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iloveoboes
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posted: 4/16/2006 at 2:04:00 PM ET
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i play about 4 different instruments i want to major in the oboe at college. I find time to practice all four instruments but if i really want to be an awsome oboe player should I stop playing the other three and focus just on the oboe or should i keep going with all of them? would colleges rather someone who can play four instruments pretty well or someone who can play one instrument really well?

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posted: 4/16/2006 at 4:22:11 PM ET
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well i also play four instruments and I find it hard to master even one. make the oboe ur main instrument then the rest could be used to show off. you should see how many people get amazed when they see you can play four instruments. My main instrument is trumpet and my secondary one is the tenor sax. I enjoy playing trumpet and I wish to master it so I practice it more often than the other 3.

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thanks for writing back you helped me alot it sounds like you know what your talking about when it comes to music. i hope to become a music teacher some day. i have another question for you trumpetgeek i play the alto sax do you know if the fingurings for the alto are the same for the tener?
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Work harder on the Oboe, but keep your hand in onthe others. If you are serious about playing in college, good oboe players are hard to come by, especially if you are going to a small college. The performance opportuities for oboe are limites, however, unless you playing in a wind band or orchestra. Keeping up the sax or clarinet would give you the chance to play in a jazz or pop/rock group. Plus if the college you atend requires being in the marching band, you would need to play clarinet or sax. Actually the best instrumet to double in marching band that would keep from messing up your oboe chops is tuba.

All saxes have the same fingerings.

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posted: 4/16/2006 at 5:53:59 PM ET
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yes the fingering is the same for alto and tenor and barritone sax. its just that each one is tuned in a different key i believe that the alto sax is tuned in e flat the tenor in b flat and barri is tuned in eflat.

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thankyou everyone for your help i just found this website today and i love it i can't get enough of it i've been talking with trumpet geek all day

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