Relax and Take a Deep Breath: The Lucarelli Approach to Oboe Playing

Kristin Jean Leitterman (author)

Instrumentation

  • Oboe
$24.99
SKU
TXT15

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Kristin Leitterman’s Relax and Take a Deep Breath captures the essence of virtuoso Bert Lucarelli’s approach to oboe playing, covering a wide variety of topics related to his philosophies on oboe performance: breathing, support, embouchure, articulation, tonguing, and reed making. The book also presents Lucarelli’s thoughts on general aspects of musical performance, such as memorization, performance anxiety, and suggestions for effective practice. Leitterman’s writing expertly reveals Bert’s passion for sharing his ideas on oboe performance to help players progress and to challenge them to explore their own thoughts on oboe playing, and captures his admired erudition and wit, as well as his love for music, teaching, and the oboe. Acknowledged as “America’s leading oboe recitalist” by the New York Times, Humbert (Bert) Lucarelli was a major international figure in oboe performance and pedagogy for the past sixty years. He maintained a regular teaching schedule at the Hartt School, New York University, Queens College, Brooklyn College, and Purchase College throughout his entire career.  Kristin Leitterman is Assistant Professor of Oboe at Arkansas State University, where she teaches oboe, bassoon and double reed techniques. Leitterman studied with Bert for fifteen years, some of these at while at the Hartt School and CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
SKU: TXT15
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Product Type: Methods and Studies
Accompanied: Unaccompanied Solo
UPC: 6-80160-92315-1
ISBN: 978-1-4911-6430-3
Foreword by Bert Lucarelli
4
Preface and Acknowledgements
4
About Kristin Leitterman
5
Introduction
6
Section 1: The Basics
Breathing and Support with the Air
9
Embouchure (the Puff)
11
Tone Concept and Production
16
Articulation
18
Section 2: Application
How People Learn
20
Practicing
21
Memorization
28
Phrasing
28
Vibrato and Spin
30
Section 3: In the Field
Performance
35
Nerves
37
Teaching
37
Section 4: Reeds
39
Coda
43
Appendices
Bert Lucarelli's Technical Finger Exercises
45
Bert's Reed Diagrams
52
"No Easy Answers" from the Instrumentalist
53
Humbert Lucarelli Complete Discography
58
Index
60
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