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Hello,

I'm having some trouble while learning to play a german system oboe, as the fingering isn't the same has in the boehm oboes. I can do the heavy lifting and search for the correct fingerings with a tuner and a lot of patience, but why re-invent the wheel?

Hope that someone here has a fingering chart for these instruments, I couldn't find online. It has the thumb plateau key, L2/3 ring and R1/3 ring keys. I'm really new to the oboe, so I don't know much.
 

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Sorry, I was thinking of conservatory and associated with Boehm. Nevertheless, I was saying it isn't that common system, and I think it's a german system, Wiener or something else, like a triebert system?
It's a Cabart oboe, I attach photos of it for better judgement.

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Now you just need to find a good source for reeds, try finding a good local oboist and buy some from him or her, commercially available reeds are generally awful and will make it much harder to learn. Ideally study with a good oboist and save yourself a lot of grief ( just the fact you thought you had a German or Viennese instrument makes me think you need to find a teacher).
I actually bought the reeds from an oboist that turned to teaching, repairing and manufacturing reeds for oboe. I think they are good reeds and my repair tech was the one that pointed me to him. Unfortunately, it was also my tech that said it was a german system instrument... go figure.
I've been practicing for 2 days and am able to get notes from the lowest note to C 2 octaves higher. I play in a sort of concert band (filarmónica) and I think I'll pester the oboe girl (vice president of the band) to give me some pointers.
 

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For any info on oboe brand/system/key specifics, it's always worth contacting Peter Hurd, he probably knows more than anyone.
Thanks, for now I think I'm good, but will keep that in mind if any problem will arise.
 
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