Topic: problem with EH notes- very puzzling!
I couldn't find an obvious place for this post, so I picked the oboe reed area. I am having a very annoying and puzzling problem on English horn. There are a handful of notes on which I can no longer play softly without getting a fluttering/stuttering sound! It sounds exactly like some piece of debris flapping around somewhere (yes, I checked, did not find anything in bocal or horn). The worst note is middle C#. The next worst are the C and B below it. I have no problems with other notes.
I had experienced this problem a month ago, but only on low F#. Now that note is OK. Is this a reed-related thing? It happens with more than one reed. Or some adjustment on the instrument that needs to be made? I have never ever had a problem like this with an oboe.
Thanks for your help-