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rock oboe and english horn on www.myspace.com/pop intuition    15:07 on Monday, April 30, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

popoboe
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come be my friend at:www.myspace.com/pop intuition....Hear oboe and english horn playing music by Puddle of Mudd, Maroon5 and more.....Let me know what you think...Tell all your friends that the oboe can be COOL! OBOE ROCKS! See you soon...bonnie

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Re: rock oboe and english horn on www.myspace.com/pop intuition    09:56 on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboistfrk
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The oboe doesn't need to play pop to be cool, but when it does, the results are fantastic. At my studio we did disney and the Beatles and Bach and Beethoven and Ticheli. Yeah.

Alex

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Re: rock oboe and english horn on www.myspace.com/pop intuition    19:11 on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Leoml88
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as an oboe player, maybe i'm just old fashioned, but i really think its just a gimmick to hear oboe in any other genre but classical.

i thought that sounded really corny. and if i were to show that to my friends, it would just make oboe look more dorky

i'd rather show off oboe with the beauty of a baroque concerto or britten's six metamorphoses than through bad renditions of rock songs

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Re: rock oboe and english horn on www.myspace.com/pop intuition    19:44 on Saturday, June 02, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Flute_Manic021
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I agree, that must have been the worst Oboe playing I've ever heard. Oboe's are meant to be classical.

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Re: rock oboe and english horn on www.myspace.com/pop intuition    08:21 on Monday, June 04, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

oboistfrk
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Quote Leoml:

as an oboe player, maybe i'm just old fashioned, but i really think its just a gimmick to hear oboe in any other genre but classical.

EVERY instrument has the potential to play ALL genres of music. The oboe is not an exception. Popoboe is not the best player ever, but the GENRE itself is not a no-no for oboists. Honestly.

i thought that sounded really corny. and if i were to show that to my friends, it would just make oboe look more dorky

Whatever. You must have been an outcast in elementary school. Where I come from, the oboe section is revered among the instrumentalists. And no, not all of us are amazing either. We have our usual squeakers and honkers.

i'd rather show off oboe with the beauty of a baroque concerto or britten's six metamorphoses than through bad renditions of rock songs

I have played baroque. I have played the metamorphoses. I have played jazz. My main genre is classical, but anyone who takes such a narrow view on the oboe must be an outcast or an extremely bitter person.

Have you ever stepped outside the box? Or are you just going to be negative in every post you make?

Alex


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Re: rock oboe and english horn on www.myspace.com/pop intuition    15:42 on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

siegmunde
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To quote oboistfrk:

Have you ever stepped outside the box? Or are you just going to be negative in every post you make?

Alright. You shouldn't be negative when you berate others for being negative. Making rude speculations about their childhood or about them in general is unnecessary. Speculations such as:

Whatever. You must have been an outcast in elementary school.

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My main genre is classical, but anyone who takes such a narrow view on the oboe must be an outcast or an extremely bitter person.


This whole debate irks me to no end. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. The oboe can of course play jazz or rock, but all that I've heard has been very distasteful. I prefer classical music, because it has such wonderful ability to communicate emotion, ideas and stories. All of the different voices, the strings, oboe, trumpet, etc. provide a texture and diversity that other genres lack. Popular music, in comparison, is superficial and simple. After listening to, say, Mahler's Symphony No. 5, how could you go back to Fergie? You could say that Jazz music is much more free than classical music, with improvisation, but where do you draw the line of what "free" is? Do you draw pictures and tell the performers to play what they see? Do you play whatever notes you feel like?

This argument is essentially about which type of music is better. You can like jazz oboe or rock oboe or Fergie, feel free. I can't tell you what to do. You shouldn't, though, call someone "bitter" or an "outcast" because they disagree with you. Also, I find your use of asyndeton (I have played baroque. I have played the metamorphoses. I have played jazz.) elementary.

And on topic:

I thought that it was terrible and embarrassing, and I agree with everything that Leoml88 said.

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Re: rock oboe and english horn on www.myspace.com/pop intuition    12:22 on Monday, June 11, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

popoboe
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This week the IDRS (International Double Reed Society) is having a conference. Brenda Schuman-Post (www.oboesoftheworld.com) invited me and other oboists to be apart of a class there called,"Being Unstuck". Maybe some of you should check this out. I have played in the Tampa Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. So, I guess they thought I was a pretty good player.......Since I've played classical music for years, I'm merely having fun exploring some other options, and have been out playing gigs. I'm getting paid to play at all kinds of events, playing all styles of music, and people love it. People who have never heard of the oboe and english horn, are now loving what I do. Check out: www.popoboe.com

   

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