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Technical Basics of Oboe Playing, major - OB METHOD

Composer: Mendel, Andreas

Publisher: Konikos

Edition: 70317


The Technical Basics of Oboe Playing - major:

Scales for the Oboe, Exercises for a clean and controlled response, Staccato, Arpeggios, An essay on Vibrato

This book is a collection of tried and tested exercises, which will enable you to acquire an effective and comprehensive technique. They are systematically arranged and alternate “flowing” exercises, which train fluency and consistency, with “repeated” exercises, which improve the precision of difficult finger movements. 

The following exercises appear in each key:

1. Scale, possible variations, five-note scale, scale with auxiliary note

2. Thirds (four exercises)

3. Fourths (four exercises)

4. Staccato

5. Arpeggio, with variation

The book will conclude with exercises which target the embouchure and air flow, as well as intonation exercises from Ralf-Jörn Köster and a sound- and legato- exercise from Albrecht Mayer

This study book consists of 84 stitch-bound pages and is a wonderful supplement to daily practice for oboe players of almost every level.

from Bert Lucarelli: 

"There are specifically two aspects of the book that I enjoy.
The first is the methodical way you order the exercises and
the other is the text in which you give some very good advice and
suggestions as to how to work these exercises.
It is a book that not only confronts the issue of digital facility but is a book
offering exercises that help with developing ones own musical voice.
Congratulations on writing a book that will help many oboe players."

Humbert Lucarelli

Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music
New York University, Steinhardt School
The Yale School of Music, Visiting Lecturer,
City University of New York, Graduate Center
The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Professor Emeritus
The Conservatory of Music at SUNY-Purchase (1980 to 2012)