Topic: Styles of Bassoon Playing?
I wasn't certain where this question fit, so I decided to put it here.
I'd really like a decent overview of the different styles of bassoon playing. It's quitedifficult to find resources describing the different styles of bassoon anything aside from that of reed styles. I'm curious as to the origins and pros and cons of different embouchures (As there are many styles) as well as different styles of playing. There is such a wide difference in the sound of different bassoonists, and that is something that I appreciate about the instrument, but I can't find any places that describe these different styles, or how they are achieved. Recently my teacher told me about "Bel Canto" which I have discerned to be a stlye of Italian singing that has in some ways influenced legato playing on instruments, but I haven't been able to find much else on playing styles, or even Bel Canto's direct relation to the bassoon. I'm really rather lost on these subjects, but very curious. Any info is appreciated!