Tips for a new bassoon player?
 

Tips for a new bassoon player?

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Tips for a new bassoon player?    18:26 on Friday, May 11, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

bassoon24
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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.

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Re: Tips for a new bassoon player?    03:22 on Sunday, May 13, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

contra448
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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!

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Re: Tips for a new bassoon player?    22:16 on Sunday, June 17, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

stst
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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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