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New Double Reed Instruments Provide Performance and Value for School Programs When Dennis Bamber talks woodwinds, there’s decades of experience behind his words. The original creator of the famous Woodwind & Brasswind catalog and online store, Bamber continues to serve music educators by developing instruments where there is a real need. Finding a ...
©Christa Garvey, 2012   Oboe Articulation at a Glance   The action of articulation is a collaboration of the air, tongue, and the reed. To create the basic process of beginning a note from silence: 1. Breathe and form the embouchure around the tip of the reed 2. Place the tongue on the reed 3. Begin blowing 4. Remove the tongue from ...
Oboist Hand Position©Dr. Christa Garvey OboeFor Everyone.com ...
Reed Care 101© Dr. Christa Garvey, 2012University of Wisconsin, Eau Clairewww.OboeForEveryone 1.Always brush your teeth before playing. Food and plaque can clog up reeds and make yourkey pads sticky.2. Always store reeds in a case that holds reeds securely in place.   • You can make inexpensive case with Altoids boxes. Go to www.oboefore ...
Developing Good Physical Habits for Playing Oboe ©Dr. Christa Garvey, 2013 Having trouble with that technical passage? Take a deep breath, release tension in your neck, back, arms, fingers, legs, knees, feet, and stand with both feet on the floor sharing equal weight. Try that passage again. Almost without fail, the passage improves. I’m not ...
We are inspired oboe teachers improving oboe playing throughout the world www.OboeForEveryone.com  Christa Garvywww.OboeForEveryone.com    "Like" us on Facebook: Oboeforeveryone Tweets by @OboeForEveryone It is the mission of Oboe For Everyone to provide lessons and resources to anyone wanting to learn how to pla ...
Interview with Oboist Joseph Robinson by Gerald Klickstein Joseph Robinson was Principal Oboist with the New York Philharmonic from 1978 until his retirement in 2005. In this interview with Gerald Klickstein for The Musician’s Way Blog, he speaks about music making, artistic development, and various aspects of living the orchestral musician’s ...
Oboe Art and Method by Martin Schuring In Oboe Art and Method, veteran oboe performer and instructor Martin Schuring describes in detail all of the basic techniques of oboe playing and reed making, with expert tips and step-by-step instructions for how best to perform each of these tasks with grace and technical efficiency.  It has been ne ...
GIA Publications, Inc. Oboemotions What Every Oboe Player Needs to Know About the Bodyby Stephen Caplan “Indispensable reading for the serious student.” –Dan StolperInstructor of OboeInterlochen Center for the Arts Oboemotions is the definitive volume on using Body Mapping technique to help oboists and other double-reed players prevent ...
Circular Breathing: Oboe & English Horn Jacquline Leclair Circular breathing — both inhaling and exhaling — make playing the oboe a much more comfortable experience. The big hurdle one needs to overcome in order to circular breathe is this: "Convince the brain that it's possible and okay to have sound coming out of ...
Flutter Tonguing: Oboe & English Horn Jacquline LeClair All this we hear about flutter-tonguing requiring a "knack", or being a genetically endowed skill seems inaccurate to me. The tongue is by far the most agile, sophisticated and impressive muscle (4 groups of muscles) in the human body. Its flexible feats of taste, sensation, mastication ...
English Horn 101 for Oboe Players: A Brief Introduction by Martin Schuring ©1997 Most oboe players are called upon to play English Horn from time to time. For many, these are frustrating occasions as they struggle with an unfamiliar instrument, poor pitch control, lack of projection, and other problems. Equipment Like a beginner on any ins ...
The Selection and Care of Oboe Reeds Allison Baker It's no secret that oboe reeds are the most temperamental component of the instrument, an ever-changing variable that, even for professional players, rarely remains consistent from one week to the next. Some people even claim that the reed is connected in some way to 90% of all problems that oboe players ...
Some Thoughts About Oboe Reeds For New Students From Bill Roscoe Double Reeds People often pick up attributes from what they love in this life. Newspapermen are said to have printer's ink in their veins while railroad people become men of steel. For those who develop more than a passing interest in making reeds for musical instruments, keep in mind: Reed c ...
Embouchure and Breathing Tips for Beginning Oboists by Allison Baker Of all the students in a beginning band program, the oboe players usually struggle the most. Even with a good reed and working instrument, without good embouchure and breath support, producing any sort of sound on the oboe is difficult at best. Perhaps the biggest mistake that beginners m ...
Tips for the Young Oboist and Their Band Directors by Sally Pituch I did not realize how fortunate I was as a child until I started teaching oboe privately. My parents bought me a new wooden oboe and found a good source of hand made reeds for me that were provided for 6 years. Many students are not so lucky, thanks mom and dad! The first thing I always ch ...
Embouchure and Breathing Tips for Beginning Oboists by Allison Baker Of all the students in a beginning band program, the oboe players usually struggle the most. Even with a good reed and working instrument, without good embouchure and breath support, producing any sort of sound on the oboe is difficult at best. Perhaps the biggest mistake that beginners m ...
Embouchure and Breathing Tips for Beginning Oboists by Allison Baker Of all the students in a beginning band program, the oboe players usually struggle the most. Even with a good reed and working instrument, without good embouchure and breath support, producing any sort of sound on the oboe is difficult at best. Perhaps the biggest mistake that beginners ...
Double Reed Solos With Band Accompaniments At BAS Publishing, one of our main goals is to provide good solos, solos of the standard repertoire, with band accompaniment. This allows both outstanding soloists to be featured at both the high school or college level. In 2001 we added our first double reed solo, the Telemann Sonata in a minor for oboe. ...
Double Reed Solos with Band Accompaniment At BAS Publishing, one of our main goals is to provide good solos, solos of the standard repertoire, with band accompaniment. This allows both outstanding soloists to be featured at both the high school or college level. In 2001 we added our first double reed solo, the Telemann Sonata in a minor for oboe. We arr ...