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Oboe/MKD by Otley woodwind


Paul Crew wrote at 2015-10-01 17:54:50
I owned an MKD that originally belonged to Mike Winfield. I very much enjoyed playing it and the big advantage of the open hole system meant no sagging 1st octave g's. I used it professionally for a few years and only changed it after trying a 2nd hand Puchner. I found the lower right hand keys much easier to get around than the restructured  (though more artistic looking) ones on the MKD. I wouldn't let that put you off though if you like the instument. All the best with your oboe playing.


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Geoffrey Bridge


Professional oboist with many years experience. Former pupil of Leon Goossens. Solo artist for Arts Council of Great Britain. Freelance recitalist/broadcasting/orchestras. Former Head of woodwind teaching in Hampshire, England. Questions on repertoire, playing styles, reeds, cane selection and processing.


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