Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here - Download the Course Sheet Music Companion Book

    • Beginning Bassoon Sheet Music Companion Book

  • 2

    Module 1 - Introduction to the Bassoon

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

    • Lesson 2: Putting the Bassoon Together

    • Lesson 3: Bassoon Playing Position

    • Lesson 4: Taking the Bassoon Apart

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - First Notes on the Bassoon

    • Lesson 5: Introduction

    • Lesson 6: Bassoon Air and Embouchure

    • Lesson 7: Notes F, E, D, and C

    • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting

    • Lesson 9: Bassoon Tonguing

    • Lesson 10: Exercise 1.1 - Tonguing

    • Lesson 11: Exercise 1.2 - Tonguing

  • 4

    Module 3 - Reading Music

    • Lesson 12: Introduction

    • Lesson 13: Exercise 1.1 - Longtones

    • Lesson 14: Exercise 1.2 - Longtones

    • Lesson 15: Exercise 1.3 - Longtones

    • Lesson 16: Reading Music

    • Lesson 17: Exercise 2.1 - Longtones on the Musical Staff

    • Lesson 18: Bassoon Tonguing and Breathing

    • Lesson 19: Exercise 3.1 - Longer Phrases

    • Lesson 20: Exercise 4.1 - Intervals

  • 5

    Module 4 - Slurring

    • Lesson 21: Introduction

    • Lesson 22: Notes B, A, G, and F

    • Lesson 23: Notes B, A, G, and F on the Musical Staff

    • Lesson 24: Exercise 1.1 - Half Notes

    • Lesson 25: Exercise 2.1 - Slurring

    • Lesson 26: Exercise 3.1 - Repeat Sign

  • 6

    Module 5 - Bassoon Half-Hole

    • Lesson 27: Introduction

    • Lesson 28: Recap

    • Lesson 29: Exercise 1.1 - Quarter Notes

    • Lesson 30: Note Half-Hole G

    • Lesson 31: Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know Half-Hole G

    • Lesson 32: Exercise 3.1 - Half Rests

    • Lesson 33: Exercise 4.1 - Tying it All Together

  • 7

    Module 6 - Bassoon Flicking

    • Lesson 34: Introduction

    • Lesson 35: Recap

    • Lesson 36: Notes A, B, and C + Flicking

    • Lesson 37: Exercise 1.1 - A, B, and C on the Staff

    • Lesson 38: Exercise 1.2 - A, B, and C on the Staff

    • Lesson 39: Exercise 1.3 - A, B, and C on the Staff

    • Lesson 40: C-Major Scale

    • Lesson 41: Time Signature

    • Lesson 42: Exercise 2.1 - 3:4 Time + Dotted Half Notes

    • Lesson 43: Melody 1.1 - Peer Gynt

    • Lesson 44: Exercise 3.1 - Tying it All together

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    Module 7 - Enharmonics

    • Lesson 45: Introduction

    • Lesson 46: Recap

    • Lesson 47: Recap, part II

    • Lesson 48: Note Bb

    • Lesson 49: Exercise 1.1 - Enharmonics

    • Lesson 50: F-Major Scale - Key Signature

    • Lesson 51: Exercise 2.1 - Quarter Rests

    • Lesson 52: Exercise 3.1 - Incorporating Bb

    • Lesson 53: Exercise 3.2 - Incorporating Bb

    • Lesson 54: Exercise 3.3 - Incorporating Bb

    • Lesson 55: Exercise 4.1 - Duet

  • 9

    Module 8 - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 56: Introduction

    • Lesson 57: Recap

    • Lesson 58: Recap, part II

    • Lesson 59: Exercise 1.1 - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 60: Exercise 1.2 - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 61: Notes F#, G#

    • Lesson 62: Exercise 2.1 - Dexterity

    • Lesson 63: Exercise 2.2 - Getting to know F#

    • Lesson 64: Exercise 2.3 - Getting to know Low G#

    • Lesson 65: Exercise 2.4 - Getting to know Half-Hole G#

    • Lesson 66: G-Major Scale

    • Lesson 67: Exercise 3.1 - Eighth Notes and F#

    • Lesson 68: Exercise 4.1 - Bb and B Natural Boogie

    • Lecture 69: Exercise 5.1 - F# Challenge

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    Module 9 - Bassoon Articulation

    • Lesson 70: Introduction

    • Lesson 71: Recap

    • Lesson 72: Note C#

    • Lesson 73: A-Major Scale

    • Lesson 74: Melody 1.1 - Hat Dance

    • Lesson 75: Melody 2.1 - Mountain King

    • Lesson 76: Exercise 1.1 - Articulations - Accents

    • Lesson 77: Exercise 1.2 - Articulations - Staccato