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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!
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.
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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: Dotted Quarter + Eighth Note|
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.
Recap, part II
Exercise 1.1 - Dotted Quarter + Eighth Note
Melody 1.1 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
Melody 1.2 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
Melody 1.3 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
Note D#, Eb
Melody 1.4 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
Melody 2.1 - Gnomes
|Section 2: Bassoon Low Register|
Let's quickly discuss the various items we'll cover in this section.
Recap, part II
Notes Low E to Low Bb
Exercise 1.1 - Low Notes
Melody 1.1 - Up on the Houstop
Note High D
Melody 2.1 - On Top of Old SmokeyPreview
Exercise 2.1 - Low Note ChallengePreview
|Section 3: The Bassoon's High Register|
Let's begin by covering all of the items we'll discuss in this section.
Note High Eb
Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know High Eb
Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know High Eb
Exercise 2.1 - Dynamics
Exercise 3.1 - Tying it All Together
|Section 4: Tempo Markings|
Let's begin by quickly discussing the various topics we'll cover in this lesson.
Notes High E, F
Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know High E and F
Exercise 2.1 - Tempo Adagio
Exercise 2.2 - Tempo Andante
Exercise 2.3 - Tempo Allegro
Exercise 3.1 - Dynamic Changes
Exercise 3.2 - Dynamic Changes
Melody 1.1 - When the Saints
Melody 2.1 - Wayfaring Stranger
|Section 5: 16th Notes|
Let's begin by briefly discussing the various topics we'll cover in this section.
Recap, part II
Notes Low Eb and Db
Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Low Eb and Db
Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Low Eb and Db
Exercise 2.1 - 16th NotesPreview
Exercise 2.2 - 16th Notes
|Section 6: Cut Time|
Let's begin by quickly discussing the topics we'll cover in this section.
Exercise 1.1 - Moving 16th Notes
Exercise 2.1 - Cut Time
Exercise 2.2 - Chromatic Cut Time
Exercise 2.3 - Cut Time Skills
Exercise 3.1 - Intervals and Arpeggios
Melody 1.1 - A Brahms MelodyPreview
Exercise 4.1 - Combining 16th Notes and Articulation
|Section 7: Dotted Eighth Note|
Let's begin by quickly reviewing the various topics we'll cover in this section.
Note High F#
Exercise 1.1 - Db Scale with 16th Notes
Exercise 2.1 - 16th Note Combinations
Exercise 2.2 - 16th Note Combinations
Exercise 2.3 - 16th Note Combinations
Exercise 3.1 - Dotted Eighth + Sixteenths
Melody 1.1 - Bridal March
Melody 2.1 - March of the Toreador
|Section 8: Compound Meter|
Let's begin by quickly covering the various topics we'll discuss in this section.
Recap, part I
Recap, part II
Note High G
Note High Ab
Ab-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
G-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
B-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
Exercise 1.1 - 6/8 Time
Exercise 1.2 - 6/8 Time
Exercise 1.3 - 6/8 Time
Exercise 2.1 - Eighth Rests
Melody 1.1 - Panther
|Section 9: Bassoon High A and Bb|
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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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