If the oboe fingering is similar for both octaves and approximately like that of a saxophone, has anyone attempted to adapt it for a single reed play? Are there any acoustic properties of an oboe that makes this an impossibility?
From what I can tell, the answers are "yes" and "no" respectively. In fact I could have sworn that a single-reed oboe mouthpiece was on eBay just recently. But someone more knowledgeable than I could probably chime in with more precise information.
I have single-reed mpcs for both oboe and bassoon.
Altho I'm a terrible double-reed player, I found that the timbre I got with these was much more pleasing to me - warmer,more human- than the official double reeds.
Of course, purists would consider that heretical.
My mpcs both came with 3 reeds each. This was from old stock that I bought around '80 or so. I have only used one for each mpc.
There is another type that does use the clarinet reed.
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