Resources – Links, Books & CDs for Students, Parents & Teachers

Buying Reeds

Great Bassoon Reeds-

Oboe Methods

Andraud, Albert. Practical and Progressive Oboe Method. San Antonio: Southern Music Co., 1976.

Bullock, Jack and Anthony Maiello. Century Band Method. Miami: Belwin Mills Publishing Co., 1996.

Edlefsen, Blaine. Oboe Student. New York: Belwin Mills, 1969.

Feldstein, Sandy and John O’Reilly. Yamaha Band Student. Van Nuys, Alfred Publishing Co., 1988.

Gekeler, Kenneth. Gekeler Method. Miami: Belwin Mills, 1940.

Herfurth, Paul. A Tune a Day. Boston: The Boston Music Co., 1982.

Hovey, N.W. Rubank Elementary Method. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Co., 1986.

Labate, Bruno. Method for Oboe. New York: Carl Fischer Co. 1997.

Lautzenheiser, Tom, and John Higgins, Charles Mengi, Paul Lavender, Tom Rhodes, Don Biershenk. Essential Elements 2000.Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Co., 1999.

Lehman, Paul. Teacher’s Guide to Oboe. Elkart: H & A Selmer Inc., 1965. Macbeth, James. Learn to Play the Oboe. Van Nuys: Alfred Publishing Co., 1970.

O’Reilly, John, and Mark Williams. Accent on Achievement. Van Nuys: Alfred Publishing, 1997.

Paulu, Catherine. Let’s Play Oboe. South Whitley: Fox Products Co., 1986.

Pearson, Bruce. Best in Class. San Diego: Kjos Music Co., 1962.

Pearson, Bruce. Standard of Excellence. San Diego: Neil A. Kjos Music Co., 1993.

Smith, Robert and Susan Smith. Band Expressions. Miami: Warner Bros., 2003.

Sueta, Ed. Band Method. Rockaway: Malie Publishing Co., 1974.

Swearingen, James and Barbara Buehlman. Band Plus, Book 1 Oboe. Dayton: Heritage Music Press, 1989.

Weber, Fred. First Division Band Course. Miami: Mills Publishing Co., 1990.

Articles and Journals

Hedrick, Peter. “Woodwind: Oboe Reed and Embouchure: The Hidden Relationship.” The Instrumentalist 35, No. 2 (September, 1974): 50.

Mack, John. “Effective Guidance for the Young Oboist.” The Journal of International Double Reed Society, No. 2, 1974.

Books and Dictionaries

Bate, Philip and Niall O’Loughlin. “Oboe.” In The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. London: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Burgess, Geoffrey. “Georges Gillet.” In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Goossens, Leon and Edwin Roxburgh. Oboe. 1st American ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1977.

Rothwell, Evelyn. Oboe Technique. 2nd Edition London: Oxford Press, 1968.

Storch, Laila. “Marcel Tabuteau”. In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Weerts, Richard. Handbook of Woodwinds. Kirksville: Mills Publishing Co., 1966.

Weisberg, Arthur. The Art of Wind Playing. : New York: Schirmer Books, 1993.

Recommended CDs and DVDs

Tabuteau, Marcel. Marcel Tabuteau’s Lessons. Boston Records, 2001.


  • Antonopulos, Margaret Beth Mitchell. “Oboist Henri De Busscher: From Brussels to Los Angeles (Belgium, California).” DMA diss., University of Washington, 2002.
  • Ledet, David Author. “A Delineation of Reed Styles.” PhD diss., University of Rochester, 1960.
  • Post, Nora. “The Development of Contemporary Oboe Technique.” PhD Thesis, New York University, 1979.
  • Prodan, James Christian. “The effect of the intonation of the crow of the reed on the tone quality of the oboe.” DMA diss., The Ohio State University, 1976.
  • Snitkin, Harvey Roy. “The effect of reed type and player on the listener’s ability to discriminate differences in tone quality.” PhD. diss., The University of Connecticut, 1975.