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Study Material for an Advanced Adult Beginner on Oboe?

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    Wai Kit Leung
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    I have been approached by an adult beginner for lessons. He is an accomplished French horn player who wants to start the oboe.

    What method book(s) would you recommend for teaching him? Gerkeler? Rubank? Barret? Any recommendation will be much appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Wai Kit Leung

    #114167
    Christopher Weait
    Participant

    I recommend Mike Curtis’s New Millenium Bassoon Method published by Mss Publications. Excellent broad range of material. crw

    #114168
    Trent Jacobs
    Participant
    ChrisW wrote:
    I recommend Mike Curtis’s New Millenium Bassoon Method published by Mss Publications. Excellent broad range of material. crw

    Interesting choice for an oboist. I would have gone with Weissenborn. ;-)

    We really should encourage a tagging system so the subject lines always say “oboe” or “bassoon” or “general” for some of these more general forums, as I’ve made similar suggestions in the past on the wrong instrument.

    #114169
    Wai Kit Leung
    Participant

    Sorry I should have put “oboe” in the subject line. Cannot add that now.

    #114170
    Christopher Weait
    Participant

    I apologize for not reading the first sentence clearly! crw

    #114171
    Persephone
    Participant

    You’ve certainly solved the problem by now, but here’s my 0.02. As a flute player learning oboe, I am working with my teacher using Gekeler and am also using Rubank on my own as a supplement. Rubank moves more slowly so thus offers supplemental exercises to reinforce. Barrett from the start may not be a good choice.

    Oboe is so different! Going from woodwind to woodwind is challenging but there is more commonality than brass to woodwind. I have the utmost respect for your French hornist. How is the student’s progress so far?

    #114172
    Wai Kit Leung
    Participant

    The horn player didn’t correspond to me after I replied to his initial email. Thanks for your input though!

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