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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

"Work in Progress" Freedom And Form In The Oboe Concertos Of Bruno Maderna (dissertation...

Learn To Play The Oboe

For many beginner oboists (and perhaps their parents!), the instrument can at times seem...

Breathing Techniques for the Oboe

There are so many different breathing techniques for the oboe that it can sometimes be difficult...

Five Oboe Reed Tips

Asking any oboe player, at any level, about their reeds and you often provoke a whole host of...

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Oboe Articles

  • On Performing French Oboe Music

    Oboe Teacher (York) Picture Dutilleux, Poulenc and the French Oboe Sonata: Approaches and Interpretation The Oboe sonatas of both Francis Poulenc and Henri Dutilleux are extraordinary examples of twentieth century French musical writing. Where one is very much an example of mature style, the other shows a blossoming...
  • Tutor Books for learning an instrument

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture Whilst no tutor book is ever going to be perfect (as every learner is different), I'm regularly left feeling somewhat disillusioned by what is on offer. Books encouraging children to learn things in strange orders, 'well-known' tunes that are significantly out-of-date, not giving enough time...
  • Food for thought: the Perfect Reed

    Oboe Teacher (East London) Picture As a double reed player, it is very easy to find yourself on a quest for the perfect reed. Oboists in particular often dedicate themselves to creating that 'dark' sound, and more often than not, this results in making reeds that are, essentially, too hard. Harder reeds may seem to have that...


  • Above and Beyond Basic Oboe Technique Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (Chester) Picture The technical terms on Double-Tonguing and Multiphonics often sound very ominous to a lot of oboe players. They are things to be avoided in pieces to be steered clear of. Many oboists avoid pieces from the modern repertoire as some of them include these techniques. Of course, many players...
  • Madeleine Dring and her oboe music Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (South West London) Picture Madeleine Dring has remained a relatively unknown female composer since her death in 1977, but to the student oboist she is more recognisable. She married English oboist Roger Lord and as a result composed a lot of music for the oboe. Her light-hearted music had a distinctly English feel to it...
  • Practicing the oboe

    Oboe Teacher (West London) Picture It seems that it is a common truth that for many disciplines ranging from music to soufflé cooking that, practice makes perfect. Music teachers for generations have been exhorting us, their pupils to practice outside their lessons in order to maintain individual progress; however, it is a...