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Sunday, August 26th, 2007
6:34 pm
[of_polyhymnia]
Buying tube cane
I'm going to start gouging my own cane later this fall. I need to buy some tube cane, but while I know roughly what the good brands of cane are, I have no idea who's got good batches right now.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.
skwaked away
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
5:13 pm
[of_polyhymnia]
Grad school for oboe performance
I'm an oboist going into my senior year of college, and I'm very interested in going on to grad school for performance. I know about the top tier schools, but what I don't know about are the less famous schools that have good masters performance degrees. I'm obviously looking most for oboists who know where the good teachers are, but if anyone else wants to offer suggestions of places to look, I'd be grateful for that, too.

Thanks.
skwaked away
Friday, November 18th, 2005
4:54 pm
[pinners]
advice please!
hi, i’m a professional composer living in the UK, & i’d like some advice please • i’m currently working on a 5-minute solo piece for oboe, & it uses quartertones throughout • however, usually i sit down with the player to check fingerings etc., but i’m not in a position to do that on this occasion (this is not a commission; i’m writing it because i want to!) • i know they’re possible throughout MOST of the range, but could anyone out there confirm where they are NOT possible ~ i’m presuming at the bottom end of the instrument’s range • i simply want to know at what point they begin to be possible • don’t worry about telling me fingerings, because these vary from instrument to instrument... although, i will be looking for someone to perform this once it’s finished...! (anyone who has a problem with quartertones or complex rhythms should not apply!) •

thanks for your help! =)
2 Comments |skwaked away
Sunday, February 5th, 2006
9:20 am
[multiphonikks]
Cooeee... Hello!
I've just joined this illustrious little ensemble on LJ and thought I'd say "Hi!"

It's nice to know that there are other people as insane as I am.

I did a little introduction a while ago here if you're interested.

Anyway... Helloooo!
skwaked away
Friday, February 10th, 2006
9:38 pm
[land_of_dni]
name: Liz!

age: 17

location: Pizinckney Michigan

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: since 6th grade

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: 1 girl just joined this semester...meh...

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: I'm independent minus the gouging

do you play any other instrument: Eng Hn and piano


Does anyone here go to the Oberlin Conservatory? Is it true James Caldwell died?!

Current Mood: chipper
1 Comment |skwaked away
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
4:09 pm
[noscream_bone]
Hallo. :O
Name: Tyler

Age: 14

Location: Kennewick, WA

How long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: Almost a year now. I'm not in band with it though (but I wish I were...stupid French horn.)

Do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: There's two oboe players, one who also plays English horn. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them.

What kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: I use Jones reeds, but I'd love to learn how to make my own someday.

Do you play any other instrument: I'm concertmaster (1st violin, 1st chair) in the string ensemble and 2nd trombone in jazz band. Otherwise, I also have played (and some of them, still play) trumpet, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, Eb contra-alto clarinet, F horn, Bb horn, English horn, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, piano, guitar, erhu, and flute.
skwaked away
Sunday, September 4th, 2005
2:38 pm
[duck_crossing]
New Member
name: Jordan

age: 15

location: Ontario

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: almost two years

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: One who just started in my school band, none in my current youth orchestra last season (not sure about this season. *tear* It's lonely playing oboe where I live

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: Just learning to make my own, but currently being supplied by my teacher

do you play any other instrument: english horn, clarinet, bits of guitar from when my parents shoved me into lessons as a child, and some piano

Favourite pieces to play: Mozart Oboe Quartet, Schumann Romances, anything out of the symphonie fantastique or Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra

So what's everyone's favourite small ensemble pieces? I'm hoping to put together some sort of trio/quartet/quintet for next year, and need repetoire ideas.
6 Comments |skwaked away
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
9:23 pm
[mnwugn86]
Username:mnwugn86

age:16

location: Fairhope, AL

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: I have been playing oboe for four years and taken lessons from Bill Hopper in Mobile for 4 years

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: I'm the only good one...let's leave it at that.

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: My teacher is the primary source of reeds, though I am learning to make my own.

do you play any other instrument: English Horn, piano, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, alto & tenor saxophone, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone.
skwaked away
Monday, June 13th, 2005
9:21 pm
[fairyballerina]
name:amanda

age:just turned 15

location: new mexico

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: i've been playing oboe for about seven years and have been in band for four years

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: in my school band, last year i was the only one, i'm not sure about this upcoming year.

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: either ones from my teacher, from another oboist (i forget his name), ones i make, or as a last resort (and for pep band) store bought ones.

do you play any other instrument:precussion and i've taught myself a bit of piano
2 Comments |skwaked away
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
11:30 pm
[uber_vicki]
name: Victoria

age: 21

location: Annapolis, MD / New York, New York / Mansfield, PA

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: I began the oboe in 1993 and have been in a performing ensemble with it since then.

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: We have 4 oboists in our baby studio at Mansfield University of PA... but we make it happen :)

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: my own

do you play any other instrument: Piano, Tuba, Sax
1 Comment |skwaked away
6:20 pm
[of_polyhymnia]
JMOC
Someone may have already asked this, but anyone going to the John Mack Oboe Camp in NC?

I'll be there.

x-posted to doublereeds
1 Comment |skwaked away
Monday, May 16th, 2005
7:40 pm
[onedaybeautiful]
name:Melanie Elise

age:16

location:Harrison Twp MI

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: 6 years

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: no, there is another who belong to this community Ali =)

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: I buy reeds and then shave them to my own needs,.

do you play any other instrument: I play mallet instruments, english horn and I can play the piano and clarinet.

Thought I would introduce myself.
1 Comment |skwaked away
Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
3:29 pm
[tapsalot1]
name: Ashley

age: 14

location: Kentucky

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: 3 1/2 Years

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it:  I am it, but next year there will at least be two more, high school, I'm going to Ypas (Youth Performing Arts School)

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: Weber, conservative

do you play any other instrument: no



THATS all for now, happy playing and enjoy the COMMUNITY!

2 Comments |skwaked away
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
5:47 pm
[oboefreak]
Hello my fellow oboes~~! (n00b posting)

name: Teh Oboe (I like to keep my real name private ... )

age: old enough ...

location: Over There, Massachusetts, USA

how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: Four years.

do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: There are four of us. I play fourth oboe because there are no assigned chairs in my orchestra, and I let others get the higher chairs. =P

what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: I modify some reeds, but I make my own, mostly.

do you play any other instrument: Uuugh, tenor sax. Oboe will forever be my favourite, though.

I was wondering if anybody else had heard about Robert Bloom, maybe ... ? He's my favourite professional oboeist, but it seems like nobody's heard about him. Does anybody else have any other oboe players that they like?

Peace,

--Teh Oboe



Current Mood: oboey
4 Comments |skwaked away
Friday, March 11th, 2005
1:49 pm
[diamond_shine]
You scored as Woodwinds. You're a woodwind player! Flutes, clarinets, oboes, saxes... You use nearly all of your fingers when you play, and don't quite understand what the problem is when others stare in awe. You have an amazing range and intense articulation patterns, but when played correctly, your instrument can blow people away. Just try not to hit too many of those high notes, yeah? Notable woodwind players include Benny Goodman, Kenny G, and Jethro Tull.

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Woodwinds

90%

High Brass

77%

Low Woodwinds

73%

Auxillary Percussion

67%

Strings

60%

Conductor

60%

Percussion

50%

Low Brass

27%

Which musical section do you belong in?
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hey look its me....long time no update...but here...i knew that i was always destined for the oboe...yippee

~~~darcie godwin
skwaked away
Friday, February 25th, 2005
6:32 pm
[oboe_goddess]
Help
Ok, I have a problem. Our band is going to festival next weekend and I only have one reed that my teacher makes me. I bought a reed from my teacher but it is extremly sharp. He doesn't like me using it because its so bad. I am learning how to make my own reeds and I have knives. I might practice scraping on some old ones. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do for brinign the pitch down??? I'm also going to call or e-mail my teacher too. Thanks

:D <3

Current Mood: cold
6 Comments |skwaked away
Saturday, February 19th, 2005
1:48 pm
[daikenkai]
OMG :DDD
Guess who's going to State Solo and Ensemble Contest? :D

That's right,Mary got a 1. I got a freaking 1! And I did vibrato,which I normally can't do! ♥ I was entered into the High School Division. The ONLY oboe at Moore High! ^_^

Waking up at 4:30 AM to play at a Mustang Middle School at 8 AM sure as heck paid off! XD

I freaking R-O-C-K.

Ja né!


~Mary ♥

Current Mood: GO MARY~
6 Comments |skwaked away
Friday, February 18th, 2005
4:37 pm
[daikenkai]
Solo!
Wish me luck; I have a Solo Competition tomorrow morning at 8 AM!

I'm playing "Ariette from Panurge" by Grétry. Memorized. :D

I'll be sure to update with what score I got! ♥

I'm so nervous yet excited!! If I get a 1,I go to State and get a medal. So I hope I do well.

Until tomorrow!


~Mary ♥

Current Mood: excited
2 Comments |skwaked away
Monday, February 14th, 2005
7:42 am
[krystalily]
Name: Jessica
Age: 22. I'm old
Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
how long have you been playing the oboe / been in a band with an oboe: Well, a few semesters I didn't take band but was in orchestra, so I'm going to count all that. I've been playing the oboe for about 8 years now.
do you have other oboe players in your band, or are you it: There are about 20 oboists in my studio.
what kind of reeds do you use, or do you make your own: I make my own.
do you play any other instrument: Alto Saxophone in the BGSU Falcon Marching Band, but I can play all of them (Music Ed major, sorta required)
skwaked away
Sunday, February 13th, 2005
8:25 am
[theoboefreak]
hey, just because i feel like it. We should post pictures of our oboes. BECAUSE WE SHOULD. here's mine, sorry about the poor quality of the picture.
oboe!!!Collapse )

Current Mood: amused
8 Comments |skwaked away
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