Method for Baroque Oboe. Guillermo Beltrán Plumed
Do you want to learn to play baroque oboe but don’t know how to begin?
Are you teacher and don’t know what pieces to recommend when you teach
baroque oboe because any score, no matter how easy, has difficulties to
solve for someone who is beginning to play?
The “Method for Baroque Oboe” is a manual designed for amateurs,
self-taught musicians or professionals who teach baroque oboe. It is a
progressive learning method, which starts from scratch, with exercises
designed to learn to play baroque oboe without leaving any loose ends
and that uses pieces from both treatises and compilations of music
written in the s. XVIII.
The treatises of that period are useful if you already know how to play
the baroque oboe, because they provide information about style,
articulations, etc. but until now there was no one who taught to play
from the beginning.
Through exercises and selected original pieces (some adapted so that
they can be played without knowing “all the notes”), the oboist will
play all possible fingerings, several ornamental combinations and will
work on the main forms from the Suite.
Available in Spanish and English (translation by Sarah Bishop).