Podcast #3: Bassoon

This is the third in a series of podcasts designed to help both students and teachers get to know and write for some of the less commonly used instruments in the orchestra.  The bassoon is a member of the woodwind family.  It is capable of playing the bass line, but also of taking on a number of different roles within any ensemble from mysterious singer to clown.  Listen to some of the excerpts contained within this podcast and you’ll get some ideas  for ways of composing for this versatile instrument.

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Bassoon podcast

Bassoon main points

 

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