Unit 2: Let’s Start Playing!
Learn where to place your fingers on the bassoon and how to play the notes C, D, and Bb.
Home Base Finger Spots
Watch the video to learn where to place your hands and fingers on the bassoon in their “home base” positions. These are the spots where your fingers should automatically revert to when you’re getting ready to play notes.
Learn to Play C
Watch the video to learn how to play the note C on the bassoon, and see if you can match the sound that Natalie plays at the end of the video.
Play Along: Call and Response on C
Listen to Natalie play patterns on C and play back what you hear.
Learn to Play D
D is very similar to C, you simply take one finger away!
Play Along: Call and Response on C and D
Listen to Natalie play patterns on C and D and play back what you hear.
Learn to Play Bb
The Bb fingering uses both the left and right hands.
Play Along: Call and Response on C, D, and Bb
Listen to Natalie play patterns using the notes C, D, and Bb and play back what you hear.
Record: Hot Cross Buns (by ear!)
Listen to the following recording of “Hot Cross Buns,” which only uses the notes C, D, and Bb. Then, try to figure out how to play the song on your own. When you’re ready, press the “Start recording” button to submit your recording of the song and Natalie will send you written feedback!