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Oboe: Intermediate oboe player, sound investment, happy holiday
Oboe: Intermediate oboe player, sound investment, happy holiday, speedy recovery

Oboe: First time teaching!, hot cross buns, tone holes
hot cross buns, tone holes, norovirus: Dear Hannah I am so sorry to have been so long in replying to you but both my wife and I have had the norovirus which has left us feeling less than half dead over Christmas and New Year time. So real sorry about that. Not a good experience I m afraid. ...

Oboe: Intermediate oboe player, professional oboe, oboe player
professional oboe, oboe player, dear esther: Dear Esther I am sorry to have been a long tie in getting back to you. I have had a nasty virus that has been doing the rounds. Awful!!! I can see you have a dilemma over this oboe matter. What actually matters most in the end of the day is your relationship...

Oboe: Linton Oboe, lintons, ebay
lintons, ebay, silly idea: Dear Deena Your oboe looks in good nick and I m sure will sell. Try a local school see if they are interested. It is a model intended for students to use. There is no bottom B flat although it has both C#/D and C/D trills. Probably from the early 1970s....

Oboe: oboe issue, professional oboist, annapolis md
professional oboist, annapolis md, unfortunate time: Dear Robin You have had an unfortunate time with this oboe. I confess I no little about them except that I believe they originate in China and are pretty good for the money. My advice about the return is this. Don t do it yet. If the teacher is a professional...

Oboe: Oboe troubles, mouth cavity, air stream
mouth cavity, air stream, embouchure: Dear Dan I am sorry that I have been late in replying i have had a virus illness - UGH!! Horrible. A lot in the UK at the moment. The note G is often a little tricky to get. Let us assume that the oboe is really air tight and that it is something else....

Oboe: Reed, oboe playing, irregular teeth, reed oboe, thick lips
reed oboe, thick lips, facial muscles: Dear Billy If you can roll your lips under your teeth and don t have problems with soreness on the insides you should be fine. The problem lies when the lips are quite short and rolling is a big stretch. If you tire easily though there may be a problem and...

Oboe: Travelling with oboe, new york winter, brand new hope
new york winter, brand new hope, airplane travel: Dear Dyan I have never had a problem with reeds cracking under mysterious circumstances! Plenty of occasions when the cracking has been deliberate - by ME!! But having said that if you want to be really nerdy with reeds invest in a humidified reed case...

Oboe: Cabart Special, musical notation symbols, reading info
musical notation symbols, reading info, dear linda: Dear Linda Forgive me for being a little later than I would have wished in answering your query. I have been snowed under - literally! - with work. Before I make a judgement could you please send me a few pictures of your Cabart please. Send them to...

Oboe: Cracked oboe Reed, clarinet player, oboe sound
clarinet player, oboe sound, dead in the water: Dear Clara I am sorry to have taken a while to get back to you. Just to answer that if your reed has a crack in it...... That s it folks! Dead in the water!! You ll have to get a couple more reeds to get you going. They are much - reeds that is...

Oboe: Cracked Oboe Reed, fellow band members, clarinet player
fellow band members, clarinet player, hazy memory: Hi, Clara. Welcome to the oboe world. When I first started playing in high school (I won t tell you how long ago that was but I will say that it s quickly becoming a hazy memory) one of my fellow band members - a trumpet player - said that I sound like I...

Oboe: Can you help me ID this oboe?, baroque oboes, fleur de lis
baroque oboes, fleur de lis, mr bridge: Dear Graham This oboe looks very much like it is made of plastic! I wonder if a couple close up photos are possible. If you can, please send them to : advertising@bdrs.org.uk I would love a closer look. I am not a great expert on the baroque oboes....

Oboe: linton obeo, close ups, intermediate model
close ups, intermediate model, wooden model: Dear Nelson There is not a great deal of information about with regard to the Linton oboes. They were made in the USA by Jack Linton between 1925 and about 1954 in Elkhart IN. He made oboes and bassoons. There were also Linton Paris oboes which were...

Oboe: Martin Freres Oboe, instrument maker, second world war
instrument maker, second world war, clarinets: Hi Felipe There is some confusion about the Martin Freres brand. They actually specialised in clarinets and flutes so I wonder if the oboe was actually made by them! The ceased trading in 1927 and became Martel Freres they flourished in PAris until the...

Oboe: michel gouger, howarth of london, mr bridge
howarth of london, mr bridge, rigoutat: Dear Gustavo If you send me an email address I will send you the PDF from Michel (In German) and the translation that I had made. It is useful to have the German PDF with the picture to look at as you go through the instructions. They are not very comprehensive...

Oboe: Oboe ID, oboes, buffets
oboes, buffets, serial number: Dear Kaye I would love to see more photos if that is possible please. If you let me see the back of the joints in close up as well as the front of the instrument. Please send them to geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com which will take the up loads without...

Oboe: Oboe Questions, mr bridge, oboe teacher
mr bridge, oboe teacher, tone qualities: Dear Hannah I recently played in a solo competition with a head cold. What happened was that by the middle of the piece, my throat became dry and pressure built up in my head. It became harder to breathe, my reed was drying up, and some notes just wouldn...

Oboe: oboe reed shapes, oboe reed, mr bridge
oboe reed, mr bridge, throat region: Dear Colin I shall be keeping an eye out for your renewed membership! I am temporarily the Membership Secretary for my sins as well as Treasurer and Advertising!! But living as I do in Scotland is a big plus. Thanks for your kind encouragement. ...

Oboe: Choice of oboe wood and mechanism, cocobola wood, semi automatics
cocobola wood, semi automatics, violet wood: Dear Rose Marie The Bulgheroni instruments have a very strong reputation and you would find a great oboe among their range. I would steer clear of the full automatic system as this adds weight as well as sometimes problems with adjustment. Also there...

Oboe: Noblet Oboes, plastic resin, decent shape
plastic resin, decent shape, dear linda: Dear Linda The Noblet oboe is pretty decent student instrument and if it is in good condition then it would be worth spending not too much on restoring. Putting into playing order and regulating might be a fair ask of a repairer. These oboes were made...

Oboe: Oboe, oboe reed, grit paper
oboe reed, grit paper, internal volume: Dear Bozidar Question 1 You need to bind on firmly without allowing the blades to slip as you do so. Sometimes it helps to tun the reed over as you bind to put pressure on the other side which is what happens when you do this. This helps to equalise...

Oboe: Oboe questions, fizzy drinks, paris conservatoire
fizzy drinks, paris conservatoire, soft pencil: Dear Bozidar Good to hear from you. Q1 The only advice I can offer you is to drink a little still water before you go on the platform. That s what I do usually especially when it is hot. Some people don t drink coffee or fizzy drinks as this dries out...

Oboe: Oboe Valuation, buffet crampon, student oboe
buffet crampon, student oboe, octaves: Dear Amber Thank you for the photograph without which I couldn t help! Your oboe appears to be Buffet 4121 Student Oboe. Simple octaves down to bottom B flat. It has an RRP of £1769 but most dealers sell for less than this at about £1200 - £1300 inc...

Oboe: Purchasing and Oboe/Types, loree oboe, octave keys
loree oboe, octave keys, octave key: Dear Joseph The Loree naming is actually quite simple. The +3 just means with the third octave key. There are some models not often asked for that only have two octave keys and some players don t like the third octave key. The standard models nowadays...

Oboe: reed for rigoutat, rigoutat, fan shape
rigoutat, fan shape, staples: Dear William Sorry I m a little later than ideally I would have answered your question. I have used a variety of tips for the Evolution but now have ended up using a Rigoutat -2 and my favourite staples - Rigoutat gold plated!! I also have had success...

Oboe: Rigoutat -2 Shape, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, proselytise: Dear Sian If you bought that shape in 1984 I reckon this will be a RDG shape. I think that was about all they did in the early eighties. The Rigoutat shape has the name Rigoutat and -2 stamped on it and incidentally they were not available - as far as I...

Oboe: Staples (tubes) and pitch, oboe reed, glotin
oboe reed, glotin, narrow tube: Dear James What a thorny question! I have experimented quite a lot too! The problem is always related to the taper also of the cane shape. In principle I have found that all things being equal and using the same shape that the staple taper has different...

Oboe: Buffet bells and octave inserts, octave vent, different bells
octave vent, different bells, buffet oboes: Dear Howard The only solution is to contact the factory. Have you tried zouaouia.belabed@buffetcrampon.fr or perhaps better than this, cherif.touati@buffetcrampon.fr who is more in touch with the design team of the oboes. Try emailing again....

Oboe: Buffet oboe, professional models, shan
professional models, shan, serial number: Dear Shan I am afraid I am not going to be a lot of help with this age related question. The Buffet serial number lists are only of their professional models which is very annoying! However if you can send me a photo or two to my email at geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, another one., thanks for your patience, oboes
thanks for your patience, oboes, three pieces: Dear Ian I am sorry that I am going to be a pain! Could you send me two or three sharp pictures of your oboe with some closer shots please. The one on this page is the wrong way round it seems. It is flipped I think. I can see that it is a full system...

Oboe: Howarth Staples, howarth oboes, mike britten
howarth oboes, mike britten, staples: Dear Liz I am afraid that I have not ever used Howarth s staples so I really can t tell you anything about them. Sorry I ve had to fail you there. If you ring Emma Gourlay the shop manager or Mike Britten at Howarth s and tell them I sent you, they will...

Oboe: Lintone oboe, student oboe, nathaneal
student oboe, nathaneal, ww2: Dear Nathaneal I wonder how old your Linton oboe is. There are some wooden ones around from pre WW2 which are a decent student oboe and there are some plastic ones which are not quite so good. Send me a picture or two to : advertising@bdrs.org.uk and...

Oboe: Mirafone oboe, mid sixties, kreul
mid sixties, kreul, good shape: Dear Sandra First of all those numbers. Are you sure that the numbers are different because with wear the eight could (just) appear to be a three and the zero a nine. Just a thought as it is unusual for numbering to vary. Is there a number on the bell other...

Oboe: New oboe- Loree or Marigaux?, oboe studies, sound differences
oboe studies, sound differences, patricola: Dear Dylan I am sorry not to have answered you sooner I have been snowed under with work. Anyway here goes! Both the oboes you mention as being interested in are excellent. I have had experience of the M2 which I reviewed along with the other Marigaux...

Oboe: oboe, case condition, small music
case condition, small music, good shape: Dear Michelle I am really sorry that I been so long in replying but I have been away over the week end. Your Linton oboe is probably not worth a great deal as you realise but I think that if you could sell it for about the same amount to perhaps a local...

Oboe: about oboe for beginner student, trouble trouble trouble, veritable minefield
trouble trouble trouble, veritable minefield, reed maker: Moses The main differences in the materials are these. The oboe is less likely to crack if made in plastic, the Blackwood ones project well into a large hall and the softer woods such as Kingwood or Cocobola wood or Rosewood, produce a softer sound...

Oboe: Reed Making Books, bassoon reed, bassoon player
bassoon reed, bassoon player, double reed: Dear Lucian There are a number of books on reed making but the best solution I think is to buy a DVD by Linda Walsh from Australia which is really excellent. This is found online or at some Double Reed Specialist stores. It is called Oboe Reed Making ...

Oboe: Retirement from oboe playing, leon goossens, amateur orchestras
leon goossens, amateur orchestras, rehearsal orchestra: Dear Roger I am sorry I have been away from my desk for a while so a bit late in replying to you. I enjoyed reading your history and tales of your meetings with Lee Goossens. He was a fantastic man and I am at the moment re reading thebiographical book...

Oboe: Rieger Oboe Profiler Sharpening Blade, rio de janeiro brazil, fairfield road
rio de janeiro brazil, fairfield road, small wheels: Dear Jorge The brass mouse you need holds the blade in a firm and accurate position for sharpening on a fine stone. It has small wheels on the base to allow it to run smoothly on the stone. Please send me an email address and I will send you some pictures....

Oboe: About the staples and canes!, marigaux, rigoutat
marigaux, rigoutat, staples: Dear Joosung I am sorry that I don t know what sort of shape and cane Lajos uses on his Marigaux 901. The most favoured combination with a Marigaux 901 oboe which is used by many players of this oboe is the -2 Rigoutat shape and probably Rigotti cane...

Oboe: How to try out and buy oboes from afar, bucking bronco, rigoutat
bucking bronco, rigoutat, blessing in disguise: Dear andrea Two dealers in the UK who might help are T W Howarth and Crowthers of Canterbury. You could certainly buy out right from several dealers but on approval might be trickier as you have obviously flagged up by your question! If it is a Loree...

Oboe: Improved Fingerings on Oboe, mr bridge, tone hole
mr bridge, tone hole, key tone: Dear Joung This is a most interesting question but I m afraid that I will have to take a rain check on it. You have done so much work getting it together. I am just about to leave for a break including concerts but I will be back next Monday. I will deal...

Oboe: information, son leonard, kohlert
son leonard, kohlert, wind instrument: Dear Wolf The company Kohlert is a very old family of wind instrument makers in Graslitz. They started in Saxony as far back as 1595 and all the makers in the area of Graslitz are descended from Leonard Collert I whose son Leonard Collert II moved there...

Oboe: marigaux, week from monday, thanks for your patience
week from monday, thanks for your patience, holiday dates: Dear Patrick Would you mind sending this question to me next week as I am off for some days. I didn t get me holiday dates in soon enough. A couple of pictures would be great to have a look too. Send them - next week from Monday - to: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com...

Oboe: oboe repair and rough value estimate, buffet crampon, local pawn shop
buffet crampon, local pawn shop, mr bridge: Dear Tena Your oboe does look interesting. It is looking in good shape too. An oboe with semi automatic octaves made in 1889 is quite unusual I think but there were many improvements made by the company after they bought Buffet Crampon in 1885. They existed...

Oboe: Playing oboe AGAIN, local music store, sherlock holmes
local music store, sherlock holmes, lower register: Hi, Grandma Wendy. Long tones, long tones. First piece of advice for getting yourself back in shape. There might be a lot of causes for the squeaking especially in the low notes. Certainly that your embouchure is not up to par could be a reason. The reed...

Oboe: Right hand injury, muscle and joint pain, hands and fingers
muscle and joint pain, hands and fingers, hand rest: Abby So sorry that you have had a wait for your answer. I understand your problem as I have a pupil who has had a struggle with hand position and pain and the same sort of symptoms that you describe. These are very unpleasant and I feel for you. I think...

Oboe: Topper oboe, boosey and hawkes, clarinets
boosey and hawkes, clarinets, topper: Hi John I am sorry that this make is unknown to me. I think that it will be a stencil instrument probably made by Malerne in France in the 1930s, who did a lot of that sort of thing. There are Topper clarinets about but nobody seems to have any knowledge...

Oboe: Buffet crampon oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, buffet crampon: Dear Jonathan I would be enormously helpful if you could send me some photographs. Send them to: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com I do hope this is possible for you. The Prestini Buffet might have a thumb plate to operate the upper joint B flat and...

Oboe: Oboe knowledge, oboe reed, yale press
oboe reed, yale press, superb advice: Bozidar At last here I am. Sorry that you had to wait. In outline the following books are worth having for their usefulness. Martin Shurings Book - Oboe Art and Method published by OUP it has lots of superb advice in it. The result of many years...

Oboe: Oboe mechanism, decent music, very important part
decent music, very important part, oboes: Bozidar, no, do not put the oil directly into the holes. The purpose of the bore oil is to channel the moisture through the instrument and help prevent it from getting into the pads. It won t do any good using the oil in the holes themselves. I don t think...

Oboe: Oboe upgrade recommendation, .
. : Dear Gillian Nothing should get in the way of your daughter s development as an oboe player. If weight is an issue then the Rigoutat is indeed a lighter option the some of the makes such as Marigaux, Buffet and Loree Royal. I have a Rigoutat Evolution...

Oboe: I take a rigoutat oboe, rigoutat, internet kind
rigoutat, internet kind, juan pedro: Dear Juan I would really love to see a picture of this oboe. Is that possible? The word REWALD doesn t seem to mean very much but could I see it? Close ups of this word would be useful to see! Please send pictures to geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com...

Oboe: A Robert Paris Oboe, keywork, leather side
keywork, leather side, cosmetic condition: Dear Mary Ann Thank you for all the photographs. Very useful to see. The oboe looks in good shape and cared for. That s great. I copy you a response from an earlier question about the Robert oboe I answered on AllExperts. You may have seen it already....

Oboe: Tube Cane, tube cane, kege
tube cane, kege, rigotti: Dear Sian Cane is hugely wasteful I m afraid I would reckon that you will throw away quite a lot. If you buy 250gms you might expect to get about 60 sticks depending on the length. Again depending on tube length you could get up to four pieces to...

Oboe: V Kholert clarinet serial numbers, peter eaton clarinets, dear brian
peter eaton clarinets, dear brian, smale: Dear Brian As you will be aware I am an oboe specialist rather than a clarinet guy. Someone you might like to contact and tell him I sent you, is Norman Smale in the UK. He holds a list of serial numbers for clarinets by various makers and may be...

Oboe: Oboe equipment, leipzig
Oboe: Oboe equipment, leipzig

Oboe: Guasti oboe - CODEX, saratoga springs ny, double reed
saratoga springs ny, double reed, forrests: Pierre, First, I would think that most parts are fairly standard among oboes. If not, a good woodwind specialist should be able to fashion replacement parts. I m not sure where you are located. In the US, I would contact either Charles Music (www.charlesmusic.com)...

Oboe: Howarth s2 cor anglais, cor anglais, best of both worlds
cor anglais, best of both worlds, howarth: Dear Joseph Please send me an email and I can tell you of an open hole S3 Howarth cor anglais for sale right now. You could have a thumb plate added and get the best of both worlds. I don t want to go public with the details. Email me on: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com...

Oboe: mid B flat sounds like airy A, water bubbles, finger plate
water bubbles, finger plate, little pad: Dear Andrea OK. It sounds like one of the other linkages is holding something open. Check that there is a little play in the linkages between the top and bottom joints when the oboe is assembled. There should be. They can easily get bent and a mere touch...

Oboe: Oboe equipment, oboe reed, marigaux
oboe reed, marigaux, shaping machines: Dear Bozidar I hope you are well and I am pleased to see that you are still as enthusiastic about the oboe! 1. Yes you really do need to process your own cane unless you have found a good source of gouged cane. If you have then you won t waste so much...

Oboe: old linton oboe, uscg band, mr bridge
uscg band, mr bridge, student oboe: Dear Barrett I have not a very comprehensive knowledge of the Linton oboes apart from saying that I believe that the wooden ZRL model made in the USA is very good and a full system. The VP model is a student type and the ZR a pro model or so I gather form...

Oboe: Old Oboes, leon goossens, promenade concerts
leon goossens, promenade concerts, boosey and hawkes: Hi Benjamin I have nothing against the brass department, some of my best buddies are brass players! Exciting to inherit old instruments isn t it? The LaFleur I ll dispense with quickly. They were made by Orsi or Santoni in Italy for Boosey and Hawkes...

Oboe: would like to sell my Bundy student oboe, shape thanks, hi amy
shape thanks, hi amy, good shape: Hi Amy The Bundy oboes are a good student model, although a little old but will still find a buyer for about $500 - $550. If its in really good shape it may fetch $600 but I think that would be about the maximum you could realistically expect. A...

Oboe: V. Kohlerts oboe, kohlert, allexperts
kohlert, allexperts, czecho: Dear Thomas I would love to see pictures of this oboe. Is that possible? If so please send them to : geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com This server will take a bigger upload than AllExperts. If this isn t possible let me know and I will do my best...

Oboe: Value/Sale of Oboe., dear pete, kohlert
dear pete, kohlert, serial number: Dear Pete Sorry to be a little late in replying. Could you send me a couple of picture please. Send them to: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com Much depends on the model and sight of it will help me there. The serial number doesn t help any at all....

Oboe: F# fingering third octaves sometimes bends the note to F, harmonic tones, sherlock holmes
harmonic tones, sherlock holmes, breath support: Hi, Rikk. Hope you ve been enjoying the Olympics. I can imagine with all those people in London as well as increased security it might affect life there a bit. I sometimes think that oboe playing should be included as an Olympic sport. I have to admit that...

Oboe: Marigaux 901, taking the plunge, octave key
taking the plunge, octave key, professional instrument: Dear Les I will certainly have a look at the oboe for you. I have just come back from holiday so am getting to grips with all my mail. I have to come into Dundee so could perhaps come to you. Are you free during the day though, as my evenings are a bit...

Oboe: Marigaux, marigaux oboe, dear peter
marigaux oboe, dear peter, photos: Dear Peter I wonder if you can send some photos - back and front and bell - of this old Marigaux to me. If so send them to : geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com My website will accept more pictures than the AllExperts site. Once I have seen it I...

Oboe: Used Value of 2011 Selmer Oboe 1492b, selmer, oboe
selmer, oboe: Dear Chris I think that you should get about $600 - $650 for this if it plays nicely and looks good cosmetically. To get the best price, make sure that it plays well down to the bottom B flat without problems, the key work is polished up and that the...

Oboe: value of my old Rigoutat oboe, loree oboe, rigoutat
loree oboe, rigoutat, lively sound: Dear Kat Those older Classic Rigoutats are great. I think the value as you say does depend on the playing condition but a ball park figure might be, in the USA, from $3750 - $4250. If it had been recently overhauled, cosmetically good (and its case)...

Oboe: age of oboe, dear john, serial number
dear john, serial number: Dear John Can you send me a few pictures of your oboe please. If you can send them to my web address at: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com This site takes more MBs of data than the AE site. The serial number lists are few and far between and a quick...

Oboe: Airy sounds from high A, B, Bb and C, octave key, stability issue
octave key, stability issue, hundreths: James Thanks for the picture of your reed. Nicely made to if i may say so!!! I would try scraping the very sides back from about 3 millimetres to the back of the scrape. The sides there look to have rails albeit not very thick. So try thinning the...

Oboe: buffet crampon oboe, dear elaine, peter davies
dear elaine, peter davies, website address: Dear Elaine I will be only too pleased to help but I would need to have a look at the instrument. Could you send some photos of it to my website address which is: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com I ll take it from there. If not I suggest that...

Oboe: Finding Model Number From Bundy Oboe Serial Number, instrument suppliers, boosey
instrument suppliers, boosey, bundy: Lee The Bundy was made by Selmer in the USA. Your oboe looks to be what is known simply as Bundy Student oboe. It goes down to bottom B only and not to B flat and has limited trill keys. A good basic model. It was very popular in schools in the...

Oboe: Hörtnagl Shaper, michel 7, rigoutat
michel 7, rigoutat, staples: Dear Jerome I have a list of comparisons which I have tried attach to this answer. This has come from the web site of Oboe Shop in Germany. It will not format accurately on this page so I haven t sent it. It gives an ascending order of wideness(!). Very...

Oboe: Hard to attack on low C, low B and low Bb on oboe, mid line, little windows
mid line, little windows, time james: James Low notes can sometimes be a problem with a new oboe. When it is played in the adjustment corks compress a little and the oboe can go slightly out of adjustment. Check in particular that the fork F vent is well closed when you finger low D. This is...

Oboe: Michael Profiler, great reed, many moons
great reed, many moons, lengthy absence: Dear Matthew I am afraid that I know only of the standard Schellenberger profile which I have on my newer machine. It would be great if you could find a German speaker to speak to Nico on your behalf. I had a profile made by Kunibert many moons ago...

Oboe: Old Rigoutat oboe, rigoutat, tenon joints
rigoutat, tenon joints, silver keys: Dear Henry You have been to the right source for information. Philippe Rigoutat is usually able to help. It s very odd that he couldn t find a record of the number and date associated with that number. The oboe would most probably have been made by Charles...

Oboe: Reed doesn't crow a C, dear james, embouchure
dear james, embouchure, c natural: Dear James The insistance on a top C crow is a bit confusing. Long scraped reeds are often tested this way. I wouldn t worry too mush about the C being spot on. If the crow is very flat and won t go up to C then discard it. It should ideally be able to...

Oboe: selmer mod.121 Obeo, selmer, numbering system
selmer, numbering system, hunch: Dear David The Selmer serial numbering system is not much help I m afraid. They seem to have gone AWOL nowadays. I reckon that the 121 started in about 1970 so yours could be no more than 40 years old! That we can deduce at least. Is there a prefix S...

Oboe: Linton Oboe, student instruments, hole model
student instruments, hole model, composite model: Dear Barbara Linton oboes are pretty good student instruments and if yours is in good condition then it might fetch from probably about £400 to £450 at best. I presume that it is a covered hole model. These were mostly made in Elkhart Indiana by Selmer...

Oboe: Moving on...., steve forbes, marigaux
steve forbes, marigaux, dear paul: Paul Yes I know Alaster quite well. He worked on one of my oboes last summer and did a great job. He also has oboes for sale sometimes. As you write of Dorset I assumed that you were living there. I presume that your daughter is perhaps at school there....

Oboe: oboe, accurate estimate, reproduction
accurate estimate, reproduction: Rowena, I don t do oboe vintage or value. If you haven t already, I would suggest you send this question to Geoffrey; he s much more knowledgeable than I about matters of vintage and value. I will say that this looks like an antique oboe to me, but could...

Oboe: oboe, double reed instrument, best wishes
double reed instrument, best wishes, sorts: Dear Rowena It is an oboe of sorts ! It is conical and appears to have a double reed in the top. It might be in three parts which then is a true oboe - by definition. A top joint a bottom joint and a bell. Certainly the bell is very flared. It is...

Oboe: Oboe, selmer, serial number
selmer, serial number, pam: Dear Pam Before I can tell you anything about your oboe I need to see it please. There are so many models and the serial number tells me nothing! Could you send me some pictures to my website email address which is geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com...

Oboe: Oboe - should i keep or sell it?, woodwind instruments, dear emma
woodwind instruments, dear emma, decent condition: Dear emma The Evette branded oboes are a student line made later in the 1960s taking on the name from the Buffet and Schaeffer brand. There were various makers in France and Germany. Very confusing!! Could you let me see a few pictures of the instrument...

Oboe: Oboe playing and headaches, tension headache, free reeds
tension headache, free reeds, worrying thing: Dear Lisa What a worrying thing to happen. It is unusual to get headaches as you play or afterwards even, but thinking through things you might suspect that blowing the oboe has to be a contributory factor because the pressure is quite high. Incidentally...

Oboe: oboe reeds, eeds, digestive process
eeds, digestive process, intonation: Ashley, I m not sure what you mean when you state that you file the back of your reeds. Please elaborate. In terms of intonation, are all notes in all registers either sharp or flat or is it a problem within a specific register? Tell me about your oboe:...

Oboe: Selmer oboe serial number, selmer serial numbers, boosey and hawkes
selmer serial numbers, boosey and hawkes, mr bridge: Dera Joel This sounds to me like an oboe made for Boosey and Hawkes by Selmer in the fifties or sixties. They were a common enough oboe sold to schools in the UK. Could you send me a couple of photos please and let me have a look? Send them to:...

Oboe: Third Octave, octave key, finger plate
octave key, finger plate, marigaux: James What a comprehensive list of fingerings for me to look at!! Well done you. A couple of things to check. You say you have the E plate well screwed down - make sure that it is not over done as then the fork F vent will stay open and things get tough...

Oboe: Third Octave notes, good posture, octave key
good posture, octave key, maladjustment: James, take a look at this doc. www.oboecentral.com.au/page15.php. It s a simple chart that shows which staples work best with which instruments. I have bought my cane from several suppliers including Charles, Forrests; I ve even tried some on Ebay. In...

Oboe: Tuning of beginner's oboe, concert pitch, beginner children
concert pitch, beginner children, jim dear: Dear Jim Is your daughter s teacher an oboist or a general wind player/teacher? I would be very surprised if an oboist teacher would let the pitch be very low after 6 months. It is true that beginners can play rather flat until their embouchure (lips)...

Oboe: Tying on, good vibration, thread tension
good vibration, thread tension, glotin: Dear Matt I am sorry you have had to wait a little for my reply. Hard reeds are often caused by the quality of the cane itself. Which cane are you using? The thread tightness is usually best kept to very firm and twangy both the anchored end and the...

Oboe: 5th grader w/ oboe
Dana The difficulty your daughter is having maintaining a sound could be either the oboe is not air tight and covering properly or the reeds are not vibrating easily enough for her. The oboe if it is in good shape should perfect for her unless her hands...

Oboe: Buffet Oboe
Dear Wayne It is hard to identify your Buffet oboe from the serial number. With a number in the 20,000s it doesn t seem to be a professional model so the Buffet website will not be a help. Please send me picture if you can to my website email : geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com...

Oboe: buffet oboe, which staple
Dear Marton The bore of the two Buffets Greenline and grenadilla are almost identical I assume. I would try a bigger staple such as Chiarugi No 5 which is copy of the Glotin but well made. Alternatively my best staple for the Greenline I use is the Rigoutat...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe
Dear Ann This bell does look VERY old. Is it possible for you to send me a couple more pictures? If so send them to: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com I will have a better idea of its age if I see the whole instrument in some detail. The serial...

Oboe: Decent Plastic or Resin Oboe
Meg, since you are in Canada, it would be prudent for many situations to have a plastic/resin instrument. I can reply in further if you would send me more details about the age and level of playing of the oboist. What brand of oboe do you currently have for...

Oboe: Left F key
Hi, Linda. I m not personally familiar with the Yamaha 241 oboe. I did some research and it appears that it does not have the side F key. I agree with your daughter s oboe teacher that this is enough reason to reject the instrument. Looking at images and...

Oboe: Oboe questions
Dear Mark I am sorry that I have been unable to answer your question until today. I have a scan of dimensions which I will sent to you. It is probably best if you send me an email to which I can attach the picture. Send your email address to me at ...

Oboe: Question about an a. Robert oboe with image
Dear Jaime This oboe looks in beautiful condition. Yes it is a full professional model despite not having the third octave key. Many Loree oboes of the period didn t have a third octave key. It does have the split D plate so you can trill an E /D sharp...

Oboe: Luca Vignali
Dear Richard I am very sorry that I don t know of Luca s reed style at all. I am ashamed to say this. He is a very good player indeed and does make a lovely sound. I think he plays on a Bulgheroni but I m not absolutely sure of this. I will ask one of my...

Oboe: Model and value of a Marigaux Oboe
Thank you for your question. The oboe is a Marigaux Strasser model 800 manufactured in 1985. If you are in the US market, because there is no left hand F key, the estimated value is effected; and the oboe is probably worth under $2,000.00. If the oboe remains...

Oboe: Reed
Billy Not so quick this time. Sorry! I would order the 10-10.5 from K Ge if you are scraping more French than German particularly. You do still need to keep the thickest bit down the middle to preserve the structure of the reed. Even use a wire to support...

Oboe: Reed
Dear Billy Happy New Year to you from Europe. Sorry I am bit late. Forgive me... The top A flatness is a problem sometimes. Are you sure that the bottom A is not a shade flat as well? Often they are. The second octave hole is sometimes a little small...

Oboe: Replacement value, howarth of london, value question
howarth of london, value question, london website: Dear Drysdale New Rigoutat oboes are easily acquired in the UK. The new price including case is £5995 or £6295 with a thumb plate added. This price is for all the models they normally sell here, Classic, Evolution, Symphony and Expression. The only...

Oboe: English horn reed dimensions, oboe reed, cor anglais
oboe reed, cor anglais, parallel sides: Dear Markus Your oboe set up looks great. I guess you playing a Marigaux? Sorry if I m wrong! I don t think I can really help here because I have NEVER succeeded in making a good cor reed. I hardly play the cor as oboe is mainly what I am asked to...

Oboe: old vs. new oboe, english horns, english horn
Oboe: old vs. new oboe, english horns, english horn, oboes

Oboe: what model is my Oboe?, henri selmer, octave keys
henri selmer, octave keys, quite some time: Dear Gehan Selmer oboes are hard to ID as they made a lot of models. As far I can tell yours is a French made Henri Selmer oboe, made out of grenadilla wood. It is not an American Selmer instrument which is good perhaps! It is very close to being a...

Oboe: My Oboe, peekskill new york, musician friend
peekskill new york, musician friend, laubin: Dear Kelly We don t see these instruments in the UK. They are made for A Laubin in France as a second tier oboe. I think if you contact them direct they will advise you as to how to sell it. They do deal with used oboes especially of their own brands....

Oboe: old vs. new oboe, nora post, peter hurd
nora post, peter hurd, mr bridge: Dera Kate The Jury is out still over how often to buy a new oboe. In the US it seems to be the practise to change quite often. Here in the UK not so much. There is always the grass is greener syndrome that affects everybody from time to time! I myself have...

Oboe: Reed staples 101, types of shape, narrow shape
types of shape, narrow shape, flat c: Dear Adi Sorry to be a bit late with my reply If you can send me an email address I will send you some tables of staple and shape dimensions which might help you through the mire! If you had one of your old teacher s narrower shapes you could perhaps...

Oboe: Cabart Oboes, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, intermediate route: Dear Alex The Cabart is a very good oboe. It is made by Loree as their intermediate oboe. It lacks a few trills and what not but is still very good and would take you a long way even to College and beyond if that s what you do in the future. A pupil of mine...

Oboe: Conservatoire fingering: Stuffy B-flat, flow resistance, tone hole
flow resistance, tone hole, oboists: Dear Gareth It is quite normal for the conservatoire B flat to be less vibrant than the thumb plate fingering. It usually matches well with the Thumb plate fingering of the C natural - the conservatoire fingering often being rather bright for the C. ...

Oboe: found oboe, selmer paris, bells and whistles
selmer paris, bells and whistles, intermediate model: Dear Nicole I have had a look at the pictures you sent and I am pretty sure that your oboe is a Selmer 122f model. This is Selmer USA not Selmer Paris by the way. It is sold as an intermediate model as it doesn t have all the bells and whistles for a...

Oboe: Intonation on top line F (standard fingering!), technical passages, white knuckles
technical passages, white knuckles, tone holes: Dear Jennifer Wobbly Fs are a common failing of some oboes. The problem is caused by tone holes for E and F being very close together. A well designed oboe minimises this potential failing. Stiffer reeds will help enormously as will a relaxed embouchure....

Oboe: Oboe, cabart oboe, oboe
cabart oboe, oboe: Hi Janet, thank you for your email. The Cabart oboe you have was made prior to 1974 when the deGourdon (Loree) Company purchased the Cabart brand. The pre Loree Cabart oboes are not widely used today; and I suspect that the investment of an overhaul will cost...

Oboe: Oboe Identification, impact plastic, selmer
impact plastic, selmer, plastic material: Dear Phil From the pictures I would say that your Selmer is definitely a model 1492B. It goes down to bottom B and not B flat, and has semi automatic octaves and is made from a high impact plastic material. The new price is about $2000 or just over byut...

Oboe: Oboe Style and Value, riec, gut reaction
riec, gut reaction, selmer: Dear John My gut reaction is trade it in for a newer design intermediate oboe such as a Howarth S45 or a Rigoutat RIEC or even a Howarth S20 Cabart74 made by Loree. Unfortunately older oboes don t hold value well and there is little thing about the...

Oboe: Oboe value, marigaux oboe, dollar value
marigaux oboe, dollar value, serial number: Dear William What an interesting instrument you have there. I would like to send pictures to the Marigaux Company to friends of mine there who might be interested in seeing this instrument. If you can do this please send them to : geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com...

Oboe: Oboe Value, band orchestra, model number
band orchestra, model number, stab: Dear Carol Please let me have a couple of photos of the oboe if you can. Send them to: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com I can have a better idea of the model and general look of the instrument if I see it. If that isn t possible I ll have stab at...

Oboe: Reed scrape, consistent problems, jordanov
consistent problems, jordanov, embouchure: Hi Liz I am sorry to have been so long in replying to you. Life is extremely hectic at the moment and the weather isn t helping! Please accept my apologies. Both of your problems suggest to me that you are scraping too much out of the heart of the reed....

Oboe: throat grunting noise, tonsil area, soft palate
tonsil area, soft palate, reed instrument: Dear Gillian yes this is a distressing happening. It is caused by a weak soft palate that has possibly been strained further by blowing too hard. The palate then vibrates causing this noise. Sometimes the tonsil area also starts to vibrate a little as well....

Oboe: Cabart oboe, french model, loree
french model, loree, wes: Dear Wesley The Cabart you have will be the original manufacturer. Check the trade mark it should a flat and a sharp and a natural sign and Cabart a Paris somewhere on the body or bell. It will be French but not the Cabart 74 made by Loree since - 1974!...

Oboe: cor anglais purchase, cor anglais, reliability record
cor anglais, reliability record, historic instruments: Dear Kirsteen I am very sorry that again I have been late in responding to a question. I have been on holiday and didn t put my dates in the AllExperts diary. So sorry. Now this 1910 cor anglais. This may be a lovely instrument but I do fear that an...

Oboe: Oboe problems, vocal chords, vibrato
Oboe: Oboe problems, vocal chords, vibrato, loudspeaker

Oboe: Moennig Oboe, ludwig frank, berlin philharmonic
ludwig frank, berlin philharmonic, tonal spectrum: Thomas The Moennig oboes and in particular the modern ones are very fine instruments indeed. The design is overseen by Ludwig Frank one of Germany s great oboe makers and designers. He has worked extensively recently with Albrecht Mayer of the Berlin Philharmonic...

Oboe: Oboe problems, soft palate, maurice bourgue
soft palate, maurice bourgue, strange noises: Dear Patrick Here I am again too!! 1. Making reeds with a micrometer can be very useful as long as you don t try to make them to a pattern. What is useful is to check you have the same dimensions on each blade but I find using an illuminated plaque...

Oboe: Oboe questions, professional oboist, ramon ortega
professional oboist, ramon ortega, oboe teacher: Dear Patrick Sorry not to have got back to you sooner but I have been on holiday and didn t put my dates in the AllExperts diary! Questions you have- let s see... 1. check your oboe regularly but learn to do it yourself. You will know when it feels...

Oboe: Old Selmer oboe, personal factor, dear paul
personal factor, dear paul, repair person: Dear Paul What you have there is a basic Selmer thumb plate oboe probably of 1960s vintage. It has simple octaves, a C/D trill key on the top joint only, no forked F but it does go down to the bottom B flat. I am not quite sure what extra hole you are thinking...

Oboe: piccolo oboe in F?, oboe rental
oboe rental: Greetings and thank you for your email. I suggest you contact Midwest Musical Imports, Forrests Music and RDG Woodwinds. These double reed companies have established rental programs, and perhaps they might have a piccolo oboe available for rent. Congratulations...

Oboe: Plastic oboes, martin schuring, army field band
martin schuring, army field band, states army field band: Hello Patrick, thank you for your question. A quality built plastic oboe is a fine option for a young student to play. A plastic oboe, or an oboe with a plastic top will insure that your family will not have to worry about top joint cracks under normal playing...

Oboe: riougat oboe 1971 year., rigoutat, oboes
rigoutat, oboes, best of luck: Dear Toms The 1971 Rigoutat if it is in good condition will be a good buy. If possible have it checked over by a player you trust. The 1971 rigoutats like yours were the only model they made. Nowadays they make four diffent models and the Classique is near...

Oboe: Selmer USA Oboe ID, selmers, google
selmers, google, oboist: Dear Melanie Thank you for the photo. What you have here is a Selmer Signet oboe it is probably from about 1970. If you google Selmer Signet you will find some information if you are prepared to search for it! If there are different serial number on the...

Oboe: Tuning an Oboe, dear tony, ball park
dear tony, ball park, oboe: Dear Tony I am away at the moment but can give you a short answer. I think what you mean is the length of the reed that gives you a workable pitch. I tune to A at 441 where possible and this is achieved with. Reed length of about 71mm with my oboe. I like...

Oboe: Buffer Crampon & Cie A. Paris LP oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, philharmonic pitch: Dear Donald First of all may I apologise for not getting back to you sooner. I have been away from home on a British Double Reed Society Convention in Manchester. Anyway here goes! The Buffet Crampon from early 20th century would just be an oboe. It...

Oboe: Cabart oboe - purchase from Ebay?, professional oboist, wind players
professional oboist, wind players, decent player: Thank you for the additional information. I agree that it would be wise to add a bit more to your oboe kitty and purchase a reliably built oboe that is more current to the playing styles of the musicians you will be wanting to join. Be patient and informed...

Oboe: English Horn Cabart, cor anglais, serial number list
cor anglais, serial number list, professional instruments: Dear Tammo It is very difficult to find a serial number list for Cabart instruments. I have never seen one in fact. They made hundreds of oboes and cors during their lifetime as a company. They ceased trading in 1974 and Loree tool the name over for their...

Oboe: F. Loree Oboe, loree, health reasons
loree, health reasons, bore: Dear Lyn I am sorry that I am awayfrom home at the moment and don t have any reference papers to consult. I will be back on Monday night and will answer your question on Tuesday. I hope that s OK for you. It is hard to tell which bore as it doesn t...

Oboe: Looking for Oboe Tutor, cor anglais, performance background
Oboe: Looking for Oboe Tutor, cor anglais, performance background, oboist

Oboe: Looking for Oboe Tutor, university of cape town, oboe teacher
university of cape town, oboe teacher, sax player: Dear Wayne I am afraid that I don t know the South african scene but I do know someone who does. I contacted them today and they have replied thus... My colleague Christine Griggs played there a few years ago and here is her response. http://www.beausoleil.wcape.school.za/...

Oboe: Reed, high pitch, finished length
high pitch, finished length, embouchure: Billy Sorry to be so long in replying I am away at the moment from my computer. On the faceof it it seems that everything should work for you but this high pitch is annoying. You could try a wider shape but you may encounter stability problems on the first...

Oboe: Bhosys oboe, horn player, english horn
horn player, english horn, a15: Dear Donna Wally Bhosys was the English Horn player in the Met between around 1950 and 1970. He was a good engineer and had oboes imported from Malerne in France and had a tendency to improve these by modifying the bore. They had then his name on them....

Oboe: Brand of Oboe., jean cartier, oboes
jean cartier, oboes, information thanks: Olivianna, thank you for your question. Before I can properly answer the question, please provide me more information about the person who will playing the oboe, and the specific reason you have selected the Cartier oboe. If you have located the oboe online,...

Oboe: Breaking in vintage oboe?, short sessions, f sharp
short sessions, f sharp, loree: Veronica, thank you for your email. Did you have the oboe evaluated by a reputable oboe repair technician prior to you finalizing your purchase? The scratches inside the bore underneath the crack repairs on the exterior may indicate that the oboe has cracked...

Oboe: J marigaux wood oboe, marigaux, playing piano
marigaux, playing piano, serial number: Catherine Can you send me a couple of pictures of your oboe please. Send them to: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com I need to have a look at the model and key work before I can advise you further. I hope that s possible for you. Best wishes...

Oboe: oboe played in 1948 army band, army band, u s army
army band, u s army, sentimental value: Thank you for your note. I believe the brand to be Kolhert and Sons.. The oboe would have primarily sentimental value, it is not an oboe that is used currently. A collector may be interested in the oboe for a few hundred dollars or less depending on its condition....

Oboe: Oboe questions, ramon ortega, oboe reed
ramon ortega, oboe reed, maurice bourgue: Dear Patrick I am not a huge fan of eBay bought instruments I am afraid. If they are cheap and intended for students to start on then maybe worth looking at but make sure that you can return them if they are not what you think they ought to be. 2. The...

Oboe: oboe sagging low g on a diminuendo, cat whiskers, glotin
cat whiskers, glotin, quarter tone: Hi, Andrea; Given the symptom, I think your instincts are right on target. Sagging notes (and my experience is that it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer) is usually caused by scraping too much cane from the heart. Your statement that the heart is not...

Oboe: oboe selmer signet 19005, selmer, signet
selmer, signet, oboe: Dear Daria Could you send me a couple of pictures of your oboe and then I can have a better idea of which model it is. Selmer Signet is probably enough for a sale on eBay but let s have a look if possible. Best wishes Geoffrey PS. Send the pictures...

Oboe: Reed-Shaper, david blyth, narrow shape
david blyth, narrow shape, peter dear: Dear Peter As you have success with De Vere reeds from Regency why not ask David Blyth, who makes the reeds at Regency, for guidance on the shape which he uses for the DeVere reed. It may not be available commercially of course. Try email on: admin@regencyreeds.com...

Oboe: A.Robert-Paris Bassoon, mr bridge, bassoons
mr bridge, bassoons, bassoon: Dear Robert Alexandre Robert was manufacturing from 1895 - 1925 so if it is genuine might be quite a delicate beast! Robert made and/or sold flutes, oboes ,clarinets and bassoons. He had been a foreman at the Thibouville-Cabart factory until setting...

Oboe: second hand loree royal, octave keys, tone holes
octave keys, tone holes, staples: Veronica YOur oboe will change with playing and I think also that the Loree staples which have anarrower chimney will helptuning matters. If you buy Chiarugi staples make sure they are No 2 which is more like Loree than their popular No 5 which is a Glotin...

Oboe: Selling an Oboe, reply thanks, good shape
reply thanks, good shape, oboes: Leslie, thank you for your question. The Jupiter oboe is an oboe that would best be sold through ebay and/or Craigs list. The Jupiter brand is not one that oboe teachers are recommending for their students. It may be worth a few hundred dollars if in good...

Oboe: BAI Reeds, cd sleeve, s song
cd sleeve, s song, reeds: Dear Matthew These Bai reeds are sourced in China as far as I now. I found a site that had sold them who proclaimed them to be out of stock. Maybe you found that as well. I ll send AM an email and see if he responds this time. He is in South Korea...

Oboe: Ferrules to lower pitch, double reed society, double reed news
double reed society, double reed news, british double reed society: Dear Ian I am in the process of reviewing these brass ferrules from oboeshop.de.for the Double Reed News the magazine of the British Double Reed Society. If you send me an email to geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com with your email address, I have a suggestion...

Oboe: Oboe Identification, african blackwood, mr bridge
african blackwood, mr bridge, keywork: Dear Matt I am afraid that I don t have any information about the maker. I can tell you that the oboe is made after a Triebert system 4 without bottom B flat. It has rings for the right hand joint and the typical keywork of the system which came into...

Oboe: Selmer oboe and Linton oboe, student oboe, spread wings
student oboe, spread wings, usa paris: Dear Wanda The Linton Paris oboes were made in France by Cabart; I think I am right in saying from early 1960s until Cabart closed in the early 1970s. The value of a full system oboe made of wood- if yours is - is not too bad these days. Probably around...

Oboe: Shaper profiles revisited., loree oboes, narrow shape
loree oboes, narrow shape, mr bridge: Dera Robin Many many apologies for not responding sooner I have been snowed under with things not mainly oboe related! Your idea of my doing a big survey of shapes/staples/oboes has been mooted before and I might still get round to it. I am heavily involved...

Oboe: Vintage oboe value, octave keys, open holes
octave keys, open holes, value question: Okay, Daniel, I found your photos! Sorry for the previous email reply. This oboe is QUITE old. It looks like it may be an automatic or possibly a thumb plate because of the configuration of the octave keys. It s really a collector s item. It s not a modern...

Oboe: Oboe sound, oboists, tonal quality
oboists, tonal quality, tone quality: Hi, Jessie. There are 3 major factors in tone quality: 1) the instrument itself. Different oboes have different tonal qualities: some darker, some crisper. The instrument s adjustment will affect tone quality either for better or worse. A poor instrument...

Oboe: Loree or Chauvet and value?, loree oboe, tiny scratches
loree oboe, tiny scratches, graduation gift: Ken, thank you for your email. Your situation happens all the time. Purchasing an oboe should include being able to have a week to evaluate the instrument and show it to an independent service tech to evaluate before you finalize the sale. Any oboe from the...

Oboe: Low C# and upgrading my oboe, oboe teacher, student oboe
oboe teacher, student oboe, thumb position: Dear Dot Well done for passing your Grade 5 and starting late - ish! The articulated C sharp is normal on modern oboes. The term refers to the way the C sharp key opens under its own spring rather than being directly linked via a solid key to your...

Oboe: How much is my Oboe worth?, alison allison, boosey hawkes
alison allison, boosey hawkes, bassoon: Allison, thank you for your question. I found the oboe mentioned on this site: http://www.woodwindworkshop.co.uk/Oboe&Bassoon_%20pages/SH%20bh%20regent.htm You can email them directly at: lionelphillips@woodwindworkshop.co.uk I suspect that yours is probably...

Oboe: Paul Gerard Flute, birdog, paul gerard
birdog, paul gerard, ebay: Dera John I have tried using the old answer to contact Birdog. I ll see if there is a response and let you know. Send me an email and I will send on to you anything that transpires. Sorry for the delay Geoffrey Email: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.co...

Oboe: Martin Freres 1740 Oboe
Dear Michael There is now a Martin Freres company in California which markets mainly clarinets. The 1740 model appears on other wind instruments as a brand name. I would think the oboes were made by Cabart . To judge the year look at the trademark and compare...

Oboe: Oboe questions
Richard Profilers are a very tricky area and most professional oboe players will try everything on the market to find the one that suits them best. Most people tend to use the Rieger Profiler as a preference simply because it uses a blade that is very...

Oboe: Vintage Cabart Oboe
Dear Garry What would be great are a few more photographs if that is possible. Some close ups of the trade mark and details of keys. The back view would be interesting also. If you could send a few please to: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com This...

Oboe: Buffet Crampon Student oboe
Dear Susie I have had a look at your photograph and I think your oboe is a BC415, their intermediate instrument. In other words not the simplest student model which is the BC4121. In the UK they sell for about £2100 although discounted at some dealers....

Oboe: Manufactured year of the Marigaux M2
Dear Austin I don t have an accurate list to hand but.... The M2 oboes were introduced to the market in 2005. I have details of one I reviewed in 2010 which was made in May 2009. The serial number on that instrument was MO388. The company makes fewer...

Oboe: Does my oboe have a problem or is it me?
Chistina I suggest you have a qualified oboe technician service the oboe and clean out the octave vents. There may be some dirt or debris in the vent that is causing unusual sounds. You can also do a little test.......hold just the top joint in your hand and...

Oboe: Oboe reeds for Patricola oboes.
Dear Andrew Good for you starting again with the oboe. I do hope you enjoy renewing your playing career. I haven t much experience with the Patricola oboe I m afraid which is my loss. I just have not tried many of them as they are quite rare in the UK....

Oboe: Reed problem
Dear Billy These things happen to oboists. It is the nature of the beast seems to me! I am sorry to learn of your frustrations but keep at it you will get there in the end. Whenever this happens to me I look first at the cane. I have used Rouche cane...

Oboe: baroque oboe
Dear Jill John Wickes - note the spelling - is a highly respected maker of copies of flutes and oboes from the baroque period. I havent an address for him but I can give you a website purporting to deal with him and sell his instruments. So try them:...

Oboe: Cor anglais cane - shape?!
Dear Rachel I don t actually make my own cor reeds as I spend hours making oboe reeds which is my main focus. I am usually hired to play the first oboe parts! When I needed cor reeds last week I bought four KGE reeds from TW Howarth in London and wow they...

Oboe: Need info on my oboe
Oboe: Need info on my oboe

Oboe: Need info on my oboe
Dear Ramona I am a little mystified. I have never heard of this company before. What you have there is an oboe probably made by Cabaret or Malerne in France and stamped by the company that sold it. That would be Linx and Long . The keywork looks like...

Oboe: How old is my oboe
Dear Penny The value is hard to decide but I would say if the instrument plays well and looks good and the case itself is clean and not badly worn inside or out then the price in the USA would be somewhere in the region of $2000 - $2500. If it is in...

Oboe: Rigoutat Oboe Age and Value
Dear Sierra The serial number with a single X suggests to me that the oboe is quite early and made in about 1958. It would be made by Roland Rigoutat and his tiny staff. Roland was the son of the originator of the company, Charles Rigoutat from 1922....

Oboe: serial number and cost?
Chris Normally I would be a bit wary but at this price I wouldn t worry about it at all. I can t tell you how old it is I m afraid as the serial numbers list is not available. The Artley is a decent student brand. Their instruments are made in the Selmer...

Oboe: Cor anglais cane - shape?!
Dear Rachel I think I answered this question a few days ago but I ll have another go. You actually marked me very highly too for which very many thanks. I have another suggestion/ Try the Kreedo website in Germany. Here is the address to go straight...

Oboe: beginner oboe
Hi Sanford In my experience the oboe finds it tricky at first in a band where the mass of clarinets in B flat are playing in say key of C. Poor old oboe players have to quickly learn B flat (not so bad) and E flat (not an easy finger stretch at first)...

Oboe: Oboe keys
Hi Richard It is definitely possible to have a left hand F key fitted. You will need a good repair person to do it for you though. If you are prepared to send the instruments to the UK there might be a couple of people who will do this for you. Email...

Oboe: pitch of oboes
Dear Tracy Lots of newer oboes are pitched for Europe and that is at A=442cps. However in my experience and that of several other professional colleagues the new Marigauxs are pitched rather lower in practise. I have a fight to get my Marigaux 901 which...

Oboe: reed problems!!
Jade I have the #30 Marigaux 901 template for R&S profiler. It works well enough. I have others from early days of the machine with varying degrees of success! I have a year old 901 as well as other makes of oboe and the reeds usually work well enough...

Oboe: Buffet Crampon Oboe
Dear Janne Thank you for your request. I need to see the oboe before I can give a meaningful answer. Could you send some photos to me website and I ll then give you my answer. My web email is: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com Thus will take the...

Oboe: different sound tones/colors
Dear Christina Sound colours involve several factors. Oboe type, reed style, breath support, embouchure control, resonance chamber behind the reed- the mouth cavity essentially. A heavy tone that seems lifeless usually means a reed problem. I presume...

Oboe: English Horn
Please do NOT buy any Chinese made double reed instruments. You will be disappointed and your investment will not be made wisely. There will be no secondary market for the instrument. They are not made acoustically proper; nor is the keywork and mechanics...

Oboe: oboe throat pain
Dear Christina This is a horrible thing to happen and I have come across it several times. Mechanical things first. Have you made sure that your oboe is really airtight and working efficiently? Are you using reeds that are too hard for you? Are they...

Oboe: Question
Hi Sergio I am in the UK and sorry that I do not know much about Alan Hollander. I think he is a small oboe maker who buys in oboes from makers such as Bulgheroni and sells them on. I answered a question in 2009 about this matter and here is a copy...

Oboe: re: Oboe Identification
Gail, thank you for writing me. The BC may be notated for Buffet Crampon. However, as they say, a picture is worth a 1000 words. If you are able to upload a photo to me on this forum, I am happy to take a look at the oboe. If you have difficulties, you can...

Oboe: ID my Oboe
Dear Ken From the picture you sent to me I think you have a Selmer Student oboe known as a Selmer 1492B . It is made of wood-grained plastic and goes down to low B and not low B flat as on more advanced models. This makes the instrument a touch lighter...

Oboe: KGE, rigoutat -2
Hi Billy Thank you for your question. Yes I have used KGE blanks with 46mm staples. I hav just checked the length and they are 73mm uncut. I usually finish with a reed that is 70.5 to 71 mm to get a 441 pitch. I like a 441 pitch so that I don t end up...

Oboe: Which oboe is better?
Thank you for your question. You don t mention what model of the Yamaha you are renting; however the Yamaha brand is a better and more well regarded brand than the Selmer. If the Yamaha is providing you proper service; you will be wise to stick to the Yamaha...

Oboe: Reeds n Stuff profiler
Dear Jade For cane gouged try Sanecane a business run by very fine Scottish oboist Sarah Cruickshank who lives in Glasgow. Her website is www.sanecane.co.uk She supplies Alliuad, KGe, or Jordanov Choix She tries to be prompt with her orders...

Oboe: Shapers for short scrape
Rachel It is great that you are self sufficient in your reedmaking. Such a relief to be able to rely on your own efforts. Don t despair when the reed drought comes as it inevitably will. Just soldier on through it. One of life s little trials!! A very...

Oboe: F. Loree Paris oboe
George, thank you for your question. I would like to ask you more about one of your earlier statements about getting the oboe to use in college in a couple of years. Are you planning on studying music as a profession? Either music ed or music performance?...

Oboe: reed: shape and gouge
Hi Billy I hope that the new Rigoutat shape isn t discouraging you in any way. It will work but you will have to get used to it. It is a little wider than H70 so will tie on longer onto the staple. Have you thought of a shorter staple which has the result...

Oboe: Reeds!
Dear Matthew I am so very sorry to have kept you waiting for a reply. Life has been very hectic of late so I am behind with lots of things! Straight into the frying pan!! Well usually those spitty noises come from water lingering inside the reed and...

Oboe: Rigoutat Oboe
Hi Dawn I have received your other question which I will ignore, OK? Because what I would like you to do is send me a couple of photos to my website email address which is: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com You should be able to download a number...

Oboe: Value of a Loree Oboe
Hi Heidi, thank you for your email. The Loree is worth between $2500-$3000 depending on the condition of the silver, condition of the bore, and if there are any crack repairs or not. I do have a consignment service and if you wish to email me directly at...

Oboe: Hardness Tester, wet or dry?
Dear Matt I always use the hardness tester dry after I have gouged the cane. I used to try testing at the pre-gouged stage (about 0.90mm ) but found the results inconsistent. However I feel that whichever you do - dry or wet - you will have a good impression...

Oboe: Marigaux 901 issues
Dear James Sagging upper octave notes could be connected with a bore change. What is the extreme range like. Are the high notes really easy or tough? The cone shape at that point is VERY critical and could be the cause but I wonder which reeds work best....

Oboe: piccolo oboe, v.kohlert sons
Dear Sue Would it possible for you to send me pictures of your Piccolo oboe? If so send them to geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com Kohlert was a huge woodwind and brass instrument concern until just after WW2. The family was large and originated in...

Oboe: which setup for reeds?
Dear LH The diameter of the cane you say you have, 10.5 - 11.00mm, is fine and should give not too big an aperture. I would be inclined to keep to a 56 - 58 gouge but much depends on the centre to side ratio of your gouging machine. If it is about 15...

Oboe: Cabart Cor Anglais
Dear Gunter I am sorry that I have been so late in replying. I have been away from home and did not inform AllExperts!! If you could send more photos to my address: geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com - I will have a good close up look at your for anglais....

Oboe: Oboe with odd key mechanism
Kevin, thank you for your note. I apologize for not responding sooner; I had a family medical emergency on July 4. I am stumped on your oboe! I have done research myself, and I am not coming up with information that will guide you towards a summary. It is...

Oboe: Staples fit very loosely
Dear Mojca I know the problem! You are using staples form Loree which are slightly narrower than the standard staple. They are loose in my oboes except the Loree. I suggest that you get in touch with Nissen Oboe Staples in Denmark. He makes a plastic...

Oboe: Unknown Oboe
A Loree in the A series could be worth a few hundred dollars to a thousand or so depending on the condition. Oboes of that vintage are quite fragile; the silver is soft, and if the oboe doesn t have the left hand F key; it is less desirable for a student s...

Oboe: value of oboe
Hi Mary Sorry you have had to wait for my reply. I have been away from my desk for a few days. The oboe you have is probably from around 1963/64. As such it has an approximate value of between $2500 and $3000. The fact that Ray Still had some connection...

Oboe: view on all-brass staples and "Nissen"-staples
Dear Hans Thank you for your very kind comments. I do appreciate them. I like to share what I know with anybody who needs help because the areas I cover were generally not addressed in my early days as a student. It was always a mystery - reeds, staples,...

Oboe: Keywork
Gunter The system changed around the turn of the 20th century and is largely untouched from that Gillet System of 1906. Many players were against it as it added so much extra weight to the wooden tube which was thought to deaden the ring and tone of the...

Oboe: Linton English horn
Julie, nice photos. There is a repair shop in Los Angeles; RDG Woodwinds. They can give you an estimate of what services the instrument needs to be able to sell it; as well as examine the bore/wood etc to get it ready to sell. I think once it s all serviced...

Oboe: Philadelphia key
Hi Jean I must apologise for my late reply to your question. Events sometimes overtake us don t they? The Philly Key It was invented to improve the slurring up to top D from below especially from a G I think. If you don t have this additional key, In...

Oboe: Laubin
Jean, thank you for your note. Your oboe, once it is completely serviced, and if the silver is still intact may be worth between $4,000-$4,500.00. You can also contact Alex at Laubin by phone and he will be happy to discuss particulars with you. The location...

Oboe: M2
Dear Jean I do apologise for not getting back to you sooner. I have been away from my desk and forgot to put in my holiday dates! I think that the M2 problem you are having might be based on the fact that the holes for the A and G are in different places...

Oboe: Unknown Oboe
Dear Quinn The picture shows a Selmer 1492B oboe. I m pretty sure that s what you have. They sell on ebay for about $600 - $800 depending on condition. I think new they are around $1200 but you can check that on line. Yours does not have the adjusting...

Oboe: 1930s cor anglais
Thank you for your question. Of course, every manufacturer s instruments will play differently due to design, etc. but I believe your estimation of pitch is probably accurate. You would need to check specifically with the instrument and tuner. hanna...

Oboe: Conn oboe set screws
Denice, thank you for your question. Are you planning on having the oboe serviced to play? If so, the technician should be able to match up the sizing on the missing screws. A general music store service technician may be able to help you. Best regards,...

Oboe: middle c too low/out of tune
Guten tag, Hans. We double reeders have to stick together! As you probably know, middle C is always a fickle note. The smaller number of keys that are depressed on any note the less stable that note will be. That s why D is much more stable than A, B...

Oboe: Oboe reeds
Hi, Robert. I have a couple of ideas that you can try and hopefully one (or more) will be helpful. First thought is about your embouchure. If you re biting down rather than having a more open embouchure then there is a tendency of having the reed close during...

Oboe: Choosing oboe staples
Dear Mramli When I played the XL I used the Rigoutat gold plated staples which were about the same as the Glotin or the Chiarugi no 5. Having said that Loree staples worked for me too with some shapes. The balance between the shape and the staple is...

Oboe: New oboe reeds completely closed
Dave Places to try for reeds. I have found success with Chinese reeds from KGe as they often suit me and also Fortay Reeds. As you are buying online go to Howarth in London and order from them. They have a big selection of makers in their catalogue....

Oboe: oboe staples
Hi Jenny The staples you have are certainly pretty old. The collar was used to trap the ends of the canes and help stabilize the reed. I wonder if you could send me a picture and I can try and identify them more accurately for you. There were several manufacturers...

Oboe: rigoutat oboe
Dear Atidtya Your Rigoutat oboe was made in about 1975 and would be their Classique model as they didn t make any others at this time. I am pretty certain of that because the great oboist Heinz Holliger had one with this serial number lettering of HH...

Oboe: Staple-Shapes Combinations
Dear Quentin Oh dear I am sorry that you have had to wait for your answer. Do forgive me - life has been very hectic with me this week! The problem you are having is a classic case of a shape that is too wide for the bore to take. Those first octave...

Oboe: Gordet German Oboe Value
Joan, thank you for your note. The Gordet oboe, once serviced by a qualified oboe specialist to confirm condition and ready the oboe for re-sale is worth around $2,000.00 +/-. The oboe is probably from the 1960 s so I suggest you be flexible with the pricing...

Oboe: Oboe Serial Number Comprehension
Dear Dale The serial number is useful for finding out the age when there is a relevant list available. The problem with some makes such as yours is that a list is not published and the maker is no more. major manufacturers have lists which can be referred...

Oboe: Price for Rigoutat oboe
Dear Billy Good to hear from you again. A Rigoutat Expression oboe of that age in the UK would sell for between £3500 and £3750, maybe even reaching £4000 if it were absolutely mint. Much too depending on how it plays. In the USA not as much. Perhaps...

Oboe: Student oboe pitch problem?
Chris Thanks for this question. Yes there have been flatness problems with some of these Chinese origin oboes from Packers. It is only slight of course but annoying as it seems not overall the range. I have tried a number of other makes which have the same...

Oboe: Age of oboe...worth repair?
Dear Bill Happy New Year to you from the UK! My apologies for not replying sooner to you. unfortunately I didn t announce my holiday dates to AllExperts so my fault entirely. The Linton information you have given me from your own knowledge is spot...

Oboe: Cane Shape
Billy I have some Turkish cane from Lavoro and it works well. I bought this in gouged pieces from oboeshop.de. Try some pieces and see how it goes. Mine were a little soft for what I like I think.But they made reeds and that s great!! I also like Fabre...

Oboe: Oboe Concerns
Hi Alex I am so pleased that you are interested in playing the oboe. It is a tricky instrument to master and you really would be best to find a teacher that you can trust and follow their advice. You need a teacher to help most importantly with reeds which...

Oboe: question about XIX century oboe
Dear Josep I am very sorry that I don t possess the XIX century oboe of which you speak. I think I was just identifying it for a questioner. Which oboe was it that you were interested in? Was its Buffet oboe? Send me an email and if I can I will try...

Oboe: Reeds on K-ge Machine
Daniel, Wish I could have been more of a help but it s also important, I suppose, to know your limitations. I m sure Geoffrey will be helpful. If you have a chance, I would appreciate hearing what he recommends. I m certainly not beyond learning something...

Oboe: Vintage oboe
Adam, thank you for your note. Normandy oboes have very little value for resale. If the oboe is in excellent condition, it may be worth $100 to $200 but not much more. I appreciate you writing me. Craig s list or Ebay might be a good venue for selling...

Oboe: Grassi oboe
Hi Jenny Amazing to get back your old oboe after all those years. Good story! I think that the name of Grassi was used by British importers in the 60s and 70s such as Bill Lewington and Rosehill iInstruments and also Boosey and Hawkes to source student...

Oboe: Oboe Learning Curve
Dear Bob You have got the message that the oboe is difficult to learn and in part this is true. But where there is a will there is a way so do not be deterred. You need a good teacher though, one who will help you to develop your embouchure having made...

Oboe: Oboe Value
Gretchen, thank you for the photo. I believe the oboe is worth around $1000 as long as the top joint bore is intact; and there are no major top joint cracks that would impair the value and function. When advertising the oboe, it is important to include what...

Oboe: oboes
Sarah, thank you for your note. The oboe may require many hundreds of dollars of servicing and then not be right because the wood is almost 100 years old. The oboe is also out of your country which is expensive to return if you don t like it. I suggest you...

Oboe: reeds
Dear Marianne That IS great that you are returning to the beast! Well done you. The oboe is the greatest challenge but isn t it worth it? It is a bad experience having dental work done. I know most players dread having to undergo this sort of extensive...

Oboe: Selling my pre 1946 Cabart Oboe
Dear Seth These old Cabart oboes can still have a very useful life if they are in good condition. It might be as well to have the oboe overhauled and put in top condition if you can find someone to do this for you. Or send it to a dealer who has a repair...

Oboe: Selmer Oboe
Dear Jimmie I think from your photograph without which I would be lost, that you have a Selmer model 121 or it may be a 101 which I think was an older version. These oboes had all the keys trills, left hand F, fork F,, banana key for the low C etc etc and...

Oboe: Shape
Dear Billy, Greetings form Scotland!! I am only pleased to be able to help if I can. First I will think about your second octave problem. If you have a Rigoutat oboe for example you may find that these notes tend to need more lip support and good...

Oboe: Tension in Hands and Fingers
Hi, Sandy; Looking at The Art of Oboe Playing by Sprenkle and Ledet, Sprenkle acknowledges the awkwardness of holding the oboe. He makes the connection between embouchure and hand tension stating a tight, biting type of embouchure usually accompanies...

Oboe: My vacation Dates
I apologise to any of you who have been attempting to have questions answered. When I set my New Year holiday dates in December last I had reversed the month and day - I m British you see we have day before month - so I was apparently on holiday until the...

Oboe: Vintage Loree oboe worth
Dear Mike This sounds very much like an answer I responded to privately when I had my vacation dates set an few weeks ago. It was a similar oboe in vintage. I wonder if you have emailed me about this already. No matter if you have, we ll go from here!!...

Oboe: Cane selection
Dear Billy I presume that as you don t shape your own cane that you need a way of selecting from the gouged and shaped canes that you buy. Meaning that you reject some as not being worth tying on and wasting time over!! There are one or two rough guidelines...

Oboe: Loree oboe
Dear Jenny You say that you have played a Howarth S2 for over 40 years and I suspect that it has become quite easy to blow as the bore increases in size with age - as they do if they are played and cleaned out regularly. Obviously the increase in bore size...

Oboe: Buffet Oboe
Diane, thank you for your question. The oboe looks like a 4051 model Buffet. A fair market price for an oboe of this age and brand/model is around $1500.00-$1750.00. Thank you and best wishes, hannah Diane, the price remains the same for the 4052 model....

Oboe: Cabart
Dear Barbara Living where you do that sounds like Jess Rance. She is very good. Still send me a picture when you can I would like to see the instrument and have a stab at its age. Jess may have an idea as well; I presume that you will have asked her. IF...

Oboe: Oboe/English Horn
Wyatt, thank you for your note. Yes, you should be fine learning the EH first. The embouchure is similar and the fingerings are the same (in the third register of EH you may require some alternate fingerings). With EH however, the investment is considerably...

Oboe: Oboe value
Laura Jean, thank you for your reply. I am happy to wait until I receive a photo of the two instruments and will respond with a rough idea. Depending on what part of the country you live in, there may be a reputable expert who can physically examine the instruments...

Oboe: old oboe found
Hi Katie Your oboe is a student model Selmer made for and sold by Selmer in London if I m not mistaken. Probably made in France, Czechoslovakia or Italy! It has thumb plate, open holes and simple octaves. It was probably made in about 1960 at a very rough...

Oboe: Vintage Loree oboe value
George, I always caution folks when they are attempting to buy oboes sight unseen via Ebay. Did the seller tell you when the oboe was used in the Chicago Symphony? What decade? Perhaps by which player? It s still a 100 year old oboe, and the secondary market...

Oboe: Cabart & Paris Oboe (kk109), vintage 1961
Karen Why not try Charles Double Reeds in N Conway NH. You could speak to Brian there and post the oboe to him to sell. Speak to him first. You can easily find his website for contact details. Phone. 603-356-9890. I don t know his terms but he has...

Oboe: MKD by Otley woodwind
Oboe: MKD by Otley woodwind

Oboe: Linton Oboe HRS 43267 V
Hi Kelsey Sorry to be late in replying to you but I was away for a few days. These oboes were used a lot in the military and educational bands as they are robust and reliable. It is aplastic material called Durotone. I would say that this one is from...

Oboe: Middle F 'breaks' to an octave lower
Dear Liz in Hampshire What a problem for you. What make of oboe and its age and model of course? Please tell me in a reply to my email address and also a picture if possible of the F key fully opened - that will need a photographic assistant! I need...

Oboe: MKD by Otley woodwind
Dear Simon Welcome back to the oboe, I say. Well done you! I hope you enjoy it. Find yourself a good teacher though to help if you can certainly to make sure you are on the right lines. The MKD oboes are very few and far between as not many were made....

Oboe: What model of my Buffet Oboe
I have looked on the web to locate a model number, but the oboe is quite old and the information is not available. The oboe is definitely a student model. My suggestion of value remains the same...if the oboe is in good working order without major mechanical/wood...

Oboe: oboe identification
Hi Jennifer I think from the pictures that you sent your oboe is a Selmer 121. If it is blackwood and has the keys and trills I can see on your pix then this looks the likely model. If you look up their website and put in Selmer 121 oboe you will see...

Oboe: Oboe Reed Receiver
Mike thank you for your question. I suggest you contact Jason Onks Woodwind Specialist, who is my instrument technician. His contact information is on his website www.onksws.com The type of reed well removal may require a special device. Jason will be able...

Oboe: Just acquired Oboe
Dear Patricia An old Loree sounds a good acquisition! If you could send me a couple of pictures I could have a better idea of how old it is and perhaps a ball park figure of value. Would you also manage a photo of the serial number please in close...

Oboe: Linton Oboe
Dear Pete I am so sorry that I have been such a time in responding to your question. Please accept my apologies. The original wooden Linton oboes were made in Elkhart between 1925 and 1950. If yours has Linton Paris stamped on the bell then it would...

Oboe: Markardt Oboe dating
Dear Mike Theo Markardt the oboe maker was based in Erlbach in Germany but ceased trading in 1976 when his company was bought by Moennig. They made very good quality instruments. As far as I am aware the last two digits of the serial number does refer...

Oboe: oboe value
Lisa, thank you for your question. The Loree PX45 was made in the early part of 2005. If the condition is excellent (no cracks), silver is intact, and it has been serviced properly, it is worth approximately $5600.00. I hope this is helpful. Best regards,...

Oboe: Signet Soloist Oboe
Dear Kim Sorry to have been late in replying to you. Could you send me a couple of pictures please to help me ID your model of oboe. Send them to my email address at geoffrey@geoffreybridgeoboe.com Thanks. I ll get back to you as quick as possible....

Oboe: should I throw it all away?
Anita: I have to say, I have two conflicting pieces of advice here. The first is without looking at the mess, it would be hard for me to advise putting the instrument in the recyclable bin. In this line of reasoning, I would probably get it to a qualified...

Oboe: Triebert Brevette Monopole
Dear Simon The Triebert company ceased to exist in 1881. The Triebert family had employed Francois Loree until in 1881 the company was bought by Gaufrot and subsequently on by Couesnon. Francois Loree started his own oboe manufacturing company in the same...

Oboe: Estimated price for Loree Royal
Dear Andrea What a shame that you are having to sell your Royal oboe. Just a thought but have you thought of the Ton Kooiman thumb rest? It really helps with supporting the oboe as it spreads the load over more of the hand. Try his website on www.tonkooiman.com/...

Oboe: question regarding Hortnagl 99.1
Dear Lucas The Hortnagel 99 is sold in a straight shaper form by Reeds n Stuff (Udo Heng) so if you wanted to go down that route I am sure that Udo Heng would sell you such a machine. It is a very good device and having one gives you an opportunity for...

Oboe: Selmer 4707
Dear Gemma First of all let me apologise for taking such a time to get back to you. Your question was buried in amongst a load of emails after a time away and got overlooked. I see you are a UK resident as I am, so that the Selmer oboe in question will...

Oboe: Best oboe accessory suppliers that ship to UK
Dear Hilary Sorry to be a bit late I have been away from home. I have shipped from the US from time to time without a problem. Anne Hodge is certainly one and Roger Miller Reeds (ROM reeds) is another. I use his reeds myself on occasion. I have also...

Oboe: Dating Buffet Crampon oboe
Dear Jaume Your oboe looks very much like a Buffet BC4052 which is the top of their range student oboes. In Europe it sells for about 2600 Euros new. The new model has a different shaped bell but similar keywork. These oboes are a very sound choice for...

Oboe: first oboe
Dear Murray I am so pleased to answer a question from someone in my domiciliary Scotland! But on the East coast which has been dreadful this summer!! As for an oboe why not go for something intermediate straight off then you can keep it for a longer...

Oboe: Consistently flat
Dear Christina Sorry to hear of your problem. You don t tell me the make of oboe you are using and how new it is. Sometimes these days as makers strive for a more mellow sound the oboes they produce have slightly thicker walls. This can lead to a slightly...

Oboe: ReedsnStuff profiler
Oboe: ReedsnStuff profiler

Oboe: Oboe mouth help
Daniel, I have to say, this is a new one on me. I m not sure what quite a while means in actual time or whoop feeling . Were you OK before? If so, have you changed anything with your embouchure, or playing technique? Is your throat constricted in anyway...

Oboe: ReedsnStuff profiler
Dear Vlad Thank you for your question about the RnS profiler. I have an early version of the machine myself and had quite a lot of trouble with it initially and sent it back a few times! I had lots of conversations with Udo Heng and he in the end changed...

Oboe: Taking up the oboe again at 74
Dear Mike First let me apologise for my late reply. I was all set on Tuesday afternoon actually replying when Broadband went down in much of the UK including my bit! You may have experienced that yourself in West Sussex. Finally it emerged that this was...

Oboe: Value of Loree oboe Serial # AL38
George, thank you for your note. The Lucerne d amore is a brand that I am not familiar with so I don t know what the US market value is. It sounds like the tuning issue would also diminish its value unless you consult a technical specialist like John Symer...

Oboe: oboe appraisal
Elise, thank you for your note. The Selmer Brand is not a strong brand for oboes. Selmer makes outstanding saxophones however. The target market for you oboe may be a beginning player and the oboe is worth a few hundred dollars if it is in great condition....

Oboe: Oboe identification
Hi Michael Thank you for the pictures which help a bit to ID your oboe. It is quite old and the give away for me as to age are the bands around the top joint (under the first octave key) and the top of the bottom joint. It has no left hand F or split...

Oboe: Oboe value
Amber, your oboe is lovely! It s a beginner model without the left hand F; but it does have the low Bb. If the oboe is in excellent condition; used it s worth under $1000.00. You might try Craig s list or Ebay. Hope this is helpful. Thanks, hanna...

Oboe: Pre-Boosey La FLeur Oboe
Hi Matthew My take on this is that they employed oboe making craftsmen of their own during their period in Green Street, Leicester Square, London. They were at that address for quite a period from 1862 until about 1911. I have no other information about...

Oboe: Evette & Schaeffer Oboe Buffet Crampon
Dear Steven I think that your oboe is from the period 1930 -1960 when Evette and Schaeffer names were put on oboes made by Buffet Crampon. Buffet acquired the firm in 1929. It has not got the bottom B flat and has the ringed system known as the Triebert...

Oboe: Rigoutat Cor Anglais 1979 and F. Loree oboe
Sara, thank you for your questions. Depending on the condition of the Rigoutat EH, (crack history, condition of the silver etc) the instrument will be worth around $4,000.00 once it has received a quality servicing. May I ask who you are employing to do the...

Oboe: howarth s6
Dear Oliver I have only actually played a couple of these S6 instruments and not for any extended period. You are absolutely right that the S6 is lighter than the XL series as its walls are slightly thinner. Having said that though the sound is typically...

Oboe: Loree Royal RC01R
Shellie, thank you for your note. I believe the lady who is interested in purchasing this oboe from you has already written me this morning. Depending on the crack history, servicing frequency, and condition, I indicated to the person that the oboe is valued...

Oboe: Oboe - Approximate Value?
Marcia, thanks for your note. The RC01 is a standard bore Loree c+3, ROYALE model. This is the heavier thicker bore Loree oboe. It is one of their pro model instruments. It is very important that you have an independent oboe specialist repairman check out...

Oboe: Corton oboe
Dear Emma Your oboe with Corton stamped on it was almost certainly made by the Czech company Amati for British retailers. Could have been for Bill Lewington who used to trade from premises in Shaftesbury Avenue. I would estimate that the date is from...

Oboe: Advice on buying an oboe, howarth oboes, church worship services
howarth oboes, church worship services, howarth oboe: Hi Sandra If you are already a good musician then my advice would be not to go for a basic level oboe as you would soon out play this. Oboes are not cheap due to the amount of time spent manufacturing them as they are always made from wood. A bottom level...

Oboe: Age of Oboe, reed grass, sound holes
reed grass, sound holes, different pitches: Hi Erin The oboe really started life in the early history of man by the squashing down the top of a cut reed (grass) and blowing down it.Try it--it still works. Different lengths making different pitches. A great experiment is to blow a drinking straw....

Oboe: Age and origin of oboe, metal keys, antique shop
metal keys, antique shop, three pieces: Dear Charles I would love to see pictures of this instrument. I have a feeling that it would be by Willaim Howe or his company which is early 19th century but I would need to have a look first. If you wouldn t mind please send me pictures via my email address:...

Oboe: Albert oboes, oboe teacher, marigaux
oboe teacher, marigaux, oboes: Hello Roelof, Sorry for the delay in answering this question, but I have been trying to locate any information on the Albert family of woodwind makers and have yet to find anything. It seems to me that you are interested in the sweet-toned oboes prior...

Oboe: Antique(?) English Horn, octave keys, talk21 com
octave keys, talk21 com, octave key: Dear Andy, without pictures these questions are very tricky to answer! I reckon you are quite right in your assumptions though. The system sounds like it is based on a Triebert design of about 1855 which carried on well into the 20th century. Indeed a simpler...

Oboe: agr of Loree oboe, visible cracks, approximate age
visible cracks, approximate age, case letter: Dear Rob I am a bit mystified by this serial number too! I have a Loree Royal which I bought new less than a year ago and its number starts with Q. So, we haven t quite got to V yet. Now you wrote the V with a lower case letter. Usually the serial numbers...

Oboe: air and endurance, woodwind quintet, added stress
woodwind quintet, added stress, embouchure: Becky. I know how you feel believe me! The secret of keeping going is to play on a lightish reed and plan your breathing. Practise the movements on your own at home and without rehearsal/concert pressure but discipline yourself to complete the movements...

Oboe: antique oboe, talk21 com, ebony silver
talk21 com, ebony silver, silver keys: Sally I am just leaving the house for the weekend so could you indulge me, if possible, with a couple or so pictures attached to an email and then I can give you a better answer. I will be back at the desk on Tuesday. My email address is: geoffrey.bridge@talk21.com...

Oboe: antique oboe, oboes, antique dealers
oboes, antique dealers, oboe: Angela I don t know which country you live in but your name sounds a bit British! If it is, I think that you might contact Howarth s in London 020 7935 2407 and speak to Mike Britton. Alternatively try Ian Crowther s oboe shop in Canterbury - who is the...

Oboe: B flat, cigarette paper, finger holes
cigarette paper, finger holes, tone holes: Now Melanie, what do you mean by airy ? Which fingering are you using? Is it British based Thumb-plate fingering or a fingering where you use first and middle fingers of the left hand and first finger of the right hand? This fingering produces a slightly...

Oboe: A. Barre oboe, internet auction site, professional oboist
internet auction site, professional oboist, double reed: Hello Terri, There is a Jean Barre oboe maker, but I have not come across an A. Barre. The A. Laubin Company purchased the Barre Company in the ‘70’s I believe, but your oboe is from ’69 and may have possibly been made in 1967 or earlier. Regardless of...

Oboe: Begin on Clarinet or Oboe?, clarinet sound, chalk and cheese
clarinet sound, chalk and cheese, dear angie: Dear Angie Without a doubt my opinion is begin as you mean to go on - therefore go with the oboe from the start. If your daughter really likes the sound of the oboe she may be disappointed with the clarinet sound. Mind, the sound of a beginner oboe can...

Oboe: Beginner Oboe, intonation problems, student oboe
intonation problems, student oboe, beginner student: Dear Maria, I would say that you should not get a cheap oboe but not a really high quality, expensive one. When I started to play the oboe I started off with a Selmer. This is one of the wisest choices. Other good options would be Fox, Loree or some Yamaha...

Oboe: Beginning Oboe Player, professional oboist, musical endeavors
professional oboist, musical endeavors, symphony orchestras: Hello Simone --- Being aware that there is room for improvement is by far your best asset at this time in your musical endeavors. My first suggestion would be for you to find a working, professional oboist and start taking private lessons. Having played...

Oboe: Buffet 3613G Greenline Oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, diameter holes: Hi Megan. What follows may appear to be an ad for the Greenline. I assure you that I don t work for Buffet Crampon! I came across the Greenline a couple of years ago when Jean Louis Cappezalli came to do Master Classes at a British Double Reed Society...

Oboe: Buffet Crampon Serial Numbers, buffet crampon, upper sections
buffet crampon, upper sections, model numbers: Hi Robert Yes Robert you are looking at the serial number of the oboe. It is located on the two joints and the bell. All three should be the same of course. If you go to Buffet Crampon s website you can punch in this number and it will give you the...

Oboe: Buying an Oboe, student oboe, intermediate model
student oboe, intermediate model, flat key: Dear Lauren The nitty gritty question is - how much are you prepared to pay but if we put aside those considerations(!), I would definitely say go for an intermediate instrument, unless you really do want the full blown pro model. The differences in key...

Oboe: Buying an oboe, rigoutat, riec
rigoutat, riec, music college: Hi again Gabriel Yes I do have some strong opinions of an intermediate oboe! All the best makers have a good model but I think that in my experience two stand out: Howarth s S45 and perhaps my real favorite, Loree s Cabart 74 model. I have had students...

Oboe: baritone/tenor sax, baritone sax, muscle of facial expression
baritone sax, muscle of facial expression, nerve pathways: Dave There used to be a problem for oboe teachers that doubling was just not on ! Not on any instrument where you use your mouth at least. I think though that doubling is just fine because you learn that the instrument you have in your hands at any...

Oboe: begin on e-horn?, oboe family, sized adult
oboe family, sized adult, orchestral instrument: Dear Jean I am sure it would be possible to begin playing the oboe family on the English Horn but I believe starting with the oboe is an advantage. This is probably only because that is the usual progression!! It is certainly not set in stone. You would...

Oboe: begining oboe, hand position, embouchure
hand position, embouchure, jessy: JESSY Thanks for your question. My main tips would be as follows: Hopefully - find a good teacher who will check your instrument, make sure that you have reeds that YOU can play, check that your embouchure is correct, that your hand position is right,...

Oboe: beginning, mouth cavity, cigarette paper
mouth cavity, cigarette paper, old instruments: Hi Anders There are many reasons for unstable bottom notes: You are biting too much on the reed There is a leak in the padding somewhere- make sure the Fork F pad just grips a cigarette paper when you have the three keys down for right hand 1, 2 and...

Oboe: just beginning, local music store, double reed
local music store, double reed, oboe player: Hi Britney Well done you getting into the double reed field. Splendid! Tip number one is get a good teacher if at all possible with an instrument that is working properly and reeds that vibrate freely. A good teacher will be an oboe player or a woodind...

Oboe: What is the best beginner oboe you know of?, rigoutat, music college
rigoutat, music college, oboes: Dear Lucio There are several great oboes to be had for beginners nowadays. Much will depend on your teacher s preferences of course but I would choose from the following models. Both the Rigoutat and the Cabart 74 would see someone through to music college....

Oboe: birthplace of the double reed, double reed family, yale university press
double reed family, yale university press, different pitches: Donald This is a vast subject indeed and a very interesting inquiry. The double reed family started with an instrument made from cutting and then crushing the end together of a grass reed and blowing it to produce a sound. Different lengths produced different...

Oboe: breathing, new horizons band, oboe reed
new horizons band, oboe reed, oboe sound: Hello Lorna --- The breathing cycle associated with playing the oboe is unique. Of all the wind instruments, the oboe requires the smallest/least amount of air to be expended/exhaled by the player while sound is being produced. The player will always...

Oboe: C and Bb (one an octave above middle C) sounds like a B., finger plate, finger check
finger plate, finger check, spring tension: Daniel I hope you haven t been waiting an age for this answer. I came back from holiday just late last night. I had my vacation period booked in the Allexperts system as that. I hope it worked! I too play on a Howarth S5 which is about 20 years old - round...

Oboe: C and Bb (one an octave above middle C) sounds like a B., cigarette paper, middle c
cigarette paper, middle c, c key: Hey Daniel, Your problem with the C happens to me frequently. When this happens to my oboe it is usually do to water under the C key. But, since you said your oboe is 20 years old I am doubting this is the reason. If I was you I would try to use some cigarette...

Oboe: C and Bb (one an octave above middle C) sounds like a B, kansas city missouri, finger hole
kansas city missouri, finger hole, middle c: Hello Daniel Burrage --- I am very sorry to have to say that I can not help you with your oboe problem. I have no hands-on experience, neither playing nor repairing, with an English system (thumbplate) oboe. Therefore, I am declining to give you any...

Oboe: Cabart 74 Oboe, jenny jenny, cosmetic condition
jenny jenny, cosmetic condition, loree: Jenny You have inherited potentially a good oboe. The Cabart 74 is made by Loree in Paris. They took over the famous French oboe maker s name in 1974 to put on their intermediate oboes. These instruments in my experience have been very good and if well...

Oboe: Cabart Bassoon, double reed societies, ww ii
double reed societies, ww ii, bassoon: I am sorry about my auto-response-clicked the wrong button,but I will need to really search around for any information about Cabart bassoons. My only answer would be to contact Loree; Loree purchased Cabart in the sixties and may know something about the...

Oboe: Cabart Cor Anglais, french patent, sure what kind
french patent, sure what kind, natural signs: Dear Rebecca Cabart made some very good cor anglais and some very bad ones too! This the firm who were very prolific pre second world war and made instruments for many other sellers who put their name on the bell! I m afraid that I don t have a way of...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, nora post, google
nora post, google, keywork: Hi Lorrie Do you know I think that to buy an old Cabart that plays well for $500 would be great value. OK it doesn t have the left hand F key which is very useful but if your son likes the instrument then it might be worth exploring the possibility of having...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, loree, oboe
loree, oboe, serial number: Dear Heide, If the Oboe has lasted that long it is probably very high quality. But, for me to find out the value I will need a little more information like the serial number. I am guessing around the $2000 mark. Please send a follow-up with more info. ...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, loree, oboe
loree, oboe, serial number: Hi Rachel Part two of my answer. Whilst being generally able to discuss the older Cabarts in general terms I think I am still pretty useless at identifying the serial number of it and dating it I m afraid. I have had one in my possession in years...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, reputable dealer, oboes
reputable dealer, oboes, good shape: Hello Jessica, I am not sure about the age of your Cabart oboe as there is no comprehensive serial number listing for Cabart oboes. As to the approximate resale value, I would estimate the value around $1200-1500. I would suggest having the oboe looked...

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, ebay, silver keys
ebay, silver keys, keywork: Elizabeth The Allexperts system tells me that I haven t answered your question. I think something happened when you were attempting to download some photos of the Cabart oboe you were asking about. If I haven t cleared the decks on this topic please do...

Oboe: Cabart Serial Number DD130, mr bridge, reputable company
mr bridge, reputable company, oboe: Mr Reep Yes I recall the exchange I had previously about an old-ish Cabart oboe. Whilst being generally able to discuss the older Cabarts in general terms I think I was pretty useless at identifying the serial number of it and dating it I m afraid. ...

Oboe: Cabart Special Oboe, thumb rest, pit band
thumb rest, pit band, mid 60s: Hello Barry, The Cabart name was purchased by the Loree company around the ‘60’s or so. I am assuming, because Cabart does not have a serial number listing that your oboe is probably from the early to mid ‘60’s. I would give the value to be about $2000...

Oboe: Cane Splitters, right angles, straight piece
right angles, straight piece, valuable tool: Hi Harry I am so sorry that I have not answered you sooner but I ve been away from the desk for a couple of days. Anyway to answer your question. I find a cane splitter really essential to give me three bits of cane to have a go at. You are absolutely right...

Oboe: Choice of Cor Anglais, oboe family, cor anglais
oboe family, cor anglais, howarths: Dear Veronica I am so pleased that you love the oboe. He/She can be a difficult taskmaster but well worth persevering with! I have no doubt at all the course of action you should take with regard to a Cor. That is to buy a new Howarth because they are...

Oboe: Choosing an oboe, howarth oboes, person assistance
howarth oboes, person assistance, laubin: Hello Nirmal --- I reside in the state of Missouri, United States of America. Therefore, I feel totally unable to advise you on the purchase of an oboe, beings that you live in the UK. I have been told that Pro players in the UK are dedicated users...

Oboe: Clarinet to Oboe, professional oboist, band teacher
professional oboist, band teacher, close quarters: Hi John Happy BIRTHDAY!! I think you are so right to go for the oboe. I would say that woudn t I? I would certainly take advice from your band teacher if he is an oboist, as he will be able to well judge your potential. You really will need to take...

Oboe: Cleaning an oboe, repair person, new instruments
repair person, new instruments, little water: Hey, Personally I would only do so much before taking a new instrument to a repair person. Often new instruments need to be adjusted anyway. You can always swab it I do not believe putting a little water on a swab an then pulling it through the instrument....

Oboe: Conn Pan American Oboe, register keys, double reed
register keys, double reed, new keys: Hello Jennifer, When you refer to “upper register” keys, do you mean the side octave or more? I am not aware of oboe makers that would sell you oboe parts, often because keys are specific to that make of oboe. A local repair technician might be able to...

Oboe: MAKING OBOE REEDS, reed manufacturers, stuart dunkel
reed manufacturers, stuart dunkel, reed tools: Hello Savvy --- The route to becoming a successful oboist is a two lane road with many twists, turns, pot-holes, detours, etc. Both lanes are equally wide and equally important. One lane is learning how to play the oboe and the other lane is learning how...

Oboe: Cor Anglais, professional symphony orchestra, music education system
professional symphony orchestra, music education system, anglais english horn: Hello Annikki --- I am totally unfamiliar with the music education system in Australia, but I am glad to hear that you enjoy playing the oboe and that you are having success. The note fingerings for the oboe and the cor anglais (english horn) are identical....

Oboe: Couesnon & Cie Oboe, exposition universelle de paris, professional oboes
exposition universelle de paris, professional oboes, rarity value: Dear Dennis First things first. The serial numbers are usually found on both main parts of the oboe near to the joint with its neighbour and also on the bell near the joint ring. Always on the back of the instrument. The value of the oboe is hard to...

Oboe: custom made reeds, local music store, oboe reeds
local music store, oboe reeds, instrument type: The best place to buy custom oboe reeds is from Stellar oboe products, www.oboe.net, because they actually ask you how you want the reed to play, and figure out strengths and tone based on your instrument type, how long you ve been playing, and what school...

Oboe: Developing Oboe Vibrato, freshman year, videos internet
freshman year, videos internet, vibrato: Hello Michael --- Thank you for directing your question about vibrato to me. It is wonderful to hear that you continue to enjoy playing the oboe, that you are having success with the oboe, and most of all that you want to keep improving your capabilities...

Oboe: Diaphram Vibrato, wah wah wah, pitch change
wah wah wah, pitch change, octave key: This vibrato thing is a minefield! Of the methods you have tried I would have to agree that lightly shaking the oboe is not great and should not be encouraged! Diaphragm vibrato is really an extension of the breath support that you ought to be already doing....

Oboe: d noblet paris oboe, noblet paris, internet auction site
noblet paris, internet auction site, touch ups: Hello Andrea, The value of an instrument depends on the condition of the oboe and if there are any “extra” keys. For instance, you said that there was a low B-flat, which is good, but does it have a left-hand F as well? Regardless of the key work and...

Oboe: improve in my oboe tone, oboe tone, cigarette paper
oboe tone, cigarette paper, little pad: Ishigo Your ideal tone is in your head! What comes out of the oboe sometimes does not match what you would like to hear. So practice and more practice!! You will get closer to your ideal by careful reed selection and listening, listening, listening!!!!...

Oboe: different key systems, david hardin, richmond texas
david hardin, richmond texas, professional instruments: David It is never too early to go for the full system because the differences are quite small. Most semi professional instruments have all you need but the extra trills and better accuracy of intonation - not forgeting the convenience- of the top models...

Oboe: difficulty in getting "d-flat", "d", and "E-flat" to, finger plate, millimetre
finger plate, millimetre, scrape: Richard Sometimes the bought reeds have quite a large opening. Having moistened it well if you squeeze it shut making temporarily a much smaller aperture do the top notes then sound more easily? Sometimes the Rico long scrape (American scrape) reeds are...

Oboe: dynamics, embouchure, air speed
embouchure, air speed, crescendos: Jordan Good question! The way, I think, (!) I do it is to change the air speed and balance of the embouchure support. An awful lot depends on how your embouchure is set up. It should feel relaxed if your reed is of an opening which you don t need to close...

Oboe: Embochure, embouchure, upper lip
embouchure, upper lip, nutshell: Hi Jay Forming the embouchure depends a lot on your teeth and how much upper lip you have! Ideally you bring the lips inwards with the reed on them usually letting the red part of the lips roll in and just be invisible. Again that depends on how thick...

Oboe: Embouchures, oboe reed, trumpet player
oboe reed, trumpet player, oboists: Hello Patrick --- Re: Playing trumpet and oboe I have never seen a trumpet player who doubles on the oboe! The oboe embochure requires the roling of both the upper and lower lips around the ends of the teeth and essentially into the mouth. The lips...

Oboe: ENGLISH HORN OBOE, peter hurd, marigaux oboe
peter hurd, marigaux oboe, ebay: Hello Jack, I am thinking that $43000 for the Marigaux is a typo. I would take the instruments in for an appraisal first off. You may have a pair of instruments that will appeal to collectors more than most ordinary run of the mill oboe players. Perhaps...

Oboe: English horns, professional oboe, oboe player
professional oboe, oboe player, english horns: Dear Marcia Cabart instruments are rather mixed in quality. The company ceased trading in about 1965 -ish. The name was bought by Loree and has been used on their intermediate oboes from 1974. So the Cabart EH is going to be old! Now some of the instruments...

Oboe: Estimate Value of Noblet Oboe, mr bridge, noblet
mr bridge, noblet, ebay: Dear Janis I think that Forrests are right there in the ball park if not slightly on the low side. Without seeing the instrument I think to pay more than $1000 would be a bit on the high side. The school asking for $1500 is presumably making some extra...

Oboe: Experimenting with reeds, scrape, whisker
scrape, whisker, sharps: Dear Amber Here I am again. Bad luck with your usual reeds.We all go through patches like this and try other things, other scrapes, shapes, gouges etc etc etc.... It is usually a cane problem when this happens, or, we are not making reeds when we are relaxed...

Oboe: The exact range..., tone holes, pad materials
tone holes, pad materials, musical purposes: Dear Darius I think that this appears to be simple question but it isn t. As you rightly say the usual references point to a rather limited range with many restrictions placed on the lowest notes in terms of sound quality, ease and speed of attack and particularly,...

Oboe: F Loree oboe, online auction sites, internet auction site
online auction sites, internet auction site, mark chudnow: Betsy, I would look for a reputable double reed dealer in your area or even out of state. The couple that come to mind would be Charles double reeds, Mark Chudnow, Weber reeds, Nora Post or Peter Hurd. These dealers are very knowledgeable and would be very...

Oboe: F. Loree A Parie Serial Number AN26, oboes, motor cars
oboes, motor cars, loree: Dear Terry This oboe is quite old. The serial number letters indicate that it was made in about 1948. Are you sure of these? Oboes of this vintage are not of huge value I m afraid as keywork has been modernised in recent years it is difficult for repairers...

Oboe: F Minor Scale, key signature, minor scales
key signature, minor scales, oboe player: Megan The F minor scale on a flute would be the same as on any instrument. It has four flats in the key signature and two versions as all minor scales have - harmonic and melodic. The harmonic minor is the same going up as it is coming down. Use all...

Oboe: Finding a shaper tip, hanover germany, lyon france
hanover germany, lyon france, michel 7: Hi Philippe I think the supplier you mention must be Dimiter Jordanov who has moved to Lyon. His new address is: 278, rue de Créqui 69007 Lyon France Tel/Fax +33 4 72 73 38 37 email: info@le-roseau.ca In my experience he is the only vendor who...

Oboe: Fox 333 oboe not responsive, intonation problems, quality oboe
intonation problems, quality oboe, many different things: Dear Linda, Sorry it took me longer to respond. I was on vacation for two weeks. Delay in notes can mean many different things. It depends if your daughter is a beginner or not. You say that she plays beautifully on the rental so I m assuming that she is...

Oboe: 1983 Marigaux 901 - how much is it worth?, oboe, bore
Oboe: 1983 Marigaux 901 - how much is it worth?, oboe, bore

Oboe: Albert oboes, chinees, woodwind
Oboe: Albert oboes, chinees, woodwind, timbre

Oboe: A. Barre oboe, philharmonic, oboe
Oboe: A. Barre oboe, philharmonic, oboe, serial number

Oboe: Buffet 3613G Greenline Oboe, resin material, extreme temperatures
Oboe: Buffet 3613G Greenline Oboe, resin material, extreme temperatures, sound qualities

Oboe: breathing, oboe players, shallow breath
Oboe: breathing, oboe players, shallow breath, stale air

Oboe: Cabart Oboe, oboe, serial number
Oboe: Cabart Oboe, oboe, serial number

Oboe: Choice of Cor Anglais, london, love
Oboe: Choice of Cor Anglais, london, love

Oboe: Cor Anglais, cor anglais, professional orchestras
Oboe: Cor Anglais, cor anglais, professional orchestras, occasional piece

Oboe: Couesnon & Cie Oboe, membre du jury, contenders
Oboe: Couesnon & Cie Oboe, membre du jury, contenders, peers

Oboe: diffcultly in some tones, vowels, good sense
Oboe: diffcultly in some tones, vowels, good sense

Oboe: Embouchures, oboe teacher, band director
Oboe: Embouchures, oboe teacher, band director, practice time

Oboe: Hans Kreul cor anglais., clarinetist, oboe
Oboe: Hans Kreul cor anglais., clarinetist, oboe, 19 years

Oboe: high notes on the oboe, octive, reachable
Oboe: high notes on the oboe, octive, reachable, rees

Oboe: Lady Evelyn Rothwell, janet craxton, contradiction in terms
Oboe: Lady Evelyn Rothwell, janet craxton, contradiction in terms, rothwell

Oboe: Low Bb on Oboe, band director, oboe
Oboe: Low Bb on Oboe, band director, oboe

Oboe: Which Oboe for Daughter, top notch, oboe
Oboe: Which Oboe for Daughter, top notch, oboe, bough

Oboe: Oboe and French Horn, double reed players, marching band
Oboe: Oboe and French Horn, double reed players, marching band, clarinet player

Oboe: Oboe makers, flat clarinet, pianos
Oboe: Oboe makers, flat clarinet, pianos, works of art

Oboe: Oboe Playing, trumpet, dizziness
Oboe: Oboe Playing, trumpet, dizziness, down side

Oboe: Oboe purchase, casa manana theater, fox oboes
Oboe: Oboe purchase, casa manana theater, fox oboes, double reed

Oboe: Oboe shaper properties, oboe reed, baroque oboe
Oboe: Oboe shaper properties, oboe reed, baroque oboe, shape effects

Oboe: oboe cane, hayden, roche
Oboe: oboe cane, hayden, roche, cor anglais

Oboe: oboe reed cleaning, gunk, saliva
Oboe: oboe reed cleaning, gunk, saliva, reeds

Oboe: To make oboe reeds, issuse, duds
Oboe: To make oboe reeds, issuse, duds, reeds

Oboe: an oboe that uses fingerings like the Boehm clarinet/, english horn, oboes
Oboe: an oboe that uses fingerings like the Boehm clarinet/, english horn, oboes, y78

Oboe: old Buffet Crampon /C. Fischer (NY) oboe
Oboe: old Buffet Crampon /C. Fischer (NY) oboe

Oboe: how to play the oboe better, oboist, oboe
Oboe: how to play the oboe better, oboist, oboe, reeds

Oboe: Reed Making for Oboe, cor anglais, professional oboist
Oboe: Reed Making for Oboe, cor anglais, professional oboist, glotin

Oboe: Reed selection for a beginner?, oboists, scrape
Oboe: Reed selection for a beginner?, oboists, scrape

Oboe: Robert Durand oboe, english horn, durand
Oboe: Robert Durand oboe, english horn, durand

Oboe: A. Robert Oboe old for sale, clarinet, serial number
Oboe: A. Robert Oboe old for sale, clarinet, serial number

Oboe: reed making, oboe reed, oral cavity
Oboe: reed making, oboe reed, oral cavity, imaginary point

Oboe: repad/overhaul, reed repair, double reed
Oboe: repad/overhaul, reed repair, double reed, perfect shape

Oboe: rhiata, shawm, camden town
Oboe: rhiata, shawm, camden town, reeds

Oboe: who is more suitable to play an oboe??, professional oboist, army bands
Oboe: who is more suitable to play an oboe??, professional oboist, army bands, broken teeth

Oboe: Universities, arkansas tech university, russellville arkansas
Oboe: Universities, arkansas tech university, russellville arkansas, mr ken

Oboe: Used Loree Royal, laubin, oboe player
Oboe: Used Loree Royal, laubin, oboe player, preference

Oboe: vibrato help, mouth region, diaphram
Oboe: vibrato help, mouth region, diaphram, vibrato

Oboe: Ward & Winterbourne cor anglais, birmingham symphony orchestra, london symphony orchestra
Oboe: Ward & Winterbourne cor anglais, birmingham symphony orchestra, london symphony orchestra, city of birmingham symphony orchestra

Oboe: weird B flat, oboe, reeds
Oboe: weird B flat, oboe, reeds, staples

Oboe: fast tonguing, tongue movements, double tonguing
tongue movements, double tonguing, slow tempo: Hi Jordan, Double tonguing is definitely possible and most players need to acquire the skill as passages come along which you can t play any other way. It takes a lot of time to learn but if you start on single notes of a scale at a slow tempo and stop...

Oboe: fingering high notes, marcel moyse, compound intervals
marcel moyse, compound intervals, chromatic scales: Hello Mark, Unfortunately what I will tell you is what I tell my students-there are no short cuts to increasing the speed and efficiency to playing above C”’ on the oboe. The first thing to do is get your hands on a fingering chart, either hard copy or...

Oboe: flat oboe reed, oboe reed, clean as a whistle
oboe reed, clean as a whistle, lower register: Cal Funny you should bring this up at this time as I am having all sorts of problems with lowish pitch on a new oboe I m playing! If the pitch is just a little under then cutting off the very tip and then thinning same to be as thin as possible again - as...

Oboe: flat oboe, glasspaper, school instruments
glasspaper, school instruments, oboe player: Ken What a problem! First thing to do is check that the reed is going completely into the reed socket in the oboe. Second thing to do is make sure that the top joint of the oboe is actually cleaned properly. Kids sometimes don tbother cleaning their...

Oboe: flute and oboe, woodwind shop, flute embouchure
woodwind shop, flute embouchure, thoughtful effort: Jo If you ask any number of flautists/oboist whether the embouchure will be spoilt by doubling, the answer will probably by it might ! The embouchures are so different mind that with intelligent and thoughtful effort players can change from one to...

Oboe: Is my G key broken on my oboe?, little pad, left hand side
little pad, left hand side, trill: Nick, I m back at the desk again after being away. The G key should close the pad next to it. The hole it covers is really the B flat tone hole. There is a link between the G key and the adjusting bar on the little fella. Make sure that the screw is tightened...

Oboe: Getzen full conservatory, woodwind instruments, money back guarantee
woodwind instruments, money back guarantee, italian makers: Hi there. I am very sorry that I don t think I can be of much help. I have never actually seen or played a Getzen oboe. I knew of their brass instruments and I have a suspicion that they may have contracted out the manufacture of woodwind instruments - especially...

Oboe: Gordet Oboe, octave key, continuous tube
octave key, continuous tube, 1 5mm: Hi Carrie The Gordet oboe is what is known as a stencil instrument. This means that it is made by a reputable manufacturer for a dealer, in this instance Gordet. Many were made by Hans Kreul in Germany and are very good instruments with as you say a...

Oboe: gouged and shaped oboe cane - choice of shaper, loree oboe, narrow shape
loree oboe, narrow shape, lower register: Hello Claire, With your son playing on the long scrape you will need to order the thickest gouge available- .60-.61. The diameter and the shape go hand in hand. For instance, a larger diameter piece of cane will give you a smaller opening while a smaller...

Oboe: Hans Kreul cor anglais., peter hurd, english horns
peter hurd, english horns, gordet: Hello Llinos, Hans Kreul instruments exist in many different incarnations. There are the Gordet stencilled oboes and Miraphone stencilled English Horns that were made by Hans Kreul. Hans Kreul oboes never really caught on in North America but there were...

Oboe: HELP!: one note not working...!, cigarette paper, keywork
cigarette paper, keywork, turning the screw: Nicky It sounds like you have a leak in the top joint keywork. Two possibles. First make sure that the link bewteen the bottom joint and the top mechanism isn t touching. That is the bar (on a gillet/conservatoire system) which operates the B flat and C...

Oboe: HELP!!, double reed society, double reed news
double reed society, double reed news, british double reed society: Hi Amanda The serial number KZ01 was made in 1994 according to me records of Loree serial numbers. The value of this instrument would vary according to its condition but I reckon that in goos shape as you say it would be worth about up to about £3000...

Oboe: High Notes Don't blend in with other instruments, tiny gap, vent hole
tiny gap, vent hole, thoughtful work: Jeremy These notes are a bit thin and skinny at the best of times! I presume that you mean the ones above top C. Much depends on the fingerings you are using. Are you trying short fingerings or long? The long fingerings give a much more stable sound....

Oboe: Horst Moennig Los Angeles Bassoon, professional bassoon, oboist
professional bassoon, oboist, repair business: Hi Cranberry There is a famous Moennig make in Germany which may have been brought into LA. But I can t say for sure as it is beyond my expertise. I am sorry that I am not a bassoon expert but an oboist. Try a bassoon expert for more help. Geoffre...

Oboe: Horst Moennig Oboe, double reed shop, mark chudnow
double reed shop, mark chudnow, student oboe: Hello Beth, It all depends on how much money you are willing to spend. An overhaul-re-padding, tenon corks replaced or repaired, adjustment, crack repair if needed and cleaning could cost over 750$ in a reputable shop. You may be able to find a decent...

Oboe: Humidity Effects on Reeds, high humidity, torrance ca
high humidity, torrance ca, dessicant: Wes, in the UK we don t have this problem too often. As I speak (write!) though we are in a high temperature.high humidity situation funnily enough! The scrape used in the UK perhaps doen t become affected to the same extent. The bark we leave on the cane...

Oboe: Humidity and reed going flat, atmosphere changes, open mouths
atmosphere changes, open mouths, humid atmosphere: Jessica This is a common enough problem. When the humidity rises the reeds behave differently. It is always a strange thing to me that something - like a reed - which lives a lot of its life in humid conditions, that is being played in our mouths!, changes...

Oboe: high notes on the oboe, many different reasons, fingering chart
many different reasons, fingering chart, octave key: Margie, This could be happening for many different reasons. We can start out with possible problems with the actual instrument. For the high F and G, she should be pushing the back octave key, and for the high A, the side octave key. If you don t know...

Oboe: hitting high notes, reed problems, finger and thumb
reed problems, finger and thumb, octave key: Hi Nicholas I m with you now! Flat and soft high notes and poor unreliable attack usually means reed problems. First of all check that the reed opening is not too big. This will cause poor high notes and also encourage a biting embouchure as you try to...

Oboe: hitting high notes, octave key, oboe
octave key, oboe, half years: Nicholas How high is high? Do you mean notes using the side octave key or notes above the top C such as D, E, F and so on? Is the problem that the sounds are too soft and flat at the moment and that you want to make them more powerful? Or is it that...

Oboe: How should i hold or play the Oboe, upper teeth, nicholas nicholas
upper teeth, nicholas nicholas, teeths: Nicholas Sorry to be late in replying but I am having a busy time at the moment!! The answer to how you hold the oboe always depends on the shape of your jaw and how far lower your teeth either stick out in front of your upper teeth or the other way...

Oboe: humidity, mr bridge, acoustic conditions
mr bridge, acoustic conditions, humidity: Pippa There is always a problem getting reeds to work in the hall as at home. Room size has quite a lot to do with it and of course the acoustic conditions. Humidity is also a factor as you rightly say but so has the season of the year and where you live....

Oboe: Instrument question, rust spots, keywork
rust spots, keywork, forrests: Dear Maegan The serial number FR36 places the year of manufacture at 1981. The best place to look for cracks is on the top joint usually between the C/D and C#/D trill keys and also where the octave keys are; not forgetting down the tone holes between...

Oboe: Italian oboes?, royal opera house, professional oboist
royal opera house, professional oboist, tooth comb: Steve The Bulgheroni is a very good oboe. They are often worked on by other specialist makers. In the UK there is a guy who markets them as Sound Alchemy after going through them with a fine tooth comb. This is probably not necessary as they leave the factory...

Oboe: Kohlert OBoe, peter hurd, stop gap
peter hurd, stop gap, hand key: Jeremy $300 is not a lot to pay for an oboe and in most respects you do get what you pay for of course. On the other hand if the leak can be repaired the instrument might serve you for a short time. Can you not persuade your Music Store to just repair...

Oboe: Kreul/Howarth cor anglais, cor anglais, kreul
cor anglais, kreul, reputable firm: Dear Katy The Kreul cor is definitely worth pursuing and if it has been fully reconned by a reputable firm worthy of serious consideration, especially at that price. You should check out a couple of newer instruments perhaps. Actually play them not just...

Oboe: L P Quilter oboe, oboes and clarinets, low pitch
oboes and clarinets, low pitch, annoying time: Dear Alex Quilter was an English maker as you so rightly say and made flutes, oboes and clarinets in small quantites. They operated during the early part of the 20th century so the oboe you have is quite old. The LP I think is the give away. LP stands...

Oboe: Lady Evelyn Rothwell, howarth oboe, lady evelyn
howarth oboe, lady evelyn, mr bridge: Dear Roelof Thank you for your question aboout Evelyn Rothwell. By the way she is still very much alive and kicking at about 95 years of age! Most of her recordings were made on a Howarth oboe serial no 1244. This would be an open hole instrument made...

Oboe: Lafleur Artist, mr bridge, ring model
mr bridge, ring model, french origin: Dear Leon Sorry that you have neglected the oboe over the years but maybe you are thinking of resuming this wonderful activity? With a nice easyish reed you might be surprised how much you enjoy it. The LaFleur Artist oboe was sold by Boosey and Hawkes....

Oboe: LaMargus Oboe?, la marque, oboe
la marque, oboe, miriam: Hi Miriam I don t think I ll be much help to you with this oboe. It is - I think - likely to be a La Marque oboe not LaMargus. There is definitely a brand of that name. It could be that it was made by the old Cabart factory before they went under! Loree...

Oboe: Listening, first violin, first flute
first violin, first flute, oboe player: Hi Jordan. Hope you are in good form! Listening is a performance art in itself. When we play in a group we have to listen to ourselves as well as the other guys. This means that we can then try and match our sound to theirs in terms of phrasing, dynamics,...

Oboe: LM5 Oboe, broken wind, oboist
broken wind, oboist, oboes: Hi peta The LM5 oboe is a variable beast! Some are just fine - more especially for beginners as they don t have all the trill keys of the more advanced models. They were oboes made down to a price so thety can be very variable. The ball park figure for...

Oboe: Loree Cabart Oboe, student model, cheers
student model, cheers, cracks: Linda The Cabart. if it is in great condition, should sell for $2500 at least. New they are about $4250. There is one for sale in UK used for £1700 which is about $3000. That is assuming it is a Loree Cabart 74. It should be stamped on the bell Cabart...

Oboe: Loree, internet auction site, octave key
internet auction site, octave key, double reed: Hello Rachel, I would suggest going to a reputable double reed dealer in your area who could give you an appraisal. If you choose not to sell your oboe through a dealer and choose instead to use an internet auction site the little problems that are there-sticking...

Oboe: Louis LM5 oboe, lm5, rigoutat
lm5, rigoutat, intermediate model: Dear Wendy First thing to do is get your oboe serviced by someone who knows their job. Such a person in north London who would be absolutely great for this task is: Fiona Stevenson 42 Gospatrick Road London N17 7EG T 020 8885 3509 M 0798 950...

Oboe: Low Bb on Oboe, keywork, chromatic scale
keywork, chromatic scale, tone quality: Hello Danielle, If the oboe has a pair a holes on the bell then you can play low B flat by covering those holes with the insides of your knees while play low B. If you do not have those holes, there is no way that you can play low B flat. I am sure that...

Oboe: Low A on Oboe, middle c, samething
middle c, samething, embouchure: Ethan I am really pleased to hear of your doubling activities. I used to think that it was not possible to play equally well on sax or flute and the oboe, as the embouchure wasn t anything like similar! But I have been proved wrong so many times that I now...

Oboe: Low A on oboes, martin schuring, arizona state univ
martin schuring, arizona state univ, octave range: Larry Thanks for your response. I agree with your comment about the Loree low A oboe. Not quite worth the money. On the second point this is an option which is open of course. Some oboes I have tried recently, particularly Howarth, have been a little low...

Oboe: Low register, embroidery scissors, pair of scissors
embroidery scissors, pair of scissors, tiny portions: Adam it is all a question of balance in the reed. The tip can be adjusted from long to just a bit shorter by small degrees by cutting off tiny portions with a sharp pair of scissors. Trial and error here. Embroidery scissors are what I use! Is your embouchure...

Oboe: Lowest notes will not speak!, cigarette paper, systematic guide
cigarette paper, systematic guide, forrests: Hi Nate What an irritation you are having. I sympathise with you. Did you buy the oboe as a new instrument or pre-owned ? If it is a new instrument then the first thing to be done is take it back to the supplier and if they have a workshop let them go...

Oboe: lengh of scraping, piano concerto, oboe solo
piano concerto, oboe solo, f sharp: Dear Vladimir FURTHER THOUGHTS I didn t write about your throat resrtiction. Sorry. It sounds to me that you are having to force the air and bite your lips. Is this correct? This is as you know far from ideal so you have to try perhaps a thinner gouge...

Oboe: lip quiver, cheek muscles, terrific confidence
cheek muscles, terrific confidence, thumb rest: Hi Jordan Glad you came back with another as I forgot to give you the web address of Kooiman the thumb rest man. Here it is: www.tonkooiman.com I hope that your lip quivering isn t to do with reeds that are too hard for you or that you have been playing...

Oboe: loree oboe serial number, serial number list, baxx
serial number list, baxx, arxx: John From my lists I would say that AT50 was made in about 1955. ARxx was 1952 and BAxx 1959, so I guess that would place ATxx about 1954/1955. This is pretty definite - I think! You could get in touch via Loree s website and ask directly from the...

Oboe: Markel oboe, internet auction site, decent shape
internet auction site, decent shape, markel: Pam, the overriding factor in the resale value of any instrument is its condition. If there is little wear on the mechanism and has a good scale, a used wooden oboe could sell between $800 and 2000 dollars. I would suggest that you take the oboe to a...

Oboe: Middle D is sharp, treble clef, note pitch
treble clef, note pitch, vent hole: Hello Jules --- Your description of the note/pitch middle D is too confusing for me. There are only three D-natural pitches that are playable on the oboe. These are: #1) D-natural located at the space below the standard Treble clef (G clef). This...

Oboe: marigaux oboe, marigaux oboe, woodwind repairer
marigaux oboe, woodwind repairer, mr bridge: Dear Dana First of all which model of oboe you have? If it is 901 series then maybe your serial number is 8670 not 3670 which would make it made in 1977. It is difficult to know I realise but I presume it is a full Gillet system with all the trills and...

Oboe: mouth posture, minor headaches, dizzy spell
minor headaches, dizzy spell, aor: Lily You may find that the pressure is more than you thought! You are holding back a lot of air and not letting much out. That s normal. If the reed is vibrating easily and it should be real easy for you as a beginner, then the oboe isn t hard to blow. You...

Oboe: mystery history of oboe, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, ebay co uk: Dear Lorna The Orsi make of oboe are good solid instruments which will last well usually. The crack is probably of little consequence - it ought to be repaired though - and certainly the lack of plating on the side key is not going to affect things at...

Oboe: Nice Sound, airey, embouchure
airey, embouchure, advices: Marc Wow! What a lot of things we can bring to bear on this one! I wonder what you mean by a nice sound? A warm, vibrant, well in tune sound in all registers; I expect that is what you would like EVERY time you play. You need to have the reed well balanced...

Oboe: Noblet Oboe, stop gap, buying trouble
stop gap, buying trouble, intermediate model: Hi Rob I am delighted to learn that your son has taken to the oboe. He is part of the lucky people group who have made a difficult but wise choice! Now the Noblet! On ebay!! I have a problem with Noblet sales on ebay. There are not well regarded you...

Oboe: noblet english horn serial #82, english horns, serial number list
english horns, serial number list, noblet: Hi William, this is a tricky one. Noblet English horns were made by Cabart up until the 60 s, after that the Loree company bought Cabart and I believe stopped making Noblet English Horns. If I would hazard a guess I would say that your horn is roughly...

Oboe: noblet oboe #4955, highs and lows, keywork
highs and lows, keywork, final reckoning: Dear Charles Sorry not to answer right away - I have been away from the desk! It is tricky to place the Noblet oboe. I think it was made by the Le Blanc company until about 1960 when they stopped making oboes. But I wouldn t be absolutely sure about...

Oboe: OBOE IS HARD, dear emma, little fella
dear emma, little fella, finger link: Dear Emma Should you quit you ask? Definitely NOT!! There will be something wrong with the instrument. That s why the low notes don t come out usually. You reed could be useless of course but my bet is that the oboe is not sealing properly. What...

Oboe: Oboe, sore lips, tonal centre
sore lips, tonal centre, lovely music: Congrats! for taking up this most wonderful of instruments. I hope you will enjoy years of lovely music making with it. Try and make sure that the reed is vibrating properly before you put it into the oboe. It something easily forgotten. It should be giving...

Oboe: Oboe and bassoon playing, full time job, wind players
full time job, wind players, oboist: Stephanie An old oboe pupil of mine who studied at College as first study took up the bassoon and loves it. She also plays flute and clarinet with varying degrees of success. She is able though to teach all those and get herself a good full time job. That...

Oboe: Oboe Cabart automatic serial number 2B17, octave key, hesit
octave key, hesit, 20th centry: Dear Ulrike, I still can not find an exact manufacturing date but I have narrowed it down to between 1998-2003. Your oboe sounds like a very unique one. That bottom key is rare to see as I have only seen it once before. If you have any further question don...

Oboe: Which Oboe to Choose? Which Reed?, secondhand instruments, south east asia
secondhand instruments, south east asia, kege: Dear Samuel Before I give you a definite answer about the oboes please could you let me know which models they are. A lot depends on the model. Are these oboes the student types such as Howarth S20 or S40 and the Buffet a model 4015 or something like that?...

Oboe: Which Oboe for Daughter, heart ache, oboist
heart ache, oboist, oboes: Dear Mel You can t really go wrong with any of these oboes. They are all good quality and value for money. But if you can stretch to it I would go for the Fox 450 which has wooden lower joints. The Buffet is great too though. I would try them both with...

Oboe: Oboe dropping an octave, work committments, octave keys
work committments, octave keys, octave key: Christine Have you checked the octave keys for water blockages? Are the reeds quite open? By the way did you mean just the second octave key, E F and G should be played with the first octave key and the A with the second. Could you reply to that and...

Oboe: Oboe embrochure, oboe player, embouchure
oboe player, embouchure, hopefull: Hi Dean Great that you are starting the oboe! The embouchure needs a very full explanation really when described in words. It woulod be best to have a good oboe player show you and discuss with you how your mouth can be made intoan embouchure. Essentially...

Oboe: Oboe and French Horn, oboe players, woodwind and brass
oboe players, woodwind and brass, worldwide shortage: Hi Sierra This is a mighty problem when playersare good! They can often turn to other instruments and be equally successful. In this case I would agree with your private instructor. The embouchure is so different and young players embouchures need nurturing...

Oboe: Oboe Headaches, sinus problems, resistance band
sinus problems, resistance band, loud instruments: Dear Nick I assume that you are in great health normally and that you don t have any sinus problems or recent bouts of colds or flu. The headaches/dizziness are probably caused by blowing too hard. That could arise because of a playing set up which is very...

Oboe: Oboe makers, ebay, left hand
ebay, left hand, f loree oboe: Hello Frank, I am very sorry to say that I actually and unfortunately do not know that much about P.Gerard oboes. In fact before you had sent me this query I had never even heard of them. That in itself is suprising because I recently just bought an F loree...

Oboe: Oboe Playing, tenor sax, stomach muscles
tenor sax, stomach muscles, band teacher: Hi Fabian. You are right the oboe is a fascinating instrument! But so is the tenor sax. A marvellous sound. There is quite a difference in the embouchure as you will notice from watching others play it. It isn t out of the question for you to play both...

Oboe: Oboe purchase, knot holes, quality oboe
knot holes, quality oboe, oboe teacher: Hello Annette --- I am very sorry to be so slow in replying to your question. I have never seen an acceptable or better quality oboe with the brand name Buescher on it. If it has the brand name Selmer on it, the quality may be OK, but I would have...

Oboe: Oboe Question, oboe players, band instructor
oboe players, band instructor, instument: Tiko You made a wise choice with the oboe. A great instrument indeed! Not as difficult as people would have you believe is it? Causes of flatness could be many I suppose but I wonder if your reeds are too easy or too long for your instrument. Sometimes an...

Oboe: Oboe question, boosey and hawkes, woodwind instruments
boosey and hawkes, woodwind instruments, open holes: Hello Catherine, sorry for the delay in answering your question. I originally thought that the B M was perhaps B H-standing for Boosey and Hawkes which was [is] a British company, which would have made the made in Italy stamp very unusual. I have never...

Oboe: Oboe question, student oboe, learning curve
student oboe, learning curve, pounds sterling: Gina I think the best course is to wait until your stepson shows real enthusiasm for the oboe. He may, as you imply, be playing just to please Mom. If he were agitating for a new instrument then this would show his desire to do something with the oboe....

Oboe: Oboe questions, woodwind shop, tenor sax
woodwind shop, tenor sax, tricky job: Hi Fabian The fingering for F which you mention is called a fork fingering and is not the recommended best fingering for the note. The best fingering is 123 of the left hand and 12 and the F key which found between 2 & 3 in the right hand. The left hand...

Oboe: Oboe Reed Questions., oboe reeds, oboe reed
oboe reeds, oboe reed, reed manufacturers: Hello R Kitano --- ANY reed that will not allow you to play the oboe to your best potential is a bad reed, not worth playing. The most common age related problems for oboe reeds are: 1) the cane becomes weaker, less resilient 2) the tip opening...

Oboe: Oboe Reed, oboe reed, private instructor
oboe reed, private instructor, 6th grader: Buying reeds from the instructor ought to work best as she should be able to have them suit your son. If the reeds are not any use she really should take them back and replace them without fuss. Certainly when I was teaching early stages that was the way...

Oboe: Oboe reed formation, oboe reed, reed suppliers
oboe reed, reed suppliers, trophy music: Dear Diane Your fears are entirely justifiable. Before I became an oboist I studied medicine so have a little knowledge but from rather a long time ago!!! However most teachers are aware of this problem these days when there are so many easily transferrable...

Oboe: Oboe Serial Numbers, buffet crampon, brass player
buffet crampon, brass player, english horn: Robert, try this website: http://www.musictrader.com/buffet.html Most of the lists I have seen for Buffet serial number end around 1926 so this may be of little help. The other possibility is that you are misreading the numbers. Take a magnifying glass...

Oboe: Oboe Service, tone holes, service answer
tone holes, service answer, tone hole: Hi Jacob I obviously gave you the wrong impression talking about my Cor overhaul! I was trying to give you an idea of what was needed doing to my cor after 20+ years. This only amounted to a few assorted new pads. The touch corks were all replaced and...

Oboe: Oboe shaper properties, berlin philharmonic, shaper machine
berlin philharmonic, shaper machine, dark tone: Hi Ricardo So, a Rigoutat Expression. Lovely oboe. I have an Evolution from 1995. Very good but now a bit worn out. What I think you need is a 47mm Pisoni staples or Rigoutat s own staples. I use gold plated ones from Rigoutat which work very well....

Oboe: Oboe sound, little echo, commercial recordings
little echo, commercial recordings, sound engineers: Hi Claudio Great English. Well done you!!! My Portugese is completely useless. Nothing at all in fact! First of all lets remember that recordings of the oboe are difficult to make. You need very good microphones for a start, a good room with super acoustics...

Oboe: Oboe Thumbplate, 3rd finger left hand, octave key
3rd finger left hand, octave key, plate c: Dear Philippe The thumbplate is the English fingering system for making a B flat and a C. So instead of putting down 1st finger right hand for a B flat and a C we Brits remove the left thumb from the plate which is on the back of the instrument below the...

Oboe: Oboe Tone Color, upper partials, reed placement
upper partials, reed placement, tone colors: Sameer - tone color is a combination of so many factors. The reed is very influential and also theinstrument to a lesser degree. You will notice different bore designs of oboes nowadays. These use thinner or thicker walls. The hole down the middle is slightly...

Oboe: Oboe tecnique, boosey and hawkes, clock face
boosey and hawkes, clock face, t touch: Charlotte It sounds very much like there is a problem with the linkage between the F sharp key and the G sharp key. There is a bar which closes the G# when you put down the F# key with 1st finger right hand. Check that bar is not too over adjusted by turning...

Oboe: Oboe upgrade, sizable investment, keywork
sizable investment, keywork, old model: Hello Nate --- I have not had any recent info about new models from Fox. So, I am unable to give you any insights. New models usually require new tooling. There may be different bore dimensions or different keywork. There may be new and different requirements...

Oboe: Oboe, oboe teacher, private tutor
oboe teacher, private tutor, oboe players: Hi Fabian Great to hear that your dad has agreed to give you a private tutor.That is much the best way for you I m sure. How do you get on with your band tutor? If you have faith that he can help you in finding a teacher then go ahead. If not I would scout...

Oboe: Oboes, bells and whistles, oboists
bells and whistles, oboists, new instruments: Hi Samuel It is hard to say which is better but they are different! The Buffet has a fully automatic octave system beloved of German oboists whilst the Howarth has semi automatic octaves. The Buffet is heavier as it has a plastic lined bore whilst the...

Oboe: oboe, philharmonic pitch, reed instruments
philharmonic pitch, reed instruments, low pitch: Dear Jeff Here is a follow up. My information tells me that the oboe was probably made in 1945/46. The numbering for reed instruments puts beginning of 1945 at 39725 and 1946 as 46450. I think that s as near as I can get for you. Boosey joined with...

Oboe: My oboe, cosmetic condition, mint condition
cosmetic condition, mint condition, oboe: Dear Katie The Emperor oboe a good instrument and I think from your serial number it was made in about 1982. Does that seem about right? It was made as a student instrument for beginners and on up to about intermediate standard. The value is very much...

Oboe: oboe, dear henry, english horn
dear henry, english horn, amore: Dear Henry The music for oboe is always written in C. For the English Horn it is always written in F being an F instrument and for the oboe d amore in A as it plays in A. Hope that answers your question. If you need more just ask... Geoffre...

Oboe: oboe age question, serial number registry, selmer
serial number registry, selmer, oboes: Hello Joan, Unfortunately, Selmer does not have a serial number registry for oboes, which makes dating an instrument difficult. I would suggest that you contact Selmer, as they should be able to tell you exactly how old or from what year the company made...

Oboe: oboe brand???????, laubin, ebay
laubin, ebay, mini tour: Shirley You ve got me! Sorry I haven t heard of the make but I will research and let you know what I find. If you do a feed back to me in a couple of days time I might have something for you. By the way I ve been away from my desk on a mini tour so sorry...

Oboe: what oboe to buy, bells and whistles, plastic instrument
bells and whistles, plastic instrument, riec: Dear Roger I see minefields ahead! Though I ll try and give you my best view. What I usually recommend is to go for an intermediate quality instrument. This doesn t mean that the instrument is not well made it just means that the oboe has not got all...

Oboe: oboe buying, music scholar, oboe teacher
music scholar, oboe teacher, gear4music: Dear Angelika No it s OK to go from a student model to a full conservatoire system. You would soon adjust to the minor changes needed. The Buffet 4121 is pretty good value for money and should work well for you. A colleague of mine having had her pro...

Oboe: oboe cane, kansas city symphony, new london ct
kansas city symphony, new london ct, stuart dunkel: Hello Gwyn --- The last time I purchased any quantity of cane was from Don Plesnicar either 4 or 5 years ago. I have had no contact with him since that time. Even before my last purchase, he had stopped sending me a reed cane & accessories list, as he...

Oboe: oboe colleges, martin schuring, rebecca henderson
martin schuring, rebecca henderson, aspen summer: Jordan I have news! My contacts in the US have given me some ideas which you may like to think about. It is said that Martin Schuring is doing great things at Arizona State. Martin has very good students, and it s quite competitive to get a slot....

Oboe: oboe identification, kohlert, oboe player
kohlert, oboe player, silver keys: Dear Kathy I think your best course is to take it to a reputable dealer for a valuation for insurance purposes. The value depends so much on age and unfortunately older oboes do not have as much value as you may expect! Kohlert probably put their name...

Oboe: oboe makes/tuning, berlin philharmonic orchestra, c sharps
berlin philharmonic orchestra, c sharps, great reed: Hi Tracey Funny you should ask this at this time as I have just been through the mill myself! It looks to me that you don t want to go down the Loree route. I have recently acquired a Loree Royal as a long term experiment because I did find quite a...

Oboe: oboe pads, cork pad, marigaux
cork pad, marigaux, pad sizes: Dear John Forgive me for not responding sooner but I have had to make enquiries from repairer friends. I don t have a Marigaux myself to measure. People tell me, and it is an experience that I have had myself, that it is very difficult to make contact...

Oboe: oboe playing and health, leon goossens, oboe players
leon goossens, oboe players, urban myth: Brenda Urban myth in my view! My former teacher Leon Goossens died well into his eighties after playing right up to his demise. There was a thought that players in Germany didn t play for as long as they used heavier reeds and blew harder so that they hadto...

Oboe: oboe pressure, sax soprano, intraocular pressure
sax soprano, intraocular pressure, oculist: Dear Rosalie This is quite an unusual complaint. Has your medical guy given this explanation to you? Increased intraocular pressure is that which causes glaucoma of course and is serious. Has the pressure been measured by an oculist? I only ask this to...

Oboe: oboe reed, oboe reed, oboe teacher
oboe reed, oboe teacher, geoffry: Hi Herson Good cane comes from all sorts of places and Glotin is one of the good ones. Have you tried www.oboecane.com Good stuff too. I would try some of that. The shape H17 is about the same as the RDG 2. Perhaps a little narrower. Go for the hard -...

Oboe: oboe reed adjustment, oboe reed, pointer finger
oboe reed, pointer finger, finger and thumb: Hello Joel, I would recommend she either: 1) uses her pointer finger and thumb to squeeze the sides top of the reed to open the reed but not too hard or it will crack 2)put the reed in her mouth for up to 5 minutes- the heat will open the reed 3) soaks...

Oboe: oboe reed adjustment, oboe reed, many things
oboe reed, many things, fingers: Hello Randall, I would not suggest soaking the reed that would only make it more open( which would make it flatter). There are not to many things you can do with a reed like that. You can pinch reed (with your fingers) at the tip or in your case further down...