Learn to Play the Oboe: Beginner to Pro in Under Four Hours

Master the art of Oboe! Cover a year's worth of private lessons in just a few hours and at a fraction of the cost.
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  • Lectures 74
  • Length 8 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Oboe is an extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's comprehensive curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great oboist.

Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way, you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. Each MusicProfessor Oboe course provides an entire year's worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 70 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Animated fingering charts
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Oboe-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Music Theory basics, including how to read music
  • Oboe equipment recommendations

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy's 30-day guarantee.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jonathan Marzluf is one of Southern California's most active freelance oboists. He began his oboe and reed-making studies at the young age of eleven years old, in Columbus, Ohio, and is now an internationally recognized oboe performer, instructor, reed maker, clinician, and repair technician.

Mr. Marzluf has played oboe for many fine ensembles, including: the CAPA Broadway Series, Opera Roanoke, the Columbus Symphony, the United States Marine Corps Field Band and Woodwind Quintet, the Central Ohio Symphony, the Pacific Woodwind Quintet, the Rio Hondo Symphony, Divan Consort, the Crystal Cathedrals Hour of Power Orchestra, Center Stage Opera of Los Angeles, and the Okinawa Symphony. In 1996, Mr. Marzluf was the recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal for fostering cross-cultural relations in Japan by establishing an ongoing chamber music series featuring both U.S. Military and Japanese civilian musicians.

Mr. Marzluf earned his Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance at The Ohio State University, and his Master of Music degree in oboe performance at California State University, Fullerton. His principal teachers have included Robert Sorton, William Baker, Steven Rosenberg, and Larry Timm. He has also studied with John Mack, James Caldwell, David Weiss, and Alan Vogal.

Currently residing in Fullerton, California, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Mr. Marzluf serves on the applied music faculties of Concordia University, Irvine, and California State University, Fullerton, and performs regularly as a founding member of the celebrated flute/oboe/piano trio, Triple Entendre.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor.com, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • Working Oboe
  • Oboe Reeds

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Assemble and care for an oboe
  • Form a correct, strong oboe embouchure
  • Read and interpret music notation
  • Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
  • Perform multiple Major scales
  • Recognize and play nearly every note on the oboe

What is the target audience?

  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Adult Learners
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Putting the Oboe Together
00:27

Welcome to MusicProfessor's Beginning Oboe Series. Here, you'll find a number of valuable tips and exercises that will help you master the art of oboe playing. In this first introduction, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this first section, including how to assemble and disassemble the oboe, playing position, and essential equipment you'll need to play.

06:35

Let's begin by learning how to carefully and correctly put the oboe together.

03:52

Learn how to properly sit with correct posture for a good oboe playing position.

01:58

Learn how to carefully and correctly dissasemble the oboe, including quick and easy cleaning methods.

01:56

Learn how to recognize and overcome every day oboe assembly problems, including stuck joints, reeds, and swabs.

06:03

Learn about the various equipment you'll most likely need to become a successful oboist, including swabs, reeds, a reed case, a metronome, and a tuner.

Section 2: Learning to Play the Oboe
00:26

Here we'll introduce the various topics being discussed in Section 2, including how to form an oboe embouchure, master the art of 'crowing' on an oboe reed, and learn our first notes.

01:15

Let's begin by reviewing how to correctly assemble the oboe.

02:04

Learn about the importance of air, and how to create the appropraite amount of air, when playing the oboe.

03:02

Learn how to form a perfect oboe embouchure, otherwise known as how to place your lips on the oboe reed.

05:51

The effectiveness of your reed and your embouchure can be quickly and accurately tested by using a popular, oboe-specific method called 'crowing.' Learn how to crow and how to troubleshoot bad crowing results.

05:22

Learn your first four notes, C, B, A and G.

Section 3: Reading Music
00:29

Here we'll introduce the various topics being discussed in the section, including how to read music and longer series of note combinations.

07:09

Let's begin by reviewing correct oboe posture, air support, and embouchure.

Reading Music
04:58
Exercise - Longtones
09:31
Exercise - Longtones Continued
08:20
01:30

Let's end this section by discussing a few practical ways to practice everything we've learned thus far.

Section 4: Expanding Range
00:25

Here we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this section, including some new notes, F#, F, and E, as well as a new rhythm, the half note.

Recap
02:29
Notes F#, E, and F
06:07
Exercise - Half Notes and Half Rests
03:24
Exercise - Getting to Know F#
03:32
Exercise - Getting to Know E, and F#
02:51
Exercise - Getting to Know Low F
03:29
Exercise - Endurance
01:53
Exercise - Duet
03:39
Section 5: Adding Notes
00:16

Here we'll introduce some of the topics being discussed in this section, including an exploration into the higher range of the oboe, and a new rhythm, the quarter note.

Recap
03:10
Notes E, F, G, and D
08:11
Exercise - Getting to Know E
03:40
Exercise - Getting to Know F
02:39
Exercise - Getting to Know G
03:31
Exercise - Quarter Notes
04:55
Exercise - Forked F
09:18
Exercise - Duet
04:15
Melody - 'Mary' - Quarter Rest
02:02
Melody - 'Buns'
00:43
Section 6: Dynamics
00:25

Here we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this course, including our first flat note, Bb, our first scale, F-Major, and a new concept called Dynamics.

Recap
04:14
Notes A and Bb
05:27
Exercise - Getting to Know A
03:08
Exercise - Getting to Know High A
04:32
Scale F Major - Key Signature
03:46
02:10

Learn about the importance of dynamics and how to correctly implement them on the oboe.

Exercise - Dynamics with the F Major Scale
01:57
Exercise - 2/4 Time
02:41
Exercise - Duet
04:02
Section 7: 3/4 Time
00:21

Here we'll introduce the various topics being discussed in this section, including some new important rhythms like the dotted half note, as well as a new time signature, 3/4.

Recap
04:29
Exercise 1.1 - Ties
01:42
Exercise 2.1 - Dotted Half Notes
02:01
Exercise 3.1 - Duet with Accidentals
03:58
Exercise 4.1 - 3/4 Time
03:35
Exercise 4.2 - 3/4 Time
02:43
Exercise - 3 in '1'
03:44
Section 8: Eighth Notes
00:23

Here we'll introduce many of the topics being discussed in this section, including some new low notes, C and D, a new scale, C-Major, and a new, faster rhythm, the Eighthj Note.

Recap
02:05
Exercise - Eighth Notes
04:54
Exercise - Duet - D.S. al Fine
05:00
Notes Low D, and C
04:05
Scale C Major
01:49
Exercise - Putting it All Together
02:11
Section 9: Expanding Range
00:34

In our final Section, we'll learn a new note, High F#, our third Major scale, G-Major, as well as a new rhythm, the Dotted Quarter Note.

08:28

Let’s begin by reviewing some of our most basic oboe fundamentals. We want to avoid forming bad habits with posture, air, embouchure, and tightness.

Note High F#
01:37
Scale G Major
02:09
Exercise - G Major
03:20
Exercise - Getting to Know F#
01:47
Exercise - 3 in '1'
01:11
Exercise - Dotted Quarter Notes
03:54
Exercise - Putting it All Together
03:36
Melody - 'New World'
01:35
Section 10: Conclusion
Wrapping Up
00:28

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