The oboe is a wind instrument with double reed which produces medium to high pitch notes. It is known by its nasal and intense sound. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the oboe will be overcome each day by mastering the way you position your mouth in the double reed and in the way you control the air flow through it. Your fingers will also become agile with practice and you will quickly know the place of each finger on their respective keys. Listen to the sound of the oboe:
The oboe music sheets are written in the treble clef. Within the oboes family, there are ten different types of oboe. The most common oboe has baroque, classical and romantic variants. Then we have the Piccolo Oboe (the highest pitched oboe), the Oboe d’Amore, the Oboe da Caccia, the English Horn, the Baritone Oboe, the Bass Oboe and the Heckelphone, all of these pitching lower than the common oboe. An oboist can easily play any of these oboes, as other reed instruments such as the bassoon (also with double reed), and also the clarinet or the saxophone.
You can start learning the oboe with an oboe from the Cascais Music School. Check for more information at our Shop.
Meet the Oboe Teachers from the Cascais Music School.