Barret's Complete Method for Oboe was first published in
1850. The method has survived so many years because it
is written with a sound pedagogical foundation. The
current edition, edited by Valarie Anderson, has
corrected obvious note and articulation errors. Some
missing dynamics and articulations have been added, but
in so doing, striving to maintain the intent of the
Part 1 contains the Scales Studies, Various Scales for the Study of
Articulation, 12 Advanced Articulation Studies, and the 40
Melodies. The Sonatas and Grand Studies from the Complete Method are
not included in Part 1. Since many students, after completing the
40 Progressive Melodies, are not yet ready for studying the Grand
Studies, we feel that this edition is most suitable for the majority of
oboe students. It contains all of the necessary materials with less bulk.
The book has 107 pages bound with a coil to allow the pages to lie flat.
A special feature in this new edition of the first part of the Barret Oboe
Method is Valarie Anderson's detailed suggestions on 'how to practice'
these important studies. These ideas are based on the
teaching of Marcel Tabuteau and John Mack.
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