HomePage | Recent changes | View source | Discuss this page | Page history | Log in |

Printable version | Disclaimers | Privacy policy

A musical instrument of the woodwind family. cdani

The oboe is usually made from wood, with an extremely narrow conical bore, and double-reed mouthpiece. This leads to overblowing at the octave (compare to the clarinet which overblows a twelfth). Together with the flute it is one of the older woodwind instruments.

Sibling instruments are the cor Anglais (English horn, a fifth lower than the oboe) and oboe d'amore.