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Sat, Sep. 23rd, 2006, 06:29 pm
wooley381: (no subject)

I was wondering if any of you knew where I could find a recording of Sonata No.4 by John Ernest Galliard realizations by Karl Heinz Fussl and edited by Arthur Weisburg.
-Thanks

Fri, Sep. 22nd, 2006, 06:27 pm
dragonflymusic: (no subject)

I have a Schreiber bassoon I need to sell. It's in excellent condition, bought new in Spring 2005 and barely played. Comes with black hard case, complete with fabric covering, two handles and backpack straps. It is a reddish wood, has high C and D keys and a whisper key lock. There are some pictures I took when the instrument was brand new under the cut, and I promise it does not look any different now. I can post more recent pictures, different angles, etc. if requested. I'm asking $3,500, plus shipping and handling (I live in Virginia, US)

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x-posted to bassoon_society, bassoonlover, and doublereeds

Mon, Sep. 18th, 2006, 06:31 pm
raloptynam: Scholarship application

I'm applying for a scholarship that can be awarded for 5 years from one application, but I have to detail what I want to do for the next 5 years! I'm currently in my third (final) year of a Bachelors (undergrad.) degree in New Zealand. I can come up with another 2 years of sensible post-grad study here, but I'd rather go overseas and study for a bit longer. The scholarship can only go towards study in Australasia, Great Britain or Continental Europe, so if anyone has any suggestions of where would be good to go/what would be good to do in any of those places I would be very appreciative.

Fri, Jul. 28th, 2006, 05:35 pm
invalidtag: (no subject)

This is going to be a bassoon rant, and I'd really like some input on it, so here it goes.


I am a very determined person. If I want something, I work my tail end off to get it until I have it right in front of me. And ever since I began teaching little kids how to play the bassoon, I decided I needed to take it a little more seriously.

So I practiced every day. All year. Maybe twice a day sometimes when I was over zealous.

And I really improved, and Weisberg has been changing my reeds, changing my tone, insulting my habits, you know, the things that teachers do.

I have been so grateful. But Gosh damnit, I go away for two weeks, I'm busy like a bee for a few weeks, and I just feel like I'm not as abitious. I have to MAKE myself ambitious. I have to FORCE myself to grin and bear it, and practice every day.

And although that may not be the recipe for a music major, after a while I begin to ADORE it again, it just takes some pushing. But I'm wondering if I can last to a career for college and for the rest of my life. I mean...I'm only an incoming sophmore in highschool, and I'm already determined to get my music career. But man, I want this so much.


Just asking for your opinions, I guess. Thanks so much. :)

Thu, Jul. 27th, 2006, 10:22 pm
hanniex: (no subject)

Okay, so I really want to pursue music - study it in college, attempt to be professional/be a teacher/whatever, but I guess I'm having so much trouble focusing on practicing. And I feel like I'm just in this rut where I keep putting off practicing (even though I want to?), and  it's just not good. I'm in a lot of youth groups and I'm just really involved in music during the school year, and this summer I'm actually playing in the pit orchestra for a musical to keep me busy (since everything else stops during the summer). But it's still so hard to make myself practice - no matter how much I know  I should and want to. I don't know why. 

I hope that makes sense haha. 
Anyways, I was just wondering how you - people who study music, keep yourself motivated and whether you ever have trouble keeping yourself going with all the practicing, etc. 

Again, I hope this makes sense :)

Mon, Jun. 5th, 2006, 05:40 pm
forgotten_wings: Moldy Reeds

For the past few months, the reeds in my reedcase have been getting really moldy, even after I use new reeds for weeks. I have several holes drilled in my reed case so they wouldn't get moldy, and it's worked fine for four years. Are there any other ways to prevent the mold, and are there any good ways to get the mold off?

Wed, May. 10th, 2006, 09:11 pm
hanniex: reeds?

Reed question!

How long do your reeds usually last? More than a month?

Wed, May. 3rd, 2006, 04:54 pm
invalidtag: (no subject)

I'm curious about music schools. What are some good schools for bassoon? I really want to focus on a good music school for my instrument, so I looked at Indiana, I mean my teacher and his colleague work there, so I don't know. But I heard something about 'conservatories'. What the heck are those?


Please fill me in, guys. :)

Wed, May. 3rd, 2006, 01:30 pm
sideofthedawn: (no subject)

Hi everyone,

I just recently learned that I'm going to be spending the summer in Southern California but I'm from New Jersey and don't know any bassoon teachers in that area! I'm going to be there for at least 2 months and I was wondering if anyone knew any teachers who are up for teaching a Bard Conservatory student. Any information available would be awesome!

Wed, Apr. 26th, 2006, 03:48 pm
basseykay: Second bassoon - how difficult are these two?

I have suddenly and unexpectedly been asked to join an orchestra and play second bassoon on Bizet's L'arlesienne suite no. 1 and Ravel-Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

It has been many years since I have played with any kind of orchestra, and then it was only the training orchestra for the states youth orchestra. I am out of practice on the instrument but not terribly so. I can play simple stuff with some work, but anything difficult is out of the question.

The concert is in two weeks and I have not yet seen the music. I will have time to practice, but terribly much of it---maybe an hour most days. Practicing everyday will not be an option.

Can anyone tell me how difficult these parts are? Is attempting this realistic or should I politely decline?

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