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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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‘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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CD of the Month: Vive la Différence

Vive la Différence | Anthony Robb flute, Jeremy Polmear oboe, Michael Bell piano Oboe Classics CC2035 Vive la Différence compares the music of mid-20th century Britain and France. The music coming from the two countries at the time was in great … Continue reading

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Oboe Supports & Rests

Do you experience discomfort whilst playing your oboe?  Unfortunately, for many oboists the answer to this is ‘yes’. The oboe is designed in a way that causes most of the instrument’s weight to be exerted on the player’s right-hand thumb, … Continue reading

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