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 Re: Clarinet to Bassoon
Author: nickles8189 
Date:   2006-09-02 17:05

switching to bassoon off of any instrument is going to be hard, but coming from a single reed is better than anything else (switching brass players = bad idea). at least you won't be as intimidated by the crazy fingerings you'll come across (beware of the bottom and upper octaves, my friend). just find an easy-to-read fingering chart. otherwise you'll blow your brains out, lol.

i highly recommend the standard of excellence book series when learning a new instrument. they're great because they go over how to put the instrument together, how to position your hands, and embrouchure as well as have easy-to-read fingering charts. i taught myself out of those books on several different instruments, including bassoon, and i love raving about them. but then once you get past the first book or two of the series, then move into something more challenging. but since you do already play clarinet, it'll be a lot easier with those books because you don't have to worry about learning to read music (except switching to reading bass clef instead of treble, but it'll become second nature in no time).

keep up on clarinet! good luck!

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