Tag: oboe

Developing Your Eye, Day 8: Treasure

Today’s image shows my latest treasure: a baroque oboe d’amore. It’s a copy of an instrument invented in the eighteenth century, and this particular oboe was made by Paul Hailperin in 1997. I’ve only played on modern instruments up until now and playing a period oboe d’amore presents a challenge to say the very least: I’m more or…

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I’ve discovered découpage

I’ve spruced up the chair I use when I’m making reeds, and this is the first time I’ve ever done any découpage so I feel like showing off a bit. Here’s my step-by-step guide to How I Did It. Step 1: Remove all traces of reed-making activity. Step 2: Sort out some CDs to listen to…

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