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Improving the Intonation of the Oboist, the Reed, the Instrument and the Player

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  • Learn how to improve intonation through a discussion of the problems young oboists face, how to discern the true root of the problems, and how to correct them. Rath will discuss how reed resistance, tip opening, and length combine to create good intonation while maintaining response and flexibility. He will also discuss pitch tendencies of the oboe, how to improve these tendencies mechanically, and what players can do to play in tune. (No Handout Available)
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  • 12/21/2012 10:00 AM - N/A
  • W186
  • Richard Rath is the instructor of oboe and saxophone at Oral Roberts University. He served as principal oboe of the Oklahoma Sinfonia, Arkansas Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, and the South Dakota Symphony. He presented clinics and performances at the International Double Reed Society, The North American Saxophone Alliance, and TMEA. He served on the faculties of Augustana College-Sioux Falls, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the University of Tulsa. He graduated from West Texas A&M University, with advanced study at the University of Southern Mississippi. His teachers included Alice Gordon Cooke, Gary Garner, and William T. Gower. He studied oboe with John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra and saxophone with Eugene Rousseau. Rath is a Yamaha Performing Artist/Clinician and serves as an adjudicator for the (Double Reeds) Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition.