My Current Reed Read
Bassoon Reed Making (aka “The Popkin Book”) by Mark Popkin and Loren Glickman
It’s quite interesting, I do say. It goes into detail about every possible thing there is that involves making reeds. I have yet to try their style on making them, but I am learning quite a bit. Definitely check it out, those of you who are interested in/are making Bassoon Reeds.
This is why Orchestra is SO HARD.
My Weapons of
Mass Destruction Choice
These are some $200 worth of tools I bought off a friend for $50(: Quite the deal. And I’m am just digging the light-up plaque :D
(Reblog from my other tumblr)
These are some reeds I have made (Reed 2, 4, 5, 6) and have worked on (Reed 1, 3).
None have be very playable (I suck), but I do love my turban technique :D I’m quite the fan of the bigger, bulkier turbans.
(Reblog from my other tumblr)
Help - Bassoon Quartet Names?
So I’m in a Bassoon Quartet (I play contra :D), and we will be performing at our Double Reed day and a couple more recitals and such. And we’ve been racking our brains to come up with a name for our group, but have been unsuccessful. What would be an original/creative/funny/anything name for a Bassoon Quartet?
I know I have lots of creative followers (C’mon, we’re music kids), so if you guys have any ideas, please send them to me(:
Thank you all so much <3
10 Day Bassoon Challenge: Day 4
Do you play any other instruments besides bassoon?
I play quite a few(: Flute. Saxophone. Piano. Oboe. Clarinet. Violin. Bass Guitar.
10 Day Bassoon Challenge: Day 3
How long have you played bassoon? If you don’t, would you like to?
I actually just recently celebrated my 3rd Anniversary of playing Bassoon(: It has definitely been the best 3 years of my life.
10 Day Bassoon Challenge: Day 2
How many other people have you met who play the bassoon?
Oh goodness. So many. I would have to say.. Probably 20 people. And I’ve liked every single one of them(:
10 Day Bassoon Challenge: Day 1
Where did you first hear the bassoon, and what was your first impression?
The first time I even came across the Bassoon was in my 7th grade Woodwind class. A friend of mind switched to it from Flute.
My first impression? “LOLWTF?” in 7th grade language.
Harmony 2 - 6/4, say what?
I used to pride myself on how well I did in AP Music Theory in high school. I got a 4 on the exam and did exceptionally well in the class. So, with that credit, I didn’t have to take Harmony 1 last semester. And I definitely wasn’t going to because I didn’t want to have to pay for it. So I didn’t. My friend Toni and I were the only two students out of roughly 100 freshmen at my school that didn’t have to take Harmony 1. We were pretty proud of ourselves.
Well, this semester, I’m taking Harmony 2. I was pretty pumped until the teacher started passing out our homework.. Part-writing 6/4 Passing, Pedal, and Cadential progressions. Toni and I both turned to each other, the same thought going through our heads. ‘Oh, shit..’
After the teacher did some explaining, we finally remembered the basics of writing these progressions, but we both struggled through the work.
I have a feeling it’s going to be a long semester in that class..
However, in better news, I have Symphonic Band today, and I am so excited :D I missed my bassoon buddy all of break <3