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Bassoon Vibrato: How to Sound Like a Pro

Have you ever heard a really great bassoonist or maybe another instrumentalist use vibrato before and wonder how they're actually ...
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How to Play Beginning Bassoon Notes & Fingerings (Great for Band Class!)

If you are brand new to the bassoon or you just recently started playing, then welcome! I'm going to teach ...
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Bassoon Tonguing and Articulation: How to Make it Cleaner and Faster

Do you feel like your tongue is slow or unfocused when you play bassoon?  Do you have issues with response ...
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How to Stop Playing Sharp on Bassoon!

Have you noticed lately that when you try to play with a tuner that you're often sharp?  Do you struggle ...
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How to Make Your High Notes Sound Good on Bassoon (For Beginners)

Playing high notes on the bassoon can be a challenge.  The fingerings are often more complicated than in the lower ...
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3 Easy Steps to Make a Bassoon Embouchure

Are you questioning whether or not you (or your students) are playing with correct embouchure on bassoon? Are you confused ...
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5 Reasons You Should Play Bassoon

Considering playing the bassoon? The bassoon is a unique, interesting, and fun instrument to play and has important characteristics and ...
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Learn How to Play Bassoon if You Switch from Trumpet

Could you think of two band instruments with more differences than the bassoon and the trumpet?  They are in different ...
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Learn How to Play Bassoon if You Switch from Trombone

Although the trombone is a brass instrument, it shares a lot in common with the bassoon.  Both instruments are in ...
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How to Play the Bassoon if You Switch from the Clarinet (3 Tips)

Switching from the clarinet to the bassoon is a fairly common transition for students in band programs.  Just like the ...
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