I have been considering learning to play the oboe Everyone has said it is the most difficult instrument to play but I hear that as encouragement
A friend who lives about 300 miles said she would be happy to offer some guidence once I have an instrument. She also will teach me how to make the reed... She has plenty of experience as she was the principal oboist for several boston orchestras.
Last evening I was reading about baroque oboe and today I decided to build one just for fun. I actually did not make an oboe but using a piece of tapered bamboo I fashioned something that makes really horrible sounds
I used a read from a practice bagpipe chanter. This brings me to my question. How do the reeds from bagpipe differ from oboe? The reed I used is some type of plastic.
Are oboe reeds different dimensions, are they more stiff...?
I actually made a reed from bamboo but broke it trying to tie it to the small hollow tube.
If you can provide some direction with any of this thanks.
Please not too much help though as I may get distracted from my flute making and become a oboe maker