Master the Bassoon - Intermediate Instruction Made Simple!
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Master the Bassoon - Intermediate Instruction Made Simple!

Move beyond beginner with MusicProfessor's intermediate Bassoon course. A years worth of lessons in just a few hours!
4.7 (3 ratings)
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179 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2017
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 187 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play the full, natural range of the bassoon
  • Interpret and expressively perform dynamics
  • Read complex rhythms and meters
  • Troubleshoot reeds
  • Play for longer periods without fatigue thanks to numerous strength-building exercises
  • Perform all 12 major scales
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Requirements
  • Working Bassoon
  • Bassoon Reeds
  • Thorough knowledge of basic music theory and notation
Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Pick up where MusicProfessor's Beginner Bassoon course leaves off, adding more complex rhythms, scales and tone exercises to your repertoire.

Bassoon is a uniquely challenging, but extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's intermediate curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great bassoonist. On the way, you'll also learn useful music theory and musicianship skills. Plus, sheet music is available for each lesson.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. 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!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 100 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master the challenging high and low bassoon registers
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn new, complex rhythms and meters
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Bassoon-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Advanced Music Theory topics, including how to interpret phrasing and dynamics
  • Bassoon equipment recommendations
  • Bassoon reed troubleshooting tips

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. No where 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!


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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.

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

Who is the target audience?
  • Adult Learners
  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher
  • Intermediate Players
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Curriculum For This Course
102 Lectures
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Dotted Quarter + Eighth Note
12 Lectures 38:57

Start here! You can download the course's companion sheet music book by clicking on the resources tab or directly from the course navigation menu. 

Preview 00:31

Recap
05:27

Recap, part II
01:59

Exercise 1.1 - Dotted Quarter + Eighth Note
06:23

Melody 1.1 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
04:14

Melody 1.2 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
01:31

Melody 1.3 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
01:38

Note D#, Eb
03:54

Bb-Major Scale
02:34

Melody 1.4 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
01:44


Melody 2.1 - Gnomes
06:01
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Bassoon Low Register
12 Lectures 42:04

Let's quickly discuss the various items we'll cover in this section.

Introduction
00:25

Recap
04:10

Recap, part II
01:23

Notes Low E to Low Bb
12:57

Exercise 1.1 - Low Notes
03:23

Melody 1.1 - Up on the Houstop
03:19

C-Major Scale
01:37

Note High D
02:04

D-Major Scale
02:27

Chromatic Scale
02:05


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The Bassoon's High Register
8 Lectures 27:16

Let's begin by covering all of the items we'll discuss in this section.

Introduction
00:24

Recap
04:00

Note High Eb
04:30

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know High Eb
02:07

Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know High Eb
02:28

Chromatic Scale
01:36

Exercise 2.1 - Dynamics
09:43

Exercise 3.1 - Tying it All Together
02:28
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Tempo Markings
14 Lectures 40:37

Let's begin by quickly discussing the various topics we'll cover in this lesson.

Introduction
00:31

Recap
03:38

Notes High E, F
04:59

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know High E and F
02:00

F-Major Scale
01:42

E-Major Scale
02:35

Chromatic Scale
02:03

Exercise 2.1 - Tempo Adagio
05:56

Exercise 2.2 - Tempo Andante
01:35

Exercise 2.3 - Tempo Allegro
02:10

Exercise 3.1 - Dynamic Changes
06:54

Exercise 3.2 - Dynamic Changes
02:35

Melody 1.1 - When the Saints
02:14

Melody 2.1 - Wayfaring Stranger
01:45
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16th Notes
10 Lectures 36:28

Let's begin by briefly discussing the various topics we'll cover in this section.

Introduction
00:24

Recap
02:30

Recap, part II
02:27

Notes Low Eb and Db
08:34

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Low Eb and Db
03:34

Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Low Eb and Db
01:22

Eb-Major Scale
02:01

Chromatic Scale
03:00


Exercise 2.2 - 16th Notes
06:14
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Cut Time
10 Lectures 26:34

Let's begin by quickly discussing the topics we'll cover in this section.

Introduction
00:29

Recap
01:01

Ab-Major Scale
01:18

Exercise 1.1 - Moving 16th Notes
03:34

Exercise 2.1 - Cut Time
05:23

Exercise 2.2 - Chromatic Cut Time
02:47

Exercise 2.3 - Cut Time Skills
02:09

Exercise 3.1 - Intervals and Arpeggios
04:41


Exercise 4.1 - Combining 16th Notes and Articulation
01:25
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Dotted Eighth Note
11 Lectures 41:44

Let's begin by quickly reviewing the various topics we'll cover in this section.

Introduction
00:23

Recap
05:10

Note High F#
02:05

Db-Major Scale
04:59

Exercise 1.1 - Db Scale with 16th Notes
01:46

Exercise 2.1 - 16th Note Combinations
10:07

Exercise 2.2 - 16th Note Combinations
02:42

Exercise 2.3 - 16th Note Combinations
03:02

Exercise 3.1 - Dotted Eighth + Sixteenths
06:34

Melody 1.1 - Bridal March
03:04

Melody 2.1 - March of the Toreador
01:52
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Compound Meter
14 Lectures 54:28

Let's begin by quickly covering the various topics we'll discuss in this section.

Introduction
00:30

Recap, part I
04:46

Recap, part II
03:24

Note High G
01:58

Note High Ab
01:37

Ab-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
03:24

G-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
05:03

B-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
02:54

Chromatic Scale
05:46

Exercise 1.1 - 6/8 Time
09:42

Exercise 1.2 - 6/8 Time
01:39

Exercise 1.3 - 6/8 Time
03:08

Exercise 2.1 - Eighth Rests
05:28

Melody 1.1 - Panther
05:09
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Bassoon High A and Bb
11 Lectures 43:51

Let's begin by quickly covering all of the topics we'll cover in this lesson.

Introduction
00:23

Recap
01:05


A-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
03:56

Bb-Major Scale, Three-Octaves
02:54

Chromatic Scale, Three-Octaves
02:07

Gb_F#-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
05:54

Exercise 1.1 - Triplets
08:39

Exercise 1.2 - Triplets
02:31

Exercise 1.3 - Triplets
02:18

Melody 1.1 - Wars in the Stars
01:30
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