The Art of Oboe Playing

The Art of Oboe Playing

By Robert Sprenkle and David Ledet Oboe Book Item: 00-0040
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The Art of Oboe Playing is actually two books in one -- one part by Robert Sprenkle on playing the oboe, and another part by David Ledet on reed-making. Sprenkle was the renowned teacher of some of the finest oboists, among them Robert Bloom of the Rochester Philharmonic. Ledet has an exceptionally broad professional background, including assistant band director, teacher of oboe and theory, and administrator.

Sample Pages


The Concept of Learning
Selecting an Instrument
Producing the Tone
Controlling the Tone
Problems of Phrasing
Problems of Practice
The English Horn
Fingering and Trill Fingering Chart
Problems and Techniques of Oboe Reedmaking
Standard Reedmaking Tools
The Gouging Process
The Shaping Process
The Binding Process
The Scraping Process
Reed Adjustment

Additional Information

Series: The Art of Series
Author: Robert Sprenkle, David Ledet
Instrument: Oboe
Format: Book
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-0040
ISBN 10: 0-87487-040-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-87487-040-4
UPC: 724258040426

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