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Introduction

Introduction

What does this button do? Find out how the oboe works, what the keys do and the practical problems oboe-players deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Three oboe reeds in their case

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How the oboe reed is made

Three ooboe reeds

Emma Feilding explains the construction of the all-important oboe reed

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Articles

Articles
Brightly coloured oboes

Emma Feilding explains how professional players are able to alter the sound and tone of an oboe in order to capture the distinct mood of a piece of music

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The oboe

A look the essential art of embouchure in oboe playing – the positioning and shaping of the lips on the instument's reed

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Close up of the oboe keys

Professional oboe-player Emma Feilding provides an overview of the fingering used on the oboe, and explains why it's less complicated than it looks

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The oboe

A detailed look at the fingering on an oboe

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Oboe keys

Profesional oboe-player Emma Feilding outlines the importance of the instrument's reed, and gives advice on how to look after this most crucial element of the oboe

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Three Reeds of Oboe

Emma Feilding outlines the common problems associated with learning the oboe – particularly mastering the reed

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A look at the oboe. How it's made, how it's played and what it sounds like

A look at the oboe. How it's made, how it's played and what it sounds like

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Emma discusses her early oboe playing days, what life as a pro musician is like and how she relaxes after work...

Emma discusses her early oboe playing days, what life as a pro musician is like and how she relaxes after work...

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