Oboe Music Study
Completion of the goals in level one should instill a comfortable familiarity with the oboe. At the same time, enthusiasm to tackle more advanced skills with both the oboe and musical expression should develop. As muscle stamina develops, practice time should be increased to forty-five minutes a day. Listening to accomplished players will establish good tonal and musical standards. During individual practice sessions, self evaluation and correction - playing, listening, thinking, adjusting, then playing again - will lead to small improvements each day.
Practice in the recommended study materials will impart an understanding of scales and chords and will drill finger patterns so that new music can be performed more confidently and accurately. With the basic theoretical background outlined below, the student should begin to study music carefully before playing. As a result, more will be achieved during practice periods.
Patterned after the method book by Carl Baermann, this volume contains scales, chords and interval studies for developing the fundamentals.. It serves as a lifelong daily study book which can be used to solve nearly every technical problem the oboist will encounter. “How to practice” routines and general advice sections are included.
This popular study book contains musical, progressive style studies which extend to four sharps and four flats in major and minor keys, using basic time signatures, rhythms and articulations.
The Barret melodies are wonderful studies for melodic phrasing. They include an accompaniment for a second oboe to emphasize the development of rhythmic independence, intonation, and balance sensitivity and flexible tonal concepts. Later, these studies can be used as transposition exercises. The Dont exercises provide daily exercise for the tongue to build strength and agility. This book can be used with or following the Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1.
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