Topic: EH Middle D -- jumping octave after "fix"
I just had both my oboe and EH in for their annual checkup and such a couple weeks ago. Have played a couple times since. All of the sudden today on my English horn, my middle D (fourth line/half hole D) is jumping the octave to the D above the staff. I have swabbed, blown out the tone holes, used cig. paper, etc. No luck.....still happening. I suspect a half-hole vent issue, but want suggestions before I dis-assemble the keys to clean it out.
It seems to be a half hole issue, however I do not know why this would happen all of the sudden. By the way, no crack -- I have looked thoroughly. I have also tried several different reeds and am not using a different bocal than normal.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this? I hate to drive an hour to take it back to my very reputable repair person, but have an audition in a month.
Professor of Oboe/EH - Youngstown State University
Howland Schools - MS (director of bands); HS (Asst. Dir of Bands, Marching, Symphonic)