Advanced Bassoon Studies - Learn to Master the Bassoon!​

Master bassoon performance and practice techniques while studying five challenging musical studies also known as etudes.
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  • Lectures 106
  • Length 11 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this series, MusicProfessor instructor Leslie Massenburg guides you through five challenging, engaging etudes (also know as 'studies'). Professor Massenburg breaks down each piece section by section, covering all of the important rhythmic, phrasing, and musical elements as well as performing each piece at various tempos. Learn how to master a challenging piece from beginning to end!

If you're looking to improve your bassoon skills, MusicProfessor provides the perfect easy, online way to do it! Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. Each MusicProfessor Bassoon course provides an entire year's worth of instruction, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor and backed by Udemy's 30-day, 100% money back guarantee!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 100 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master five challenging Bassoon etudes
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn how to troubleshoot difficult fingering passages
  • Learn how to increase tongue speed
  • Learn how to play expressively with vibrato and dynamics
  • Master various vibrato enhancing exercises
  • Review multiple complicated rhythms
  • Learn how to break down each piece into manageable practice sections
  • Play each etude at various tempos, including a final performance tempo

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy's 30-day guarantee.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Leslie Massenburg began her musical studies with piano at the age of 5. She started playing the bassoon in 1995 and continued to Baylor University for her undergraduate degree in bassoon performance and piano pedagogy. She furthered her bassoon studies with a masters degree from Southern Methodist University and three years at the Aspen Summer Music Festival where she studied with Wilfred Roberts, principal with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Per Hannevold, principal of the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, respectively.

Leslie is a frequent substitute with the Dallas Symphony, recently accompanying them on their residency in Vail, as well as the Ft. Worth Symphony, Dallas Summer Musicals, and the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Leslie is the principal bassoonist for the Las Colinas, Garland, and Arlington Symphonies, the contrabassoonist for the Dallas Wind Symphony and Plano Symphony, and plays second bassoon for Enviso.

Leslie is adjunct bassoon professor for Brookhaven College and has an extensive private teaching studio in the Dallas area. In the summers, she has served as bassoon faculty at Baylor University Summer Music Camps and is the director of the Bassoon Academy of Dallas. She recently completed filming for MusicProfessor, a series of online, interactive bassoon lessons for schools and students without access to a private teacher. Leslie lives with her husband and children in Richardson.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • Working Bassoon
  • Bassoon Reeds

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master five challenging, advanced etudes
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Multiple run-throughs at various tempos
  • Perform musically, with dynamic range, vibrato, and ornamentation
  • Interpret complex musical phrases

What is the target audience?

  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Adult Learners

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Andante Sostenuto
Introduction
Preview
00:44
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:14
Section A - Flicking
10:35
Section A - Slurs
11:28
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:56
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:16
Section B - Slurs Continued
07:54
Section B - Phrasing
03:01
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:21
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:21
Section C - Echo
04:16
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:53
Section D - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:20
Section D - Tenor Clef
06:19
Section D - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:51
Section E - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:23
Section E - Echo Continued
05:37
Section E - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:02
Section F - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:21
Section F - Working Out the Kinks
01:33
Section F - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:56
Section G - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:24
Section G - Phrasing Continued
00:54
Section G - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:41
Vibrato
Preview
03:48
Performance
Preview
02:34
Section 2: Allegro Furioso
Introduction
00:52
Articulation Exercises
08:03
Section A - Performance Run Through
00:13
Section A - Playing a Melody
02:46
Section A - Tonguing Exercises
Preview
06:26
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:36
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:22
Section B - Performance Run Through
00:16
Section B - Practice Techniques
06:54
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:33
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:31
Section C - Performance Run Through
00:17
Section C - Notes
01:48
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:07
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:24
Section D - Performance Run Through
Preview
00:31
Section D - Breathing
04:55
Section D - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:03
Performance at Practice Tempo
01:30
Performance
01:09
Section 3: Presto
Introduction
00:24
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:09
Section A - Rhythm
01:50
Section A - Tenor Clef
07:03
Section A - C# Melodic Minor Scale
03:24
Section A - Key Signature
01:10
Section A - Slow Practice
04:14
Section A - Cleanliness
06:59
Section A - Practicing Cleanliness
Preview
01:56
Section A - When it Gets Faster
04:23
Section A - Coordination Issues
04:45
Section A - Musicality
03:01
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
02:24
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:19
Section B - New Key Signature
00:51
Section B - Tenor Clef
01:59
Section B - Style
02:09
Section B - Metronome
04:01
Section B - Hemiola
03:18
Section B - Musicality
01:49
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
03:24
Performance at Practice Tempo
03:29
Performance
Preview
03:21
Section 4: Allegretto
Introduction
01:20
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:44
Section A - Tenor Clef
02:34
Section A - Fingers
04:09
Section A - Slow Practice
01:24
Section A - Big Intervals
06:36
Section A - Practice Rythms
05:34
Section A - Practice Rythms Continued
05:14
Section A - F Trill
02:58
Section A - Phrasing
02:05
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:19
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:51
Section B - Ties
02:10
Section B - Vibrato
01:40
Section B - Troubleshooting
03:13
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:14
Cadenza
02:33
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:49
Section C - Big Intervals
05:45
Section C - F# Sharp Trill
01:54
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
02:20
Performance
02:29
Section 5: Larghetto
Introducion
00:31
Practice Techniques
01:48
Control
01:01
Control Exercises
08:22

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