Topic: Low note fingerings
I am a bassoonist who returned to playing a couple of years ago after so many years that I'm embarrassed to say just how many! My private lessons of all those years ago are a faint memory, and I have no ability to take lessons again at this point. So I have had to persevere with the Weissenborn by myself and work myself up to speed on my own.
I have achieved a pretty good level of competence now and play in a couple of groups and a wind ensemble, so I feel good about my technical abilities now, except for the very low notes. I find my left hand assumes a very awkward position to finger those thumb keys and am wondering what is the current thinking on how the thumb should be placed to finger D, C, B, and Bb.