You can play the oboe. You’re beautiful!
But sometimes your tongue just gets so TANGLED UP and it’s hard to know how to solve it. Is it an air problem? Fingers? How does this seem so easy for other people? Flutes never seem to struggle to just START the notes cleanly. Everyone else can tongue fast.
Your tongue is a muscle, and like any muscle can be trained to be stronger, faster, and more efficient. Effortless oboe articulation shouldn’t be more difficult than utilizing the consonants in your speech.
I have been helping oboists with these and other problems for decades. In this mini-course, we’ll explore starting and ending notes at all tempos. How to get more EFFICIENT with your tongue so your speed can go up. How to be more PLAYFUL with your articulation. How to double tongue, both for greater speed and for greater ease.
Jennet, you are brilliant, extraordinary, kind, compassionate, considerate. The thought and care you’ve put into this program is fantastic and tremendously appreciated.
I mastered double tonguing 40 years ago, and despite occasional re-visiting and practice, have remained mystified at the sluggishness of my single tonguing.
In just a few sentences and suggestions, you made it possible for me, with very minimal practice, to understand the issues and to almost instantly, radically increase the speed of my single tonguing.
Mystery dispelled. I’m awed, inspired, and grateful.
— Brenda Schuman-Post