In this Winds course, professional orchestrator takes an in-depth look at two important members of the wind section: the flutes and oboes. Learn everything there is to know about these two unique instrument families from the best orchestration teacher on the planet! The flutes and oboes are two essential members of the wind section. This course covers both families in detail, including their range, register, strength, and the role each instrument plays within the orchestra. The course begins with a thorough examination of the flute and its close cousins, the picollo, alto flute and bass flute. Thomas moves on with the Oboes, English horns and two less common instruments (oboe d’amore and bass oboe). With lots of musical examples (from Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, etc.) played by professional orchestral musicians, Thomas shares his wealth of knowledge and gives many orchestration tips along the way.