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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!
Oboe or bassoon?
Sorry, forgot to specify that I’m a bassoonist.
Have fun! (muahahaha)
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.
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!
Thanks for the feedback, more feedback would be appreciated!
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.