Topic: An Ideal Practice Schedule for an Amateur Bassoonist. Suggestions?
I would like some help on two issues:
A- What would be an ideal practice schedule for an amateur bassoon player with one hour a day available who would like to have fun on the process?
When I work with scales, my reading gets better, my technique (fingering) too. It does not help with my speed though.
When I work on etudes, it seems my reading is also helped, and also the technique, but I am afraid I'm not doing what I was supposed to.
Long notes and sonority work is a torture. I was catch myself ending up doing a whole hours of either only scales, or just the etudes.
I've been playing more seriously for the last 3 years.
B- How do I brake my reed-making adiction? I also get into the trap of jeopardizing playing time for reed making. I have more good reeds already for at least an year and a half. Should I declare an year moratorium in reed making?
Thanks for your widom,