LMC Tuesday: "Sound in Motion" - Phrasing & Vibrato

LMC Tuesday: "Sound in Motion" - Phrasing & Vibrato

Notes from the 2019 Longhorn Music Camp Bassoon Masterclass. Tuesday, June 11th: Sound in Motion: Phrasing & Vibrato

On the second day of LMC 2019 we discussed dynamics, articulations, phrasing and vibrato. We learned how to practice vibrato and some of the ways it can be used to enhance our scales and music.

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LMC Monday: Five Elements of Beautiful Tone Production

LMC Monday: Five Elements of Beautiful Tone Production

Notes from the 2019 Longhorn Music Camp Bassoon Masterclass. Monday, June 10th: Five Elements of Beautiful Tone Production.

On the first day of LMC 2019 we discussed the 5 Elements of Beautiful Tone Production and how we can practice them individually to improve our tone and intonation.

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Bocal Majority Tuesday: The Bocalphone & Beautiful Tone

Bocal Majority Tuesday: The Bocalphone & Beautiful Tone

Notes from the Bocal Majority Austin 2 Special Techniques Class. Tuesday, July 10 2018. The Bocalphone & Beautiful Tone.

  1. What is the bocalphone?

  2. What are the five elements of beautiful tone production on the bassoon?

  3. What is the difference between air pressure & volume?

  4. How can the bocalphone be used to diagnose and fix problems with embouchure, support, intonation and style?

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LMC Tuesday: Special Bassoon Techniques

LMC Tuesday: Special Bassoon Techniques

Notes from the 2018 Longhorn Music Camp Bassoon Masterclass. Tuesday, June 12th: Special Bassoon Techniques - Half Holes, Flicking, Intonation Adjustments, Vibrato.

  1. Why are flicking and half holing used on the bassoon?

  2. What is the difference between flicking and venting?

  3. Which notes are generally sharp or flat on the bassoon?

  4. How can I improve tuning on the bassoon?

  5. How is vibrato created?

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