Learn to Play Bassoon: Beginner to Pro in Under Four Hours!
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The Bassoon is an instantly recognizable and fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's comprehensive curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great bassoonist.
Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way, you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills.
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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Bassoon|
Let's quickly discuss what we'll cover in this section.
Learn about the different parts of the bassoon, including the reed, and how to completely and correctly assemble it.
Learn how to correctly hold and support the bassoon as well as how to properly sit with perfect posture.
Learn how to carefully disassemble your bassoon, take care of your reeds, and troubleshoot minor disassembly mishaps.
|Section 2: First Notes on the Bassoon|
Let's quickly discuss all of the topics we'll cover in this section.
Learn how to properly find and set a correct embouchure with and without a reed.
Learn your first notes on the bassoon, middle C, D, E, and F.
Learn how to correctly identify and correct response and tone issues.
Learn the importance of tone position and how to appropriately use the tongue to articulate notes.
Practice your new notes, F, E, D, and C with tonguing.
In this final exercise, reinforce your new notes with a tongued articulation.
|Section 3: Reading Music|
Let's begin by quickly covering the various topics we'll discuss in this section.
Exercise 1.1 - Longtones
Continue playing various combinations of longtones.
Exercise 1.3 - Longtones
Exercise 2.1 - Longtones on the Musical Staff
Learn how to control your breath over long passages, how to take advantage of breathing between phrases, and how to keep your embouchure focused on the reed.
Exercise 3.1 - Longer Phrases
Exercise 4.1 - Intervals
|Section 4: Slurring|
Let's begin by reviewing the various topics we'll cover in this section.
Learn your second set of notes B, A, G, and F.
Identify your newly learned notes, B, A, G, and F on the staff.
Exercise 1.1 - Half Notes
Exercise 2.1 - Slurring
Exercise 3.1 - Repeat Sign
|Section 5: Bassoon Half-Hole|
Let's quickly discuss the various topics we'll cover in this section.
Once again, let's review how to finger and play some of our new notes, B, A, G, and F and incorporate slurring.
Exercise 1.1 - Quarter Notes
Note Half-Hole GPreview
Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know Half-Hole G
Exercise 3.1 - Half Rests
Exercise 4.1 - Tying it All Together
|Section 6: Bassoon Flicking|
Let's quickly cover the various topics we'll discuss in this section.
In addition to learning some new high notes, A, B, and C, we also get to learn about a unique Bassoon concept called 'Flicking.'
Exercise 1.1 - A, B, and C on the Staff
Exercise 1.2 - A, B, and C on the Staff
Exercise 1.3 - A, B, and C on the Staff
Exercise 2.1 - 3_4 Time + Dotted Half Notes
Melody 1.1 - Peer GyntPreview
Exercise 3.1 - Tying it All together
|Section 7: Enharmonics|
Let's quickly discuss what we'll be covering in this section.
Recap, part II
Exercise 1.1 - Enharmonics
F-Major Scale - Key Signature
Exercise 2.1 - Quarter Rests
Exercise 3.1 - Incorporating Bb
Exercise 3.2 - Incorporating Bb
Exercise 3.3 - Incorporating Bb
Exercise 4.1 - Duet
|Section 8: Eighth Notes|
Let's begin by quickly discussing the topics we'll cover in this section.
Recap, part II
Exercise 1.1 - Eighth Notes
Exercise 1.2 - Eighth Notes
Notes F#, G#
Exercise 2.1 - Dexterity
Exercise 2.2 - Getting to know F#
Exercise 2.3 - Getting to know Low G#
Exercise 2.4 - Getting to know Half-Hole G#
Exercise 3.1 - Eighth Notes and F#
Exercise 4.1 - Bb and B Natural Boogie
Exercise 5.1 - F# Challenge
|Section 9: Bassoon Articulation|
Let's begin by quickly discussing the topics being covered in this section.
Melody 1.1 - Hat Dance
Melody 2.1 - Mountain KingPreview
Exercise 1.1 - Articulations - Accents
Exercise 1.2 - Articulations - Staccato
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MusicProfessor launched in 2012 with a single instrument series, 'Bassoon 101,' but has since expanded to over 12 instrument series with just over 5000 video lessons. Our 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.
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