Topic: Reed for a specific tone quality
This is kind of difficult to put into words but I'l try. I'm fairly new to the oboe but not to music; in the listening I've done for the purpose of developing a tone concept, I hear something specific in a few players that I'd like to emulate. Most of the players who get this targeted sound/tone quality are Swiss, with a couple others not Swiss, but all European. I'm trying to figure out if there is a "swiss scrape" that might be getting this particular tonal quality; it also sounds to me as though it might be achieved via a vowel shape in the mouth. Since I can't describe the tone itself, except that to my ears it is somewhat unique, and living in the US where I haven't heard this particular tonal quality even from the best players, it seems to me that perhaps it is due to a particular scrape or vowel shape in the oral cavity.
Does this ring a bell with anyone at all?