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Oboemotions: What Every Oboe Player Needs to Know About the Body/G7367 Spiral-bound

ISBN-13: 978-1579997274 ISBN-10: 1579997279 Edition: Spi

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  • Spiral-bound: 168 pages
  • Publisher: G I A Pubns; Spi edition (September 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579997279
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579997274
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A definitive manual...enjoyable to read. There is so much enlightening information presented in this volume. I recommend it as a must read for the serious student and professional oboist. Even though it is intended mainly for oboe players, I also think that other musicians will find this book very useful, particularly other wind players. ----Robert Krause --Geoffrey Bridge, Double Reed News

The whole volume is imbued with sound practical help written with the knowledge gained from years of experience teaching and playing the oboe...The style of writing is very approachable...there are lots of helpful tips for playing awkward passages and imaginative teaching aids to overcome the common problems we all face as oboists. So, heartily recommended! ----Geoffrey Bridge, Double Reed News

About the Author

Stephen Caplan is Professor of Oboe at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and serves as Principal Oboist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He is a certified Andover Educator after extensive private study with Barbara Conable, creator of Body Mapping.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Heather on March 22, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
In the interest of full disclosure, I studied with the author in graduate school. I was inspired to purchase and study this book after attending Dr. Caplan's masterclass on OboeMotions and body mapping at the IDRS convention in Provo. After learning how to map my AO joint in the class and practicing with my oboe in the new position, I discovered that I had could articulate much cleaner and faster. I hadn't been aware of the tension in my neck, because I hadn't experienced any pain, and I wondered what other unnecessary and constricting muscle tension I could identify and eliminate.

Dr. Caplan's text covers absolutely every aspect of oboe playing while dispelling common myths and misconceptions, especially in the chapters discussing the diaphragm and vibrato. He chooses his words carefully, and clearly explains why certain suggestions offered to students by their teachers can be problematic. However, this is in no way a dry read! Dr. Caplan is a talented writer, and he crafted an engaging and occasionally humorous text despite the technical subjects he tackled.

This is a comprehensive resource for anyone who plays or teaches the oboe. I also want to note that GIA did a beautiful job in the printing - the layout is attractive and flows well, the anatomical diagrams are excellent, and the spiral binding allows you to keep it on your music stand to refer to during a practice session. Oboemotions is a must-have!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Martin on March 21, 2011
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I wish I'd had this informative book before I developed tennis elbow. What it says makes sense - it is clear in its explanations of anatomy & the science of movement. Helpful diagrams assist too.
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