The Breathing Book for Oboe by Stephen Caplan is appropriate for college through professional oboe players.
To breathe well means to breathe free of tension, and oboists who breathe well create a resonant tone quality. The Breathing Book provides concise information about breathing alongside etudes and activities encouraging application of this knowledge in musically meaningful ways. The Breathing Book teaches the truth about breathing, establishing a reliable foundation for improved resonance, articulation, endurance, and tone quality.
"The Breathing Book is a 'must-read' for oboists of all levels, from students to professional performers. Stephen Caplan has clearly defined and clarified the complexities of proper breathing and posture, with all the exercises having been carefully crafted and sequenced to achieve the optimal performance results." - Carolyn Hove, Solo English Horn, Los Angeles Philharmonic
"As oboists, everything we do rests on the air we breathe, and comes from that. The Breathing Book cleverly explains many easy-to-practice exercises which will help to improve any oboist's approach to this, the core of our technique." - Gordon Hunt, International Soloist; Principal Oboe, The Philharmonia Orchestra, London
"This book is easy to read, to understand, and to apply to the oboe. Congratulations and a big 'thank you' to Stephen for providing all of us with such a terrific resource." - Dr. Mark S. Ostoich, Professor of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
60 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand