Welcome to Oboehelp, a web site designed to help oboe players improve their musicianship and technical skills through innovative and effective oboe teaching tools.

To get started, select a playing topic from the menu bar above – all the topics are listed alphabetically. You can also use the nifty search widget by typing in a keyword to link to the relevant sections of Oboehelp.

Under the search widget you will find an additional menu of links that are not playing-related, but may still provide you with some help and guidance. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Contact me with your suggestion or request.

Throughout Oboehelp, the fingers are numbered as follows: the thumb is 1, the pointer is 2, the middle finger is 3, the ring finger is 4, and the little finger is 5.

These octave designations are used in Oboehelp:

octave designations

Many thanks to editors Dr. Ann Fronckowiak and Dr. Andrew Smith for their work on proofing this website.

©2021 Dr. Sarah Hamilton

Oboehelp is sponsored by Mountain Peak Music.

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