With many studies for the Oboe in print, Gillet's Method For The Beginning Of The Oboe is set apart by the significant experience of the composer which informs the compilation.
During the preface, in which Gillet writes to his pupils, he describes the need for studies to deal with the typical problems that beginners to the Oboe face. His exercises cover a wide range of techniques essential to progression on the Oboe. Moreover, Method For The Beginning Of The Oboe also contains a clear, helpful fingering chart, comprising a huge 80 fingerings. The vast variety of studies and fingering chart combined create an essential book for beginner oboists.