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!
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.
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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.
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.
Let's begin by learning how to carefully and correctly put the oboe together.
Learn how to properly sit with correct posture for a good oboe playing position.
Learn how to carefully and correctly dissasemble the oboe, including quick and easy cleaning methods.
Learn how to recognize and overcome every day oboe assembly problems, including stuck joints, reeds, and swabs.
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.
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.
Learn about the importance of air, and how to create the appropraite amount of air, when playing the oboe.
Learn how to form a perfect oboe embouchure, otherwise known as how to place your lips on the oboe reed.
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.
Learn your first four notes, C, B, A and G.
Here we'll introduce the various topics being discussed in the section, including how to read music and longer series of note combinations.
Let's end this section by discussing a few practical ways to practice everything we've learned thus far.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the importance of dynamics and how to correctly implement them on the oboe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MusicProfessor provides pre-recorded, high-quality online music lessons for students who either can't study with a private teacher or would like to further supplement their education. We do so via a massive library of lessons taught by some of the finest faculty in the country.
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EXTRACURRICULAR: Music Theory, Conducting, Percussion
MusicProfessor launched in 2012 with a single instrument series, 'Bassoon 101,' but has since expanded to over 12 instrument series with just over 5000 video lessons. Our 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.
Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum. Fulfill your musical destiny by signing up today!
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