Topic: Bassoon guards
Occasionally when I'm down in the low register I get a note that won't play properly; then when I look down it seems I've been inadvertently pressing some key or other, probably the Bb key, with my leg. (I wanted to title this thread "Fat Thighs" but figured too much attention would be generated).
Has anyone tried any of the guards out there and do they work? I've tried moving my bocal around so that my horn is facing more "out" and that has perhaps helped a bit. Any other suggestions? Moving the horn more forward on the seat (I use a seat strap), changing to a neck strap, making the Bb key harder to press, etc.etc.?