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Dr. Mary A. Barret

Professor of Oboe, Music Performance

Dr. Mary A. Barret

Barret Oboe Method: A Complete Method for the Oboe
by A. M. R. Barret

This method book is one I have used every day since I began studying the oboe. It is often considered the oboist's Bible. Every student who aspires to master our instrument spends much of their training learning the intricacies and abilities of the oboe through the etudes and technical studies penned by AMR Barret. Since the publishing of this book (@1850), I can think of no other text that has been more used by oboists than this one. I also find it interesting that my name shares so much with the author