This collection of studies, duets, and exercises was written, compiled, and edited by Yuri Maizels to provide the most effective means of understanding the game. The composers, Hinke, Wiedemann, Garnier and Debondue are among the finest of writers and pedagogues featured in this series. These studies begin to become more difficult, becoming more challenging melodically and rhythmically, with increasing comprehension of the instrument. Short sentences enable the student to learn to control both breathing and intonation. This collection of studies, in three volumes, can help a high school student or young professional to master technique, breathing, and intonation while developing the endurance that is vitally important for oboe players.