These scale and arpeggio patterns are based on the premise that instrumentalists need to know how scales and arpeggios look in order to be fluent sight-readers and to improve finger technique. They are divided into low, middle and high registers. They progress in one-octave increments through the cycle of fourths to include 15 keys, including the enharmonic keys. The high register patterns use tenor and treble clefs. Accidentals are used for each key rather than key signatures. The rhythmic and metric patterns are different in each section.
Scales included are: majors with tonic arpeggios, harmonic minors with minor arpeggios, melodic minors with tonic seventh arpeggios, chromatics, whole tones with augmented arpeggios, octatonics (diminished) scales with diminished seventh arpeggios, pentatonic and blues scales.
136 pages, coil bound for use on music stands.
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From F.B. of Bergamo, Italy: "In Italy There are a lot of good books for bassoon, but there’s not a collection of scale and intervals so complete, orderly and rational: the bassoon player, after a good warm up, only must open your book and study for improve his technique."
By M.H. of Illinois: "What makes your studies so special, however, is that, for me at least, they keep all that I have learned fresh."
By T.B. of Pennsylvania: 'You have actually become my close friend in the practice room by means of the hours and hours I have spent with your marvelous exercise books . . . . Thank you very much for all your help with my finger facility and musicianship! The rotating scales and arpeggios within the octave work so beautifully for me. Brilliant!"
By T.H. of New Jersey: "I can highly recommend Chris's complete collection of spiral-bound books: Bassoon Strategies for the Next Level; Bassoon Scales for Reading; Bassoon Intervals for Reading"
Quote from review by Daniel Lipori in 'The Double Reed', Vol 33/3, p.111: “With the set up of this book, you can easily isolate a scale or register that is giving you problems, and after you have learned the patterns within the entire book, I am sure your sight reading will improve!”