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    Minor Scale Exercises For Bb Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 8, 2018 - 4:26 PM

    Now for the clarinet players.

    Minor Scale Exercises For Bb Clarinet

    Enjoy.

    Fall 2018 Lafayette Reed Camp
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 1, 2018 - 4:42 PM

    It's that time of the year again. Oboe reed making sessions at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

    Fall 2018 Lafayette Reed Camp

    Please send all inquiries to nobuo.kitagawa@gmail.com.

    See you there!

    Minor Scale Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 19, 2018 - 6:51 AM

    I finally made minor scale exercises! We start with flute.

    Minor Scale Exercises for Flute

    Enjoy.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 15, 2018 - 11:13 AM

    Trombone players, ready for this?

    Two-Octave Exercises for Trombone

    Happy practicing!

    Two-Octave Exercises for F Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 7, 2018 - 11:17 AM

    Now for the French horn.

    Two-Octave Exercises for F Horn

    Happy practicing!

    Two-Octave Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 2, 2018 - 5:48 PM

    Now for the trumpet.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Trumpet

    Happy practicing.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 30, 2018 - 6:13 PM

    Ready for this, bassoonists?

    Two-Octave Exercises for Bassoon

    Enjoy.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Eb Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 21, 2018 - 10:28 PM

    Now for the E-flat clarinet.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Eb Clarinet

    Happy practicing.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Bb Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 18, 2018 - 4:28 AM

    It's your turn clarinetists.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Bb Clarinet

    Happy practicing!

    Two-Octave Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 15, 2018 - 7:05 PM

    Summer is no time to slack off!

    Two-Octave Exercises for Flute

    Enjoy.

    Two-Octave Exercises for English horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 15, 2018 - 1:51 AM

    Not for beginners.

    Two-Octave Exercises for English horn

    Enjoy.

    Tetrachord Exercises for Violin
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 14, 2018 - 6:59 PM

    String teachers! Any comments and suggestions are welcome. For every comment, I’ll send you the PDF version.

    Tetrachord Exercises for Violin

    Happy practicing!

    Two-Octave Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 5, 2018 - 6:54 AM

    Many thanks to Steven Kelly of Sweden for his suggestion.

    Two-Octave Exercises for Oboe

    Happy practicing!

    Tonguing Exercises for Eb Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 21, 2018 - 1:27 PM

    Now for the E-flat Clarinet

    Tonguing Exercises for Eb Clarinet

    Your comments are always welcome.

    Tonguing Exercises for Bb Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 28, 2018 - 6:51 AM

    Here is the B-flat clarinet version.

    Tonguing Exercises for Bb Clarinet

    Happy practicing!

    Tonguing Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 27, 2018 - 8:18 AM

    Theses are harder they look.

    Tonguing Exercises for Flute

    Good luck!

    Tonguing Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 15, 2018 - 4:32 PM

    Oboe versions of the tonguing exercises.

    Tonguing Exercises for Oboe

    Happy practicing.

    Tonguing Exercises for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 5, 2018 - 3:31 PM

    Tonguing Exercises for Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 15, 2018 - 4:27 PM

    Decided to write tonguing exercises. Here is a version for F Horn.

    Tonguing Exercises for Horn

    Enjoy.

    Tonguing Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 9, 2018 - 5:52 AM

    Decided to write tonging exercises. First for the B-flat trumpet.

    Tonguing Exercises for Trumpet

    Enjoy.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 31, 2017 - 6:55 AM

    Winter 2018 Lafayette Oboe Reed Camp
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 27, 2017 - 6:08 PM

    It's time of year again. Sigh up soon!

    Winter 2018 Lafayette Oboe Reed Camp

    See you there.

    Three-Note Long Tones for F Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 24, 2017 - 6:29 AM

    You can use this to get back in shape after the holiday.

    Three-Note Long Tones for F Horn

    Enjoy.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 7, 2017 - 12:21 PM

    Now for the trumpet players.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Trumpet

    Have fun.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 3, 2017 - 6:54 PM

    These exercises have been extremely effective with my students. I hope they help yours.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Bassoon

    Happy practicing.

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Cello and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 25, 2017 - 7:11 AM

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Viola and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 22, 2017 - 6:57 PM

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Violin and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 20, 2017 - 5:24 PM

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Trombone and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 11, 2017 - 6:09 PM

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Horn and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 11, 2017 - 6:20 AM

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Trumpet and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 10, 2017 - 4:58 PM

    "Angels We Have Heard on High" for Bassoon and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 7, 2017 - 6:08 PM

    A little Christmas music for young bassoon players.

    Angels We Have Heard on High for Bassoon and Piano

    Enjoy.

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Flute and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 27, 2017 - 6:03 PM

    “Angels We Have Heard on High” for Oboe and Piano
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 23, 2017 - 4:38 PM

    Oboe Audition Workshop 2017
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 21, 2017 - 5:47 PM

    It's that time of the year again. Come try your repertoire in front of your peers. Come learn the audition tips and tricks.

    Audition Workshop for Oboists 2017

    See you there!

    Three-Note Long Tones for Bass Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 10, 2017 - 12:43 PM

    My first bass clarinet exercises.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Bass Clarinet

    Happy practicing!

    Three-Note Long Tones for E-Flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 28, 2017 - 4:53 PM

    Now for the e-flat clarinet.

    Three-Note Long Tones for E-Flat Clarinet

    Happy practicing.

    Three-Note Long Tones for B-flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 22, 2017 - 4:03 PM

    These exercises have been extremely effective with my students. I hope they help yours.

    Three-Note Long Tones for B-flat Clarinet

    Enjoy.

    It's good to feel the feel (or this is why mock auditions work).
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 10, 2017 - 6:48 AM

    Three-Note Long Tones for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 10, 2017 - 6:27 AM

    These exercises have been extremely effective with my students. I hope they help yours.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Flute

    Happy practicing.

    Three-Note Long Tones for English Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 8, 2017 - 11:16 AM

    This is the EH version of the warm-up exercise I use for every lesson.

    Three-Note Long Tones for English Horn

    Happy practicing.

    Fall 2017 Oboe Reed Camp has New Dates
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 7, 2017 - 4:01 PM

    Due to many conflicts, I decided move the Fall Oboe Reed Camp to 10/14 and 10/15.

    Lafayette Oboe Reed Camp - Fall 2017

    Se you there.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Oboe d’Amore
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 2, 2017 - 4:41 PM

    Fall 2017 Oboe Reed Camp
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 28, 2017 - 7:09 AM

    It's that time of the year again!

    Lafayette Oboe Reed Camp - Fall 2017

    See you there!

    My YouTube Channel Reached 100K!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 26, 2017 - 7:59 AM

    My YouTube channel reached 100,000 hits! There are over 400 free (and ad free) exercises for winds and strings.

    Nobuo's YouTube Channel

    Please come visit.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 22, 2017 - 11:59 AM

    This is a revised version. Better organized for assignments.

    Three-Note Long Tones for Oboe

    Happy practicing.

    Two-Octave Scales for Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 14, 2017 - 8:46 AM

    Just added 2-octave scales for French horn in F.

    Two-Octave Scales for Horn in F

    Enjoy.

    String teachers! Comments appreciated.
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 7, 2017 - 8:09 AM

    Scale Exercises for Horn in F—Part 1 Rev.
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 3, 2017 - 6:28 AM

    High-Note Exercises for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

    For my trombone player friends.

    High-Note Exercises for Trombone

    Happy practicing.

    High-Note Exercises for Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 11, 2017 - 5:45 PM

    For my French horn playing friends.

    High-Note Exercises for Horn

    Happy practicing.


    High-Note Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 5, 2017 - 5:29 AM

    Now for the trumpeter players.

    High-Note Exercises for Trumpet

    Happy practicing!

    High-Note Exercises for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 3, 2017 - 6:07 AM

    The bassoon versions of my high-note exercises.

    High-Note Exercises for Bassoon

    Enjoy

    Double Stop in 6th for Cello
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 12, 2017 - 5:50 AM

    For my cellist friends.

    Double Stop in 6th for Cello

    Enjoy.

    High-Note Exercises for E-flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 24, 2017 - 6:18 PM

    Here is the e-flat clarinet version.

    High-Note Exercises for E-flat Clarinet

    Enjoy.

    Double Stop Exercises in 6th for Violin
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 23, 2017 - 6:24 AM

    The violin versions of my double stop exercises in 6th. Any comment suggestions are welcome.

    [b]Double Stop Exercises in 6th for Violin/b]

    Happy practicing.

    High-Note Exercises for B-flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 22, 2017 - 5:45 AM

    Having good control on high notes is hard for anyone. I hope this exercise helps.

    High-Note Exercises for B-flat Clarinet

    Happy practicing.

    Bach Choir of Bethlehem on video
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 17, 2017 - 5:29 AM

    Our local PBS station posted a video of one of our noon time concerts. It's well produced and you get to seem me double tonging away.

    Bach at Noon by Bach Choir of Bethlehem

    It's a Facebook video but you don't need to sign up to watch it.

    Enjoy.

    High-Note Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 15, 2017 - 7:15 AM

    After playing Mahler symphonies, I realized, something like this might help prepare players.

    High-Note Exercises for Flute

    Enjoy

    Double Stop Exercises in 6th for Viola
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 10, 2017 - 5:43 AM

    My first foray into the double stop exercises for the strings.

    Double Stop Exercises in 6th for Viola

    Your comments on the YouTube pages are most appreciated.

    High-Note Exercises for Oboe d’Amore
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 19, 2017 - 6:36 AM

    High-Note Exercises for English Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 18, 2017 - 6:23 AM

    Here is a version for the English Horn

    High-Note Exercises for English Horn

    Enjoy.

    High-Note Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 18, 2017 - 6:20 AM

    Brand new exercises.

    High-Note Exercises for Oboe

    Any feedback is appreciated. You can leave a comment on the YouTube page.

    Interval Exercises for Viola
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 16, 2017 - 9:59 AM

    Just added more flat keys to the exercises (Part 5 and Part 6).

    Interval Exercises for Viola

    Happy practicing.

    Scale Exercises for Cello
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 15, 2017 - 8:29 AM

    Now for my cello playing friends.

    Scale Exercises for Cello

    Enjoy.

    Scale Exercises for Viola
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 21, 2017 - 6:22 AM

    Here are the viola versions of my scale exercises.

    Scale Exercises for Viola

    Happy practicing.

    Scale Exercises for Violin
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 10, 2017 - 1:22 PM

    Two and three octave scales for violin

    Scale Exercises for Violin

    Happy practicing!

    Concone for Horn—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 24, 2017 - 12:45 PM

    For the F horn.

    Concone No. 1 for Horn

    Enjoy.

    Concone for Trumpet—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 22, 2017 - 5:37 PM

    Now for the trumpet.

    Concone No. 1 for Trumpet

    Enjoy.

    Concone for Bassoon—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 20, 2017 - 4:06 PM

    Now for the bassoon players.

    Concone No. 1 for Bassoon

    Happy practicing.

    Concone for English Horn—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 18, 2017 - 5:47 PM

    Now for the English Horn.

    Concone No. 1 for English Horn

    Enjoy.

    Concone for Oboe d’Amore—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 18, 2017 - 11:07 AM

    Concone for E-Flat Clarinet—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 15, 2017 - 3:44 PM

    Now, for the E-flat clarinet.

    Concone No. 1 for E-Flat Clarinet

    Happy practicing.

    Concone for B-Flat Clarinet—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 14, 2017 - 5:25 PM

    Now for the b-flat clarinet

    Concone No. 1 for B-Flat Clarinet

    Enjoy.

    Concone for Flute—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 12, 2017 - 5:14 PM

    Concone for Trombone—No. 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 11, 2017 - 6:22 PM

    Scale Exercises for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 9, 2017 - 1:57 PM

    Here comes the trombone version.

    Scale Exercises for Trombone

    Enjoy.

    Scale Exercises for Horn in F
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 27, 2017 - 5:56 PM

    There are 12 exercises in all!

    Scale Exercises for Horn in F

    Enjoy.

    Scale Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 2, 2017 - 2:03 PM

    One and two-octave scales for B-flat trumpet

    Scale Exercises for Trumpet

    A happy new year and happy practicing!

    Scale Exercises for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 26, 2016 - 6:25 PM

    Now for the bassoon.

    Scale Exercises for Bassoon

    Happy practicing!

    Scale Exercises for E-flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 23, 2016 - 5:30 PM

    These are for E-flat clarinet

    Scale Exercises for E-flat Clarinet

    Happy practicing.

    Scale Exercises for B-flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 10, 2016 - 1:42 PM

    2-octave and 3-octave scales for B flat clarinet. If you master these, you shouldn't have any problem with the MEA auditions.

    Scale Exercises for B-flat Clarinet

    Happy practicing!

    3-Octave Scale for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 25, 2016 - 10:24 AM

    Scale Exercises for English Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 20, 2016 - 5:17 PM

    The English horn version of the scale exercises.

    Scale Exercises for English Horn

    Happy practicing.

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 4th Movement
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 14, 2016 - 4:02 PM

    Now the last movement is done.

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 4th Movement

    Enjoy.

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 3rd Movement
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 13, 2016 - 10:36 AM

    The third movement is done.

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 3rd Movement

    Enjoy.

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 2nd Movement–Practice Tempo (76)
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 12, 2016 - 5:37 PM

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 2nd Movement
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 10, 2016 - 11:43 AM

    The second movement accompaniment is done!

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 2nd Movement

    Enjoy.

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 1st Movement.
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 8, 2016 - 4:50 AM

    The accompaniment part for the first movement of Handel oboe sonata, Op. 1/6, HWV 364.

    Handel G Minor Oboe Sonata 1st Movement.

    Happy practicing.

    Oboe Audition Workshop
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 23, 2016 - 6:57 AM

    I am hosting an oboe audition workshop on Sunday, November 20 at Lafayette College. This session is designed for high school oboists who are preparing for MEA auditions or college auditions. Also, it should be helpful for students who are thinking about taking one in the near future (auditing is free). It takes place at Room 123 of the William Center for the Arts in Easton, PA. For any questions regarding this workshop, please send them to nobuo.kitagawa@gmail.com.

    See you there!

    Tackling Performance Anxiety with Cold Shower
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 9, 2016 - 7:34 PM

    I wrote an article about using cold showers to learn how handle performance anxiety.

    Cold Shower Challenge

    Happy reading.

    Interval Exercises for English Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 8, 2016 - 8:05 AM

    Now for the English horn version.

    Interval Exercises for English Horn

    Enjoy.

    Octave Exercises for Violin
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 2, 2016 - 7:22 AM

    I'm told this is really hard for violins.

    Octave Exercises for Violin

    Happy practicing!

    Tuning Unison for E-Flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 30, 2016 - 7:02 PM

    This is a set of tuning exercises for E-flat Clarinet.

    Tuning Unison for E-Flat Clarinet

    Happy practicing.

    Fall 2016 Oboe Reed Camp
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 28, 2016 - 11:52 AM

    It's that time of the year again. Learn the basics of reed making. Polish up on the skills you already you have. It's on Layafatte Campus (William Center for the Arts) on October 15 and 16. For details, check out the brochure. See you there!

    Long Tones for E-Flat Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 17, 2016 - 6:24 PM

    Next time you have to play the E-flat clarinet, this could help.

    Long Tones for E-Flat Clarinet

    Happy practicing!

    Scale Exercises for Oboe d’Amore
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 11, 2016 - 2:23 PM

    Interval Exercises for Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 29, 2016 - 7:55 AM

    Now onto French horn.

    Interval Exercises for Horn

    Happy practicing!

    Scale Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 21, 2016 - 1:02 PM

    This covers most of one-octave and two-octave scales for oboe. This should be very effective for students who are preparing for district band/orchestra auditions.

    Scale Exercises for Oboe

    Happy practicing.

    Scale Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 17, 2016 - 6:32 PM

    Two-octave scale exercises for flute. These should work well with beginning students who are learning scales and intermediate players who need to review them.

    Scale Exercises for Flute

    Enjoy

    Octave Exercises for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 2, 2016 - 2:00 PM

    Here are trombone versions

    Octave Exercises for Trombone

    Enjoy.

    Octave Exercises for Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 31, 2016 - 7:53 PM

    Now for the horn.

    Octave Exercises for Horn

    Happy practicing.

    Long Tones for Winds
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 29, 2016 - 6:37 AM

    I consolidated all the wind long tone exercises into one playlist.

    Long Tones for Winds

    No more excuses!

    Octave Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 28, 2016 - 3:52 PM

    Now, onto the trumpet versions.

    Octave Exercises for Trumpet

    Enjoy.

    Octave Exercises for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 27, 2016 - 11:31 AM

    Here comes the bassoon version.

    Octave Exercises for Bassoon

    Enjoy.

    Octave Exercises for Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 26, 2016 - 12:21 PM

    Now for the clarinet.

    Octave Exercises for Clarinet

    Happy practicing!

    Octave Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 25, 2016 - 6:45 AM

    This one is for flute.

    Octave Exercises for Flute

    Happy practicing.

    Octave Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 25, 2016 - 6:44 AM

    This one is a bit challenging.

    Octave Exercises for Oboe

    Enjoy.

    Interval Exercises for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 13, 2016 - 6:43 PM

    Here are the bassoon versions.

    Interval Exercises for Bassoon

    Enjoy.

    Interval Exercises for Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 10, 2016 - 8:07 AM

    Clarinet versions of the interval exercises.

    Interval Exercises for Clarinet

    Enjoy.

    Interval Exercises for Violin
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 1, 2016 - 4:40 PM

    This one is a set of violin exercises.

    Interval Exercises for Violin

    Happy practicing.

    Interval Exercises for Viola
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 26, 2016 - 4:34 PM

    My second set of exercises is for the viola.

    Interval Exercises for Viola

    Happy practicing.

    Interval Exercises for Violoncello
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 21, 2016 - 5:43 PM

    My first string exercises!

    Interval Exercises for Violoncello

    Happy practicing.

    One-Octave Scales for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 12, 2016 - 2:45 PM

    I edited the previously uploaded exercises into more manageable chunks.

    One-Octave Scales for Oboe

    Enjoy.

    Pentachord Exercises for Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 5, 2016 - 10:19 AM

    These are good for intermediate students.

    Pentachord Exercises for Clarinet

    Enjoy.

    Pentachord Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM

    Should be appropriate for intermediate flute players.

    Pentachord Exercises for Flute

    Happy practicing.

    Warm-Up Scales for English Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 28, 2016 - 5:48 AM

    For serious English horn players.

    Warm-Up Scales for English Horn

    Enjoy.


    Pentachord Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 17, 2016 - 4:18 PM

    Just uploaded new trumpet exercises on YouTube.

    Pentachord Exercises for Trumpet

    Enjoy.

    Bethlehem Bach Festival starts this weekend
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 9, 2016 - 2:03 PM

    If you live in the New York/Philadelphia area, please join us in the 109th Bethlehem Bach Festival. I made a tiny preview video on YouTube.

    Mini Preview

    Hoep to see you there!

    Warm-Up Scales for Oboe d’Amore
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 30, 2016 - 5:29 AM

    Interval Exercises for Winds
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 12, 2016 - 9:07 AM

    I consolidated all the interval exercises I published so far with a write-up.

    Interval Exercises

    Enjoy.

    Interval Exercises for Oboe d’Amore
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 5, 2016 - 6:27 AM

    Cantata BWV156 Sinfonia
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 22, 2016 - 7:46 PM

    This is an orchestral accompaniment for the Sinfonia from Bach's Cantata No. 156. I use this to prepare for my performance.

    Cantata BWV156 Sinfonia

    Enjoy.

    Interval Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 19, 2016 - 8:22 PM

    This one is for the trumpet

    Interval Exercises for Trumpet

    Happy practicing!

    Interval Exercises for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 6, 2016 - 5:44 PM

    Now for the trombone.

    Interval Exercises for Trombone

    Happy practicing!

    Warm-Up Scales for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 3, 2016 - 6:29 PM

    For more advanced players.

    Warm-Up Scales for Oboe

    Enjoy.

    Interval Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 23, 2016 - 6:18 PM

    More exercises for flute.

    Interval Exercises for Flute

    Enjoy,

    Nobuo

    More Mouthpiece Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 17, 2016 - 5:51 AM

    Just added 4 more exercise pieces to the Mouthpiece Exercises.

    Mouthpiece Exercises for Trumpet

    Enjoy.

    Chromatic Scale Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 17, 2016 - 5:36 AM

    Just posted Chromatic Exercises on YouTube.

    Chromatic Scale Exercises for Oboe

    I also posted a short write-up on my LinkedIn page.

    Chromatic Scale Exercises

    Happy practicing!

    Reed Camp Just Around the Corner
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 14, 2016 - 12:09 PM

    It's almost the time. If you are interested, leave a message or contact me at nobuo.kitagawa@gmail.com.

    Winter Reed Camp 2016

    Leave a message on this site or e-mail directly at nobuo.kitagawa@gmail.com

    Pentachord Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 10, 2016 - 7:47 PM

    Just uploaded pentachord exercises for oboe to YouTube.

    Pentachord Exercises for Oboe

    Enjoy.

    Interval Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 2, 2016 - 5:20 PM

    I thing these turned out to be rather pretty.

    Interval Exercises for Oboe

    Let me know what you think.

    Preparatory Scale Exercises for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 1, 2016 - 7:15 PM

    Fun exercises for beginning oboist

    Preparatory Scale Exercises for Oboe

    Enjoy.

    Winter Oboe Reed Camp 2016
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 30, 2015 - 7:36 PM

    Long Tone Exercises for Trombone
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 24, 2015 - 12:29 PM

    Now a trombone version.

    Long Tones for Trombone

    Enjoy.

    Long Tone Exercises for Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 20, 2015 - 6:41 PM

    Here are the clarinet versions.

    Long Tones for Clarinet

    Happy practicing!

    Long Tone Exercises for Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 18, 2015 - 5:02 PM

    This one's for French horn in F.

    Long Tones for Horn

    Enjoy.

    Long Tone Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 17, 2015 - 11:47 AM

    Here are the trumpet (B flat) versions of the long tones.

    Long Tones for Trumpet

    Happy practicing.

    Long Tone Exercises for Oboe d'amore
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 17, 2015 - 4:58 AM

    Just uploaded a d'amore version of the long tone exercises. These are great for warming up and breaking in reeds.

    Long Tones for Oboe d'amore

    Enjoy.

    Long Tone Exercises for English horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 14, 2015 - 4:42 PM

    Just posted long tone exercises for English horn (cor angles) on YouTube.

    Long Tones for English horn

    Happy practicing.

    Mouthpiece Exercises for Trumpet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 5, 2015 - 6:16 AM

    I uploaded a series of trumpet mouthpiece exercises on YouTube.

    Mouthpiece Exercises for Trumpet

    Comments are appreciated.

    Long Tone Exercises for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 8, 2015 - 6:08 PM

    Feel free to use them for your practice and teaching.

    Long Tones for Bassoon

    Enjoy.

    Tuning for Winds Article
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 2, 2015 - 3:45 PM

    I wrote up and linked all the relevant tuning exercises in one location. I think these exercises are very effective. And any wind teacher or player should be able to take advantage of them.

    Tuning Exercises for Winds

    Happy practicing.

    Tuning Exercises for Bassoon
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 28, 2015 - 11:43 AM

    Here is a bassoon version of the tuning exercises.

    Tuning Exercises for Bassoon

    Enjoy.

    Kutztown University's Woodwind and Brass Day 2015
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 27, 2015 - 7:08 AM

    I was invited as a guest clinician for the Kutztown University's Woodwind and Brass Day on 11/12. I'll be helping high school oboe and bassoon students with audition prep, tone production, and intonation. It is a great opportunity to meet and work with your fellow musicians from different schools, check out new instruments and accessories, and perform with a massive band with college students.

    You can register online here and check out the event schedule here.

    Hope to see you there,

    Nobuo

    Tuning Exercises for Flute
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 25, 2015 - 1:50 PM

    Just posted a flute version of the tuning exercises.

    Tuning Exercises for Flute

    Happy practicing.

    Tuning Exercises for Horn
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 25, 2015 - 6:14 AM

    This is a set for Horn in F

    Tuning Exercises for Horn

    Enjoy.

    Tuning Exercises for Trombone.
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 24, 2015 - 4:22 PM

    Just posted the trombone version of the tuning exercises.

    Tuning Unison, Part 1-Trombone

    Happy practicing!

    Tuning Exercises for Clarinet
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 24, 2015 - 5:30 AM

    Just posted a clarinet version of the tuning exercises. They are great for practicing as well as for testing. Most of these should work for trumpet.

    Tuning Exercises for B Flat Clarinet

    Enjoy.

    Kutztown Univ. Woodwind and Brass Day
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 21, 2015 - 6:23 PM

    I'll be giving masterclasses as a guest clinician at Kutztown University's Woodwind and Brass Day 2015. We'll work on PMEA audition preparation, warm-up technique and tuning. For details, please click here.

    Hope to see you there!

    2-Octave Scales for Oboe, Part 2
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 16, 2015 - 5:42 PM

    Just uploaded the second part of the 2-Octave Scales.

    7b. Two-Octave Scales, Part 2

    Enjoy.

    Handel C Minor Sonata 2nd Movt.
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 12, 2015 - 1:50 PM

    Just posted the second movement accompaniment on YouTube.

    Handel C Minor Oboe Sonata 2nd Movt.-In Tempo

    Practice tempo (92)

    Practice tempo (80)

    Enjoy.

    2-Octave Scales for Oboe, Part 1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 11, 2015 - 5:51 AM

    Just posted 2-octave scale exercises (part 1) on YouTube. Please feel free to use it for practicing and teaching. This should work for flute, also.

    7a. Two-Octave Scales, Part 1

    Happy practicing!

    Flute Long Tones-Part 3
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 3, 2015 - 12:14 PM

    The part 3 of the flute long tone exercises is uploaded. And now the series is complete.

    Flute Long Tones-Part 3

    You can access the whole series through the playlist.

    Long Tones for Flute

    Happy practicing.

    Handel C Minor Sonata 1st Movt.
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM

    Just uploaded a play-along accompaniment part of Handel C Minor Oboe Sonata on YouTube.

    Handel C Minor Oboe Sonata 1st Movement

    Feel free to use it for practicing or teaching.

    Concone No. 2 with Orchestral Accompaniment
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 18, 2015 - 6:26 PM

    I just posted an orchestral version of Concone Fifty Studies, No. 2 in B flat major.

    YouTube

    Original Article


    Enjoy.

    Flute Long Tones on YouTube
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 17, 2015 - 6:17 AM

    Thanks to positive reaction to my oboe long tone exercises, I posted two flute long tones on YouTube.

    First Octave

    Second Octave

    Enjoy.

    Three-Note Long Tones 4b.
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 29, 2015 - 8:12 PM

    Another 3-note exercises for oboe.

    YouTube

    Original Article

    Enjoy.

    Concone No. 1 with orchestral accompaniment
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 28, 2015 - 6:13 PM

    I decided to orchestrate the accompaniment to Concone's 50 Studies No. 1.

    YouTube

    Original Article

    Enjoy.

    Three-Note Long Tones 4a
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 22, 2015 - 9:46 PM

    One of my favorite oboe warm-up exercises.

    Original Article

    YouTube

    Enjoy.

    Concone No. 2 in C major
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 17, 2015 - 6:18 PM

    This is a C major version of Concone No. 2.

    YouTube

    Original Article

    Enjoy

    Telemann A Minor sonata 1st movt. accompaniment
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 13, 2015 - 4:24 PM

    I uploaded the accompaniment part of the first movement of the A minor oboe sonata. It's in two different tempi.

    Practice tempo

    Performance tempo

    Enjoy.

    Concone for Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 10, 2015 - 4:39 PM

    Concone's vocal studies are wonderful for wind instruments. I'm starting a series of video for oboe. Please check them out.

    1st exercise on YouTube

    Original Article

    Thanks!

    Long Tone Exercises
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 5, 2015 - 2:36 PM

    These basic long tone exercises are extremely effective. You can use them for any instrument. Singers can use them as very challenging messa di voce exercise.

    [YouTube]

    [Original Article]

    Enjoy.

    Extended Reed Exercises 1 on YouTube
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 30, 2015 - 7:02 PM

    Made a YouTube version of the fist extended reed exercise for oboe.

    YouTube

    Original Article

    Enjoy.

    2nd Warm-up Exercise on YouTube
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 30, 2015 - 8:11 AM

    This is another reed-only warm-up exercise for the oboe on YouTube.

    YouTube

    Original article

    Enjoy

    My 1st oboe warm-up exercise on YouTube!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 30, 2015 - 6:19 AM

    My first oboe warm-up exercise is on YouTube. Since it's set up as a play-along, you can look at the music on the screen and do your exercise right there. Check it out.

    Simple Reed Long Tones on YouTube!.

    Original Article.

    Enjoy

    Extended Reed Exercises 2
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 20, 2015 - 12:37 PM

    Another article on extended reed only exercise on my LinkedIn page.

    Enjoy.

    How to Practice Complex Passages
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 14, 2015 - 6:35 AM

    My first article on practice tips on LinkedIn.

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140724002715-18711280-practice-tip-1

    Simple Reed Long Tones— Oboe Warm-up Exercises 1a
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 14, 2015 - 6:30 AM

    I started a series of articles on oboe warm-up exercise on LinkedIn. Enjoy.

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/simple-reed-long-tones-nobuo-kitagawa

    Feedback is most welcome.

    I'm on SoundCloud!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 14, 2014 - 7:14 AM

    I started writing original pieces about a year ago. It all started as a GarageBand doodle, and now I'm tackling Logic Pro X. I'm trying to write in many genres as possible, and having so much fun! There is very oboe music at the moment, but I'm planning to include more of my performance. Check it out at here, and let me know what you think.

    Practice Technique Workshop
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 21, 2013 - 5:19 PM

    I was invited to Kutztown University Woodwind Day (2/19/13) as a guest artist. I had the chance to give a talk on practice techniques. You can check out the handout for that event here. Enjoy.

    Nice Review
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 30, 2010 - 9:48 AM

    There was a nice review on a local paper as a part of the year-end music review roundup (Top Ten of 2010). It's from the same concert review of the last summer, but it is thrilled to be mentioned along the likes of Andre Watts, Orpheus and Yo Yo Ma.

    Teaching Tip #7 – The Bouncing Ball Technique
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 12, 2010 - 2:45 PM

    From The Bookshelf #4 – Charles Martin Loeffler: A Life Apart in American Music by Ellen Knight
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 18, 2010 - 12:42 PM

    Reed Talk #16 – Art of Reading Reeds
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 9, 2010 - 7:45 AM

    Practice Tip #19 – Solidifying and Softening
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 28, 2010 - 10:15 AM

    Pearls of Wisdom #13 – Spontaneity
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 11, 2010 - 8:38 AM

    Pearls of Wisdom #12 – Moving Performance
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 11, 2010 - 8:38 AM

    If you want to move others with your music, you need to be moved by it.

    Pearls of Wisdom (Musician’s Fortune Cookies) #11 – Time to Practice
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 11, 2010 - 8:36 AM

    If you have time to think about practicing, use that time to practice.

    Musical Conversations reviewed
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 8, 2010 - 6:05 PM

    Morning Call (local paper) gave us a nice review on the 2/28/10 Musical Conversations concert. You can read it here.

    Repertoire ‘n Things #5 – “La Cornemuse” from Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano by Charles Martin Loeffler
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 7, 2010 - 7:26 AM

    Musical Conversations moved!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 26, 2010 - 10:40 AM

    Repertoire ‘n Things #4 – Elegy for Solo Oboe
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 25, 2010 - 11:33 AM

    Recital Recording Available Online
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 4, 2010 - 6:45 PM

    Reed Talk #15 – I Can’t Make Reeds Anymore!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 18, 2010 - 8:56 PM

    Practice Tip #18 – Mental Gossip
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 14, 2010 - 11:40 AM

    Gadget Talk #3 – Stay In Tune (iPhone App)
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2009 - 12:37 PM

    Practice Tip #17 – Getting Unstuck
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 13, 2009 - 6:35 PM

    Practice Tip #16 – Three Pronged Attack
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 29, 2009 - 9:50 AM

    From The Bookshelf #1 – "Note by Note: A Celebration of the Piano Lesson" by Tricia Tunstall
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 20, 2009 - 9:51 AM

    Practice Tip #15 – Hanon for Wind Players
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 19, 2009 - 3:20 PM

    Practice Tip #14 – Trills with Nachschlag
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 12, 2009 - 7:36 AM

    Teaching Tip #6 – How to Teach Three Against Two
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 11, 2009 - 6:55 PM

    Oboe FAQ #6 – Do I Need the Right Pinky for the Forked F?
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 7, 2009 - 12:13 PM

    [Cause ] Poorly made instrument.

    [Solution] When you have an inexpensive instrument, you often need to add the right little finger (on the E flat key) to the forked F (low and high) to bring up the pitch. However, if your instrument is well tuned or you upgraded to a better oboe, there is no need for the extra pinky.

    Oboe FAQ #5 – How Come My Middle C Is Always Sharp?
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - October 2, 2009 - 2:15 PM

    Musical Moments #1 – Spirit of Roseman
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 18, 2009 - 5:16 AM

    Pearls of Wisdom #10 — Discomfort
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 8, 2009 - 5:38 PM

    Do not shy away from discomfort. It is your best teacher.

    Pearls of Wisdom #9 — Not Perfection
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - September 2, 2009 - 11:54 AM

    Aim excellence, not perfection.

    Pearls of Wisdom #8 – Tools...
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 26, 2009 - 5:51 AM

    Musical Tragicomedy #2 – You’ve Just Missed It
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 22, 2009 - 8:39 AM

    Practice Tip #13 - Underwater Swimming
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 19, 2009 - 10:33 AM

    Musical Tragicomedy #1 – This Bass Clarinet is Too Tall!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 19, 2009 - 10:09 AM

    Teaching Tip #5 – Babies Explore Adults Exploit
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 16, 2009 - 5:27 PM

    Teaching Tip #4 – Miracle in Slow Motion
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 12, 2009 - 8:44 PM

    Rehearsal Tip #3 – Know When to Stop
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 6, 2009 - 11:39 AM

    Reed Talk #14 – Kinhaven and Nagamatsu #1 (Part 2)
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 24, 2009 - 6:50 PM

    I've Moved!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 22, 2009 - 4:42 PM

    I have moved to Coopersburg, PA (from Center Valley, PA). It's only 3 miles away. If you haven't received already, please e-mail me for directions. You will not find me in the Google Map (a brand new development).

    Teaching Tip #3 – Digital Recording for Music Teachers (Part 1)—Portable Digital Recorder
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 5, 2009 - 7:30 PM

    Teaching Tip #2 – Hit the Keyboard!
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 8, 2009 - 6:15 AM

    YPP Auditions for 09-10 Season
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 16, 2009 - 11:13 AM

    Young People's Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley (YPP) is holding auditions for the 2009-2010 season. They accept players of junior and high school students. You can find more information at their web site.

    Teaching Tip #1 – Fist on the Stomach
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - April 15, 2009 - 4:00 PM

    Reed Talk #13 – Nagamatsu Shaper Tips
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - March 18, 2009 - 8:19 PM

    Gadget Talk #2 – Humidifier
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 16, 2009 - 8:39 AM

    Pearls of Wisdom #7 - Just because you played it before...
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2008 - 8:41 AM

    Every time you go back to the same piece of music, start over from the scratch.

    Pearls of Wisdom #6 - Seeing is believing...
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2008 - 8:38 AM

    You learn a lot from watching a good player in performance.

    Pearls of Wisdom #5 - In praise of solfège...
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2008 - 8:36 AM

    Pearls of Wisdom #4 - Do no harm...
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2008 - 8:35 AM

    Hurried, confused practicing do more harm than no practicing at all.

    Pearls of Wisdom #3 - Pay attention...?
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2008 - 8:34 AM

    If you pay attention to the muscles you are using, you are bound to stumble.

    Pearls of Wisdom #2 – On ensemble playing...
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2008 - 8:33 AM

    Pearls of Wisdom #1 – Practicing is...
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2008 - 8:33 AM

    Repertoire ’n Things #3 – Flue, Oboe Concerto by Salieri
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - November 22, 2008 - 5:19 PM

    Reed Talk #12 – Knives for Shaping
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 4, 2008 - 1:02 PM

    Reed Talk #11 – Razor Blade for Clipping Tip
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - August 1, 2008 - 7:02 AM

    Musicians’ Reference #2 – 150-Year Cycles
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 30, 2008 - 3:43 PM

    Oboe FAQs #4 – Wood or Plastic?
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 28, 2008 - 11:19 AM

    Practice Tip #12 – Exercise as a Buffer
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 27, 2008 - 9:51 PM

    Essential Oboe Repertoire #2 – Bartók
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 13, 2008 - 4:23 PM

    Essential Oboe Repertoire #1 – J. S. Bach
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 6, 2008 - 7:42 AM

    Reed Talk #10 – Scranton and Nagamatsu #1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - July 5, 2008 - 9:23 AM

    Musicians’ Reference #1 – Numerical Prefixes
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 27, 2008 - 7:02 AM

    Repertoire ’n Things #2 – Reinecke’s Trio and The Lost Century
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 22, 2008 - 6:20 PM

    Repertoire ’n Things #1 – Françaix’s decatet "Seven Dances"
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 21, 2008 - 1:25 PM

    Reed Talk #9 – Kinhaven and Nagamatsu #1
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 18, 2008 - 5:54 PM

    Reed Talk #8 – New York Times Article “The Shaping of Oboe Reeds: Maybe It Is Rocket Science”
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 6, 2008 - 12:50 PM

    Title: The Shaping of Oboe Reeds: Maybe It Is Rocket Science

    Author: Malcolm W. Browne

    Publisher: nytimes.com

    Notes: A very well written article about reed making, oboe players and a mathematician spouse. The article is over 10 years old but it is completely relevant today. A wonderful introduction for general audience about the insanity of oboe reed making. A must read for parents, boy/girl friends and spouses of oboe players. Enjoy.

    Reed Talk #7 – Chudnow Oboe E. Staple
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - June 6, 2008 - 12:10 PM

    Reed Talk #6 – Rigotti Reed Knife
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 29, 2008 - 12:17 PM

    Practice Tip #11 – Warm Up to Pentachord
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 27, 2008 - 8:52 AM

    Gadget Talk #1 – Thermometer/Hygrometer
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - May 16, 2008 - 12:46 PM

    Practice Tip #10 – Double Tonguing
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 9, 2008 - 10:10 PM

    Practice Tip – An Update
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 3, 2008 - 11:00 PM

    Oboe FAQ #3 – Why Does the Oboe Give the Tuning A?
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - February 1, 2008 - 8:56 AM

    Practice Tip #9 – Mirror, mirror…
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 23, 2008 - 10:55 PM

    Reed Talk #5 – Humidity and Reed
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 16, 2008 - 6:15 AM

    Practice Tip #8 – Record, record, record
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 13, 2008 - 1:27 PM

    Reed Talk #4 – Physics Lesson for Dummies
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 11, 2008 - 11:24 AM

    Practice Tip #7 – Practice Letting Go
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 10, 2008 - 5:41 AM

    What’s on My iPod? #2 – Grammar Girl
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 9, 2008 - 9:01 AM

    Oboe FAQ #2 – Why Should I Choose Oboe?
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 7, 2008 - 7:35 PM

    Oboe FAQ #1 – Is Oboe Hard to Play?
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 7, 2008 - 6:53 PM

    Reed Talk #3 - The Mind Trick
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 3, 2008 - 2:01 PM

    Practice Tip #6 – Give It to the Keyboard
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - January 1, 2008 - 7:16 AM

    Performer’s Tip #1 – Playing Well is Not Enough
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 26, 2007 - 2:45 PM

    Reed Talk #2 - Stuffy vs. Dark
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 26, 2007 - 7:33 AM

    What’s on My iPod? #1 – Tripod Baby by m-flo
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2007 - 5:12 PM

    Reed Talk #1 – My Specs (Oboe)
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 21, 2007 - 9:24 AM

    Checklist for the First Oboe Lesson
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 19, 2007 - 6:31 AM

    1. Your instrument and all the accessories.

    2. Whatever the music you own and working on, including band/orchestra music.

    3. All the reeds you own. Make sure to soak a few prior to the lesson.

    4. A spiral-bound note book. If you have one from the previous teacher, bring it instead.

    5. Any reed making equipment you own.

    6. Prepare to play two short segments (one slow, one fast).

    Beginning Oboists' Check List
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 18, 2007 - 11:12 AM

    Ensemble Tip #2 – Crescendo and Diminuendo
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 17, 2007 - 7:39 PM

    Ensemble Tip #1 – Together First, In-Tune Later
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 17, 2007 - 8:50 AM

    Practice Tip #5 – Don’t Take a Big Breath
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 17, 2007 - 8:26 AM

    Practice Tip #4 – Sing/play, sing/play
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 17, 2007 - 7:54 AM

    Practice Tip #3 – Give It to Someone Else
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 11, 2007 - 7:28 PM

    Practice Tip #2 – Coffee Shop Practice
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 11, 2007 - 5:43 AM

    Music and Movies #1 – “Tous les Matins du Monde”
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 7, 2007 - 5:32 AM

    Practice Tip #1 – Rule of Three
    Posted by Nobuo Kitagawa - December 6, 2007 - 11:58 AM

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