Topic: Technique Exercises

Hello! I'm a high school student who is looking for daily exercises to improve my technique. I was just seeing if anyone had any technical exercises they could suggest for me. Thanks for your time!

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Re: Technique Exercises

Oboe or bassoon?

M.M.A., D.M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign: B.Mus. Lawrence University
Bassoon professor at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Maker of the Little-Jake electric bassoon pickup and Weasel bassoon reeds

Re: Technique Exercises

Sorry, forgot to specify that I'm a bassoonist.

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http://www.trevcomusic.com/products/ric … tudies-bsn

Have fun!  (muahahaha)

M.M.A., D.M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign: B.Mus. Lawrence University
Bassoon professor at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Maker of the Little-Jake electric bassoon pickup and Weasel bassoon reeds

Re: Technique Exercises

For raw technique, Kovar's 24 Daily Studies can be very effective.  The can be dry, but in small doses they work wonders if used as he intended.  I especially suggest chapters 3, 4, 6, and 7.

Happy Bassooning!

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I 'second' the Kovar studies - Harold Goltzer gave us these as our required fundamentals at Juilliard. The Milde Scale and Concert Studies are also great, and are interesting musically. Nowadays, I enjoy Christopher Weait's Bassoon Scales for Reading, which help keep one in 'shape!'  Good luck!

James Jeter, D.M.A., NYC Bassoonist
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Thanks for the feedback, more feedback would be appreciated!

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Ok, I really like these, they are quite advanced but very fun to play, when I have time I try to play through the book.

http://www.musikkforlagene.no/en/Produc … DIES-op-33

Or download

https://musikkforlagenedigital.no/no/pr … es-op-33-2

Steve

Principal bassoonist, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, A Coruña, Spain. Bassoonist, bassoon dad, bassoon husband, bassoon uncle, bassoon brother and bassoon son.