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JazzOboe

aka Megan
Member Since: 30 Jul 2008
Status:   Registered Member
Points: 65 points
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Region : United States  
About Me
New Fox Renard: 9/6/2008

Heyy! I`m Megan, a freshman at some high school in the middle of nowhere. I`ve been playing the oboe since October of 2007, and I just recently picked up the trumpet. I am teaching myself to play so that I can do marching band and jazz band, along with my orchestra and concert band.

Brass is HARD if you`re teaching yourself, so any tips you could give would be fantastic! Feel free to mail me any time. I`ll gladly take any advice you have ti give! Thanks so much. Sheet music and fingering charts can only teach you so much.

Of course I have other interests besides music. I love spending time with my friends. My love is the movie theatre, haha! I`ve been known to go three or more times a week. Meg and Dia is the best band ever. Closely followed by Saving Abel and The Fray. I play lacrosse and softball (catcher). Thank the skies I don`t bruise easily!
Interests
§Jazz oboe
§Marching band
§Wolves
§Music & iPod
§Orchestra
§Jazz band
§Softball
§Lacrosse
§Friends
§Tyler







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bp_oboist
Hm, well, like you said, you don't want to take on so much that you can't handle it. I would do whatever you feel is best for you. I think you'll be fine either way (:
5 years ago

bp_oboist
omg, megan, that's awesome ! congratulations !! i knew you would
5 years ago

bp_oboist
i knowww. i'm really scared. i know i'm not gonna have a social life after this year hahaha
5 years ago

bp_oboist
I know what you mean! My schedule for this year is gonna be crazy. I took like 5 honors classes, plus all the auditions for honors bands, TRYPO, pit orchestra for drama club, chamber orchestra, pit orchestra for my chamber directors school, and who knows what else!
5 years ago

bp_oboist
ahh, i know how you feel. i was really suprised i got in as an alternate, cause i'm up against the same thing as you. luckily, the alternates almost always get in the next year, and there are already two guaranteed spots, and another possible one if this other girl leaves. i'm sure you'll be fine, because if you get in as an alternate, then you know you're good enough to play in the orchestra! it's just a matter of waiting your turn. so don't worry too much about it. i'm sure it'll be okay.
5 years ago

bp_oboist
have you heard from your youth orchestra yet ?
5 years ago

bp_oboist
Haha, yeah it's nice to get lessons. my band director (middle school) was apercussionisy, so hah you can guess the rest. I had to stop playing at the end of the year because I used the school horns. It basicallystarted as something to do at lunch, but I ended up loving it :D. I can't wait to start up again in the fall with it!!

Guess what ! I got my natural vibrato on oboe and english horn a couple days ago !! My tone has finally improved too !
5 years ago

bp_oboist
Hah yeah. it sounds awkward when I play with my friend because he's really good. I'll attempt to imitate him, and then it's like a drop off of random notes. when I do play it correctly it sounds really nice. Haha
5 years ago

bp_oboist
it's kinda hard (french horn).. I know the fingerings, but it's the whole embochure thing that gets me. Mine still isn't very strong. I am able to hit a bunch of high notes though !!
5 years ago

bp_oboist
that's so cool! I started learning French horn, I LoVE it ! (:

I hope you made it into your orchestra!! Good luck!

I only have aim. :\


5 years ago

bp_oboist
hey i haven't talked to you in a loooooonnnnggg time ! GUESS WHAT ! I MADE IT INTO PYSO AS AN ALTERNATE ! i beat out two of the juniors that tried out
5 years ago

bp_oboist
aha, actually it's the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, but most people call it PYSO. I tried out last year, but didn't make it. They take seniors in highschool through college for oboe most of the time.. so I'm at the short end of the stick for it :\. Thanks for the good luck though, auditions are in April this year. Luckily the audition repetoire is the same every year (: so I just have to re-learn it, and make it better than it was last year.

What I'm really working towards is a more professional tone, more natural vibrato, and whatever else my teacher and I feel needs improved for the audition (: I'm so excited for the auditions lol.

Well, I bet you'll make the top youth orchestra in your area this year ! Maybe we'll both get into the top ones(:
6 years ago

bp_oboist
Wow, that really stinks :[ I'm hoping to get into PYSO this year (the top youth orchestra in western PA).. but idk i didn't get in lastyear. I think i'm still too young haha
6 years ago

bp_oboist
Haha, you're right. Right now, I"m so sick of band.. like it's not any fun anymore. I'm about 99% sure I want to quit. I'll continue with orchestra, but band is just not worth it anymore. I would love to play with the symphonic band at my highschool next year, but I dont think they'll let freshman in it :[
6 years ago

Canadian
I suppose oboe and flute play together a lot because they sit side by side and have close to the same range. But the oboe plays with lots of the wind instruments. Lots of bassoon/oboe duets in some orchestral pieces. I guess it's because the oboe just sounds good with many instruments? I don't know.

I found this on youtube. It's kind of a jazzy/world music song. Looks like it's for Piano, drums, some string instrument, and english horn! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCv1e-9oeNo&feature=channel_page

Thought you might enjoy that if you haven't seen it yet.
6 years ago

Canadian
Yes! I completely agree. Oboe does not go well with any saxophone in my opinion. However, oboe and flute go very well together.
6 years ago

Canadian
Ah. You and bp_oboist seem to be having a very interesting conversation here. I know how both you guys feel about band and orchestra. I absolutely hate band, but I absolutely love orchestra! Oboe is definitely not a band instrument. Or, atleast, it's not very fun to play in band. Also, there is barely an competition with band, but atleast there's some in orchestra. I find it really interesting that most oboists really are, simply, really good, or not very good at all.
6 years ago

bp_oboist
ohh, well i think it's pretty dumb to leave out the basic instruments.. without them it's kinda empty suonding i think ? idk.

i know exactly what you're talking about. when i first started playing i thought i was always going to sound like that lol, until 6th grade. i kicked it into overdrive and got a lot better at oboe (:
6 years ago

bp_oboist
blah, that's terrible !!! you can't like do anything without bassoon, oboe or french horn !!!! and i HATE saxophone. i play tenor in the stage band; it's awful.

i like not having competition in band sometimes because the oboists you play with aren't exactly good. everyone says "you're either really good at oboe or you suck, there's no middle ground" and i would agree !! haha that's a plus about playing oboe: no competition in band sometimes (:!
6 years ago

bp_oboist
Yeah,I know how you feel ! Our band concert went well... I guess ? Haha.

Orchestra is WAAAAAAAAAAAY better than band. I don't even know if I want to continue with band anymore next year... It's not even worth it. I'm not being challenged, it's boring, nd i'll be playin music at the level i played at in like6th grade !!

the oboes in TRYPO aren't that great, but some competition is nice.
6 years ago




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