Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1083568 Posts in 71818 Topics- by 19123 Members - Latest Member: AU Tico
Jump to:  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Oboe grab and go  (Read 586 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
robcat2075

*
Offline Offline

Location: Dallas, Texas
Joined: Apr 19, 2009
Posts: 6036

View Profile
« on: Sep 18, 2017, 02:23PM »

I'm not sure what went wrong here.

Video:

https://twitter.com/_/status/909814697691680768

I've heard of violin soloists grabbing a concertmaster's axe when a string broke but I haven't ever considered such an emergency for a WW.

Anyone here ever have to grab a horn that quick? Probably not, there isn't as much to go wrong with a trombone, fortunately.

Logged

Robert Holmén

Hear me as I Play My Horn


Get your Popper, Dotzauer, or Kummer play-alongs!
Full Pedal Trombonist

*
Offline Offline

Location:
Joined: Jun 16, 2009
Posts: 2979

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: Sep 18, 2017, 02:36PM »

Only once! I was playing in a dance band and one tune had some very fast mute changes. I took a bucket out while holding the horn to my face to I could play right after our measure rest and the slide slipped from my left pinky. I had to use a doubler buddy's horn. It all worked out.  Good!
Logged

We don't just embrace insanity here, we feel it up, french kiss it and then buy it a drink.
Malec Heermans

*
Offline Offline

Location: Brooklyn
Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Posts: 906

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: Sep 18, 2017, 02:54PM »

Wow.
Logged

malecheermans.com
Shires T25/7GM8/7YM/Rotor - Hammond 12ML
LowrBrass

*
Offline Offline

Location: Philadelphia-ish, PA
Joined: May 17, 2015
Posts: 381

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2017, 05:25PM »

Yeah, wow.

I love how unphased the non-soloist is, too.



My brain has never worked that quickly in my life (and I question the logistics of how you could [safely] do that with a trombone), but I did finish out a high school jazz band concert on my sectionmate's horn when my spit valve came unsoldered in the middle of the set.
Logged
robcat2075

*
Offline Offline

Location: Dallas, Texas
Joined: Apr 19, 2009
Posts: 6036

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2017, 06:36PM »

A later post in that thread shows the reed...



Logged

Robert Holmén

Hear me as I Play My Horn


Get your Popper, Dotzauer, or Kummer play-alongs!
Andrew Meronek

*
Offline Offline

Location: Livonia, MI
Joined: Sep 30, 2001
Posts: 6879
"Justly Intoned"


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: Sep 18, 2017, 07:44PM »

Wow, that's a section acting as one, pretty cool.  Eeek!
Logged

"All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians."

- Thelonious Monk
Posaunus
*
Offline Offline

Location: California
Joined: Feb 20, 2014
Posts: 716

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: Sep 19, 2017, 12:01AM »

Oboists tell me this sort of event is not unique, and has happened before.  Due to the crankiness of the instrument (and reeds), the second oboist (or associate principal) is to be alert during the principal's exposed solo, ready in such an emergency to hand over his/her instrument - or jump in and continue playing the solo!  Eeek!
 
I believe I'll stick with a (pretty reliable) trombone, thank you!  Way cool
Logged
amichael
*
*
Offline Offline

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Joined: Apr 29, 2001
Posts: 565

View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: Sep 19, 2017, 12:10AM »

We once heard an oboe concerto. Before the piece a stage manager brought out a chair, went backstage and brought out an oboe that was placed on the chair. The soloist then came out, with their primary oboe and played the concerto. The other oboe was just a spare, in case of problems.
Logged
oslide

*
Offline Offline

Location: Switzerland
Joined: Jul 3, 2005
Posts: 317

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: Sep 19, 2017, 03:38AM »

Does anybody have a clue what his hitting on the instrument is supposed to achieve?
 Amazed
Logged
robcat2075

*
Offline Offline

Location: Dallas, Texas
Joined: Apr 19, 2009
Posts: 6036

View Profile
« Reply #9 on: Sep 19, 2017, 06:02AM »

Does anybody have a clue what his hitting on the instrument is supposed to achieve?
 Amazed

One speculation I read was that he was trying to clear water blocking a tone hole. Like needing to empty a spit valve.
Logged

Robert Holmén

Hear me as I Play My Horn


Get your Popper, Dotzauer, or Kummer play-alongs!
ronnies
*
Offline Offline

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Joined: Jul 18, 2016
Posts: 112

View Profile
« Reply #10 on: Sep 19, 2017, 07:15AM »

He apparently split the reed while trying to clear water from a blocked tone hole.  What's not seen in the video is that the second oboe had a new reed fitted and the instrument cleared and returned to him before his next entry.  Also the instrument he grabbed from second oboe did not have the same fingering system as his own one.

Ronnie
Logged

--
Slowly getting back into it...
bubbachet

*
Offline Offline

Location: Wisconsin
Joined: Dec 1, 2013
Posts: 759

View Profile
« Reply #11 on: Sep 19, 2017, 07:24AM »

He apparently split the reed while trying to clear water from a blocked tone hole.  What's not seen in the video is that the second oboe had a new reed fitted and the instrument cleared and returned to him before his next entry.  Also the instrument he grabbed from second oboe did not have the same fingering system as his own one.

Ronnie

There's a reason they're professionals. Unreal.
Logged

"Conn 88H" - SL4747 Slide, Rath-built Rotax section, Bernd Sandner Rose Bell w/ Nickel Kranz
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to: