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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

"Work in Progress" Freedom And Form In The Oboe Concertos Of Bruno Maderna (dissertation...
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Experiential Learning and the Journey

The difference between an oboe student and a flute, clarinet, saxophone or recorder student is...
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Learn To Play The Oboe

For many beginner oboists (and perhaps their parents!), the instrument can at times seem...
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How Many Hours a Day Should I Practise?

'How much should I practise?' is a question we often ask ourselves and one that I am often asked...

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    My name is Fraser Kelman. I am a professional oboist and teacher based in Edinburgh. I maintain a busy teaching practice alongside a performing schedule with many of the country's leading orchestras.
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  • Contemporary Music

    Oboe Teacher (Manchester) Picture The oboe is a very versatile instrument, and having been fortunate to meet Christopher Redgate in my time at the Royal Academy of Music, my interest and passion in contemporary music flourished. Attending talks of his on pushing the range of the oboe really inspired me to challenge myself, and...
  • Being An Oboist

    Oboe Teacher (East London) Picture The oboe is not the easiest instrument to start off with but it is a lot of fun. An oboe player can get stressed out about many things in performance. Will the reed work? Will the oboe work? Will I be able to get air down the oboe? The best way to play the oboe is to relax, there is no point in...
  • The Oboe: Questions Answered Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture Is it too difficult? The oboe is known to be one of the most difficult instruments of the orchestra, but it doesn't have to be like that! With careful instruction and care, I believe that anyone can play the oboe. What's a reed? The reed is perhaps the most important part of the oboe because...

 

  • 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...