Similar fingering to bassoon?

Similar fingering to bassoon?

Similar fingering to bassoon?    07:31 on Sunday, July 29, 2007          

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Posted by jagger

are there any other wind instruments that have a similar or the same fingering to the bassoon? I know sax and flute do, so i was wondering if bassoon had a partner.

Re: Similar fingering to bassoon?    10:21 on Sunday, July 29, 2007          

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Posted by bareego

I've played clarinet before bassoon, and your fingers that are not the thumb are somewhat similar for going up and down the scale, but I don't think there is another instrument that gives the thumbs such a workout as the bassoon does. Also once you get out of a register into another one it all tends to get quite different.

The bassoon is some unique animal.

Re: Similar fingering to bassoon?    19:04 on Thursday, August 02, 2007          

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Posted by MercifulMe

In actual fingerings, when I played clarinet (Which was about 4 days), I found the lower octave shared alot of fingerings, but once you get to the F, it gets away from the Bassoon system.

Re: Similar fingering to bassoon?    03:06 on Friday, August 03, 2007          

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Posted by AJ9090

the octave from the low F on bassoon to the F above that is similar to clarinet.

Re: Similar fingering to bassoon?    18:26 on Monday, November 26, 2007          

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Posted by heckelphone606

The contrabassoon is closer to the bassoon than anything else you will find, but it still has some irregularities. I think the tenoroon shares the fingerings exactly, but it is practically the same instrument.

Re: Similar fingering to bassoon?    14:16 on Saturday, December 01, 2007          

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Posted by Mark_UK

Bassoon fingering from low F up to the D an octave and a sixth above is very similar to fingerings used on flute, recorder and oboe (I don't know about clarinet or sax as I've never attempted to play either). Of course there are some differences between these instruments, but if you've learned one then the fingerings will feel familiar on the others.
However, if you use broadly the same fingerings on a flute, oboe or soprano (descant) recorder what you actually get is a scale of C. On an alto (treble) recorder you get a scale of F, as with the bassoon.
Below this range the bassoon uses thumb keys to get you down to the bottom end; and above it the fingerings for the different instruments start to diverge.

Re: Similar fingering to bassoon?    22:15 on Monday, December 03, 2007          

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Posted by Lenthia

for some reason some bassoon fingerings remind me of the flute fingerings....
like G on basson is kinda like the flutes D.... and.. bassoon F (low one) is kinda like flute F. When i switched from flute to bassoon i found the fingering to be the easiest part.. erm.. except for the low low notes xD.

Re: Similar fingering to bassoon?    15:37 on Thursday, December 13, 2007          

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Posted by Yasamune

@Heckelphon: I think he was asking outside of the family and even within the family its a haywire system. Tenoroon and Bassoon start similar but end entirely different in the high registers and such because the bassoon has millions of complicated permutations for fingerings. Contrabassoon you make up your own fingers in the extreme register after you pass the e right after middle c and quint and octave bassoons are the same story as tenoroon.

In short this beast can't be compared to most other woodwinds.


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