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Oboists being made to play Cor

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pugsandseals Sun 18-Sep-16 15:37:52

DD is working towards grade 8 oboe & before this week has only once been asked to play Cor & she refused. Is she perfectly right to continue to stand her ground & refuse? School tend to push it on her when they need a player without warning & make her use whichever dodgy 2nd hand reed is in the case. It upsets her (if she knew beforehand she would at least make sure she has her own reed) & me to be honest! Any advice? TIA x

howabout Sun 18-Sep-16 18:56:23

DD2 was disappointed as the orchestra cor was in the repair shop so she didn't get to play it last year - so she would say she was missing out by not taking the opportunity offered! If germs / quality are a concern with reeds would she consider keeping a cor reed in her reed box just in case?

Balletgirlmum Mon 19-Sep-16 22:56:24

If she wants to play in an orchestra be it school or youth then surely as an oboe plate vague should be prepared to play cor in the same way as a flautist is expected to play piccolo.

She is limiting herself by refusing.

colleysmill Sun 25-Sep-16 09:10:58

I'm always in awe of some the amateur and professional musicians I've played who can switch between instruments with ease. I wouldn't underestimate how useful versality can be. I certainly wish I'd taken up opportunities when I was younger!

hapsburg Sun 25-Sep-16 10:00:31

Completely agree with balletgirlmum as an oboist she should be prepared to play cor when required. Same as flute/piccolo and bassoon/contra (contra is not DD's favourite thing, but if needed she does it). In fact if school have a cor your DD can use she is really lucky and should grab the oppportunity - get reeds, take it home and play it!

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