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 Re: Introduce yourself!
Author: dzredhead 
Date:   2008-04-12 23:29

I live in the Memphis TN area..

Still need any advice out there!!!!!!!! THANKS!

I started playing the bassoon in the 7th grade. The bassoon was my concert instrument and the bells were my marching instrument. I somehow managed to make All-Region and All-State every year! I also managed to get enough scholarship money to pay for nursing school and paramedic training! Yeah!!

After about a 20 year hiatus, I decided to take a chance and joined my church orchestra and a community band in Memphis.

I have really been amazed how much has come back. I have had to search for some things I either couldn't remember or just plain didn't know. The internet has been a great source of information. What did we do before computers and the internet?

Being unsure of how things were going to work out, I have been renting a Linton (wooden) bassoon. According to Linton going on the serial number it was made in the 40's. Amro Music in Memphis had completely overhauled the instrument and it has been perfect and inexpensive to meet my needs.

Last week, my WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC husband ordered me and Fox Renard 222D, which will be here within the month. I can't hardly stand the waiting. I know this is not an instrument for a professional, but it should certainly meet my needs......did I say I am so excited and can't hardly wait?!?!?!?

I never got into reed making. Have not a clue even where or how to start. Anyone out there that would at least point in the right direction? It really would be appreciated!

Any and all words of wisdom would be appreciated. Our church director knows nothing about the bassoon, so I have truly been on my own! I even got up the nerve to play a solo during our recent Easter musical. That for me was a MAJOR step.

Hope to get lots of good useful advice!

Thanks a bunch,


“when my time comes, don't be sorry for me; I'll be kicking up gold dust on the streets of glory.” ....Dr. Adrian Rogers

Post Edited (2009-04-10 02:18)

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