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 Re: Avoiding embouchure collapse?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2017-07-03 03:42

I would say lots of determination, and pushing through goals.

So for oboe i just pushed through with two hoyrs practise or more a day.. Worked through grade by grade oboe (as it gave me a graded repertorie), and then just learned all the pieves on the syllabus for grade six, seven and eight.

On top of that i worked through many books of studies, including hinke and ferling.

Currently i am working through ferling with a teacher. To refine some aspects of my playing! Lots to refine!

The graded repertorie is the key.. Because then you can see and feel yourself advancing.. And practising the grade over a one or two week period until it sits easy under the fingees.

Musicality is easy... I know everything.. Lol.. Well.. Maybe not quite... But it is just the application of oboe technique that is the new thing to learn.

Oh.. And i bought every pedagogy book under the sun, and read it. With oboe there arent that many available!

There are some disadvantages. Some aspects dont get perfected in the rush. My sound isnt quite whwre i want it. My knowledge of whether a problem is me or the reed. As my teacher is over skype, i havrnt got a grasp of manipulating reeds either.

But i find it quite fun to work towards grqde eight...

At the moment i am struggling with myself, as my trumpet is calling! But dont have enough time to practise everything. So i am focussing on flute, and giving oboe 30 mins a day.

Another trick is to play whole books.. Not just the piece you are working on. And another trick is listening to recordings of every pieve you learn. So you get the oboe sound and musicality almost subconsciously.

Hope that helps

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