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Nice work on getting Bb Major in tune!

For this week:

  • Use a metronome: https://www.musicca.com/metronome is a good online one
  • Warm up:
    • Set the metronome to 60bpm and play a Low D, middle half hole D, high D, then back down to Middle D, Low D 4 beats each note
    • Keep an eye on your chromatic tuner to make sure that each note is in tune
    • try to add more/faster air as you go up the octave and keep that air flowing
    • on the way down, drop your jaw and think of saying “ah” to drop the pitch
  • Scales:
    • Bb Major
      • with the metronome, see if you can play it in eighth notes at 72 to the quarter note
      • Increase the tempo one beat at a time if you make no mistakes
      • If you make a mistake, decrease the tempo by 2 beats and try again
    • G Minor harmonic
      • with the metronome, see if you can play it up to 72 to the quarter in eighth notes
    • Gminor melodic
      • with the metronome, see if you can play it up to 72 to the quarter in eighth notes

Music books!

If you are able, book 1 and 2 of the Gekeler method are great and also have a super nice fingering chart. The Barret is The Oboe Bible… and free to download. For next time, see if you can have a list of music you like -it doesn’t have to be oboe music, and we’ll see if we can find some of it to play.

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