The Bassoon - Volume 2
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- Authors: Günter Angerhöfer, Werner Seltmann
- Instrumentation: Bassoon
- ISMN: 9790200405231
- Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
- Pages: 196
The six-volume tutorial series "The Bassoon" provides a comprehensive introduction to the instrument and its way of playing by combining textual commentaries with music sections. Addressed to both hobby musicians and aspiring professional musicians, the bilingual German-English edition is suitable for use internationally.
Since the series is designed to meet student needs by progressing in difficulty, it is optimally suited to support the different learning stages.
The textual commentaries in volumes I to III and VI are easy to consult, providing wide-ranging information about the bassoon as an instrument, its history, structure and maintenance, but also about its playing technique. The practical section consists of 90 self-contained lessons within the first three volumes and includes tone studies, technical studies, and three etudes each. The fourth volume contains bassoon duets, and the fifth volume presents compositions for bassoon and piano, both from the 17th to the 20th centuries, graded, like the etudes, according to difficulty. Volume VI focuses on the contrabassoon.
The second volume follows the first with lessons 37 to 66. Based on the fundamental knowledge about the bassoon and its way of playing already acquired, the text section now increasingly turns to musical interpretation, detailing, accordingly, aspects of phrasing, tempo, meter, dynamics, agogics, articulation, and ornamentation. The lessons are analogous to those of the first volume, consisting of tone studies, scales, technical studies and three exercises each. Since the volume builds on the previous one, it is aimed at more advanced students. A detailed fingering chart is attached, representing not only the standard and alternative fingerings but also those for trills, tremoli, and flageolet tones.
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