Dr Downing Music

Do you want a better oboe tone?

No doubt you have been told to "play long notes".

But, on their own, they are boring to play! You want to play music, don't you?

Here's the answer - beautiful SLOW music.

Book 1

Oboe Tone-Ups - the easy way to get a good oboe tone.A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) with luxury comb binding for strength.  The book lies flat on your music stand.

12 beautiful slow tunes.

Performance notes and technique tips for each melody.

Performance standard - easy to moderately difficult.

Peter Moore says: "In my many years of teaching, I have found that most students won't  practice long note exercises because they are so dreadfully boring.  I could not find enough interesting and challenging slow music in any one book for students to play - so we wrote "Oboe Tone-Ups" .

This book has twelve carefully selected titles, complete with performance notes for each piece, for you to enjoy playing.  You will also develop your embouchure at the same time.  Book 2 is in preparation with even more challenging pieces".

Below are scanned extracts of pages.  Click on the thumbnail pictures to see them full size.

oboe4.JPG (64617 bytes)Dove Sono - Mozart



Oboe Sheet music Text Advice and guidance on performance.


oboe2.JPG (77082 bytes)Contents



This is what customers say:

Shirley Hartlett, retired Headmistress of Shenington School, Nr Banbury, England says:

"I get frustrated when I buy a book of music and find that I can only manage to play one or two pieces.  With Tone-Ups I can play them all!" 

Stan Barrett, retired drama teacher and semi-pro musician from Market Bosworth, England says:

"The 'Tone-Ups' are a joy to use.  Not only do they take the tedium out of long-note practice, but they are also sprinkled with technical and interpretive challenges.  The writers know where we're likely to need help.  They isolate each problem and tell us, in straightforward language, what to do about it.  Excellent."

Oboe Tone-Ups - the easy way to get a good oboe tone.

Click on book to buy.

Home Page

On the internet since 1998.

Site Designed by Peter J Moore ©1998-2014 Dr Downing Music
You are never too old to learn to play music.
E Mail:

Anti Spam

Contact Us
Bassoon iconBassoon
Trumpet & CornetBrass
Music Made To MeasureFlexible Ensemble Music
Slow Sheet Music
Useful Links
Often Asked