Clarinet to bassoon

Clarinet to bassoon

    
Clarinet to bassoon    22:32 on Wednesday, July 22, 2015          

MIWAGW
(23 points)
Posted by MIWAGW

I was wondering if it would be easy to go from clarinet to bassoon and tips if I do. Also, if I buy one, what are some reasonably priced ones (no more than 500 dollars).

Thanks.


Re: Clarinet to bassoon    04:12 on Thursday, July 30, 2015          

contra448
(756 points)
Posted by contra448

There are lots of differences between the two - different keywork & fingering systems; there is a double reed on bassoon rather than single reed/mouthpiece comination. It all takes a bit of getting used to - some people find it easier than others. The ability to read bass clef music is also an advantage. My number one reccommendation is to find a good teacher - you will progress quicker & are less likely to get into bad habits!

Regarding an instrument - a decent instrument for $500 is asking the impossible. New the cheapest Far Eastern made ones are $2,000 or more & most of them I wouldn't touch. Over the years thay have improved but are still not good & the older ones really dire.There is a lot of rubbish out there & the costs of getting a bassoon put in playing order can be in excess of $500. Look for a recognised brand like Fox. If you find a teacher he/she should be able to guide you & suggest a suitable bassoon.

Good luck in your hunt & enjoy playing the best instrument if you do get one.

Ian


Re: Clarinet to bassoon    00:36 on Monday, August 17, 2015          

MIWAGW
(23 points)
Posted by MIWAGW

Hi.
I can read from the bass clef, as I play a bit of viola and my orchestra teacher had me read cello music. Thanks so much for the advice.


   




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