Tips for a new bassoon player?

Tips for a new bassoon player?

    
Tips for a new bassoon player?    18:26 on Friday, May 11, 2012          

bassoon24
(10 points)
Posted by bassoon24

So, I am going to be starting bassoon next month. :D
I was wondering if anyone had some advice and tips, especially since the key system seems so...daunting.
Oh, and I also play fife, trombone, trumpet, euphonium, cornet, baritone, guitar, bass, piano, and drums.


Re: Tips for a new bassoon player?    03:22 on Sunday, May 13, 2012          

contra448
(732 points)
Posted by contra448

First thing - find a teacher. This will make it much easier to to get to grips with this strange & wonderful beast especially as you have had no previous experience with a reed instrument.

2nd - Good luck!


Re: Tips for a new bassoon player?    22:16 on Sunday, June 17, 2012          

stst
(2 points)
Posted by stst

Things i have learned from teaching myself this instrument: long tones re a superb idea to start your practice session. start at h=the powest note (Bb) and work your way up the scale chromatically. also this guy's videos help so much: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHySZdY4zDE


   

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