WORKOUT for Oboe Levels 1, 2 and 3
The study book with a difference!
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Workout is a study book series with a difference, focusing upon the improvement of all aspects of instrumental technique alongside benefitting aural, sight-reading, musicianship skills and a secure understanding of key signatures and notation. All this is presented in an enjoyable way that will encourage the young musician to want to play the necessary technical exercises that will help them progress.
This is not your usual start-at-the-beginning-and-work-through book. It is set out at each level in order of keys starting with C major and A minor and adding one sharp or one flat each page to reinforce an understanding of key signatures and relative major and minors. We think that this is an important part of reading music, especially in order to sight read accurately.
On a practical level, teachers or pupils can choose a key to match a scale or piece being worked on and choose appropriate exercises. More advanced pupils can still use easier exercises and try them at a faster speed, with different articulation or dynamics or as a stamina test by repeating the finger fitness sections.