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    Default Playability of this oboe part?

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    I guess my main concern here is whether or not its possible to start on a soft note at that A, or would I have to maybe start with an accent which then goes soft and then crescendo from there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NjaP View Post
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    I guess my main concern here is whether or not its possible to start on a soft note at that A, or would I have to maybe start with an accent which then goes soft and then crescendo from there?
    as written, perfectly playable by any competent oboist

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    Another way of saying that is:

    Yea, it is difficult (I played oboe in a previous life, and bassoon), but not impossible. Just one of those "features" that need to be worked around unique to a particular instrument. I quite frankly can't explain how, but a good teacher (which I am not) should be able to help, with advice and exercises. Good luck.
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    Just don't ever mark a low note with pianissimo or anything close (especially not something exposed!) and we oboists will thank you. Lol.
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