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16 August 2021, 17:59
Oboists, we hate to be the ones to tell you – but you’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.
Stock photography has been historically unkind to musicians. From violin bows hovering around the middle of the fingerboard, to this joyous car crash of a guitar photoshoot, accuracy has sadly not always played a central role in the capturing of all-purpose musical imagery.
And here, we have the cream of the crop.
A photo has been floating around the Internet of a billboard ad, advertising a brand of jewellery, in which a model plays the oboe.
Well, sort of...
IK HEB HET AL DIE TIJD VERKEERD GEDAAN! 😱 pic.twitter.com/W9SfPivmJS— Dorine Schoon (@DorineSchoon) August 13, 2021
Loosely translated, the ad reads: “A fancy diamond... colourful treasure collection.”
Over the last few days, the music world has been left puzzling over the model’s alternative fingerings and relaxed embouchure.
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“Is that one of those rare Japanese wooden, double reed, cross over flutes? I hear those things are hard to play and sound like an oboe,” one astute Facebook user suggests.
And, because musicians simply are the best kind of people, actual oboists have now started taking the meme into their own hands and having a crack at playing their own instruments with this newfound technique.
Posted by 林奕翔-Shiang-木管樂器 on Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Have a gander in the comments section of this post, for some more wonderful performance efforts:
There are no wordsPosted by Meridian Winds on Thursday, August 12, 2021
What a brave new world today’s musicians are living in.