A two DVD set with a close-up, detailed, step-by-step demonstration of the reed making process using gouged, shaped and profiled (GSP) cane for beginners or advanced players. Making a bassoon reed from gouged, shaped and profiled (GSP) cane saves the cost of purchasing a shaper and profiler, saves preparation time and reduces wastage of material.
The video trailer above, is a two minute excerpt from the two DVD set. The DVD content exceeds 100 minutes.
DVD1: Making a Reed from GSP Cane (68 minutes)
DVD2: Finishing and Fine-tuning a Reed (43 minutes)
The BASSOON WARM-UPS emphasize legato playing – the basis for good tone, good pitch, good coordination and surprisingly, good articulation. In addition to warming up your ear, they gradually expand your range, breathing endurance, dynamic levels and rhythmic awareness. Doing the warm ups every time you play will build confidence and reduce stress. After you become familiar with them, it will take less than 10 minutes to play them all.
For new bassoonists, music teachers and bassoon parents!
Christopher Weait shows you how to make your store-bought reed play better with simple tools and techniques. 16 minutes.
Introduced with great success at the IDRS conference at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah July 22 - 26, 2008.
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Lavishly illustrated with over 150 photographs to demonstrate every step. Reed is made from gouged, shaped and profiled (GSP) cane. No expensive tools or complex machinery are required. ISBN: 978-0-9830034-0-3.
This book has been selected as the text for the bassoon studio at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas by Dr. Janis McKay, professor of bassoon.
"Your new reed manual is a model of clarity and completeness. Congratulations! My students will benefit." J.R., California
En Espanol por la primera vez. Traduccion de Eduardo Adrian Rodriguez (Universidad de La Plata Argentina) y Fernando Traba (Mexico y Florida West Coast Symphony). 40 paginas. Fotografias y dibujos.
The first bassoon reed-making book in Spanish. Translated by Eduardo Adrian Rodriguez (University of La Plata, Argentina) and Fernando Traba (Mexico and Florida West Coast Symphony). 40 pages. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
The interval patterns are based on the premise that instrumentalists need to know how intervals look in order to improve sight-reading and technical fluency. The patterns are similar to those in "Bassoon Scales for Reading" and make a useful supplement to it. The rhythmic and metric patterns are different in each section. All keys are represented including the enharmonic keys. ISBN: 978-0-9830034-2-7.
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