Currently I am teaching a 13yr old male (in his 4th year) and have hit a wall for catchy pieces to appeal (Weissenborn is proving about as popular as cabbage, broccoli & cauliflower). Previous successes have included Gordon Jacob's 4 Pieces, Funeral March of a Marionette, & A la Russe. Does anyone know of up-beat, quirky pieces preferably for bassoon with piano accompaniment? I think the Schott-published Scott Joplin Album may be too advanced. May be able to adapt flute/clarinet "pop" albums which are more readily available. Any ideas?
Christchurch New Zealand
Bassoonist / Teacher / Conductor