Top e wonít come out

Top e wonít come out    06:34 on Thursday, October 25, 2018          

(2 points)
Posted by Annae

Hey, I just got a new batch of reeds from Howarths and they seem okay, but thereís one Reed that doesnít want me to play a top e because every time I try all that comes out is a squeaking sound. I can manage to get out a normal sounding top e if I blow unnaturally hard but this isnít really a long term solution I am an experienced player and have no trouble with top notes so Iím pretty sure itís not my technique or my oboe, is there any way to fix it, thanks

Re: Top e wonít come out    17:30 on Tuesday, January 15, 2019          

(72 points)
Posted by Hotboy

I assume that you are referring to the E above the staff (3 ledger lines). That register can be difficult if the reed has too little resistance and/or is too closed up.


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