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04-27-2004, 10:31 PM
Are there currently any books specifically aimed at teaching doubles? I need to learn flute & clarinet (possibly oboe/bassoon), but don't have the extra time or $$$ to take extra lessons. Applied music fees are no longer waived at my college, so any effective self-teaching method that doesn't go all the way back to "this is a clef, a whole note, etc." would be great.

Carl H.
04-27-2004, 11:17 PM
Try to audit a music teaching methods class: Flute method, oboe method. Their intent is to teach non-players to teach beginners how to play. They assume you have a proficiency at an instrument and basic musical knowledge.

The rubank books are standard issue for this sort of class, so if you only want the books, these are what I would recommend as a starting place for any instrument in general.

05-14-2004, 04:31 PM
Chris Vadala has a book with exercises that work out some difficult aspects of doubling.

05-31-2004, 09:48 AM
Some books on Jay Easton's site !!!!
in the "saxophonist ressources" section

Scott Tringali
07-23-2004, 02:43 AM
Yes, "Guide Teaching Woodwinds" by Fred Westphal. It's geared toward teaching winds to kids, but it's a great resource for doubling.