboe transition, clarinet players, oboist
clarinet players, oboist, embouchure: Hello Elizabeth, My suggestion would be to give playing the oboe a try. You are probably one of many clarinet players, while as an oboist you will be one of a few, or the only one. You will get the opportunity to play more solos than you may as a clarinettist....

Oboe: ex-bassoonist wanting to learn oboe, embouchure, frequent breaks
embouchure, frequent breaks, oboist: Hello Angharad, I do not think that 40 is too old to tackle the oboe. As far as embouchure goes, it is similar to the bassoon, just on a smaller scale. I am sure that after a half hour of playing, you will find that the muscles surrounding your lips will...

Oboe: ex-bassoonist wanting to learn oboe, place in my heart, bassoon
Oboe: ex-bassoonist wanting to learn oboe, place in my heart, bassoon, embouchure

Oboe: Oboists Death - was it caused by playing?, brain hemorrhages, oboe concerto
Oboe: Oboists Death - was it caused by playing?, brain hemorrhages, oboe concerto, oboists

Oboe: oboe playing with braces, ulcers, brackets
Oboe: oboe playing with braces, ulcers, brackets, braces

Oboe: Hans Kreul Oboe Tubingen, deal hinges, kreul
deal hinges, kreul, dear anne: Dear Anne The Kreul oboe has a very good reputation and was very popular in the 1960 onwards until about 1990 - ish when things didn t go well for the factory. I think father Kreul died and the firm sort of lost its way. However I gather that the son is...

Oboe: Looking to sell my oboes, serial number list, student models
serial number list, student models, intermediate model: Hello Bethany, From the Lorèe serial number list, LP oboes date from ’95 and the NC from around 2000 the HG’s are from the mid ‘80’s. I am a little confused though when you describe the instruments as intermediate and student models. As far as I know,...

Oboe: Oboe, key signature, f natural
key signature, f natural, harmonic minor: Hi Rachel Here goes!! It is dictated by direction. Coming down is different from going up! Going up -- A B C D E F sharp G sharp A (like A major with a flattened third) Coming down -- A G natural F natural E D C B A ( like the key signature...

Oboe: Oboists Death - was it caused by playing?, urban myth, birthday candle
urban myth, birthday candle, aneurism: Hello Lily, Some oboists look like a tomato when they play and their sound is tiny and insignificant, while other oboists put out a glorious tone without any physical discomfort. While many oboists’ faces look contorted and strained, the physical act of blowing...

Oboe: oboe playing with braces, fun with the oboe, chlorex
fun with the oboe, chlorex, mouth wash: Dear Beth In my experience of teaching pupils with braces once you have got used to them there will be no difference. Sometimes the inside of the lips gets a bit tender. Just don t play too much and get used gradually if you can. I know you have a music...

Oboe: oboe summer courses, powys wales, cue music
powys wales, cue music, double reed: Jess I don t have a great number of courses at my finger tips I m afraid. You could try Gloucestershire Double Reed Day, but the standard may be a bit high for you. This is on 29th June so you would have to act fast. Go on the website and find it there....

Oboe: Half automatic and full automatic--the difference., reed maker, oboe players
reed maker, oboe players, holliger: Hi Wijayane It is tricky is it not when you can t quite afford the one and think you may regret if you buy the other! I am sure if you try the Patricola you will find it easy to play. Again this depends on the individual oboe as it always does. Do try...

Oboe: playing before perfomance, little snippets, drei romanzen
little snippets, drei romanzen, orchestral repertoire: Hello Johan, What you are describing is warming up. We all need to do it to play at our very best and many players have specific routines they follow before they practice or perform. For some, it is playing long tones, slow scales, ascending and descending...

Oboe: romeo orsi, double reed, internet auction
double reed, internet auction, auction sites: Hello Deniz, I have little knowledge or Romeo Orsi oboes, although my understanding is that they are usually of an intermediate to beginner range. I would suggest that you buy the best instrument you can afford, as an inferior instrument that succumbs...

Oboe: between Buffet and Patricola, clarinet player, mr bridge
clarinet player, mr bridge, student models: Hi there again As I said previously I have experience of the Buffet - the Greenline version not the wooden one. Lots of top players use the Buffet Greenline. There are advantages over the two (Buffet/Patricola) in that the tone quality and personality of...

Oboe: Triebert English Horn, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, monterrey mexico: Dear Mayela Living as I do in the UK it is hard for me to advise you on more local specialists in Mexico. However, what I would try first is email Robert Howe who is a historical oboe specialist in the North of the USA. I am sure he will know what is...

Oboe: used oboes, loree oboe, open grain
loree oboe, open grain, marigaux: Hi Cheryl Do you know it is really a matter of luck whether your oboe cracks or not! I have had a Royal from new for two years and no cracks have appeared even though I look with great suspicion at some of the open grain. In theory the Royal does crack...

Oboe: beginner oboe, oboe teacher, beginner model
oboe teacher, beginner model, double reed: Hello Angela, I am surprised someone has advised you to purchase an English Thumb-plate system, unless you live in the United Kingdom, which of course would be a natural recommendation. I would suggest a plastic instrument for a beginner as they are less...

Oboe: C too sharp, octave key, tone hole
octave key, tone hole, staples: Dear David A good repairman will be able to tune the C s down without too much of a problem. It is usually a matter of filling the hole a little; although the shape is crucial. Have you tried different reeds with narrower staples perhaps. This sometimes...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, insturment, sweet tone
insturment, sweet tone, oboe: Hello Sara, I think that you might have a pre-Loree Cabart oboe, which means that it is pre-1960. Other than that, I have very little information and I would suggest contacting Loree, but they do not seem helpful when it comes to Cabart oboes. The old...

Oboe: Cabart oboe, mid sixties, intermediate model
mid sixties, intermediate model, mature sound: Dear Kristen I think the statement in the last year Loree made Cabarts , is a bit confusing! Loree are still making Cabart oboes in fact since 1974. This oboe is known as the Cabart 74 for obvious reasons... It is their intermediate model and very good...

Oboe: Conn Oboe, conn instruments, double reed
conn instruments, double reed, great reputation: Hello q, Conn instruments do not have a great reputation. They are usually beginner or intermediate instruments, which are fine to learn on, but they often have mechanical gremlins that do not go away. I would suggest, if you are serious about playing...

Oboe: Conn Oboe, duke ellington orchestra, conn saxophones
Oboe: Conn Oboe, duke ellington orchestra, conn saxophones, baritone saxophones

Oboe: Oboe, t grip, oboists
Oboe: Oboe, t grip, oboists, playing the flute

Oboe: Oboe player getting braces, wax guard, braces
Oboe: Oboe player getting braces, wax guard, braces, oboe

Oboe: Loree DE51 Keycare, tone holes, natural solution
tone holes, natural solution, woodwind: Hello Lori, You can try Naylor’s Custom wind repair. There are organic woodwind supplies as well as polishing cloths. I would be a little worried about using any old household silver polish, as it might drip onto pads and into tone holes. I would recommend...

Oboe: loree oboe, serial number list, music trader
serial number list, music trader, oboe: Hello Emily, The Loree H series come from the mid 80 s. There is also the Music Trader website which has a partial Loree serial number list. Go to this site if you are interested in a bit of history and the serial number list:http://www.musictrader.com/loree.html....

Oboe: (no name) Made in Germany wooden Oboe, talk21 com, kreul
talk21 com, kreul, kohlert: Dear Sylvia It is very tricky to identify this oboe from just your description I m afraid. There are not many oboe makers however in Germany and I would suspect it was made by Hans Kreul from Tubingen. Much depends on the age. Another possibility is Monnig...

Oboe: Oboe, woodwind instrument, oboe teacher
woodwind instrument, oboe teacher, school instrument: Alex, I think you will find playing the flute and oboe to be different in terms of embouchure, support and the overall amount of air used in tone production. Generally, oboe players always have a surplus of air because there is only so much air that you...

Oboe: Oboe information, double reed, instrument sound
double reed, instrument sound, rough estimate: Hello Tom, You have a decent horn on your hands, but a lot of the sound with a Loree comes from the bell, unbelievably. A good bell can make a dreadful instrument sound stunning, while an awful bell can make a great instrument sound terrible. I have no...

Oboe: Oboe player getting braces, getting braces, wind players
getting braces, wind players, orthodontist: Hello Sue, I have had several students that had braces and the only complaint was that their embouchures felt “stretched out”. Some have used it as an excuse to not practice but they were young and not looking at taking auditions any time soon. You can...

Oboe: does an oboe need a break-in period?, adjustment screws, temperature fluctuations
adjustment screws, temperature fluctuations, short periods: Hi Wijayane Good to hear from you! The oboe needs a period of gradual breaking in. The sound develops over time and perhaps won t reach its full potential for about a year or more. After the first few weeks of playing for short periods every day...

Oboe: Who is the oboist?, hansel gretel, hansel and gretel
hansel gretel, hansel and gretel, marigaux oboe: Hi Magnus I haven t heard this recording which is new - 2007 - if my researches are correct! I would imagine that Gordon Hunt will be playing as I think he does a lot of the commercial work that the orchestra undertakes. Why don t you email him and...

Oboe: purchasing an oboe for my daughter, cygnet studios, second hand instruments
cygnet studios, second hand instruments, buffet crampon: Hello Anne, The split D ring is split in two, so when the left hand E flat/D sharp is used, the lower half closes, making the resulting trill a semitone instead of something much wider. It is not essential, but it is a nice thing to have and is standard...

Oboe: Reed Problems, reed problems, reed instruments
reed problems, reed instruments, lesher: Hello Caroline, Generally, after about two weeks of steady use, oboe reeds do not work well, and after a month of use they are just dead. There are many reasons why reeds just quit working and will not soak up any more. One, of course is that the cane becomes...

Oboe: Value and Information, double reed, buffet crampon
double reed, buffet crampon, batch numbers: Hello John, There are no oboes listed with the R13A or R13B serial numbers. Also, the other numbers do not come up as an oboe. I suspect the six-digit number starting with four might be batch numbers of wood or resin and their turning order-of course this...

Oboe: 16th notes, beats per minute, sixteenth notes
beats per minute, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note: Dear Julia I have found a web page that might help you. It is http://www.ehow.com/how_2078033_play-sixteenth-note.html However it is a bit confusing. Try it anyway. Another way, which for me always works, is to use French time names. In this...

Oboe: Cork problems, woodwind repair, center bridge
woodwind repair, center bridge, repair expertise: Hello Julie, This would be something you could repair yourself if you had some woodwind repair expertise. If you do, then you probably have all of the requisite tools for the simple job, but if you do not, this is something best left to the pros. Hope...

Oboe: B. R. Special, thumb rest, double reed
thumb rest, double reed, pad replacement: Hello Amy, I have been unable to find any information on B.R. Special oboes, or anything with that imprint. I think a double reed technician might be able to give you the information you are looking for. It may cost you more to bring the oboe back to...

Oboe: buffet greeline oboe, trade description act, greenlines
trade description act, greenlines, oboes: Dear Lisa Are you buying online? If so it is obviously a touch more risky to part with the money first! If you can blow the oboe in the dealers then you will know what it is like. I presume this is not possible for you hence the question.... My feeling...

Oboe: buffet greenline setup, rigoutat, old favourites
rigoutat, old favourites, chiarugi: Dear Matt Thank for your query. The Greenline set up that Albrecht Meyer uses relies on a slightly heavier gouge than yours at about .59 to .60 and a Rigoutat -2 shaper tip an big staples too. Chiaguri I think.The staples made by Rigoutat work well in my...

Oboe: Clean oboe, talk21 com, cloth type
talk21 com, cloth type, dear kate: Dear Kate Now when you say a fluffy cleaner, is it a wire type with wool woven into it or a cloth type? Please let me know which sort and I can try and advise you better. Whatever you do please don t use any metal rods. Send me an email to geoffrey.bridge@talk21.com...

Oboe: confused about differences, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, oboe player: Tara There aren t many stencil instruments around nowadays so the ones you might see for sale are going to be older. Instruments such as Gordet and Miraphone can be great if you find a good one. When we talk age we must think 30 years perhaps. Now designs...

Oboe: f loree oboe, peter hurd, f loree oboe
peter hurd, f loree oboe, double reed: Frank, I am wondering if there is supposed to be an A in front of the J-which would make the oboe from the late- 30 s. Perhaps the A was implied in old Lorèes, I am not entirely sure. If that is the case, you have an instrument that is more of a collectible....

Oboe: buffet greenline setup, chiarugi, rigotti
Oboe: buffet greenline setup, chiarugi, rigotti, guercio

Oboe: f loree oboe, thump
Oboe: f loree oboe, thump

Oboe: General Playing Tips of the Oboe
Oboe: General Playing Tips of the Oboe

Oboe: General Playing Tips of the Oboe, flute vibrato, hole version
flute vibrato, hole version, open hole: Hi Jackie, It sounds like you are very keen on progressing quickly on the oboe, but remember that you are new to it and it will require time, patience and a lot of practice time as you are using muscles that you do not use on the flute. First thing, forget...

Oboe: Howarth oboes-upgrade, professional oboes, grade6
professional oboes, grade6, music college: Dear Angelika Your dilemma is quite a usual one. Solve it either by keeping your 4121 until later or buy a really top class oboe now. What would I do? I think you would be better - with the help of your teacher - to go for the best oboe you can afford,...

Oboe: moennig oboe, open holes, talk21 com
open holes, talk21 com, good shape: Dear Eduardo The value of your Moennig depends so much on which model, what condition, cracked or not, open holes or plates, octave key system and so on and so on - not forgetting how well does it play? Even where you hope to sell it. If you could...

Oboe: Oboe Manufacturers, doctorate thesis, tonal palette
doctorate thesis, tonal palette, keywork: Dear Andrew I think you could do a doctorate thesis on this topic. It is so specialised and sadly not an objective one. It is always - nearly so - in the ear of the beholder. So, for what it s worth I will give you my views! On the darkness scale Marigauxs...

Oboe: Oboe and Musicality, sax soprano, tenor sax
sax soprano, tenor sax, concert bands: Dear Alex I don t really think there should be a difference you know. The oboe is as difficult to play musically as is the saxophone. Maybe the sax plays and is asked to play, more in a raunchy style and louder in many instances; in the band repertoire...

Oboe: Oboe valuation, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, local education authority: Dear Alison The BH Regent you have I presume is plastic and a pretty good school oboe. There should be a buyer out there somewhere. Have you tried your local Education Authority by the way? What you could do is advertise it in the British Double Reed...

Oboe: Paris Cabart Oboe--pre-Loree, cor anglais, english horns
cor anglais, english horns, orchestral positions: Dear Tara I AM sorry that I didn t tell Allexperts I would away fro three days! Typical I had a couple of questions waiting for me when I got back - just now... So, sorry for the delay. Cabart oboes are good-ish if they were made in the late fifties...

Oboe: A. Robert, double reed, oboes
double reed, oboes, trills: Hello Shell, I believe the Robert oboes are conservatory system. A full conservatory system would include low B-flat, all trills and perhaps a left F and forked F resonance-depending on the age. You could bring your instrument to a reputable double reed...

Oboe: tranfuring fom the flute to oboe, air ways, embrasure
air ways, embrasure, sqeeze: Hi Krikri The good news is that oboe playing is good for your asthma. The internal pressure you have inside your lungs helps to open up the air ways. In this respect it is possibly a little better than the flute where more air is used with less inside pressure....

Oboe: Value of my Oboe, fratelli patricola, double reed
fratelli patricola, double reed, al italia: Hello Margarita, I am unfamiliar with that brand of instrument, so I am unsure about the resale value. I would suggest bringing your oboe to a reputable double reed dealer for an appraisal. They could give you a very good answer and perhaps sell it for...

Oboe: buffet greenline, rigoutat, glotin
rigoutat, glotin, tip width: Dear Matt So pleased that the Greenline is going well - apart from the reason for this question! One thing to try before approaching the problem from a mechanical point of view. Try slightly waisting in the reed from about 3mm from the tip. It may...

Oboe: C is playing very flat on my Oboe, reed maker, glotin
reed maker, glotin, pot luck: Paul The only answer to your why O why comment is that you/we play the oboe!! I was talking to Steve Forbes of Fortay Reeds before Christmas and he was telling me he had an order for about 3000 reeds and knew that about 50% - 60% of them won t be very...

Oboe: Double Reed Playing Style, reed tip, reed instrument
reed tip, reed instrument, double reed: Dear John It will feel a little unusual at first as the pressure build up behind the lips is greater than that with a saxophone. With the oboe only a small amount of air goes through the small aperture but when you become accustomed to it the wind speed...

Oboe: C is playing very flat on my Oboe, oboe teacher, oboists
Oboe: C is playing very flat on my Oboe, oboe teacher, oboists, flat c

Oboe: fish skin, collagen fibres, fish skin
collagen fibres, fish skin, gold leaf: Dear Fran Fish skin - I understand anyway - is made mostly from the guts of animals! It is the outer membrane of a calf s intestine usually. It is very strong and has lots of collagen fibres in it which absorb water and cause it to stick to itself when...

Oboe: Loree Oboe - KX series, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, kx series: Dear Taylor Your Loree was made in about 1994 by my calculation. In order to value it I would need to know where you live - either the UK or the USA. The value tends to be greater in the US than in the UK as the Loree in the UK is not regarded as THE...

Oboe: Loree oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, octave key: Dear Anne This oboe sounds to me to be very old indeed. I wonder if you could send me a photo or two to this email address: advertising@bdrs.org.uk I am involved with the British Double Reed Society hence the public email address! The oboe...

Oboe: Lorre GI4 or G14, value, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, dear hannah: Dear Hannah Your instrument G14 would have made in 1882! but if it is GI4 the chances are 1983 to be the date of manufacture. If you wanted to send me a picture or two it might help to value it for you but so much depends on how it plays which in turn...

Oboe: loree staples, rigoutat, middle c
rigoutat, middle c, staples: Hi Erik Thank you for kind words. It is appreciated very much. I hope I am not going to be too discouraging but I think there might be a slight problem with the Rieger 2 shaper and the Loree staples. The Loree staples have quite a narrow chimney and...

Oboe: model # for selmer oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, dear ann: Dear Ann Is there any possibility you could send a couple or so pictures to me at my email address of: treasurer@bdrs.org.uk (British Double Reed Society) I might then have a better idea of the type of Selmer oboe you have. I don t think I can...

Oboe: Which notes tend to be out of tune on an oboe?, oboe players, flat key
oboe players, flat key, middle c: Dear Cypress The most usual culprits on almost all oboes are the G and the E. Next in line the F# is often sharp as is the fork F - either the low one in tune and the upper one a bit flat or the low one sharp and the upper one in tune! The C# at the...

Oboe: Oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, loree oboe: Dear Tina Your Loree would have been made in 1971 by my reckoning. So I think you are right about the age. The value is hard to work out as much depends on its condition, how much its been played and in the final analysis how much somebody wants it because...

Oboe: Oboe transposing to Clarinet?, oboe fingerings, double reed
oboe fingerings, double reed, lower register: Dear Alex The fingerings are not the same. There is a similarity in the second register of the clarinet - with the speaker key down - in that for example 3 fingers left hand and 3 fingers right hand give you a D. Take a finger off and you get an E and so...

Oboe: purchasing an oboe, professional colleague, mail order
professional colleague, mail order, oboists: Dear Turkey Both these instruments are very good value but I have experience of the Buffet line and think they are great. A professional colleague of mine plays on the BC 4012 when she lost the Kreul that she had played for years. She loves the BC 4012...

Oboe: Reed basics, metal staples, glotin
metal staples, glotin, broad sound: Hi Liz I used to play on a Howarth XL and still own a jumbo S5 with XL bell which is very similar and I need to use a slighlty larger bored staple for comfort. I find that the Glotin staples or the Chiarugi No5 which is a Glotin copy but vwell made works...

Oboe: RIGOUTAT Serial No. 199AB, heinz holliger, traditional french style
heinz holliger, traditional french style, thomas indermuhle: Dear Joung The way to recognise the Classique - I think I m right in this - is that the bell has a ring round the bottom whereas the Evolution and the Expression have a bell which is unadorned. Lots of makers are now making bells without this ring I...

Oboe: No response from F. Loree, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, mr bridge: Dear Jack I think that Loree are not going to be able to answer your question as they are not oboe players themselves to that extent. Probably the reason they haven t answered is that there are too many variables to consider in what is after all not their...

Oboe: "sticking" e key, clock oil, rocker bar
clock oil, rocker bar, long steel: Hi Eveline I ll do my best to help but it is so difficult without seeing and handling the instrument. I hope you understand. I wonder if the rocker bar and the fork F key itself are moving freely? These are located underneath the main rod assembly of...

Oboe: Tuning, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, allexperts: Dear Megan Can you tell me if your oboe is flat over all its range or is it just flat on the notes you have specified - Bb and D? email me on treasurer@bdrs.org.uk if you prefer, or reply to the AllExperts either of course. (I am connected with the...

Oboe: value of oboe, us quartermaster, school instrument
us quartermaster, school instrument, expert player: Hi Jane I have looked this serial number up and the oboe seems to have been made in 1928 or around that time. Its value is really dictated by how it plays. If it plays well and has a true scale with an even emission of notes then it will fetch a good...

Oboe: Too wide a shape, or too small a tube? Confusion!, bottom diameter, vertical length
bottom diameter, vertical length, horizontal length: Dear Su Chee This is a problem is it not!!! There is a simple solution in practical terms! That is that when binding on the cane the sides close one turn before the top of the staple is reached. This is irrespective of the staple size and the shape....

Oboe: 1929 kolhert&sons oboe , GGA stunt night., fingering chart, key system
fingering chart, key system, thumb: Dear Monica This does sound an interesting instrument. What I need to have you do is to send me a couple of photographs please to me at: advertising@bdrs.org.uk I can then look at the key system and advise you better. I suspect though that any fingering...

Oboe: cane quality, great reed, hundredths
great reed, hundredths, scrape: Dear Matt I am having quite a successful time with cane from China, bought directly from Kexun Gee. Previous batches have been hard and some colleagues have found this also but my latest batch from earlier this year has been as consistent as any cane ever...

Oboe: Difference between American and European embouchures, embouchure, oboist
embouchure, oboist, european style: Hello Nina This is a question that occupies me quite a lot. I have tried over the years to analyse the differences and the more I think about it the more I am convinced that there is very very little to part them. I use both types of reeds form time to...

Oboe: Difference between American and European embouchures, reed oboe, oboe player
Oboe: Difference between American and European embouchures, reed oboe, oboe player, wide smile

Oboe: finding a manufacture date for old oboe(s), english horns, rigoutat
english horns, rigoutat, tonal beauty: Dear Mary I am sorry not to have got back to you as soon as would like but I ve been working away from home. Of your two oboes a lot can be said albeit not a lot about their age from the serial numbers I m afraid. The Gordet would have been made by...

Oboe: Gordet as gift, gordet, student models
gordet, student models, hole model: Dear Brian What a gesture. Anything to encourage someone to play the oboe is terrific in my book! A 40 year old Gordet should still play well. There were some made in France and Italy which were not quite as good as the German ones. I wonder which yours...

Oboe: Hollander Gordet Oboe, mark chudnow, word italy
mark chudnow, word italy, sierra instruments: Hello Michelle As I am from the UK I do not have a huge knowledge of the smaller oboe makers of America although I have some. Oboe makers world wide are few in number and I do know for sure that Alan Hollander sold on the Gordet brand. I have a feeling...

Oboe: Loree Oboe Value, key pads, lower register
key pads, lower register, tonal quality: Dear Stephanie If you have read the serial number correctly with a single A you have an oboe made in the first year of the Loree Company in 1881 so it is really old. It would be classed as historical and probably not bought to be played regularly. Its...

Oboe: Note change, melody line, middle c
melody line, middle c, octaves: Dear Jared I am not quite sure what you mean here. Maybe you mean how do you play piano music on the oboe? If so then you just take the top melody line and remember the range going from bottom Bb (below middle C) up to about top E or F realistically....

Oboe: Oboe care..., excessive humidity, orange jacket
excessive humidity, orange jacket, humid weather: Hi Katy Firstly I wonder how new this oboe is. If it is brand new then you would be wise to be very careful with its exposure to excessive humidity and temperature changes. As it doesn t seem to be brand new from what you say, I would think that you wouldn...

Oboe: oboe loree serial number, loree oboe, digit number
loree oboe, digit number, lucien: Dear Sue From my records I would say this oboe was made in 1901 or early 1902. Is it a full conservatoire system? If so it might be into 1902 as from that year Lucien Loree took over the production and developed the plateaux system. Certainly the Oxx...

Oboe: Plastic oboes, amsterdam concertgebouw, lucerne festival
amsterdam concertgebouw, lucerne festival, berlin philharmonic: Dear Anton My first reaction is that you must try it before you buy it! Having said that I tried two Greenlines for a pupil earlier this year and definitely liked one more than the other. He would probably have been happy with either at his stage of playing....

Oboe: pad difficulties, double reed, pad sizes
double reed, pad sizes, oboe player: Hi Doru Re-padding an oboe usually needs you to have a supply of different pad sizes. Sets of pads as you have found out do not always work out well. Loree sell sets for their oboes but even so they are not always all the right sizes in the pack. It...

Oboe: problems getting several notes, split moment, tricky job
split moment, tricky job, tone hole: Dear Rachel What a nuisance these adjustments can be for the lower register notes. I wonder if you took our oboe to a specialist or just a general woodwind repairer. Sometimes these guys do a good job but leave the oboe in a not quite 100% playing order....

Oboe: Reeds on Buffet Greenline, results!, tube cane, rigoutat
tube cane, rigoutat, marigaux: Howard What a good research exercise you have undertaken with this project. It goes to show how trying a variety of combinations can in the end come down to a result. It takes so much time. I think you are in the ball park with a narrower shape on these...

Oboe: repaired Rigoutat, heinz holliger, tonal palette
heinz holliger, tonal palette, multiphonics: Dear Kevin I think I would be wary of increasing the height of the C# key in the RH cluster. You need to keep it level with the others in the group as many times you have to slide from one to the other and a raised key is annoying. What you would need is...

Oboe: The secrets of long-lived oboe reeds, oboe reed, oboe reeds
oboe reed, oboe reeds, necessary flexibility: Dear Nina There aren t really any secrets of how to extend the life of reeds. Even don t play them is no good!!! I have tried that and the reeds were useless when I came back to them. Having said that however I believe the best way is to rotate a few...

Oboe: top E fingering, cigarette paper, diamond shape
cigarette paper, diamond shape, octave key: Dear Jane These top note fingerings that you are using are a bit temperamental and reed dependent. They are known as short fingerings and tend to work best on open holed thumb plate system instruments. They WILL work of course but need more care and fiddling...

Oboe: Wood oboe key posts, plating shop, thin card
plating shop, thin card, replating: Dear Edward As I live in the UK I am not really in a great position to recommend specialist platers to you in the USA. Having said that though if you know of a good plating shop in your area use them. Discuss the problems that I outline below with them...

Oboe: 2nd octave gsharp cracking, octave vent, vent plates
octave vent, vent plates, octave keys: Dear Alfred The G# is on the verge as it were between the first and second octave venting and can be a bit of a problem note. If you understand me. The A after all needs the second octave key whereas the G needs the first octave key. G# therefore in the...

Oboe: 77 mm reed, mail order, narrow shape
mail order, narrow shape, rigoutat: Hi Kevin Hope the Rigoutat is doing well for you. Your 77mm reed found in the case was probably made by Glotin and sold for the Strasser/Marigaux company to package. SML stands for Strasser, Mariguax and Lemaire. I am surprised a bit that the pitch...

Oboe: Buffet 3613 oboe, tenon joints, tone holes
tenon joints, tone holes, grenadilla: Dear Mezraq Both these instruments are very good and whichever you bought would give you great service. They both have a very good scale and the key work and padding is top class. Maybe the design of the keywork is not quite as jewel like as on the Loree...

Oboe: Cabart oboe, music signs, natural signs
music signs, natural signs, hole ring: Dear Ana It is great that you sent a picture with your question. It helps me enormously to identify your oboe. What you have is a genuine Cabart ring system fully automatic octaves oboe. It is not a student model. They didn t make full automatuc octaves...

Oboe: European scrape, chudnow, wondering what type
chudnow, wondering what type, loree: Dear Herson A very interesting question. I am pleased that you decided to try the scrape. It does work as almost all European oboists use a short scrape in very many guises though. Each scrape has to be tailored to the player but there are certain rules....

Oboe: F. Loree Oboe, old instruments, loree
old instruments, loree, good shape: Dear Tamara This does sound an interesting oboe. From the serial number I reckon that it would be made in around 1885 or 1886. In oboe terms this is obviously well into the historic category as Loree only came into being in 1881. Its value is hard to...

Oboe: Fingers, thumb rest, bg france
thumb rest, bg france, thumb position: Dear Mellisa Would you wait until the weekend please for an answer. I am away from home until then doing a concert. I promise I won t forget you For now Geoffrey Dear Melissa Thanks for waiting for me! Sorry that I had to leave you in the air. ...

Oboe: Lost repertoire!?!?, royal college of music london, online catalogs
Oboe: Lost repertoire!?!?, royal college of music london, online catalogs, sabon

Oboe: Prestini oboe, buffet crampon, prestini
Oboe: Prestini oboe, buffet crampon, prestini, hoboes

Oboe: The flat middle c is gone, BUT...i think i am ready to give up..., brahms violin concerto, middle c
brahms violin concerto, middle c, bannocks: Howard I quote you from above i got so fed up with the narrow reeds from the Chiarugi 1 and -1 shape that had giant openings, that i decided to play around with them and made a long scrape. The opening instantly closed and the reeds play beautifully!...

Oboe: Half hole plate on Buffet Greenline - diamond shape?, cigarette paper, diamond shape
cigarette paper, diamond shape, bottom c: Dear Howard No, don t take out the diamond. It is a better shape than a round hole for the venting of the middle and top notes around the C#, D and D#. What I adjust mine to do is to just clear the tone hole - a mere cigarette paper off the hole. I...

Oboe: Help - braces!, cigarette paper, bottom teeth
cigarette paper, bottom teeth, music dealers: Dear Alexandra What a pain having to have braces fixed - in more ways than one! I think that you will get accustomed to them over time. I have had pupils with the same problem and they always overcome them. If you need a protection to keep the inside...

Oboe: Linton Oboe price?, english horns, bits and bobs
english horns, bits and bobs, intermediate model: Dear Dharma Would you do me a favour please and wait until the weekend. I am away from home at the moment and will be back Saturday. I promise I will get back to you and try to give you an answer. Best wishes to you for now Geoffrey Dear Dharma...

Oboe: Loree Oboe age and Value, cosmetic appearance, amateur enthusiast
cosmetic appearance, amateur enthusiast, enthusiast market: Dear Jenn Your Loree oboe would have been made in 1960 - from my records, which are pretty accurate. The value of the instrument is based largely on how it plays and how it looks. The condition of the case also has a bearing on the value. Cosmetic appearance...

Oboe: Lost repertoire!?!?, italian opera composer, woodwind quintet
italian opera composer, woodwind quintet, oboe solo: Dear Simon Sorry to have been a little tardy in responding. I ve been doing a little research on your behalf. I had heard of some of the names that you have mentioned including Emanuel Aguilar, Edouard Sabon and Giordano. Unfortunately I don t have...

Oboe: Marigaux Oboe, double reed society, double reed news
double reed society, double reed news, british double reed society: Dear Cathrine I reckon your best bet is to sell it via the British Double Reed Society s magazine Double Reed News. This goes to about 650+ oboe players and will cost you for the small ad £5.00 for the first 12 words and 40p per word after that. I am...

Oboe: My OBOE and its Origin, boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes
boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes, woodwind instrument: Dear Helen I would love to see this instrument if possible so could you send me a couple of photos to me at advertising@bdrs.org.uk The original company of Grassi is very old. They operated in the early 19th Century and were a family business of woodwind...

Oboe: Oboe B & H 300, oboe, wondering what sort
oboe, wondering what sort, natalie: Dear Natalie I am wondering what sort of B&H oboe you have here. Would it be possible to send me a couple of photographs and then I can give you a better idea of what you have and what it s worth. Send them to advertising@bdrs.org.uk If not just...

Oboe: Oboe valuation, double reed society, double reed news
double reed society, double reed news, british double reed society: Hi Neil I am very sorry to have been so late in responding. I have been away from my desk over the weekend. Sorry. I assume that your B&H oboe is a Regent. This means it is a plastic simple system oboe which many beginners have used in the past. For...

Oboe: oboe reed, oboe reed, left hand corner
oboe reed, left hand corner, tip corner: Nicholas I think you will be much better off with hand made reeds. The Jones reeds are typical of machine made and you would have to try lots to get one that really suits you - probably anyway. There are loads of reedmakers out there. A good place to get...

Oboe: Prestini oboe, professional oboist, trento italy
professional oboist, trento italy, true origins: Hi Shari This does sound an interesting oboe. The Prestini company in Trento Italy, made oboes in the 1970 s. I copy in this answer an article you may find of interest which explains the true origins. You may have already seen it. If so I apologise for...

Oboe: Rare pieces for the oboe, june emerson wind music, e mail address
june emerson wind music, e mail address, pauline oostenrijk: Dear Howard I thought my quick research would be too good to be true! June Emerson had it on their catalogue yesterday still, as available! They obviously haven t edited it out yet. Try the Hague and see if they will forward your message to Bart Schneemann...

Oboe: Selling Oboe, nora post, cosmetic appearance
nora post, cosmetic appearance, kingston ny: Dear Lauren There are a couple of dealers who are respected that I happen to know of. Bear in mind that I live in the UK so my knowledge is a bit limited. But having said that you couldn t go wrong if you approach Nora Post in Kingston NY 845.331.4845...

Oboe: upper register plays, lower register doesn't, loree oboe, finger plate
loree oboe, finger plate, tricky job: Dear Carla What I will do is copy to you an answer which I made the other day to a similar problem. Some of the tests and checks will apply to you especially the first one I suggest which is to turn the oboe bottom joint away from the connecting levers...

Oboe: Buffet Oboe, bari sax, student oboe
bari sax, student oboe, overhall: Dear Susan In a word, no. Although there are always exceptions of course. A well cared for old Loree for instance might give a few years of service but generally the newer instruments of the student variety tend to last better. They are less complicated...

Oboe: Cabart a Paris oboe, kennelly keys, quality oboe
kennelly keys, quality oboe, peter hurd: Dear Terri I am sorry to be a little late with my reply but I have been playing concerts out and about and away from my desk. I did in fact try to answer from my iPhone to no avail! I didn t have a good enough 3G service where I was. As I live in the...

Oboe: European System vs AMerican, serial number prefix, octave key
serial number prefix, octave key, bottom c: Dear Maryanne The system sold in the US is the Conservatoire system. American oboists add on sometimes, but not always, the PHilly D which is supposed to facilitate the slur from middle G to top D. It is just an addition bit of ironmongery which closes...

Oboe: vibrato, voice lessons, vibrato
Oboe: vibrato, voice lessons, vibrato, oboe

Oboe: Hiting High notes above High c, octave keys, cigarette papers
octave keys, cigarette papers, finger plate: Dear Virginia High notes problems. Oh dear!! They should work. Which fingerings are you using I wonder? I suppose that you mean the top C#, the D and the D# and maybe top E even. First thing to check is whether the first finger plate on the left...

Oboe: Kooiman Thumb Rests and Oboe Cases, thumb rest, case surgery
thumb rest, case surgery, minor case: Dear Nina This is a problem with some/most traditional oboe cases. I have a pupil who uses a Buffet Greenline oboe and the case is tight. But he manages to fit in the bottom joint without any problem. I must have a look the next time he comes. That s not...

Oboe: new reed tools website, bob hubbard, reed tools
bob hubbard, reed tools, gouger: Dear Christy Thank you for your kind words. I will bookmark your site and have a look in the coming weeks. Your pricing of the new gouger sounds about right to me. I have the RDG machine which has worked well for 30 years at least! I reviewed the Innoledy...

Oboe: Oboe plays off-key, bad time, raffaella
bad time, raffaella, reeds: Dear Raffaella How frustrating for you this must be! I am sorry that you are having a bad time with the oboe at the moment. You must have someone check that the instrument is working properly if you can. It is hard for me to tell you what might be wrong...

Oboe: Playing soft on oboe., embouchure, band instrument
embouchure, band instrument, extra pressure: Hi Dennis I am pleased to learn that you have taken up the oboe challenge. Well done you. I hope you enjoy yourself with it. Playing quietly on the oboe is certainly a challenge in the beginning stages. You need a reed that is not to open and that you...

Oboe: playing sharp, high pitch, dear jill
high pitch, dear jill, oboes: Dear Jill It is NEVER too late to play the oboe. Well done for starting a new discipline! The Jarde oboes were as you say made pre WWII. The sharpness might be caused by wear in the bore of the instrument unless you have noticed that it is about a semitone...

Oboe: I've got the basic technique mostly down, now I'm trying to make it more musical sounding?, french oboist, marcel tabuteau
french oboist, marcel tabuteau, oboe sound: Dear Cara I am sorry to be a little late with my reply but I ve away from my desk over the week end. Anyway here goes! Well done you for teaching yourself. This is quite tricky and I m pleased that you are doing pretty well with it. A teacher would be...

Oboe: vibrato, tone holes, student oboe
tone holes, student oboe, embouchure: Dear Rebecca You want to sound better? Don t we all. It is good to be striving for a better sound, a better technique and all that !!! The most important aspects of playing are these; reeds, embouchure, breathing, oboe. With all these your teacher should...

Oboe: broken?, oboe, emma
oboe, emma, email: Dear Emma Please could you explain to me what you mean by positioned higher. If you could photograph the oboe and its g key I could help you better. If you can do this, send an email with photo attached to: geoffoboe@gmail.com Do you mean the key is...

Oboe: Cabart oboes, oboes, oboist
oboes, oboist, airey: Dear Nancy I m not quite sure what you mean by a Cabart Special Oboe! Do you mean a Cabart 74 which is made to this day by Loree a Paris? If so I would be inclined to go for that one simply becasue it is going to be younger. With oboes, usually younger...

Oboe: F. Loree Oboe, loree oboe, curlee
loree oboe, curlee, san antonio texas: Hi Jim Your Loree was made in about 1977 by my reckoning. The value so much depends on condition and how it plays. Some of your vintage produce a very great sound and will be very desirable. It is important to make sure it is working its best when...

Oboe: Gordet, serial number list, french variety
serial number list, french variety, kreul: Dear Brian I m afraid that I am not going to be a great deal of help for you. I don t have a serial number list of Gordet oboes as they are instruments made by various manufacturers from Italy (possibly Orsi of Milan), France (likely to be Cabart) and...

Oboe: High C# tends to not respond, cigarette papers, finger plate
cigarette papers, finger plate, light grip: Dear Marco Top C# is one of the most problematic notes on any oboe. So much is dependent on which fingering you are using too of course. The standard fingering works on my Loree pretty well and this is: o-x-x | x-o-x | C# Now this fingering is heavily...

Oboe: Marigaux Oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, society address: Dear Tam I am a little concerned that I have given you an inflated estimate of the value. If your oboe is a Strasser-Marigaux this means it is an intermediate instrument known as a model 801. The pro range of oboes are 901, 2001 and M2. The 901 has been...

Oboe: Mystery mandrel, vertical length, horizontal length
vertical length, horizontal length, glotin: Dear Howard I think it would be too simple to say that your mandrel is made for Loree staples! But I have measured some current Loree staples that I have and they are close to the measurements you quote. The standard Glotin staple seems to be larger...

Oboe: Oboe Reed is Very Quiet?, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, oboe reed: Dear Jackie Probably the best thing to do is get another reed!!!!! However why is it so quiet? Is it quite old now and past its best? Is it too close and if so soaking a little longer in water might open it up. You could always wire the reed open if...

Oboe: Opinion regarding oboes, patricola, grenadilla
patricola, grenadilla, loree: Dear Sheryl We seem to be having quite a conversation this afternoon! Sorry the Buffet you tried you didn t like. It is always a matter of luck of the draw whoever makes oboes. There are great ones and not so great ones and bad ones! I have recently...

Oboe: Orsi Oboe for sale, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, dear charlotte: Dear Charlotte I have very sparse information regarding dealers in South Africa. The only couple I know of that may be able to help you sell your Orsi instrument is www.sawoodwind.co.za/. There might be a possibility with www.Skysun.co.za either. I...

Oboe: oboe tubes and cane, chudnow, jordanov
chudnow, jordanov, lower register: Dear Sheryl 1,000,000 questions! So what s one more - nuttin.... I have heard good things about these oboes - from Peter Hurd naturally! He told me this is the best oboe made in an email some time back. I can t comment as I ve never tried one. I know...

Oboe: Ring vs Covered System, bottom finger, open holes
bottom finger, open holes, hole system: Dear Joung The best answer I can give you is the reason that the covered hole system came into being at the end of the 19th Century invented mainly by Gillet - hence his name is attached to the system. The main reason for the covered system is tuning...

Oboe: Rudall Carte Oboe, boosey hawkes, eye of the beholder
boosey hawkes, eye of the beholder, oboes: Dear Niki These oboes were imported from Italy in the 1970 onwards and sold through many dealers in the UK. I think they were made by Orsi of Milan for Boosey & Hawkes. The value of such an instrument is in the eye of the beholder. If the oboe plays...

Oboe: re: Buescher Oboe M2802, fledgling band, strong suspicion
fledgling band, strong suspicion, buescher: Dear Leanne I have a strong suspicion that the Buescher Oboes were made by Cabart for that company. It is what is known as a stencil instrument. These are bought in by a well known wind supplier/manufacturer who perhaps specialises in other instruments...

Oboe: 1929 kolhert oboe, baden wurtemburg, south west germany
baden wurtemburg, south west germany, double reed: Dear Monica Quite, how do you value an instrument such as this? It is very difficult as you suggest. As an oboe of that vintage does not have a high value. They would probably sell for around $1000 maximum in good condition. The Kohlert oboes were...

Oboe: Berkeley Oboe, university of california berkeley, bell piece
university of california berkeley, bell piece, berkeley university: Dear Neil This is a bit of mystery I must admit. If you had been in the US I would have said oh yes it is an instrument made for the RS Berkeley Band Instrument Company BUT they only began trading in 2002 and not 20 years ago! Also if you had been in...

Oboe: Boosey & Co Oboe, double reed society, boosey and co
double reed society, boosey and co, british double reed society: Dear Kelly I wonder if you would send me a couple of pictures so that I can hazard a better guess of it s provenance! If you send them to my British Double Reed Society email address that will find me. advertising@bdrs.org.uk The name Boosey...

Oboe: Bores, hi mike, bores
hi mike, bores, basic questions: Hi Mike This oboe of yours was made around 1983. The SN tells me this but doesn t tell me the type of bore I m afraid. The bore types vary as much in the bell as anything. The German style DM bore can make the sound more focussed but a little more resistant...

Oboe: Buffet greenline, midwest musical imports, orchestra rehearsal
midwest musical imports, orchestra rehearsal, lisa martin: Hi Ben Real tough luck that, having your oboe knocked over. I would go ballistic! Now it is possible to repair these joints but I feel that with the Greenline material it is probably better to go for a new top joint in the long run. Buffet themselves...

Oboe: CABART OBOE, nickel alloy, double reed
nickel alloy, double reed, grenadilla: Dear John The oboe would be made from Grenadilla as plastics were not used on these older oboes by Cabart as far as I know. I think you are probably making the wrong assumption about the date. The numbers and letters you read would be part of the serial...

Oboe: cork wont fit, grit size, flat areas
grit size, flat areas, sand paper: Dear Rebecca You are not alone. These days oboe sockets seem to be made a little narrower and most oboes have this problem it seems to me. There is remedy though. You take a piece of 600 grit wet and dry paper. Usually this has a black backing paper-...

Oboe: Flutist Taking Up Oboe, oboe fingerings, octave keys
oboe fingerings, octave keys, octave key: Dear Liz Taking up the oboe would be very useful. Folk are always looking for doublers these days especially for pit work in shows. The fingering is very similar indeed. There are slight differences but in my experience once practised the fact you...

Oboe: OBOE Cabart Special Model# J689, dear rudy, intermediate model
dear rudy, intermediate model, loree: Dear Rudy The Cabart from 1965 would be one of the last made. They made very good oboes indeed towards the end of their viable life but unfortunately closed down in around 1972. Loree took the name in 1974 and use it on their intermediate model, the Cabart...

Oboe: Oboe Royal Vs Green Line, professional oboe, violet wood
professional oboe, violet wood, loree: Dear Felipe Sorry to be a little late in replying I have been away from things. What a problem you have. One that I have myself in fact because me two favourite oboes are the Buffet and the Loree Royal and I am never sure which to play at concerts! I...

Oboe: oboe, reed suppliers, reed maker
reed suppliers, reed maker, great reed: Dear Sandy Thank you for your whereabouts. That s helpful. I have had reeds from a few places in the US and found the following to be good. Sheryl Weffler makes as very good reed. She is trading under the name Cascade Oboe Reeds but the wait can...

Oboe: oboe prices, student models, howarth
student models, howarth, renard: Hello Jane My best advice is to afford as much as you can for an oboe. Having said that though I feel that you should always seek advice from a teacher or player of the instrument in choosing one. The ones that are intermediate and will see you through...

Oboe: oboe reed?, oboe reed, reed company
oboe reed, reed company, quiet noise: Dear Alex Sorry you have a gurgle in the Db. Very annoying. Make sure that the key is actually lifting and not stuck down. Make sure there is not water gathered underneath - very unlikely! Make sure that the C pad is closing properly when you play...

Oboe: Profiling machines, machine blade, howarths
machine blade, howarths, profiling machines: Dear Ng Both these machines are excellent. Udo s machine had some teething troubles earlier on but are now very good and as a bonus offer five different profiles without you having to send your favourite reeds to be copied. The Rieger machine is probably...

Oboe: Rigoutat 388L, model name, numbering system
model name, numbering system, oboe: Dear Yaroslav I am very sorry that I can t tell much from the serial number alone. Rigoutat do not put a model name into their numbering system it seems. Sometimes with later oboes they have noted the model name as in Expression on the bell or other...

Oboe: About tying on., tube cane, finger and thumb
tube cane, finger and thumb, staples: Dear Joe I reckon that your problem is caused simply by buying canes with too small an initial diameter of tube cane. This is compounded by the fact you are using a wider shape too I feel. I presume that you are tying on properly and not going past the...

Oboe: 50-year-old Rigoutat, mr bridge, replacement job
mr bridge, replacement job, keywork: Dear Kevin You got a bargain! I looked at the ebay site and the pictures. There appears to be a crack through the 1st octave box, the left hand E flat and B/Bflat touch pieces need realigning as does the right hand G# key and the second octave key. Silver...

Oboe: A Buescher oboe, buescher aristocrat, mr bridge
buescher aristocrat, mr bridge, cosmetic appearance: Hi Barbara The value of these Buescher oboes is very very hard to determine. The market in student and intermediate oboes always lively though and if yours is in good playing condition I would think it could fetch something in the region of $700 - $800...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, b50, oboes
b50, oboes, second world war: Dear Karen The serial numbers of Cabart oboes are a bit of a mystery even if you had it! I would say from the photograph (which thanks for this very helpful) it was probably made pre second world war. The company died in the late 1960 s but concentrated...

Oboe: Dutch style of oboe reed, oboe reed, dutch tradition
oboe reed, dutch tradition, french tradition: Dear Vladimir Yes Pauline s classes were about four years ago or so. Sorry! She played beautifully in her recital too. An unaccompanied piece by Andriessen written for her called Pauline O was remarkably fine. She uses different styles of reeds....

Oboe: Linton Oboe, student models, professional model
student models, professional model, pro model: Dear Kala THe picture is worth a thousand words! It seems that you could have a professional model Linton oboe although it doesn t have a left hand F key as the current range sports. The key work I think gives it away. You have for example a right hand...

Oboe: Oboe, octave key, free reed
octave key, free reed, obeo: Dear Isabel Semi-auto & full automatic oboe. This refers to the octave mechanism. On the semi automatic system (which is used in most of the world) putting down the second octave key, which you need for the top four notes - top A to top C - cancels...

Oboe: Oboe extra key, boosey hawkes, finger link
boosey hawkes, finger link, hand fingers: Dear Megan I think I have the answer..... The Boosey & Hawkes oboes were made for the UK market and incorporated the British Thumb Plate system and not the rest of the world s favourite French Conservatoire system. This system uses the first finger of...

Oboe: oboe crack, cor anglais, tone holes
cor anglais, tone holes, keywork: Dear Nicolas Which make of oboe is cracked? Why not send it to the makers or you can send it by post to a repairer in France or the UK perhaps. I can certainly recommend repairers in the UK who will take good care of your oboe and make a good job for...

Oboe: Playing flat, open throat, gunge
open throat, gunge, semitone: Dear Olivia You speak of the angle that the oboe is making with your lips. This depends much on your jaw. IF you have a protruding jaw to any extent then the lower jaw pushing forward would necessitate a higher angle than if you had a very receding chin....

Oboe: A is playing A Sharp, little gap, cigarette paper
little gap, cigarette paper, ring fingers: Dear Linda Thank goodness we were in the right ball park with the problem. I am pleased that you could fix it with the turn of a screw! You were lucky that the screw would turn enough into its little socket. Sometimes either the screw won t move at all...

Oboe: Rigoutat 388AL, rigoutat, bell ring
rigoutat, bell ring, model type: Dear Yaroslav Your Rigoutat has a similar number to mine so I can safely say it was made in 1995. The model type is not given in the numbers. Sometimes, especially recently, Rigoutat stamped on the name of the model such as Expression or Symphony. There...

Oboe: Sharp, chest breathing, embouchure
chest breathing, embouchure, annoying problem: Dear Shannon Experiment with the reed position and play with as slack an embouchure as you can. Can you slide the reed from side to side in your mouth when you make your embpuchure? This is quite a good test of overtightness in the lip. If the reed is...

Oboe: how much should i sell my oboe for, student oboe, pad replacement
student oboe, pad replacement, type instrument: Hi Elizabeth The Yamaha oboe you have is probably a model 211 which is a student type instrument made from plastic. They are very good for the money no doubt about that and play well. The going rate for used 211 in the US is somewhere between $600 to...

Oboe: Buffet oboe serial #2456, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, french bassoon: Hi Audra The site is not much use for older instruments I m afraid so you would have to find other sources or write an email to BC themselves and ask. Sometimes you won t always get an an answer though! What would be very helpful would be for me to see...

Oboe: Cor anglais, howarths, anglias
howarths, anglias, monnig: Dear Angelika Used cors are difficult to get unless you are OK with an open holed variety such as the Howarth S2. Even so you would expect to pay around £2750 - £3000 for a good one. If you can scrape together that sort of money Crowthers in Canterbury...

Oboe: Head pressure, and also intonation, reed preparation, embouchure
reed preparation, embouchure, flatness: Hi Hannah So much pressure! Well this is a bit normal Im afraid but something you will get used to believe me. However read on...... If your reeds are very tough though that will make things significantly worse. So you have to make sure that your reed...

Oboe: High C# fingering, howarth oboe, cigarette paper
howarth oboe, cigarette paper, diamond shape: Dear Jay What you are using is probably the best one. In fact this is the classic French style fingering for the full conservatoire system. It does usually mean in this fingering that the 1st finger LH plate is allowed to rise fully off its bed place but...

Oboe: Loree Oboe with serial number QR15, oboe, ql
oboe, ql, serial number: Hello Jane The year is most likely mid-2007 as far as I can work out. I have a Loree Royal QL which was made in the summer of 2006. There is no differentiation in the model - the numbers are sequential irrespective of the type of oboe made. ...

Oboe: Low F-sharp won't play, finger plate, finger pad
finger plate, finger pad, f sharp: Hi emily Strange things happen to oboes. One day everything is fine and the next, kaput! Have you got a good repairer in mind? If you like I know the Loree people quite well and could find out for you who they would recommend you send it to in Japan....

Oboe: Mirafone oboe value, kreul, mid 1970s
kreul, mid 1970s, dear jane: Dear Jane The Mirafone was made by Hans Kreul of Tubingen in Germany. I reckon that yours would most likely be from about !970. They are very good instruments and should fetch in good order a good price. They usually have a lovely dark sound and are sought...

Oboe: Oboe value, ski slope, finger plate
ski slope, finger plate, finger placement: Dear Jen These oboes are good intermediate instruments which are made of a plastic material called resonite. They are fully equipped in their system with most of the expected trills provided but don t have a left hand F which is desirable. They sell...

Oboe: How much is my Oboe worth?, oboist, beautiful sound
oboist, beautiful sound, prospective buyer: Hi Mat Your Loree serial number FP01 was probably made in 1981 or thereabouts. Despite the repaired crack the value of it is still pretty good in the USA. It ought to sell for between $3000 and $3750. Maybe even achieving the $4000 mark...... Much...

Oboe: Older Buffet-Crampon oboes, jacques chambon, hole models
jacques chambon, hole models, serial number lookup: Dear Wai I think a better translation is 3 big headed keys ! Is that really better I ask myself!! We are quite sure though it means 3 octave keys as you will have the third octave key on your model. I will contact friends connected with Buffet and...

Oboe: My oboe won't play a second octave F, octave key, oboes
octave key, oboes, oboe: Dear Heather When you say second octave presumably you mean the one above the stave - up there in the clouds - yes?? If so please could you tell me what fingering you are using and whether you have a third octave key and if you are using that. If...

Oboe: How much is my oboe worth?, cosmetic appearance, loree
cosmetic appearance, loree, stephanie: Dear Stephanie Sorry to have not got back earlier to you. Your Loree should fetch about $3750 - $4250 I would think if it is in good condition. I would think also that you are quite right about the date - 2000 or 2001. I presume it is a Regular Loree...

Oboe: Robert Durand clarinet, dear james, kreul
dear james, kreul, oboes: Dear Yvonne Are you certain that you are in the right section of AllExperts? I am an oboe specialist if anything! I can t really tell you much about clarinets. Having said that I did answer a question once on Robert Durand et Cie oboes with not a lot of...

Oboe: tying on, could pick your brains, rigoutat
could pick your brains, rigoutat, rule of thumb: Hi Matt I am pleased that I was help with other matters. Thanks for that. The technique of tying to a formula really relies on everything being standard and therefore repeatable. Rule of thumb is in some ways better and you then devise your standardisation...

Oboe: F. Loree KL32, response measures, octave key
response measures, octave key, loree: Hi Whitney You Loree oboe I think was made in 1993. You don t say which model it is, for instance does it have a 3rd octave key or is it a Ferrillo model, and the serial number doesn t give me any idea I m afraid. The Regular Loree from that year would...

Oboe: Gordet Oboe, cosmetic appearance, approximate value
cosmetic appearance, approximate value, good shape: Dear Tina Your French Gordet oboe would probably make about $2000 if it is in good shape. I don t have details of its age I m afraid but would hazard a guess (wild!) at late 1960 s to 1ate 1970 s. Lots of factors govern the price that used oboes make....

Oboe: High notes, octave key, embouchure
octave key, embouchure, high note: Dear Ze You will be best to just put enough of your lip turned in and not too much - usually it is recommended as a rule of thumb, until the red part disappears. Think of the lips like a closure of a draw string bag. You pull the string and the opening...

Oboe: Identifying Oboe, marigaux oboe, sax player
marigaux oboe, sax player, keywork: Hi Steve Your Marigaux with that serial number is almost certainly a Model 901 made at the end of 2001. This model is the one that has made their name over the past thirty years or so. The only other possibilty would be an 801 but that would be called...

Oboe: LaFleur Oboe, wardour street london, high pitch
wardour street london, high pitch, octave key: Dear Wendy Here is a copy of a previous answer which I think applies to you too! It might be best to consider keeping it as its value may not be very high. You may want to play it again sometime in the future. Your oboe is probably a student model...

Oboe: Loree Oboe Year made?, gold lettering, purple velvet
gold lettering, purple velvet, loree oboe: Dear Roger Your Loree would have been made in 1998 or unless it looks really quite old and usually the case gives that away, it was made in 1924! They changed their lettering scheme around 1929 back to a new set of A s with AB . About the name on the...

Oboe: musical instrutment, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, advertising man: Dear Raymond I am very sorry that I can t put a value on this instrument. It is not an oboe, it is a clarinet and I m afraid that I know nothing about clarinet values at all. I am sorry that I can t help you with this. Try Allexperts and look...

Oboe: New Reeds, medium store, finger and thumb
medium store, finger and thumb, natural shape: Hi James I am sorry you have fallen foul of the store bought reed syndrome. Lots of these reeds are not great it has to be said. Have you seen the website of reed reviews? Quite a helpful site try it out you might find some you can try instead of those...

Oboe: Oboe value, range stability, c sharps
range stability, c sharps, octave key: Dear Debra The ORSI company of Milan was one of the best known Italian oboe makers amongst a group which include: * BULGHERONI * INCAGNOLI (Rome); * PISONI (Trento); * GRASSI (Trento); * GUASTI (Florence); * PATRICOLA (Castelnuovo-Scrivia)....

Oboe: Old oboes, cabert, bass recorders
cabert, bass recorders, bass recorder: Dear Jay Do you mean you are looking for old oboes as in baroque oboe copies? These look like bass recorders as you indicate. But you say you found a library book with two pictures of old recorders . Did you mean oboes? I presume the Cabart you have...

Oboe: Older Buffet Oboe, impeccable condition, buffet crampon
impeccable condition, buffet crampon, smart case: Dear Jemima Your oboe would be the professional Buffet one which I had myself around that time. They are very good instruments indeed and I liked mine although I did have one or two little problems with the very highest notes which were sorted at the factory....

Oboe: Playing the Oboe Hurts, embouchure, callus
embouchure, callus, oboe: Hi Alex Yes it can be a bit sore at the start. Don t worry it will improve as your lip gets used to the vibrations. Now make sure that your reed is well moistened and vibrating very well before you make your embouchure. This is very important. If you...

Oboe: @ PROBLEM@ ending sentences, oboist leon, tip area
oboist leon, tip area, embouchure: Dear Ze Yes it is normal to bite a little to dampen the vibrations, squeeze the reed to raise the pitch and counteract the lesser air flow. I am so pleased that you are trying to shape phrases in this way. Well done! Keep at it...... Another way is to...

Oboe: Having some problems with the reed, oboe player, sore lips
oboe player, sore lips, string bag: Dear Cara Well done to you teaching yourself. Not easy when you come across problems like you have written about. I would think that your reed is probably at the end of its life. What you describe sounds like it. Higher notes not working and the reed...

Oboe: Replacing Cork on Loree Oboe, expert friend, loree oboe
expert friend, loree oboe, sheet thickness: Dear Ming We are in a bit of a minefield here! I have consulted my repair expert friend Nigel at BrokenWind.com for professional advice as it ain t so easy as it might seem to do a great job. First of all you must remove all of the existing cork Really...

Oboe: Selmer Signet Soloist Oboe, selmer, oboes
selmer, oboes, signet: Dear Cory I wonder if you could send me a couple of pictures of the oboe so that I have a better idea of what you have got. I don t think I am going to get anywhere with serial numbers either! There is more than one Selmer. Selmer USA, Selmer France...

Oboe: Brand of oboe, professional oboist, kreul
professional oboist, kreul, oboes: Dear Nick What an interesting question! I think a professional oboist who played in Germany and Austria from the early thirties would have had an oboe made by Hans Kreul of Tubingen as his best one but he might have dallyed with a Zuleger Viennese oboe...

Oboe: Buffet Greenline, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, double reeds: Dear Margrit I would trust absolutely the dealership in Cambridge (UK) Wood, Wind & Reed . They are the main agents for Buffet Greenline Oboes in the UK and would give you a fair price I m sure. Ask for Thomas he looks after double reeds. Website:...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, antique value: Dear Debra I wonder if you could send a photo or two to this address: advertising@bdrs.org.uk This is to the British Double Reed Society website which will protect my email address - perhaps! I will then be able to identify your oboe more accurately...

Oboe: Embouchure, oboe note, finger and thumb
oboe note, finger and thumb, string bag: Hi Deana The oboe embouchure will take some getting used to after the flute. You will find the pressure inside you mouth is greater and that causes your cheeks to be stressed ! They will get used to it as they strengthen. No doubt of that at all. You just...

Oboe: Howarth S20c, s20, oboe
s20, oboe, left hand: Dear Jennifer I think the S20c has always had the 3rd octave key and left hand F but I could be wrong. I am not sure when they started making this model. I have a feeling it is about 10 years ago but again I may be wrong. The S20 certainly doesn t have...

Oboe: Identify Selmer Oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, plastic resin: Dear Carl Could you send a photo of the oboe or point to a auction catalogue number if this is on eBay and I will look at the oboe and hazard a guess at the model and value. Photos to : advertising@bdrs.org.uk I am part of the British Double Reed...

Oboe: Louis Oboe, howarth oboe, lm series
howarth oboe, lm series, war version: Dear James What vintage is your Louis oboe? If it is the pre war version out of which the Howarth oboe emerged in 1948 then it would sell in good condition for around £1200 - £1400 probably. Some of these old Louis oboes were really super and some players...

Oboe: make and model, music course, oboes
music course, oboes, uk time: Dear Morgan The Conn oboes were made in Elkhart but you probably knew that anyway! I wonder if you can send me a picture to advertising@bdrs.org.uk I am away from this Saturday 25th until August 3rd so if you don t hear from me before Saturday I m afraid...

Oboe: oboe staple for Howarth RDG style 2 tip, metal staples, reed maker
metal staples, reed maker, chudnow: Dear Alfred I think that the RDG 2 is a little wide for the Loree staple - ideally - although I have used this combination in the past. What you have to do is tie on longer by about 1 mm so that the golden rule applies that the sides close a single turn...

Oboe: Sagging Loree middle C, middle c, guercio
middle c, guercio, xun: Howard In a word NO. The problem with the bore, if it is a problem, can only be solved by using the Loree reamers. Howarth reamers would not be any use at all. In fact makers need a few reamers for the top joint as I understand. They used to use just...

Oboe: Selmer Cabart Wood Oboe, oboes, selmer
oboes, selmer, elderly man: Dear Ken I wonder if you can send me some pictures of the oboe itself. The case looks quite old but I would love to see the oboe inside it and then I hope I can help you with some more information. It is most likely from around the 1950 s but do let me...

Oboe: Age of an oboe, double reed society, double reed news
double reed society, double reed news, british double reed society: Dear Patricia For an accurate dating you could always get in touch with Howarth s but from my records I anticipate that they would tell you the year 1999 or 2000. By the way if you would like to advertise it in Double Reed News which is the magazine...

Oboe: No B Or Bflat, little haste, cigarette paper
little haste, cigarette paper, flat keys: Paul Do take it Jess. She ll do a good job for you. Mention my name so that she knows I ve recommended her would you. She advertises in the British Double Reed Society s magazine Double Reed News and I look after the advertising! All the best...

Oboe: b & h oboe, selmer company, conn selmer
selmer company, conn selmer, boosey hawkes: Dear Rose What you have is a Boosey & Hawkes Model 78 Oboe. It will have covered holes and be made of a plastic material. These were made in the USA for Boosey s as an intermediate instrument. At the time in the 1970 s they made the school oboe The Regent...

Oboe: beginers Oboe, tonal possibilities, octave keys
tonal possibilities, octave keys, wood instruments: Dear Victoria Both these oboes would be suitable for a beginner but I think the superior instrument ought to be, if it s in good nick, the S10B model. The Howarth B model from the era of 18 years ago is a different beast altogether. The S10B has covered...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, oboes and bassoons, serial number list
oboes and bassoons, serial number list, cosmetic condition: Dear Jeff Identifying old oboes is fraught with difficulty especially without sight of them. The Cabart make is difficult to date too as there doesn t exist a serial number list which would have been helpful. However we do know that they ceased production...

Oboe: Chiarugi -2 shape and 2+ staples, rigoutat, guercio
rigoutat, guercio, wonderful news: Dear Howard Whoohay! You ve bought a Greenline. Wonderful news. I do hope you will be pleased with it. They are excellent. These shapes are pretty wide so the length will be around 75 - 76 as you say. There is no problem in that. You cut off the length...

Oboe: F Loree oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, old stager: Dear Ronaldo What an interesting story. I come from the Manchester area and have a vague recollection of the name Muriel Brown connected with the Northern School of Music as it was then in the 1940 s, if I recall correctly. The oboe is very old indeed!...

Oboe: Life expectancy for old Marigeaux oboe?
Oboe: Life expectancy for old Marigeaux oboe?

Oboe: Oboe valuation & identification, bassoon music, beeg
Oboe: Oboe valuation & identification, bassoon music, beeg, mr cook

Oboe: old cabart oboe, haute normandy, normandy
Oboe: old cabart oboe, haute normandy, normandy, couture

Oboe: Good oboe for a young beginner, dear esther, hand model
dear esther, hand model, desirable features: Dear Esther I would try to get the Howarth unless your daughter is big for her age. On the other hand, I am sure the BC 4121 would be good for her if she can hold the instrument and reach everything easily. They are well made and pretty strong to suffer...

Oboe: Howarth S20c and Howarth S2 oboe, chalk and cheese, octave key
chalk and cheese, octave key, quality student: Hi Ling The main difference between the S20 and the S20C is as you say the fingering system. Other than that the S20C has a 3rd octave key but the other spec is the same. An alternative would to have a thumb plate put on an S20C then you have a dual system....

Oboe: intermediate oboes to recommend, musicians friend, sticker shock
musicians friend, sticker shock, oboe player: Dear Nancy First of all if your teacher is an accomplished oboist then her advice should be sought as well of course. Especially it might be useful for her to help in the choice by play testing for you. You don t tell me where you are living so I can t...

Oboe: Jean Cartier oboe, jean cartier, english horns
jean cartier, english horns, first impressions: Dear Susan Your oboe looks very much a Malerne ring system oboe to me. I am almost sure that it is a stencil instrument probably from the immediate post WWII period made by Malerne. There is a huge amount of confusion as the name Malerne along with Cabart...

Oboe: Kohlert English Horn, cor anglais, kohlert
cor anglais, kohlert, english horn: Hi Kevin There doesn t seem to be a list of the serial numbers for Kohlert unfortunately but my guess work tells me that your instrument was made around 1955. The company went bankrupt in 1965 and I have the serial number for around that time. They made...

Oboe: Kreul/Gordet cor anglais, nora post, tubingen germany
nora post, tubingen germany, english horns: Dear Brenda These Gordet/Kreul English Horns are sought after in the US as far as I understand so you should have no difficulty in selling it if it is good condition. They were imported from maker Hans Kreul in Tubingen, Germany, for many years from...

Oboe: Life expectancy for old Marigeaux oboe?, new fox, keywork
new fox, keywork, oboes: Dear Banty I would guess that the oboe in question is from 1974. It is an old oboe I suppose but if it is in good condition and plays well with good response, the keywork isn t too slack and the plating is in good order then it will serve you well for 20...

Oboe: malcolm arnold sonata, leon goossens, andante con moto
leon goossens, andante con moto, 2 andante: Dear Alfred Thank you for your enquiry about these two works of Malcolm Arnold. They are in fact completely different pieces. The Concerto was written in 1952 for Leon Goossens and the Sonatina written in 1951 as Opus 28. There are obvious M Arnold...

Oboe: middle C very sharp, nail varnish, octave key
nail varnish, octave key, tone hole: Dear Pete Putting down the 1st finger right hand can certainly make the note very slightly sharper but I was hoping that the extra support you got from this move would help stop possible gripping with the embouchure. I have mislead you slightly in my...

Oboe: Oboe valuation & identification, double reed instruments, old violins
double reed instruments, old violins, historic instruments: Dear Rachel These oboes are quite rare. I don t know how many they made but not many I suspect. The company existed in the second quarter of the 20th Century and had an address: 42 Boston Road, Hanwell, London W7. The mark on the oboe should usually say...

Oboe: old cabart oboe, serial number list, thumb rest
serial number list, thumb rest, animals birds: Dear Mike Your Cabart sounds completely genuine and that is a start! The musical symbols are a pretty reliable guide to its authenticity. There is a picture of a galleon too usually. Unfortunately there is no serial number list around to refer to. Cabart...

Oboe: Sharp high C on Cor, cor anglais, howarths
cor anglais, howarths, tiny quantity: Dear David First of all sorry to be a little tardy in answering. I have been away from emails and things over the week end at the Edinburgh Festival! The Howarth S2 I had some years back had a similar problem but an even worse one on middle C# s. They...

Oboe: Storage of oboe reeds, reed maker, reed cases
reed maker, reed cases, dry climates: Sandy Good old Howarth s. They do a marvellous job with the XL. Indeed they are one of the best oboes made. As for cracking they don t have a bad reputation at all but I still agree that it is wise to break it in slowly. I know exactly what you mean when...

Oboe: How to season a reed?, reed tip, middle c
reed tip, middle c, e flat: Dear Nicholas I sometimes use scissors to do this job as well. If they are real sharp there is no problem. I use embroidery scissors as they are extremely sharp. The difficulty is keeping it straight across as you have found. Don t worry that your reed...

Oboe: swab and reed staples- misc cleaning, pheasant tail, trumpet valves
pheasant tail, trumpet valves, warm soapy water: Dear Kristin The swab is often a controversial topic. Some people say silk is best and some say cotton is best and some swear by the pheasant tail feather then again there is the new Microfibre swab marketed by BG. I haven t used one of these yet so can...

Oboe: throat constriction, embouchure, throat constriction, how to relax tension
throat constriction, how to relax tension, abdominal muscles: Dear Mojca I am pleased that I managed to help a little earlier. Keep at the open throat regime. It is better to keep the rib cage extended and not pushed in. It is not good though to be feeling that you are holding them out with effort. There is a balance...

Oboe: throat restriction, embouchure, throat constriction, mouth air
throat constriction, mouth air, neck muscles: Dear Mojca Not a good thing to have this throat constriction is it? I am sure that you are quite right to say that this is the cause of your sharp playing. I think you must go back to basics. Make sure that your reeds are vibrating easily and fully...

Oboe: Booksey & Hawkes Regent, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, boosey hawkes: Dear Gemma The B&H Regent was made as a respectable but not brilliant beginner oboe as you probably know! The value of such an instrument in the UK in good nik would be about £400 - £500 I suspect. If get in touch with a dealer such as Peter Davies...

Oboe: Boosey & Hawkes Oboe, stampings, oboe
stampings, oboe, serial number: Dear John I am sorry that I can t identify your oboe from the serial number alone. I would need to see the instrument. If you can, please send me a few pictures on line as attachments to my email address - advertising@bdrs.org.uk - I will have a much...

Oboe: Chauvet english horn, peter hurd, english horns
peter hurd, english horns, laubin: Dear Sheryl Thank you for your kind words. Bless you! I would certainly go for the Chauvet english horn and the price does not look too bad either. If it plays the way you want it to then you will have a great instrument. It will be at least 35 years...

Oboe: flat low notes on Loree oboe and sharp general pitch, mark chudnow, reed maker
mark chudnow, reed maker, octave key: Dear Jane This is quite a common problem and one which you might need to consider an embouchure overhaul. If you bottom D is in tune with the normal reed length you are accustomed to then it could be an embouchure problem. You need to make sure that...

Oboe: Harry Pedler oboe, american manufacturing company, woodwind instrument
american manufacturing company, woodwind instrument, pedler: Dear JK Other sources of information might be Rudall Carte in the UK, Conn company in the US, The American Manufacturing Company with Gronert, Martin Band Instruments also might be worthy of a trawl. My bibliography quotes Kraut in Oboe, Klarinette Fagotte...

Oboe: oboe, subsidiary model, dear joy
subsidiary model, dear joy, old timer: Dear Joy The Pan American oboe was made by Conn in Elkhart Indiana. They had flourished from about 1925 to 1928 and had been established by Carl Greenleaf the President of Conn - according to my records. In 1937 Conn began to use the name Pan American...

Oboe: oboe staples for number 2 howarth shape, bottom diameter, mr bridge
bottom diameter, mr bridge, chudnow: Dear Alfred I don t know where the Reed Expression staples come form. You could perhaps ask them if you have dealt with them. My information tells me that the widest staples for oboe are usually no more than 2.6 mm wide and 2.0 mm high! The Rigoutat...

Oboe: octave key not working, octave key, cork pad
octave key, cork pad, lighter fuel: Dear Brak First of all look at the octave key pad. Does it open when you press down the operating key on the back of the oboe? If you have left off playing for a while sometimes these lightly sprung keys simply stick down because (a) the pad is sticky...

Oboe: Resonance Fingerings for C, hand fingers, middle staff
hand fingers, middle staff, different finger: Dear Jay Sorry to be a bit late in answering I ve been away a couple of days. The answer to your questions is yes! I do put down extra fingers for the C and also prepare for the change of register when it is convenient to do so as in faster passages....

Oboe: Age of instruments, howarth oboes, leon goossens
howarth oboes, leon goossens, loree: Dear Bridget How lovely to have the Louis oboe that Leon Goossens once owned. If memory serves me right I think he had the Louis as a spare. He did have his precious Loree stolen but it was recovered. He used the Louis oboe at that time when he was...

Oboe: Is there a "break-in" time after an oboe repad?, local music store, loree
local music store, loree, band instrument: Dear Korrin The best thing to do with this re-pad job it seems to me is to take it back!!!! Sorry, but this needing a few weeks to really break in stuff is nonsense. When the oboe leaves the shop it should play very well indeed if the padding has been...

Oboe: Goosens, leon goossens, oboe player
leon goossens, oboe player, oboists: Hi David I am sorry that this answer has been in the pipe line but I ve been off for the weekend. I first met Goossens when I was about 13years old. My father was a musician and knew him slightly so when he came to the local Music Club to play a recital...

Oboe: Gordet Oboe, nora post, peter hurd
nora post, peter hurd, serial number list: Dear Joanna If you could send me some pictures to: advertising@bdrs.org.uk I will give you some ideas to include in the description. The website is that of the British Double Reed Society which will accept more attached files than AllExperts...

Oboe: Help me please!!!!, selmers, gurgle
selmers, gurgle, oboes: Hi Celeste Well done you tackling learning the oboe on your own! That s excellent that you have kept going for so long without any lessons. Problems though will come along and I would strongly advise you to seek out a good teacher - if you can find one...

Oboe: Higher notes breathy or missing, cigarette paper, rich tone
cigarette paper, rich tone, lower register: Dear Pat Sorry to have been a bit of a time in replying but I ve been away. It is great that you have started back again with the oboe. Well done you! Sorry it is proving frustrating though. It takes time to get going again after a couple of weeks...

Oboe: half tone down?, boosey hawkes, mechanical warranty
boosey hawkes, mechanical warranty, london shop: Dear Antonella Thank you for your kind comments. Much appreciated. The top joint is the whole of the top section of the oboe. Oboes are always in three sections: top joint, bottom joint and bell. The actual individual piece of oboe is always called...

Oboe: Kunibert gouging machine, lyon france, milimeter
lyon france, milimeter, hundredths: Hi Ernesto The Kunibert Michel gouging machine is one of the best, there s no doubt of that but the blade is tricky to sharpen yourself. I have only done this myself on one occasion and found it a really difficult job. It is all a question of getting...

Oboe: Loree Oboe Serial No. BN40, nora post, peter hurd
nora post, peter hurd, bellingham wa: Dear Janet Your Loree oboe was made in 1965 I reckon. The value is in all sorts of things and the crack doesn t matter too much in an instrument of that age. What counts most is padding, springs plating, how it plays, if there are any unstable notes,...

Oboe: new reed tools website, bob hubbard, reed tools
bob hubbard, reed tools, gouger: Dear Christy Sorry not to have replied sooner but coming back from holiday last week proved a bit of a trial. We have had loads of snow in the UK - it was there when we got back to be dug and cleared... Oh dear what a trial!! Anyway enough of that. ...

Oboe: next oboe, marigaux, sophisticated model
marigaux, sophisticated model, quality instrument: Dear Lesley I would agree that your daughter should be moving on to something more advanced in its range of capabilities. What she needs are all the trills and the easier playing of low and high notes and better the intonation that a good quality instrument...

Oboe: Oboe model number and price estimate, price estimate, band director
price estimate, band director, selmer: Dear Lina I am sorry that I can t tell you how old your Selmer oboe is as I haven t that information available. So a used price is tricky to work out. They are still made and available in the UK and the US. However the price you would have to pay to...

Oboe: oboe bore, oboists, staples
oboists, staples, loree: Dear Barbara This problem is SO annoying. I think that you would be better to have a good instrument repairer - one who your teacher may trust - to change the reed socket. These can be obtained by these repair guys quite easily from France. You do...

Oboe: oboe maker, boosey hawkes, thanks in advance
boosey hawkes, thanks in advance, couple of days: Hi John I am sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you but I ve had to be away fro a couple of days. Please could you send me a couple of pictures of the oboe. Send them to advertising@bdrs.org.uk please. I will have a much better idea if I...

Oboe: Rigoutat oboe, history of the oboe, nick dear
history of the oboe, nick dear, great shape: Dear Nick Do send me a picture of the oboe and I will tell you if I think it is genuine. The serial number of this one looks OK to me. Three figures followed by two letters. The RA letters would indicate a quite recent manufacture. My Rigoutat Evolution...

Oboe: Selmer Signet Soloist Wood Oboe, selmer, signet
selmer, signet, soloist: Dear Tommy The value is proportional to the look and condition of the oboe. How well in tune it is counts for a much and also if it has any unstable notes. And of course how recent the model is and if it has any cracks (repaired). How is the case by...

Oboe: Selmer USA oboe, which model?, student oboe, ebay
student oboe, ebay, artley: Dear Tine Thanks for the picture without which it would have been impossible to identify of course. What you have here is a Selmer Model 1492B which retails new in the US for just over $2000. Sometimes known as Artley by the way. There is an another...

Oboe: Tam's Oboe, octave key, ebay
octave key, ebay, thanks in advance: Dear Leslie Could you tell me the make of Tam s oboe please then I can advise you better. The Yamaha oboe you are enquirying about with the lined top joint will sound no different from an all wood instrument. The differences are so slight you wouldn...

Oboe: unusual instrument, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, oboes: Dear Julie Is there any chance that you could send me a couple more photos please as only one has arrived. Send them to advertising@bdrs.org.uk and I will have - I hope - a closer look. It is a very early instrument indeed and I assume that it...

Oboe: Attack, tip of your tongue, lower register
tip of your tongue, lower register, oboes: Hi, Elisabeth. I just got back from a conference in Malmo a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful city! There s no doubt that trying to tongue on a low c in pp is tough. I think that any composer that requires this must be a sadist. I do have a couple of suggestions....

Oboe: Blowing out, octave c, pitch problems
octave c, pitch problems, mr bridge: Dear Joung You oboes do sound interesting and the Rigoutat quite unusual if it is open holed. The higher pitch problem could definitely be a function of their age. The bores widen and the pitch inevitably goes up. The P. Gerard is I m pretty sure a stencil...

Oboe: Boosey & Hawkes Oboe, dear clare, student oboe
dear clare, student oboe, ebay: Dear Clare The Emperor oboe was a wooden student model made for Boosey & Hawkes I think in Italy. It was considered a cut above the more basic Regent model as it had more trills and better key work and of course was made from wood and not plastic. They...

Oboe: Cabart Special Oboe, eyes of the beholder, ring bells
eyes of the beholder, ring bells, hole system: Dear Wayne The value of any used oboe is only in the eyes of the beholder - to a degree anyway. How it plays, what condition it is in and how old it is dictates to a large extent the value. The Cabart Special oboe was made just after the war. The Cabart...

Oboe: Blowing out, mr bridge, rigoutat
Oboe: Blowing out, mr bridge, rigoutat, open hole

Oboe: kunibert michel profiler, gougers, micrometers
Oboe: kunibert michel profiler, gougers, micrometers, waiting time

Oboe: Nosebleed worsening by playng the oboe?, ear nose throat doctor, springs and autumns
Oboe: Nosebleed worsening by playng the oboe?, ear nose throat doctor, springs and autumns, ear nose throat

Oboe: Howarth XL oboes, howarth oboes, michel 7
howarth oboes, michel 7, dear ann: Dear Ann Have no fear of the XL blowing out. I had one for a number of years from new and it took about 1 year to blow in and after that remained stable until I decided that one of my many oboes had to go and that was the newest and most desirable in the...

Oboe: kunibert michel profiler
Dear JL I have two Michel profilers and have never seen an instruction manual. I don t think he ever wrote one. However my experience of the machines is that they work well providing they are set up correctly. If you are in any doubt you really need...

Oboe: Marigaux oboe, marigaux oboe, f sharp
marigaux oboe, f sharp, brix: Dear Lars Your Marigaux is quite an old oboe probably from about 1979. That serial number tells me that - but age is not always a bad thing. Has it any repaired cracks in the top joint? The older the oboe the more likely it is to be stable now and cracking...

Oboe: Nosebleed worsening by playng the oboe?, oboists, annoying problem
oboists, annoying problem, nose bleeding: Dear Lukas Sorry to be a bit late in replying but I have been away from home for a couple of days. About these nosebleeds. Are they very common for you and do you know why you have them? If you have seen a doctor has he/she told you if they are anterior...

Oboe: OBOE SCHREIBER, tuniing, dear sirs
tuniing, dear sirs, french models: Dear Nizaor The Schreibers were and still are pretty good oboes but considering the age of yours your teacher may be asking you to upgrade for a good reason. The reason most likely is that an oboe made by a specialist company such as Loree or Marigaux...

Oboe: OBOE TRIEBERT - ERRATA, english model, eb
english model, eb, loree: Dear Nizoar The Triebert family is a very important oboe making concern starting back in 1810. They made many improvements, Guillaume and his sons Charles Louis and Frederic over the years. The son Charles was a fine player and responsible along with Frederic...

Oboe: OLD Buffet Oboes, buffet oboes, oboe player
buffet oboes, oboe player, original instruments: Dear Shirish I am very sorry to have been so long in replying. I had an accident last week and badly damaged my mouth so have been out of action and feeling very sorry for myself! Especially as an oboe player! I will have a look at the instruments for...

Oboe: The original Cabart Oboe Co., oboes and bassoons, english horns
oboes and bassoons, english horns, mentor teacher: Dear Curt The Cabart company had a long history. It was established in 1842 in Paris and then in 1869 was relocated to Ezy as Thibouville-Cabart. From about 1893 Thibouville-Cabart began to make artist quality instruments these were marked Cabart ; in...

Oboe: What is a professional oboe?, professional oboe, tone holes
professional oboe, tone holes, keywork: Dear Lam Chaun Not a silly questions at all. Quite agree! The professional models have much mi=uch more care taken with the tone holes. The shaping and undercutting. The time spent also on tuning and voicing by very subtle tapering and filling of these...

Oboe: reeds, tube cane, dear liz
tube cane, dear liz, staples: Dear Liz Sorry to be a bit late but things have conspired against me today! Thank you for your kind words I do appreciate them. It s nice to be able to help or at least give a different perspective on things sometimes. Although I must admit that every...

Oboe: Short scrape reed making
Dear Rachel If you are going to buy gouged and shaped canes say from Dimeter Jordanov in Lyon then you need few tools. Here is the list starting with the bits you have already. Knife - of the best quality you can afford. The better the knife the longer...

Oboe: VERY serious throat tension problems
Hi Max What a problem! I am flattered that some of your friends think I m pretty smart. I m sure I don t know all the answers by any means! Now if you have a really serious throat problem it would be best to have your teacher watch over you and help...

Oboe: Amati double reeds, double reed instrument, nazi regalia
double reed instrument, nazi regalia, woodwind and brass: Dear George This brand is the successor to the Kohlerts Company which existed before WW2 in Graslitz Czechoslovakia. They were a huge company by 1938 making all the band instruments- woodwind and brass. The oboes and bassoons are variable in quality as...

Oboe: Amati, double reed instruments, chinese brand
double reed instruments, chinese brand, bassoons: Hi, George. I haven t heard much about Amati oboes and so you sparked my curiosity. Doing some research, this is what I found. Amati is a Czech instrument company. From what I gather, they made oboes among other instruments prior to WWII. The company...

Oboe: Fox 450, outdoor gigs, quality oboe
outdoor gigs, quality oboe, professional oboe: Dear Dusty I am sorry to have been tardy in replying to you. Your email got buried in the snow!! Well not quite - but the UK is having a bad time with early wintry conditions and that s all I can think about!!!! Seriously though this is tricky question...

Oboe: Fox 450, oboe player, new fox
Oboe: Fox 450, oboe player, new fox, parents

Oboe: Oboe Reed Making Machines, oboe reed, replacement tyres
Oboe: Oboe Reed Making Machines, oboe reed, replacement tyres, replacement blade

Oboe: Rigoutat oboe, oboe, shopgoodwill com
Oboe: Rigoutat oboe, oboe, shopgoodwill com, serial number

Oboe: Hawkes and Son bassoon - London Ser #15,310 LP, double reed society, double reed instruments
double reed society, double reed instruments, british double reed society: Dear Herb I m afraid that I am not going to be much help to you as I m an oboe specialist really! I can give the low down on Hawkes and Co importers of band instruments in 1860 by William Henry Hawkes, state trumpeter to Queen Victoria! Then in 1869...

Oboe: Loree oboe 1993 serial number, stolen heart, year letters
stolen heart, year letters, music trader: Dear Sandy How terrible to have your oboe stolen. Heart breaking. The listing for 1993 in the Music Trader is not certain but you can approximate of course and I would suggest that your idea of the year letters of LC will be about right. You could...

Oboe: Low Notes on Rigoutat Classique Bore, laubin oboe, teflon tubing
laubin oboe, teflon tubing, relative pitch: Dear Joung Interesting points you raise here. In the UK the prevalence used to be playing on the open ring system and the thumb plate - an adapted version of the Triebert system 5. This held sway well into the 1970 s where most of the big orchestral jobs...

Oboe: Oboe Reed Making Machines, oboe reed, circle of steel
oboe reed, circle of steel, kege: Dear Scott I use and own all of these machines myself for European scrapes but not for American Scrapes. The problem with this scrape is the fact that the profiling blade has to go uphill and as well as down and they are not good at that. They can smoothly...

Oboe: Old Rigoutat, rigoutat, theatre orchestra
rigoutat, theatre orchestra, silver plating: Dear Mari What great English you write. Well done you. Terrific! Old Rigoutat oboes can still play well if they are air tight. That means good pads and corks. It will be the Classique Model as that was the only one they made at that time. To put...

Oboe: oboe, ramon ortega, hands and fingers
ramon ortega, hands and fingers, marigaux: Dear Constance This is always a tricky question to answer. So much depends on the physical ability of the child and the size of the hands and fingers. The mouth is important too as a very short upper lip for instance makes playing difficult and teeth...

Oboe: P. Gerard oboe, double reed society, oboes and clarinets
double reed society, oboes and clarinets, british double reed society: Hi Brian Paul Gerard was a dealer in woodwind instruments in Paris from late 19th Century to mid 20th century. He had instruments by various manufacturers. For instance oboes and clarinets by Malerne, oboes cor anglais by Cabart, saxophones by Selmer...

Oboe: Pressure, sinus problem, dizzyness
sinus problem, dizzyness, worrying thing: Dear Zofia what a worrying thing to happen to you. I am sorry that you are having these turns . Not nice. I think that if your reeds are easy and the oboe is working at its best then you might just have a sinus problem. You say that you always seem...

Oboe: purchasing oboe, oboe teacher, ebay
oboe teacher, ebay, octave key: Dear Alison First of all I m afraid that I would not buy a professional standard oboe on ebay. I really wouldn t. It is far too risky. Ebay is great for smaller cheaper things but usually a player selling an oboe of a decent quality is going to do so through...

Oboe: Regarding used oboe value, early oboes, buffet crampon
early oboes, buffet crampon, tenon joints: Dear Dean I have looked at the pictures which were very interesting. Thanks for those. What you have seems to be an early Buffet Greenline oboe which checking on their site gives me a manufacturers date of 25th May 1999. If your serial number is definitely...

Oboe: Rigoutat oboe, purchase investment, serial number
purchase investment, serial number, org uk: Steve I am away from home at the moment but I think I need to see some pictures of your Rigoutat before having a go at your answer. Could you send them to this address. advertising@bdrs.org.uk This will allow moe pix downloading. Thanks Geoffre...

Oboe: Top and middle joints joining off-concentric manner, crescent shape, octave c
crescent shape, octave c, mr bridge: Dear Joung I don t think that you need worry too much about an offset when the oboe is assembled. I certainly wouldn t trust anyone but the maker to tackle the repair. The difference is probably not noticeable in the playing. I use to worry about these...

Oboe: alternate fingerings, alternate fingerings, trill
alternate fingerings, trill, gillet: Dear Tucker If you have not got a full Gillet system oboe then this trill is absent. The trill is possible though as on the key for the first finger left hand there is a small attachment called a spatula key. ] You push the tip of the first finger across...

Oboe: amplificating the oboe, cardioid pattern, amplification system
cardioid pattern, amplification system, mr bridge: Dear Alfred There is a lot to amplifying the oboe and making it sound good. I am no real expert on sound amplified although I have experience of being recorded. The quality of the microphone and the type is quite crucial. What sort of mike are they using?...

Oboe: Happy Holidays, durable fabric, orchestra hall
Oboe: Happy Holidays, durable fabric, orchestra hall, neck shoulder

Oboe: Oboe manufacturer, leningrad, oboe
Oboe: Oboe manufacturer, leningrad, oboe, saint petersburg

Oboe: Happy Holidays, octave keys, reed maker
octave keys, reed maker, mr bridge: Dear Joung Sorry to be so long in replying. The snow came back with a vengeance and chaos reigns. Good cracking weather. I understand what you say in your reply but I still stand by my method of warming up. I do hold the upper joint in my hand as well...

Oboe: Low Notes, oboe player, oboe solo
oboe player, oboe solo, pianissimo: Dera Katie What a problem! First you need to know if the oboe is properly air tight. Get another oboe player to try the bottom register for you and see if they have the same problem. Oboes can be difficult down there if there is a small leak in a...

Oboe: New Amati, double reed instruments, double reed instrument
double reed instruments, double reed instrument, oboes and bassoons: Dear George I am afraid that I haven t played on an Amati oboe for years and then they weren t too special. I answered a question from a George a couple of weeks back. I wonder if was you! here s the answer I wrote then. This brand is the successor...

Oboe: Oboe manufacturer, french word, gilles
french word, gilles, closer look: Dear Gilles Is there any chance of seeing a few more pictures of this oboe? I think that you have a Prestini System oboe - quite early in the 20th Century I would think. If you could send a few to this email address it takes more photos. advertising@bdrs.org.uk...

Oboe: Oboe manufacturer, gilles, translation
gilles, translation: Gilles, Thanks for the translation - obviously your English is a lot better than my French. I couldn t recognize the manufacturer from the picture you sent me. I did some research as well, but still couldn t find a name. It looks either Cyrillic or Greek...

Oboe: Pan-American oboe, oboe player, decorative pieces
oboe player, decorative pieces, band instruments: Ernesto, Actually, the first time I heard of a Pan-American US Conn, was 2 days ago when someone else asked a similar question. I m reproducing my response below, I hope it answers your question, please let me know if you have any follow up questions. Joel...

Oboe: Some quick oboe questions, cold climates, quality dealer
cold climates, quality dealer, forrests: Hi, Louis. Conn is specifically known for its band instruments. I did some research and to put it bluntly, I don t think I would be particularly interested in purchasing an oboe made by Conn. The only advantage I could see is that they tend to be cheap....

Oboe: Selling my oboe, mr bridge, howarth
mr bridge, howarth, oboe: Hattie First things first. Can you send me some pictures please then I can identify the oboe. Get near anyway. I can t put a value on it until I know which model you have. Selling it depends on the model. But more of that next time. Send photos...

Oboe: Accommodating old philharmonic pitch, philharmonic pitch, intonation problems
philharmonic pitch, intonation problems, winfields: Dear Lucy This is a problem that I have had myself and it is really difficult to cope with. Usually it s cold as well in the church! OK you could get yourself a really short crook an No 1 crook or ask Howarths to trial you a few of their shortest ones...

Oboe: buffet crampon oboe serial number, buffet crampon, intermediate model
buffet crampon, intermediate model, professional range: Good morning Judith I have just tried the advertising@bdrs.org.uk address and it worked immediately for me! Have another go and see what happens. If not try, geoffreybridge@me.com and see if photos will be uploaded to it. They should be. Geoffrey ...

Oboe: Cabart English Horn, english horns, english horn
english horns, english horn, acoustic properties: Dear Stacey Sorry, sorry, sorry, for being a little late. Forgive me but I ve been away gigging! You are fortunate to possess a Cabart English Horn but read on... They have a good reputation if they were made just after the war. THe EH s were really...

Oboe: Choosing reeds to buy from Howarths, series hh, jordanov
series hh, jordanov, question thanks: Dear Rose Marie Yes your Rigoutat would be the Classique model as they didn t diversify there models until well after yours was made. I would ask Billerbeck Reeds to send their standard medium reeds which I think will be a Franco/German scrape! Be...

Oboe: Mariugaux low B/Bb keys welded together, trill, 1865
Oboe: Mariugaux low B/Bb keys welded together, trill, 1865, gentleman

Oboe: Octave inserts, heiko, rst
Oboe: Octave inserts, heiko, rst, google

Oboe: Rigoutat English horn, intonation problems, kinds of intonation
Oboe: Rigoutat English horn, intonation problems, kinds of intonation, loree

Oboe: Greenline oboes, tender loving care, plastic horn
tender loving care, plastic horn, dear christine: Dear Christine I am a little later than I would have wanted in replying to your question. I am sorry that I have been away from the computer for a few days and didn t put in my vacation dates. Slapped wrist indeed!! GO for the Greenline!!! They are very...

Oboe: Italian Gordet Oboe Value?, appearance counts, gordet
appearance counts, gordet, tone holes: Dear Steve As I always say the value is in the eye of the beholder. How the oboe plays is so important and the cosmetic appearance counts for much and the condition of the case and reed box. These little things help up the price. The Gordet Italian...

Oboe: Knives and Sharpening, oboe reed, using a whetstone
oboe reed, using a whetstone, smooth steel: Dear Joel Oboe knives - I have several of the things and don t use them a great deal as I use profilers these days for most of my reeds. So I haven t bought one for quite a long time. I used to make my own out of old cut throat razors.They were a bit thin...

Oboe: Mariugaux low B/Bb keys welded together, marigaux oboe, flat keys
marigaux oboe, flat keys, flat key: Dear Anne On some earlier designs of oboe keywork this small piece soldered to the B key is pressed down by the B flat key at the level of the left hand pinky. Nowadays this link is engineered in the system nearer to the bell where adjustment is easier...

Oboe: Oboe by Goldbeck & Co., goldbeck, friend move
goldbeck, friend move, ebay: Dear Janet I would love to see this oboe. Is it possible for you to send a couple of photographs to this address: advertising@bdrs.org.uk. The company, which specialised in clarinet and saxophones, as far as I am aware, did not make oboes but bought...

Oboe: Oboe - Raphael Custom "France", double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, eye of the beholder: Dear Roneal This oboe sounds to me like a stencil instrument. That is one that was made for a dealer or non specialist manufacturer who then put their name on it. The instrument being sourced from a specialist maker. In the US there were lots of these...

Oboe: Octave inserts, quality problem, flatness
quality problem, flatness, model names: Howard Happy New Year to you too. Best wishes with David s cane. I am great believer in making our reeds as oboe players so you may find this helps solve your problem. The shortened D26 s also sound promising. I will look out for the Loree DM oboe -...

Oboe: oboe, band instrument repair, instrument repair shop
band instrument repair, instrument repair shop, wooden instrument: Hi Josh I know very little about the Markel oboes having never seen one or played one. However the sketchy info I do have tells me that Cecil Markel was once an employee in the Conn group of companies - mainly in Elkhart, Indiana - making Linton, Selmer,...

Oboe: oboe identification, richard adkins, french makers
richard adkins, french makers, 4 digits: Dear Richard The instrument certainly appears to be a genuine Cabart made oboe. Whatever that means! Read on!! The company ceased to exist in 1950 after a checkered history of over 100 years.The galleon identifies the oboe as a genuine Cabart and also...

Oboe: oboe repair, oboe repair resources
oboe repair resources: Lisa, I m not sure what you ve decided about repairing your oboe but I do have a new possible referral for you. I just returned from a trip to Saratoga Springs (my wife had a conference there and dragged me along - willingly though). As I was walking down...

Oboe: older oboe, great shape, selmer
great shape, selmer, ball park: Dear Sue The Selmer Signet range has a few variations. First of all is it wood or plastic? Has it a left hand F key and goes down to bottom Bb? Can you find a model number on it such as 121 or 122F? I copy you a previous answer to a similar question:...

Oboe: Rigoutat English horn, loree oboes, nora post
loree oboes, nora post, howarths: Dear Beatrice I think you may have the same difficulty with the Rigoutat EHorn as you have with the Loree. If you look at the Howarth S20 EH which is a great instrument for the money anyway, I think you will find that these lower RH keys may be more accessible....

Oboe: Rigoutat Oboe, finger holes, quiet passages
finger holes, quiet passages, sofia bulgaria: Dear Joung Sorry to have been a little late in answering but I ve been away from the desk for a couple of days. From my records the instrument was made in late 1959 or early 1960. Whichever date makes it a bit of a historical item! This certainly does...

Oboe: Strange Oboe, tiny nicks, dense hardwood
tiny nicks, dense hardwood, steve thanks: Dear Steve Thanks for the extra pictures. I should have given you another address so that you could download several photos in one email. Sorry about that. What you have here - I m pretty sure - is an instrument from the 1840 s probably French and probably...

Oboe: Value of Older Marigaux, generous gesture, dear annie
generous gesture, dear annie, dear anne: Dear Annie Thank you for your photograph. It came out very clearly. From this I can tell you that you have a professional model - now known as the Marigaux model 901 - and from the serial number it would have been made in about 1964 or 1965. The...

Oboe: Breath and playing, concerto in d minor, oboe sound
concerto in d minor, oboe sound, warm ups: Dear John Your problem is quite common. In fact I have it myself if I don t play every day. So first of all you must keep on playing some time every day. This way you not only build up your embouchure strength but keep it in good trim. Just like anything...

Oboe: Cor Anglais, cor anglais, hand bargains
cor anglais, hand bargains, woodwind group: Dear Les I do have some recollection of a contact after or during a Ruthven concert. I thought it must be unusual if you were in Dundee and we hadn t come across each other in some way or other. You must make yourself known if you go to Ruthven again. I...

Oboe: G.Mollenhauer & Sohne Oboe, oboe teacher, cor anglais
Oboe: G.Mollenhauer & Sohne Oboe, oboe teacher, cor anglais, metzgar

Oboe: Marigaux M2, A = 444, kind reply, service plan options
Oboe: Marigaux M2, A = 444, kind reply, service plan options, luzern switzerland

Oboe: My first professional Oboe, wishing on a star, four instruments
wishing on a star, four instruments, new perspective: Dear Andrew I am sorry that I have to leave the computer right now to go play a concert. I will get back to you tomorrow. Promise! If I don t try me again. Geoffrey Here I am again.. Breaking in an oboe is something you must do very carefully...

Oboe: G.Mollenhauer & Sohne Oboe, gustav mollenhauer, woodwind family
gustav mollenhauer, woodwind family, fulda germany: Dear Bruce An interesting oboe. It would be a pro model of the day with open holes, a left hand F key, a banana key for C/C# trills, fully automatic octave keys which were/are popular in Germany. You are quite right it does need a lot of TLC. I think re-padding...

Oboe: improving tone/ long tones, long periods of time, embouchure
long periods of time, embouchure, diaphragm: Dear Kristin I am sorry that I can t answer your question right now as I have to leave the computer to go and play in a concert. I will get back to you tomorrow sometime (Monday 29th) That s a promise! It is quite a long question and I would need more...

Oboe: MARIGAUX 901, diane henley, marigaux
diane henley, marigaux, oboe: Dear Diane Much depends on the condition and whether there are repairs to cracked joints. If there are pinned cracks, where they are and how well the repair was done. You must also judge by how the oboe plays, how much slack in the key work, how the tuning...