1. Use a blank or an old reed: shape the embouchure of the oboe with your mouth, blow if the reed is open, or simply hold the embouchure with the reed for several seconds or a minute on the reed.


2. Exercise only with the reed: Play or whistle the note B-flat with the reed. Hold the reed with the index finger and thumb. Breathe, blow and hold the pitch of the note for four beats at 60 on the metronome. At the end of the four beats make a decrescendo. 

























Also use the notes B, C and if possible C#. Then go down: Bb, A, Ab. This is how the different positions of the embouchure are practiced in the three registers: high, medium and low.