The bagpipes are a double reed instrument, using reeds similar to the oboe and bassoon. britannica.com/art/bagpip…
Today I Learned That There Is Often A Specific Order In Which An Orchestra Tunes From Instrument To Instrument, often starting with the oboe exploratorium.edu/music/m…
The music to Mario Kart is recorded entirely by a live band. They did live recording sessions for the game and have over 20 members that play guitar, trumpet, sax, trombone, accordion, oboe, and drums. youtu.be/u5VxJkYEJIs
William Grant Still; the first African American to conduct a major US Symphony Orchestra ALSO dropped the first recorded JAZZ OBOE SOLO in 1921 youtube.com/watch?v=Oij0_…
An English horn is not a horn (its an oboe) and is not even English (its French) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Even though orchestras don't need to tune to the oboe anymore, it is still the oboist's job to turn on the electronic tuner. rockfordsymphony.com/faqs…
Playing the Oboe is described by some as the "bungie jumping" of the musical instrument world. This is how much effort that goes into reed making. Let alone learning to play. youtube.com/watch?v=4AGRw…
"Q" from Star Trek TNG is the son of a world famous oboe player that convinced Richard Strauss to write an oboe concerto for him! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Vocal jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was born with perfect pitch so precise that the band musicians she worked with would tune their instruments to her voice. npr.org/2010/03/29/125170…
Cuban orchestras tune their string instruments to A = 336hz, substantially lower than the conventional A = 440hz, as looser strings are less prone to breaking and requiring expensive replacements. npr.org/sections/deceptiv…
When American soldiers came to the house of Richard Strauss in 1945, the famous German composer identified himself: "I am Richard Strauss, the composer of Rosenkavalier and Salome." One of the soldiers was a musician, and placed a sign at the home so others would not bother him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
In the 1930s Benny Goodman, American jazz clarinetist and bandleader, hired prominent black musicians to play and tour with his band. This meant being banned touring in the South for breaking anti segregation laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
A nigerian scammer asking for money was instead scammed into sending in a wooden bust of the victim to the victim 419eater.com/html/bigman.…
The English Horn is French, and the French Horn is German en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
The NATO reporting name for the Russian Mig-15 fighter jet is "Fagot" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…

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