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What is so 'disturbing and scary' about the history of the oboe?

What is so 'disturbing and scary' about the history of the oboe? Topic: Athena research
July 19, 2019 / By Aundria
Question: Last week I had someone tell me that the oboe was a scary instrument with a disturbing history. I did some research on the internet and I cannot find anything! I am trying to find out if there is some freaky history behind the instrument or if the guy was just crazy. Does anybody know?
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Abbigail Abbigail | 1 day ago
The use of various predecessors of the oboe were often considered to be of some divine nature and thus an important means of expressions. The hieroglyphics from the mural previously mentioned (“Feast in honor of the dead”) also relay the words to a dance praising their gods for natural beauty. From this it may be assumed the instrument’s sound was associated with nature or possibly celebrated as worthy of use in divine praise. Similarly, in Greek mythology, the aulos was associated with Pallas (Athena), Zeus’s favorite daughter. The sound was described as “many-voiced” and “capable of imitating ‘a cry exceeding shrill.’” Joppig, Gunther. The Oboe and the Bassoon. Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 1988. (PP 18-19) There is also evidence suggesting double-reed instruments were used as morale builders for troops in battle. The Roman tibia often held this function in war, although it was more widely used for a variety of other occasions. In fact, musicians were in high demand, thrived on popularity, and were entitled to guild member privileges. Tibia was likely the most significant of the instruments in Roman society since it referenced musicians playing tibia in groups in the Twelve-Table Law of 451 BC (a document regulating relations between plebeians and patricians). Rome took many Greek artists captive during the Hellenistic era, which seemed to influence the refining of the instrument. Joppig, Gunther. The Oboe and the Bassoon. Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 1988. (PP 24-26) I think your friend is pulling you leg...
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Abbigail Originally Answered: Is this scary and disturbing or am I just kidding myself and its pretty lame?
Um...putting in something that implausible doesn't make your story "unique", it just makes it ridiculous. If you're trying to imply that her body dies but her spirit doesn't or something like that, you need to make it a lot more obvious what's going on. And hospital windows ten stories up, in hospitals treating psychiatric patients, simply don't open wide enough for people to jump. It probably wouldn't open at all. You need to start with a believable story. Then add detail.
Abbigail Originally Answered: Is this scary and disturbing or am I just kidding myself and its pretty lame?
Some of the sentences are good. You need more dialogue. Have the walls talk to the woman. Frantic thoughts are good. Make sure of your spelling and grammar. Nothing turns off a teacher or publisher more than misspelled words and bad sentence structure. Its awkward in many places, your use of wild adjectives and adverbs needs toned down a bit. The First line, the walls bore into the patients face. Not very accurate. The patients eyes bored into the wall is even ickier. Makes you think they popped out of her head and started drilling holes. Gazing is better, eyes flickering about the room, seeing nothing but grey walls is better. The time line is jumpy, and she can't remember the past 2 hours but can remember 2 weeks ago? And she was told to go to a doc 2 weeks ago and wouldn't be charged? A window is creaked open? Cracked open to catch a summer breeze is lyrical. The ending is weird, is it her spirit that stands and waves to the doctor, or is there another body there? Re-read your story out loud to find the awkward wording. With a little work this could be a nice, weird short-short story.

Stan Stan
Don't know about the oboe, but it's got to be pretty scary for the reeds. ... all that cutting and binding
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Otniel Otniel
I am a woodwind judge in NY. It's not the history that is scary - it's those first-year solos . . .
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Otniel Originally Answered: What are some not good but great scary scary scary scary horror movies? I Mean scary?
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