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 Need recourse for learning the bassoon keys
Author: Lux 
Date:   2017-01-04 16:21

Hey folks. I am currently a band instrument repair t.ech student and I need to sit down with the bassoon and become more familiar with it. (I've played before) What I need is some kind of diagram to know which keys are named what. Any suggestions? At the moment, I don't really need a fingering chart as most of these new fangled bassoon keys may not be in known fingering charts. Example: The model 214 Platinum bassoon from Moennig comes with a high-D key, a high-E key, and double Eb-key. Where the hell are these?

Thanks guys!

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 Re: Need recourse for learning the bassoon keys
Author: concertmaster3 
Date:   2017-01-07 08:19

Easily found here.
http://wfg.woodwind.org/bassoon/basn_fing.html
Also the fingering chart here is very good as well. Most charts (not the ones that come with beginner methods which are marketed towards beginner instruments) will have all of those keys because they've been around for a while now.

Ron Ford
Woodwind Specialist
Performer/Teacher/Arranger
http://www.RonFordMusic.com

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 Re: Need recourse for learning the bassoon keys
Author: Caroline Smale 2017
Date:   2017-03-27 02:25

The High D and E keys are pretty self explanatory and quite obvious when you look at the wing / tenor joint.

I have only ever in 25 years come across one other extra mechanism that is not commonly found, and that was not shown on any chart but was documented in Baines wonderful book "Woodwind Instruments and their History". (*)

Every serious woodwind Tech should own a copy of this book, especially if you are ever going to restore really old instruments.

(*) ps. even the owner of the bassoon did not know that his instrument had the extra mechanism, let alone what it was for until I told him!



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 Re: Need recourse for learning the bassoon keys
Author: DarkHairedIrish 
Date:   2017-03-27 20:11

Caroline Smale wrote:

> I have only ever in 25 years come across one other extra
> mechanism that is not commonly found, and that was not shown on
> any chart but was documented in Baines wonderful book "Woodwind
> Instruments and their History". (*)
>
> Every serious woodwind Tech should own a copy of this book,
> especially if you are ever going to restore really old
> instruments.
>
> (*) ps. even the owner of the bassoon did not know that his
> instrument had the extra mechanism, let alone what it was for
> until I told him!

I am very curious to what the extra mechanism you are referring to is and what it accomplishes.

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 Re: Need recourse for learning the bassoon keys
Author: Caroline Smale 2017
Date:   2017-03-27 21:29

Hi Sean, it was many years ago but it was either the D/Eb trill mechanism or the Ab/Bbtrill key. Both are mentioned on Page 162 of Baines's book.



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