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Woodwind Specialists - Howarth are leading suppliers of oboes, bassoons, clarinets, saxophones and flutes. Makers of fine oboes, cors anglais & oboes d'amore.

CD of the Month: Oboe Sonatas

Oboe Sonatas | Catherine Tanner Williams Catherine Tanner Williams – Oboe, Christopher Williams – Piano Willowhayne Records WHR063 The album combines music from three composers: Arnold Cooke, Richard Elfyn Jones, and Catherine Tanner Williams herself. Each linked by the premiering … Continue reading

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Classical Saxophone Mouthpieces

What characteristics are you looking for in a classical alto saxophone mouthpiece? The answer to this question depends on a combination of factors which are very subjective; What kind of sound are you looking for? What are you going to … Continue reading

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D’Addario Reserve: Clarinet Mouthpieces and Reeds

A good mouthpiece and reed are fundamental to any clarinettists set up. With so many options out there, it is often difficult to decide where to start and what to try. D’Addario’s line of Reserve clarinet mouthpieces and reeds may … Continue reading

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Oboe Assembly

Before beginning to play the oboe, it is essential to learn how to assemble the instrument in a way that avoids damaging its mechanism. Oboes are very delicate instruments which are difficult and expensive to repair, so it is important … Continue reading

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Da Capo: The Music Theory Card Game

Are you looking to develop your music theory? Encouraging a student? Or want to make your child’s learning more fun? Da Capo, the music theory card game is just the thing. Designed by a mother and son with the aim … Continue reading

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‘The Practice Challenge’ by Rachel Broadbent

When beginning to learn an instrument, it can sometimes be difficult to know what or how to practise. Acknowledging this, professional oboist Rachel Broadbent has created a game aimed towards young students of the oboe, flute, clarinet, or bassoon, bringing … Continue reading

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CD of the Month: Music for Nine Winds

Music for Nine Winds | Atéa Quintet Atéa Quintet – Chris Beagles Horn, Anna Hashimoto Clarinet, Philip Haworth Oboe, Ashley Myall Bassoon, Alena Walentin Flute …and friends – Jordan Black Clarinet, Paul Cott Horn, Jennifer Melville Oboe, Andrew Watson Bassoon Coviello Classics COV 91912 Following the success of their debut album the Atéa … Continue reading

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Reed Machines ‘The Cube’

Based in the Netherlands, Reed Machines pride themselves for being a company run ‘by musicians for musicians’ and cite their company’s successes on their attention to customer feedback. Reed Machines’ innovative technicians create products using the latest technological possibilities with … Continue reading

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CD of the Month: Blue Bamboo

Blue Bamboo, Jazz and Other Improvisations | Melinda Maxwell Oboe and Cor Anglais Mark Pringle Piano, Sebastian Dessanay Bass, Liam Halloran Vibes and Drums Oboe Classics CC2033 Since the early 90s Melinda Maxwell has been expanding the contemporary oboe repertoire with … Continue reading

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Clarinet Assembly

Assembling your clarinet; not something that most players would think twice about. At the first lesson, the teacher talks you through the different parts that make up the clarinet, how these five joints in front of you fit together. From this … Continue reading

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