I remember playing oboe parts with a straight mute before. In high school, probably for bands that didn't have an oboest(?).
If Vulgano Brother said it is probably about focus ... take that info and run with it.
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Band directors at a hotel for a big convention.... One bursts into the room and says, "Omigod, my oboeist was moistening his reed and he accidentallyswallowed it! What should I do?"
Another director looks up and without dropping his paper says., "Use a muted trumpet."
1954 Olds Super w/Bach 43 uptilt bell Frankenhorn
1968 Olds Recording Trumpet
1965 Bach Stradivarius Model 37
Yamaha Xeno Chicago Artist C Trumpet
1956 Conn 80A Cornet
1951 Olds Special Cornet
1965 Olds L-12 Flugelhorn
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If a muted trumpet can play oboe parts... what does a muted oboe play?
It's the player, Not the horn that makes music.
Oboe, what a thread!
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Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
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By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
Orchestra member: "Maestro the oboist just collapsed! What are we going to do?"
Maestro: "Use a muted trumpet!"
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Alison Balsom doesn't sound like an oboe in that piece - not live anyhow. Maybe the recording is a duff one...
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