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This guide provides top tips and resources for performing and studying the oboe. Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Table of Contents below to get started. 


Scores & Parts: Find a specific piece of music | Find any piece of music with specific instruments

Recordings: Streaming Audio & Video | Hardcopy Recordings

Research: Articles | Books | Reference

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Recommended Oboe Books in the Allen Library

Oboe Art and Method

Explanations of breathing, embouchure, finger technique, articulation, phrasing; plus advice on practicing, instrument care, career development, and more.

The Woodwind Instrument Owner's Handbook

A roadmap for every step of the owning process from selecting and buying (or renting) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading, and reselling your instrument.

We Can't Always Play Waltzes

American oboist Bert Lucarelli is interviewed about his life, work, teaching, the arts, and more.

The Oboe

Traces oboe history from its beginnings to the present time, discussing how and why it evolved, its music, and its most prominent. performers.

Oboe Unbound

Describes standard and new oboe techniques such as multiphonics, microtones, altered timbres, and extended range. Includes musical examples and hundreds of fingerings.

Top Databases for Oboists

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