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Tue, Sep. 1st, 2009, 10:09 am
colonelperry42n: Bassoon for Sale

Sorry if this isn't allowed in this community, but I thought I would post an ad here. Feel free to take it down if advertising isn't allowed.

Professional Schreiber (Model 502, SN 18842) bassoon for sale for $3,500 (obo). I purchased this bassoon used in 2000 and it is in great condition. It has a beautiful cherry colored-wood with a clear lacquer finish. The bassoon has its original case and has room for 3 bocals. It comes with a Schreiber #2-length bocal (it resembles an English-bent bocal). This is a great bassoon for beginner to advanced intermediate players, and has a rich, warm sound. It has silver-plated keys and lined tone holes. Additional keys include: high D key, high Eb key (no high E key), LH Eb trill key, RH C# trill key, and LH whisper key lock. It has rollers on RH Bb, pancake, F# keys, RH pinky F, F#, and Ab, and LH Eb/Db. It has both Bb and low D key guards, a neck strap ring. It also comes with two crutches. Can use a hook- or cup-style seatstrap.

Sun, Dec. 28th, 2008, 10:44 pm
xotiffanysheree: hey everyone!

Hi. I've been playing bassoon for 3 years. My band teacher had me switch from alto sax to bassoon right after 6th grade. Basically, I had to teach my self. Does anyone know a good fingering chart for bassoon? I'm not too good at knowing the names of the notes; would flashcards be helpful for learning those names? And are there any useful tips/tricks I should know? Thanks in advance! :]

Mon, Dec. 15th, 2008, 06:41 pm
instantparty: (no subject)

Hey all I have a few problems again as usual.. I've been playing for 2 years now.
I started with the Bb Clarinet for a year then I switched to the bassoon.
1) I'm really used to this brand of reeds called 'Jones' and then now its unavailable.. My conductor orders other brands now and I'm finding it really difficult to get used to the other brand. Some reeds are smaller and softer and some reeds are bigger and harder.. Not used to them.. What should I do?
2) How do I know when my reeds are over-used and should not be used anymore?
3) My high notes sound kind of 'thin' and aren't really pleasant..
4) I lock my whisper key all the time.. Is that good or bad? Does it affect anything?
5) My notes keep cracking especially the higher notes.. And its really getting on my nerves..
6) Is there a way to solve bassoon intonation problems? (My conductor says the only way is to adjust the embouchure and the bocal should be pushed in completely..)
7) Is it a must to soak the reeds before and after playing?
8) My bassoon is starting to have a weird smell I don't know why. (I use vaseline as my cork grease is it related to the smell?)
9) If I practise long tones, how should I go about practising it? And how long would it take for me to notice any improvements?
10) Does the bassoon sound depend mostly on the quality of the reed?
11) How to I form a more relaxed embouchure?
12) I tend to tighten my embouchure when hitting the higher notes.. How do I solve this problem?
13) Is it a must to use the octave keys?
14) Do bassoons squeak? Because I think I do.. Lol.


Mon, Jun. 30th, 2008, 08:56 pm
generalgifford: (no subject)

Hello, dearest bassoonists of the LiveJournal World.

Please go here and listen to "Flutter Tonguing." Are those multiple bassoons? Or do bassoons naturally do a fifth (+ octave?) when you fluttertongue?

Thu, May. 22nd, 2008, 07:27 pm
instantparty: (no subject)

Hello everyone I have been playing the bassoon for around 2 years now in my high school band, and I've encountered many problems.
1) Mouldy reeds
2) Conductor says that I'm biting my reed too hard
3) High notes sound tight
4) High notes cracking

Please help ):

Thu, Jan. 3rd, 2008, 01:36 pm
borkedspork: Fox Renard 240 Artist Model For Sale

Hey guys. college is expensive and I have this bassoon I don't use anymore. It's an 05 barely used Fox 240 Artist. If anyone is interested please respond with an offer. I can take pictures if needed. Comes with a CVX 2 and a CVX 3 bocal. Also included are swabs, neck strap, seat strap, and hard plastic reed case. Any questions feel free to ask.

Fri, Jun. 29th, 2007, 03:15 am
generalgifford: (no subject)


Hahaha, I'm starting to count on certain LiveJournal communities to find instrumentalists. Anyway, nice to meet you all. I'm a composer, and I'm writing a quartet for bassoons. (4th bassoonist will play the contra half of the time, and the other half a bassoon... though I'm considering dropping the contra idea.)

I've been looking all over the Internet to find a comprehensible guide for the most popular and kind of easiest multiphonics on the bassoon. (I know that for some multiphonics, it's a question of individuality of both the player and the instrument.) My best luck so far is: 1) This One, which makes very little sense to me, and 2) That One, which has the benefit of sound-files but totally lacks notation and pointing out which notes sound.

It's possible that I might have to go out and find a Bassoon Fingering Guide book, but I figured I'd try out here and either get good website suggestions or some information (including notation) on certain multiphonics you know would work for most bassoonists.

And maybe I'll get lucky and find some performers in the Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) area to maybe work with.

Love and thanks in advance,
General Gifford

(Cross-posted to bassoon_society.)

Wed, Feb. 28th, 2007, 07:37 pm
limey_flavored: (no subject)

Hey bassoonists. I'm having some trouble with my whisper key. Its sticking down, and I can't seem to fix it. Its definitely NOT that the pad is super sticky, and its definitely not the whisper-key lock. The mechanism is well-oiled. The problem has something to do with the spring. Its not tense enough or something, because it just isn't forcing the whisper key back when I lift my thumb.

Does anyone know how I can fix this, or perhaps know another reason that could be causing this?

It's very urgent that I fix it, because I have a concert this weekend (and my whisper key sticking down is totally messing up my upper register). Unfortunately, my private teacher is out of town until next week, so I can't talk to him about it. And more unfortunately, I'm in college and I don't live around here, and neither does my bassoon repair guy.

If anyone has any ideas, I would be so greatfull to hear them!

Thu, Feb. 22nd, 2007, 10:41 pm
wooley381: (no subject)

Hello all,
I am a Junior in High school and I am starting now to prepare for college auditions. I was wondering if any of you recommend any pieces for my auditions, I have looked at Mozart concertos but I don't want to be the typical bassoon player. Also, if any of you know of good colleges that would be appreciated as well, I have looked at Kent State, Eastman, and Ithaca so far.

Tue, Sep. 26th, 2006, 11:17 pm
bandnerdserrano: (no subject)

Hey Guys.
I was just wondering if anyone in Texas that has the Texas State Tryout Music  Cd for bassoon, if you could upload it for me.
Please and thankssss..

<3 Carlos

P.S. I'm taking private lessons with this guy, and he is the best thing every since band camp.

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