Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Required Materials

A working oboe
Swab for cleaning (silk is preferable, but cotton is okay)
Vaseline or cork grease
3 or more working reeds at all times
A small canister for soaking reeds in water (or a regular water bottle)
A music stand for practicing at home
An inexpensive metronome/tuner (such as the Boss TU80 for $26)
Sheet Music and Method books as assigned
A large folder and/or three-ring binder for handouts and music
Pencils and erasers
A small mirror (optional)

Most materials are available from local music stores such as Kolacny Music or by mail order from Midwest Musical Imports.

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