March 23, 2019

Oboe Books

Here is a list of oboe and oboe related books. To be honest, I have not read all of them, and some of them I didn’t know existed. They all look very interesting however. So with that little disclaimer in mind, here is a small list of oboe and oboe related books available.    

Balancing an Oboe Reed

Balancing an oboe reed can be difficult, especially if you are not that experienced at it. There are some things that can help however. The first step in balancing a reed is to make sure the crow is up to a “C”. If it isn’t, clip the reed. I prefer using single edged razor blades […]

Crowing An Oboe Reed

Well, you might think that all there is to crowing an oboe reed is to put it in your mouth and blow hard. In essence that is correct, but did you know that 99% of the information you need to make a good reed is in the crow? That being said, I can hear you […]

Oboe Reed Pictures

  They say that you can’t really tell much about a reed by the way it looks. I think that is true, however looks do play a small part in how the reed functions. The most important thing when looking at a reed is symmetry. Both blades must look the same. If your reed is […]

Oboe Reed Tips

Well, first off, sorry for the play on words here, but what the heck. Here are some reed tips, or “Tips to help you make better oboe reeds.” This is the section of the site which will be updated every week. Remember that by subscribing to the Making Oboe Reeds Newsletter, you will have access […]

Oboe Conciertos

There used to be a page with all of the oboe concertos that Sheet Music Plus has, but it has gotten very big. Here is a search box that you can use. If you don’t find what you are looking for, let me know and we can look for it.      

Oboe Method Books

Here are some of the most popular oboe method books used in the US.     look inside Oboe Method(Original Edition). By Apollon Barret. Oboe. Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Softcover. 248 pages. Boosey & Hawkes#M051660438. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48007048) (1) …more info look inside 48 Famous Studies (1st Oboe Part)Edited by Wilhelm […]

Oboe Reed Making Supplies

There are many places to buy oboe reed making supplies. Some of these places use the “old fashioned” way of placing an order and sending a check. Other places allow you to order online and pay with a credit card directly. The unfortunate thing about reed making supplies is how much they have gone up […]

Have a Concert?

Hi everyone. Please let me know about your concerti, (class) recitals, masterclasses, accomplishments (auditions, teaching appointments,etc) major orchestral works(Tombeau, Tchaik 4, etc.), movie appearances!, etc.  I am especially interested in internet streaming (video and audio,) whether it is your recital or something you are doing with an orchestra.  I prefer 1-2 months advance notice.  I […]

Boston Symphony on Demand

From Delmar: Listen LIVE here Sat. Oct. 29th at 8pm ET: http://www.wgbh.org/includes/playerPopStream.cfm?station=objAllClassical Archived for 14 days on Monday Oct. 31st here: scroll down and look in the center of the screen. http://www.wgbh.org/995/bso.cfm Violinist Gidon Kremer joins the BSO for Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto, and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts Richuard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. These concerts […]