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Two questions - is it different to a guitar?
Does an oboe have similr fingering to a sax? Are they difficult to play or easier to play if you can play sax?
 
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Slightly changing the thread...are there many oboe players on the forum?
 

tenorviol

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Looks a bit like a cittern, or possibly a bandora...

Double reed instruments are as I understand it, harder to play and are fussier about embouchure....
 

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The oboe, unlike the clarinet, never benefitted from having its keywork modernised to the Boehm system. They're not world's apart, but...

And then you've got the double reed/tight embouchure/high lung pressure to deal with.

A friend teaches oboe and accordion. Funny how similar they can sound. What really surprised me is how natural the oboe can sound playing Bandoneon parts from Piazzola.
 

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I didn't find blowing the bassoon a great challenge really , people seem a bit leery of double reeds, I just found a couple that worked and played with 'em without fussing too much..... after saxophone I thought the bassoon as a thing to play was fairly intuitive, ..although of course you've got bass clef to deal with and the named notes are under different fingers !
 
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