Arthur WeisbergRecorded 2006 at Indiana Jacobs School of Music.
In 2006 Arthur Weisberg sat down with Banddirector.com to discuss and demonstrate several playing techniques on the bassoon, embouchure, tounging, vibrato and the Future Bassoon.
Evaluating the Condition of a Used Bassoon
The objective of this article is to provide advice about the physical condition of the instrument. Advice about the price to pay for a used bassoon is outside of the scope of this article.
The advice in this article is applicable to any bassoon. The make of the instrument may give an indication of how g ...
Choosing Bassoons for Schools—A Summary
by Chip Owen with Larry Festa
The purchase of a bassoon for use in a school can be a problem for many music teachers. It tends to be the least understood instrument in most programs and the offerings of the various makers can be baffling. Selecting a bassoon that best suits the needs of the program will save mo ...
Buying a Bassoon for a Student
A guide for parents of bassoon students
by Chip Owen with Larry Festa
The purchase of a bassoon is a significant investment. Several questions need to be asked and answered before the optimum choice of instruments can be made. These questions include: • Do you really need to buy a bassoon? • What does a student nee ...
Band and Bassoon
The Bassoon is used in most Band and Wind Ensemble groups. However, there are special problems that such bassoonists have to face. The primary one is how to balance with the other instruments. It is obvious that the bassoon is the weakest of all band instruments. Most students have not learned how to play loudly. Of course ...
Music Director's Guide To Teaching Bassoon Students
By Lawrence J. Stewart, DMABassoon Professor - Rowan University
I am sure many music teachers have asked this question, "I have a student who wants to play the bassoon, but how can I teach such a student? I don't know the bassoon that well?" The intention of this article is to assist music direc ...
Quick, Sure Tips On Starting Young Bassoonists
Geneva Fitzsimonds SouthwestMiddle School 1601 W. Front St. Albert Lea, MN 56007
I. Equipment & Accessories
Most young bassoonists will begin on a school-owned instrument. Always check to make sure the bassoon is in good playing condition before starting the student. Nothing is more frustrating than try ...
The Big Switch
by Amanda King
As the leaves change color and football teams take the field, another school year is upon us. Before we know it, the marching band will play its last half time show and concert band will begin. Now is the time to begin developing a full concert band complete with auxiliary instruments and double reeds. As a bassoonist, I reali ...
Double Reed Solos With Band Accompaniments
At BAS Publishing, one of our main goals is to provide good solos, solos of
the standard repertoire, with band accompaniment. This allows both outstanding
soloists to be featured at both the high school or college level.
In 2001 we added our first double reed solo, the Telemann Sonata in a minor
for oboe. ...
To keep your instrument in the best possible condition, please consider the following information.
AssemblyUse the instructions on the back of this page to properly assemble your instrument.
MaintenanceUse cork grease as little as possible, but make sure you use it when you need it. To apply it properly you must rub the grease into the cork. Do no ...
Double Reed Solos with Band Accompaniment
At BAS Publishing, one of our main goals is to provide good solos, solos of the standard repertoire, with band accompaniment. This allows both outstanding soloists to be featured at both the high school or college level.
In 2001 we added our first double reed solo, the Telemann Sonata in a minor for oboe. We arr ...