Even after many years of playing the oboe professionally, I find myself having to revisit the basics of oboe playing every now and again. These tutorials could be useful for anyone just starting out on this challenging instrument or anyone who's looking to revisit the fundamentals of oboe playing.
Playing music from memory has been quite a big part of my musical journey so far. There are both pros and cons to it of course, but for me this endeavour is worth the effort. Click on the button below to listen to my thoughts on this subject!
The oboe etudes by Georges Gillet have been my practice staple in recent years. I rely heavily on these studies to improve on my finger technique, articulation and stamina. Over time, I have come up with ways to increase the efficiency of my practice and to better tackle these challenging etudes.