Information for Bassoon Students

       Advice for aspiring bassoonists

 

       Musical artistry outline in PDF format

 

       How to prepare for an orchestral audition

 

       A ranking by frequency of the most commonly required orchestral excerpts

 

       How high school bassoonists can best prepare for college music school auditions

 

       Tips on getting the most out of your college music school 

 

 

       An interview given by Carol Cope Lowe about my study with K. David Van Hoesen

 

       My favorite recordings (non-bassoon players)

 

       My advice and method for selecting a bassoon

 

       My recommendations for the best bassoon equipment

 

       Where to find bassoon music

 

       How to identify and cross-reference the different catalogues of Vivaldi’s bassoon concerti

 

       A few scholarly sources for information about the bassoon

 

       How to stop the leaking

 

       The most important exercise for building breath support, good sound and intonation

 

       Expanding on the Long Tone Regimen above

 

       Articulation Lengths in PDF format 

 

       Rubato for Bassoonists with examples from Milde Concert Study #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2016 Barrick Stees