Two new (?) trill fingerings for bassoon

Alternate title: additional uses for those extra trill keys. You need a left hand Eb trill key for the first one to work and a standard thumb Ab-Bb trill key for the second one to work.

High C to high D is a plague for many players. I found a trill fingering that works very well. Requires some pretty good air support to keep the D from cracking but you know, it’s a high D, so there’s that. Trill the keys in blue.

C5-D5

C5-D5 trill

And another one that I couldn’t find a trill fingering I was particularly happy with anywhere, but this seems to work really well.

F4-Gb4

F4-Gb4

Brahms Violin Concerto

The The adagio movement 2nd bassoon part of the violin concerto is almost always on every audition for any position, principal or not. Part of the key to playing this right is making a musical partner with the oboe. Even having played this in concert I still find that I don’t have the oboe part in my head well enough, so I made a score rendition of the 2nd bassoon part along with the oboe solo. Probably handy for oboe players too, to see what is happening underneath with harmonic implications.

So here it is: Brahms Violin Concerto Excerpt with oboe

Penazzi audio is back!

I happened to find my original recordings I made of the Penazzi book records.  Sorry this was so long in returning, and I now have them on a space that won’t disappear when I change service providers.