This is going to come off a little mean about oboes, but I just want to preface this by saying that the oboe is a perfectly respectable instrument that is very difficult to play and I have a lot of respect for people that have developed proficiency in such an interesting instrument. Okay, now that I have got that out of the way, I just have to say that the oboe has always seemed like the lamest instrument in the band to me. The thin, little reed is so strange to me. It looks pretty puny next to the girth of a clarinet, another instrument whose coolness does not rank very high on the instrumental charts. When thinking of the most famous oboe players of all time, I will admit that not a single name came to mind. According to some sources, Marcel Tabuteau, Heinz Holliger, John Mack, Albrecht Mayer, Eugene Izotov, and Yusef Lateef are famous oboists, but not a single one of those names rings any bells. There is even a type of modern oboe called the Weiner oboe. I will not even add anything to this. It says enough on its own. All of this said, what the heck do I know? I failed to play the clarinet, switched to sax, failed, switched to guitar, and you would not guess what happened next. I failed. Okay, maybe you could guess that. If I had gotten a clarinet tutor or tried the oboe and private oboe tutors, maybe I could be musical and I would fight for the coolness of the oboe.
Shade aside, the oboe is actually a pretty complex and cool instrument that adds a bright sound to concert bands and orchestras. The look is probably the only thing lame about it. The sound is definitely not in that category. The treble sound of oboes is distinct and versatile, which is very helpful for any conductor. You can use this for many genres, like great jazz songs, driving rock songs, upbeat pop songs, and more varieties trying out the unique sound. Unlike other woodwind instruments, the oboe is said to have a very clear and penetrating voice, which can be a useful weapon in the right hands. That is why we are working with you to develop the next great oboe star. Or the first great oboe star. Sorry, I did warn that the shade would be flying.
Here is the one thing that I know about music. Sometimes, the key to breaking out in a genre is using an instrument that nobody else in that genre is using. When punk groups introduced saxophones and trumpets, ska was born. I listed some genres above that have used oboe in the past, but country and hip hop are not on that list. The same way that Lil Nas X combined country and hip hop to blow the roof off with Old Town Road, maybe an oboe and country or oboe and hip hop marriage could make the next great genre called skeewop. We can workshop the name a little bit. Maybe we can look at it like a scientific discovery and say that you can name it when you create it. Just call up our private oboe tutors near me to help you figure out how to develop that signature sound.