Sorry I’ve been MIA. I graduated from school over a year ago now and I haven’t really been super active with bassoon. I play in my city’s community band and I teach bassoon lessons, but other than that, in not super active on bassoon.
I’ve been in a depressive slump since graduating and very unmotivated. Once this semester is over I am back to being without a bassoon (which sucks) and I’m trying to find a good model that’s affordable. If anyone knows of anything and wants to send it my way, please do. I’d be super grateful.
Anyway, I may turn this blog into something still bassoon related but I’m not sure what. If any of y'all still follow me and are active, let me know what you want to see from me. I’d gladly take suggestions.
Thanks for the follows and support even though I’ve disappeared.
bassoonist: *squeaks almost all the notes in their solo*
conductor: *stops conducting*
conductor: ok bassoon, what is the problem???
bassoonist: oh yeah sorry my reed is dying
conductor: oh yeah i get it
conductor: after hearing that solo
conductor: part of me is dying too
I do apologize for the lack of content lately. I started my student teaching on August 1st and have been pretty swamped with that. I’ve got another full week of that before school starts on the 22nd.
I am doing my best to continue making reeds for not only myself, but for my two (that’s right, two!) students that I’ll be teaching this semester (and the next hopefully since I’ll still be here). I haven’t had much time to practice after my recital ended, but I need to make time. I’ve got All-State etudes to teach.
It is currently 12:06 am and as I just got back into town a few hours ago from a leadership workshop with the band I’m teaching this semester, I’m pooped. Bed time for me. I hope to keep y'all updated on how my semester goes. Let me know what content you want to see and I’ll work on making it.
I’d recommend the Milde Concert Studies for bassoon. Texas tends to have their All-State etudes from this book and while I was taking lessons in college we worked our way through it. I find them to be challenging and should be good if you’ve worked through the Weissenborn.