The reed is
extremely influential on oboe intonation.
pulled out = flatter, pushed in = sharper
oboists make their own reeds to play at A
= 440 with the reed pushed all the way
harms response to pull the reed out because of
the "bubble" created in the receiving
= flat, hot = sharp
Reed strength: hard
reed = sharp, soft reed = flat
directly related to reed strength)
loose embouchure = flat, pinched embouchure
lower register tends toward flatness, but the upper register
can go either way depending on the reed and player. An
experienced player tends toward sharpness in the upper register.
= flat, soft = sharp but not as predictable
in this factor as clarinet/sax. It
depends so much on the reed.
The Texas School Music Project is a source for ideas
and information concerning pedagogical practices in the music classroom
or rehearsal hall.
The TSMP is a service provided to all music specialists by the faculty
of the School of Music at Stephen
F. Austin State University.