chapter  1
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Fundamentals

Daily Care • After playing, place the reed in a ventilated reed case. • Swab the oboe after each playing session (use caution here). Oboes have conical bores and

swabs may easily become stuck. If this happens, take the instrument to a repair person. The safest oboe swabs are the silk swabs that have a “safety cord” on the back end and will clean the entire instrument while fully assembled-see http://www.hodgeproductsinc.com/. To remove moisture from under pads or if pads are sticking, insert cigarette paper between the key and the tone hole and gently close the key.