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 Discouraged beginner
Author: Surprenant 
Date:   2012-07-20 05:15

Hi, this is probably not a new question, but I am a beginner bassoon player and I'm having difficulty with my fingering. I first started taking lessons with one teacher who never used the whisper key and my progress was amazing. However, he moved away and my new teacher is very strict about pressing the whisper for all notes below A on the top line, the A key for the A, and the C key for B-flat, B, and C. I've basically had to re-learn the bassoon and my left hand thumb seems to be furiously fumbling all over the bassoon keys. It's a hot mess when I play in that register...when I looked at various fingering charts online, I found discrepanices all over the place. I used to play the oboe, which doesn't have many alternate fingerings, so bassoon is proving to be a serious challenge. Do most bassoonists press the whisper key down all the time and use the A and C keys as mentioned above? Any advice? This is much harder than learning how to drive stick. Thanks!

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