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 Re: Discouraged beginner
Author: CocoboloKid 
Date:   2012-07-20 14:48

Then your teacher is a proponent of venting (as opposed to flicking). Same idea, different approach. I personally don't see the need for full venting when flicking accomplishes the same result (cleanly attacked middle register notes) without tying up the thumb for the full duration of the note.

But, as you are a beginner, it is best to just do what your teacher tells you until you know enough to form your own technical workarounds for the difficulties of playing the bassoon. Rest assured that the techniques that your teacher is trying to impart to you are not at all unusual, and virtually every bassoonist on earth uses these techniques, or has at some point. (There ARE some bassoonists who do not flick, but they almost certainly at some point at least tried it...)

Of course, if you can afford to get your bassoon fitted with the Weisberg System, this will all become a moot point. :)

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