An approach based on self-learning and recognition of rhythmic and melodic patterns. Original tunes rather than abstract sight-reading exercises. 195 carefully graded pieces in a range of musical styles. Eight sections related to the technical development of the oboist, with tunes using three notes to tunes with a range of nearly two octaves, from low D to high C. Each section concludes with a set of duets and accompanied pieces for practice of ensemble sight-reading. Tunes progress to all key signatures up to two sharps and flats. For beginners through intermediate players.