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  • The Making Oboe Reeds Reedbook By Joseph Shalita 

    November 2, 2011, 22:29

    "Discover How You Can Improve Your Oboe Reed Making Quickly and Easily " Do you want to make better more consistent reeds without getting an ulcer? From…

  • Making Oboe Reeds 

    November 10, 2011, 17:31

    Let's Talk About Making Oboe Reeds!     Making oboe reeds can be a difficult thing to do. Are you a beginning reed maker? An advanced student…

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    November 7, 2011, 02:27

    Born in Philadelphia, Joseph Shalita started his musical studies at the age of 10 playing the clarinet. Soon afterwards he started learning the oboe and became…

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  • Category: Marcel Tabuteau  (2)
    • Marcel Tabuteau by: admin

      November 2, 2011, 23:55

      Marcel Tabuteau was born on July 2, 1887 in Compiegne, France, and died January 4, 1966. He is perhaps the most influential oboist in the United States ever.

    • Marcel Tabuteau Recordings by: admin

      November 2, 2011, 22:54

      Here are some Marcel Tabuteau recordings.

  • Category: Oboe Reed Knife Sharpening  (3)
    • Oboe Bevel Reed Knife Sharpening by: admin

      November 3, 2011, 01:41

      Knife sharpening can be a tricky business, but sharpening oboe bevel knives can actually be easier than double hollow ground knives.

    • Oboe Reed Knife Sharpening by: admin

      November 3, 2011, 00:45

      Confused by the oboe reed knife sharpening task that we are stuck doing? Well, you've come to the right place. Let me try and explain in plain ol English.

    • Double Hollow Ground Knife Sharpening by: admin

      November 3, 2011, 00:17

      Double hollow ground knife sharpening is not that difficult. Here is some help to get your oboe reed knives sharp.

  • Category: Oboe Sound Developement  (3)
    • Finding That Great Oboe Sound by: admin

      November 4, 2011, 17:58

      o, you're searching for that perfect oboe sound. But do you know what you are really searching for?

    • More Oboe Warm Up Exercises by: admin

      November 3, 2011, 02:41

      More Oboe Warm Up Exercises. Try them and see if your sound improves.

    • Oboe Warm Up Exercises by: admin

      November 3, 2011, 02:27

      Warming up is a very important part of oboe playing. The reed, embouchure, and air stream must work together in order for you to achieve the best sound…

  • Category: Oboe Reed Testing  (1)
    • Oboe Reed Testing by: admin

      November 4, 2011, 17:55

      Reed testing is a very important aspect of reed making. The most important thing a reed can do is to function properly.

  • Category: Oboe Education  (6)
    • The Curtis Factor-A Wonderful Story by: admin

      December 5, 2011, 03:44

      Here is a story about the Curtis Institute. Very interesting!!

    • Balancing an Oboe Reed by: admin

      November 16, 2011, 05:04

      Balancing an oboe reed can be difficult, especially if you are not that experienced at it. There are some things that can help however.

    • Crowing An Oboe Reed by: admin

      November 16, 2011, 04:59

      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%…

    • Oboe Reed Pictures by: admin

      November 16, 2011, 04:51

      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.

    • Oboe Reed Tips by: admin

      November 16, 2011, 04:34

      Well, first off, sorry for the play on words here, but what the heck. Here are some reed tips

    • Finding An Oboe Teacher by: admin

      November 4, 2011, 18:02

      If your child one day comes home and says he wants to play the oboe, you must find a decent teacher in the area. Her are some hints and tips.

  • Category: Oboe Music  (5)
    • Oboe Conciertos by: admin

      November 16, 2011, 04:29

      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…

    • Oboe Method Books by: admin

      November 16, 2011, 04:05

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    • Oboe Music With Cd by: admin

      November 4, 2011, 19:51

      Oboe music with cd accompaniment, especially Music Minus One is one of the greatest ideas since they started recording music.

    • Orchestral Musician's CD Rom Library for Oboe by: admin

      November 4, 2011, 19:18

      Here is a way to build a personal library of orchestral repertoire. This is a series of CD roms that contain the Kalmus editions of a large number of original…

    • Oboe Music by: admin

      November 4, 2011, 18:56

      Buying oboe music is a lot easier now with the internet. Prices are very competitive and actually, the selection is better than most music stores.

  • Category: Oboe Books  (2)
    • Oboe Books by: admin

      November 18, 2011, 01:22

      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…

    • Oboe Books by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 14:47

      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…

  • Category: Oboe Reedmaking Advice  (5)
    • How To Get a Better Opening On An Oboe Reed by: admin

      May 8, 2012, 14:52

      Many of us have problems maintaining a stable opening on our oboe reeds. Here are some tricks and suggestions to help keep the openings on your oboe reeds…

    • What Does Response Really  by: admin

      November 21, 2011, 16:23

      We always hear that you should have a responsive oboe reed. So what does that mean? Well, basically it means that all of the notes come out when you want them…

    • Need Low Note Response by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 22:18

      Here is the first question answered from the "most burning reed question" series that I decided to start 2 weeks ago. "My reeds are flat. Gouge is Innoledy…

    • Find Your Oboe Sound by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 22:15

      The most important aspect which determines how oboe sound develops is the sound that you have "in your ear." It is a very interesting thing to see when an…

    • How to Help With Flat Oboe Reeds by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 22:10

      Probably the worst thing that you can do when playing the oboe is play on flat oboe reeds. This is one of the most common reed problems and it can be a bit…

  • Category: Oboe News  (6)
    • Albrecht Mayer and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra by: admin

      December 10, 2011, 17:31

      Here is a program on demand that features Albrecht Mayerand the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Here are the details Program details: Hindemith:…

    • The Curtis Factor-A Wonderful Story by: admin

      December 5, 2011, 03:44

      Here is a story about the Curtis Institute. Very interesting!!

    • On Demand Mozart and Britten by: admin

      November 24, 2011, 14:39

          Here is the latest from Delmar...Thanks   The Mozart is the first piece, and the Britten is the first piece after intermissio…

    • Cleveland Orchestra Live Broadcast by: admin

      November 18, 2011, 03:47

      Listen LIVE at 8pm Saturday (no archive)

    • Have a Concert? by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 22:34

      Hi everyone. Please let me know about your concerti, (class) recitals, masterclasses, accomplishments (auditions, teaching appointments,etc) major orchestral…

    • Boston Symphony on Demand by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 22:31

      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…

  • Category: Oboe Reedmaking Supplies  (1)
    • Oboe Reed Making Supplies by: admin

      November 13, 2011, 22:11

      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…

  • Category: Featured Oboe Reedmaking Articles  (4)
    • Some More On Oboe Reed Openings by: admin

      June 15, 2013, 16:53

      I am constantly looking for new stuff and trying everything I can think of that might help me in my oboe reed making. That includes experimenting on how i…

    • What Does Response Really  by: admin

      November 21, 2011, 16:23

      We always hear that you should have a responsive oboe reed. So what does that mean? Well, basically it means that all of the notes come out when you want them…

    • Find Your Oboe Sound by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 22:15

      The most important aspect which determines how oboe sound develops is the sound that you have "in your ear." It is a very interesting thing to see when an…

    • How to Help With Flat Oboe Reeds by: admin

      November 5, 2011, 22:10

      Probably the worst thing that you can do when playing the oboe is play on flat oboe reeds. This is one of the most common reed problems and it can be a bit…

  • Category: Oboe Videos  (2)
    • A new Oboe Reed Making Video Demonstration by: admin

      March 28, 2016, 19:39

      Here is the first video in a small series by oboist Pierre Roy. He takes an oboe reed from blank to finished reed in these videos. They are fantastic and I…

    •  by: admin

      May 3, 2012, 15:38

      Here is a video of one of my favorite oboists, Liang Wang playing the first movement of the Mozart Oboe Quartet. Other movements will be on the way this…

  • Category: Oboe Reedmaking Videos  (2)