Is practicing transforming your oboe playing, or are you just putting in the time?
By Practicing Less
Dear Oboe Player,
Like many oboists, I started playing the oboe pretty late in my young life. I think I was about 13 years old at the time. Of course, I had played other instruments before the oboe, including the violin and flute, but I just didn’t like them enough to stick with it.
I wanted to be different. I wanted to play something different, and so I chose the oboe…
Fast forward a few years, through many, many lessons and hundreds of hours of practicing… and I became a really good oboist.
Oboe players are a special breed, as you know, and over my years of practicing and schooling and countless performances, I have learned a lot about what works (and many times what doesn’t) when playing the oboe.
I’ve played with some of the most famous orchestras and chamber groups in the world, performed as a soloist with world renowned concert artists and played under some of the greatest conductors ever to appear on stage.
No, all that experience hasn’t gone to my head. And don’t think that I am trying to impress you by telling you this. I just want you to know that I really know what I am talking about.
So what’s the secret I can share with you?
It’s called practicing. But my kind of practicing is a bit different than you might be used to.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “practice makes perfect?”
Well, I’ve done a lot of practicing and I can tell you, that’s not the whole story.
I work hard, but I don’t necessarily practice hard. I practice smart. And there is a big difference between the two. Practicing hard is a great way to spend time, but it does not guarantee results. Practicing smart, on the other hand… now that’s a different story.
While every musician has to chart their own path to success, there are certain paths that are a whole lot shorter than others. I can show you one of those paths that will give you the knowledge to make your oboe practice more productive than ever before.
By reading the lessons I teach in my practice guide, Does Practice Make Perfect?, you will learn:
- how to learn even the hardest pieces more quickly
- how playing slowly is the best way to learn to play fast
- how to practice your oboe without touching it and still improve
- how to use simple scales and long tones to transform your oboe playing
- how to practice when you find yourself in the reed dumps
- why there is a limit to how much you should practice
And that’s just the beginning.
My practice guide shows you how to break your practice down into its key parts and make sure that your entire practice session works to build the right skills required for you to master the oboe.
After all, that’s really what this is all about: mastering the oboe.
Once you do that, there’s nothing left but making music…
So how much to transform your oboe playing?
Hearing this exact same advice from your teacher in bits and pieces, stretched out over five or six lessons might cost upwards of $240.00.
Knowing that this guide can help you completely transform your oboe playing, a price of $79.00 would sure be worth your investment.
Our offer is even better than that…
For only $21.00, you will have access to the knowledge necessary to take your oboe playing to the next level.
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