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Playing little bit lower (pitch) than Bb on Oboe?

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Playing little bit lower (pitch) than Bb on Oboe?    17:21 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

havx
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Hi, the lowest possible note on oboe is Bb (european b) right? at least according to most instrumentation texts.
well the question is, can the oboe play note 1/4 tone lower than Bb (between A and Bb). using some trix etc. to lower the lowest note slightly?
thanks.

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Re: Playing little bit lower (pitch) than Bb on Oboe?    22:32 on Friday, January 03, 2014 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

KandyLovesOboe
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That low B flat has a tendency to go flat anyway on the oboe. I'm almost certain that you could play the A natural right below it if you wanted to for whatever reason. Maybe not with ease, or on a reed that plays a little on the sharper side.. but I believe it is possible! I'm just usually trying to bring the pitch of my B flat up, not down! lol good luck to you!

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Re: Playing little bit lower (pitch) than Bb on Oboe?    23:11 on Saturday, January 04, 2014 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

KandyLovesOboe
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I meant in between a & b flat.. not a!

   

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