Below are books that are mentioned in Weaponize Your Oboe Warmup.
First, a disclaimer. I am not telling you to buy anything, or insisting on any one method book, oboe model, or piece of reed-making equipment. I do get questions all the time, though, about these things, and on this page I will lay out many of the things I have found to work. Based on your individual needs you might gravitate to one specific thing or another – or use something completely different. If you have questions, feel free to reach out!
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Foundation Studies by David Hite has an exciting number of scale variations, all designed for oboes so you don’t have to translate the octaves. You could add any articulation system to his scale and interval studies.
With more advanced students I usually work in Barret for phrasing and articulation. I also like THIS version of Barret, with treble clef accompaniments. I also love the Ferling Etudes. These are advanced, but beautiful pieces that require – and build – real skills to get through. These Pasculli Caprices have been kicking my butt delightfully lately. They are quite difficult, as are the Gillet etudes.
Etudes and studies recommended by other oboists and teachers
An incomplete list.
Many will be available on IMSLP, though these links go to Amazon. I have not vetted or ranked these myself. What a WEALTH of great possibilities here!
- Brod 20 Studies
- Weait Oboe, Flute, or Saxophone Scales for Reading
- Weiger Go Fingers Go
- Loyon Etudes