Topic: oboe chromatic fingerings -your opinion please
I have several high school students who are preparing for district band auditions. Their chromatic requirement is from low C to third octave F, sixteenth notes at quarter equals 120. Some of them have previously learned the "short" fingerings for Eb, E and F either on their own or with other teachers, while students that I started learn the long fingerings. I remember having to work hard to unlearn the short and switch to the long in college and that- along with tone and intonation- is why I chose to start my students with the long. It is much more difficult to get these up to speed, but I think it will be worth it in the end.
Do any other teachers have an opinion on this?