Oboe | English
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Articulation | Fingerings | Vibrato | Intonation |
Writings about Oboe Literature | Writings
about English Horn Music | Writings about Bassoon
Literature | Technology | Early Tutors |
Teaching Videos: Oboe | Bassoon
Also see Performance for
related teaching issues.
Introduction to Oboe. Paulu, Catherine and Shiltz, Grover. Let’s Play Oboe.
Teachers Guide to Oboe.Lehman, Paul R. Teacher’s Guide to the Oboe. Elkart: H. & A. Selmer, Inc. 1965.
"Effective Guidance for the Young Oboist." John Mack. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society, 2 (1974).
Oboe Clinic. White, Holly. “Oboe Clinic with Holly White.”
Tabuteau's Musical Concepts. Daniel Stolper, “A Conversation with Joseph Robinson,” The Double Reed, 4/1 (March 1981): 16-26.
"Toward a Smoother Technique on the Oboe." James E. Lakin. The Double Reed, 2/1.
"Improving Articulation in Young Oboists." Timothy Hurtz. This was a presentation at the Alabama Music Educators Conference.
Oboe Digital Professor. Videos by Mary Poling, Cynthia Watson, and Reid Messich.
Introduction to English Horn. Shiltz, Grover. Let’s Play English Horn.
Introduction to Bassoon. Fox, Hugo. “Let’s Play Bassoon.”
Beginning Bassoonist. Terry B. Ewell, "Teaching the Beginning Bassoonist," The Double Reed 23/2 (2000): 35-43.
Beginning Bassoonist. Polk, Janet. “Starting a Student on Bassoon.”
Young Bassoonist. Renee Dee, “Nurturing the Young Bassoonist: A Holistic approach,” The Double Reed 24/4 (2001): 113-123. An excellent discussion of teaching younger double reed players.
Intermediate Bassoonist. Polk, Janet. “The Intermediate Bassoonist: Clinic with Janet Polk.”
A thoughtful approach to bassoon playing: Douglas E. Kehlenbrink. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 15 (1987)An Approach to the Bassoon and Its Literature: Alan Leech. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 14 (1986).
Tabuteau's Concepts Applied to Bassoon. "A Bassoonist's Expansions upon Marcel Tabuteau's 'Drive.'" Terry B. Ewell. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society 20 (July 1992): 27-30.
Highly recommended: Kristen Wolfe Jensen's website for beginning bassoonists. This site contains lesson materials and videos.
Videos for Teachers and Beginning Bassoonists. By Terry B. Ewell, Bassoon Digital Professon.
Contrabassoon Performance. "Cornelia A. Biggers Tampa, CONTRA-BASSOON PERFORMANCE." To the World's Bassoonists, 2/3.
"Contrabassoon? Let's Get to the Bottom of This." Richard E. Plaster. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society, 3 (1975).
"Contrabassoon Technique." Michel Jolivet. The Double Reed, 10/3.
Tone and Musicality
Broken Link (please forward new link): Moyse's "Tone Development" Sound Files. An extremely useful collection of historic opera excerpt recordings to accompany the exercises in Moyse's book. Project concieved and constructed by Joe Manuppello with assistance from Richard Volet and Ruth Ann McClain.
Recommended Recordings (Not Double Reed) by Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoon, Cleveland Orchestra.
Articulation on the Bassoon. Terry B. Ewell, "Articulation on the Bassoon: Should the Jaw Move? " The Double Reed 17/3 (Winter 1994): 83-85.
Articulation videos by Terry B. Ewell, Bassoon Digital Professor.
"Double Tonguing: a Guide for Initial and Continuing Study." George Adams. The Double Reed, 8/2.
"Musical Musings: Tonguing Techniques." Terry B. Ewell. The Double Reed 26/2 (2003): 107.
"The art of double tonguing on reed instruments." Frederick W. Moritz. Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 11 (1983).
Vibrato Oboe Vibrato by Martin Schuring, Arizona State University
Bassoon Vibrato. Kahane, J. C.; Beckford, N. S.; Chorna, L. B.; Teachey, J. C.; and McClelland, D. K. “Videofluoroscopic and Laryngoscopic Evaluation of the Upper Airway and Larynx of Professional Bassoon Players.” Journal of Voice 20/2 (2006): 297-307.
Vibrato as a Concept in Woodwind Performance, Part II - Lawrence Singer. The Double Reed, 23/3.
The Problems of Playing the Bassoon -- Applying the Vibrato: Ottó Oroszegi. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society Number, 3 (1975).
How to Improve Your Tuning on the Bassoon: Gerald E. Corey. Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 8 (1980).
Keyboard Technology for Double Reed Instruction. Terry B. Ewell, "Keyboard Technology in the Double Reed Studio," The Double Reed, Journal Issue 22/2 (1999): 57-61.
"Fundamentals of bassoon playing as described in late eighteenth-century tutors." H. Gene Griswold. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 13 (1985).