Topic: Oboe Tonguing not on the reed.

Last week I learned that an oboe teacher at a major US university was teaching that oboists should not tongue on the reed, but in another part of their mouth. Is this common practice?

Terry Ewell
Professor Bassoon, Towson University
Former President, IDRS
Former Principal Bassoon Hong Kong Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony

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Re: Oboe Tonguing not on the reed.

This is definitely not the standard pedegogy.  Perhaps he/she was refering to the "back stroke" of double-tonguing?

Jonathan Marzluf
Owner, Marzluf Reeds
SoCal Freelancer/Educator
www.marzlufreeds.com

Re: Oboe Tonguing not on the reed.

Jonathan, thanks for the reply. Single tonguing was definitely specified, not double tonguing.

Terry Ewell
Professor Bassoon, Towson University
Former President, IDRS
Former Principal Bassoon Hong Kong Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony

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Re: Oboe Tonguing not on the reed.

From a lesson with Robert Sorton, ca. 1988:

"The top of the tip of the tongue touches the tip of the teed, err -- REED!"

Jonathan Marzluf
Owner, Marzluf Reeds
SoCal Freelancer/Educator
www.marzlufreeds.com