Before playing a single note, gently warm the Oboe by holding it in your hands, against your body or placing it under your arms for a few minutes. This will allow the body of the Oboe to gradually warm and will reduce the potential temperature disparity between the interior surface of the bore and the surface of the Oboe. Oct 04, 2012 · Most often I notice that budding oboists open their oboe cases to get reeds out of either plastic “coffin” cases or plastic tube “vials.” These cheap plastic containers are usually used to ship commercial reeds, but don’t do a great job at protecting a student’s reeds on a day-to-day basis.

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