switching to bassoon, help 19:27 on Tuesday, March 08, 2005
hello, well im at a arts highschool for grade 10 piano and advanced saxaphone.... in our concert band im switching to playing the bassoon because i think ill get much more oppourtunities like playing with the strings during concerts and being able to play with orchestra(saxaphones arent aloud )and because its the craziest instrument... anywho, nobody in our school plays the bassoon yet and the director is really excited for me to begin playing the bassoon. He said it will be a hard transition though fromn the sax, and that theres alot of weird fingering. What are your thoughts? And about the double reeds... will it be hard to get air through? or to produce sound????
Re: switching to bassoon, help 00:53 on Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Well, here`s a bit of advice from an future bassoon player...
I thought that making a sound on a bassoon reed would be hard, but I heard not, because it is pretty large, not like the oboe, where it is very small and pressurized. Absolutely, do the bassoon, it looks great, sounds great, and also looks like a bazooka! For the clef, you would have no problem I believe because it`s in bass clef, and since you`re in piano 10, it should be as easy as anything. The fingerings, I don`t know if you`ll have problems, I heard they`re a bit funky, but it`s probably gonna be fine.
*sigh*, I do still have to wait 3~4 months to switch to bassoon... *sigh*
Re: switching to bassoon, help 15:31 on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
The bassoon really isn`t all that hard to learn from the saxophone. That`s what I did last November. I play Alto Tenor and Baritone saxophones for marching and jazz band and stuff, and my director asked me if I could do bassoon for concert, so I did, and it really isn`t that hard. The fingerings are sort of tough in comparason to sax, but you can get used to them rather quickly.
Re: switching to bassoon, help 14:42 on Friday, March 18, 2005
oh man. yah, i get toutered for sax three times a week for a hour and a half, so instead of doing it for sax, ill just switch to bassoon. hrmmmmm, i guess they have the bassoon almost ready and ill be starting it in likea week or 2. hrmmm. if only i could spell.*walks into corner and ehem...stands there* yup. Oh yeah, and about thewhole reed thing... how much more or less air do you need to put into it and would your ambresheur be about the same or completly diffrent?(mouth situation )anywho, im out. lol