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bassoon ideas and excerpts Fletcher Forehand

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    milde concert study no 6, lesson 1

    milde concert study no 6, lesson 1

    here are four ways of approaching the language of this piece

    1. play the 2nd 16th of each group of 4 16ths for a full quarter, d g D G D bb a d, etc

    2. pitch is same as #1, but now add the rhythm, 1-&a/2-&a/3...

    3. keep the rhythm, but now play the full chord.
    d-bg/G-db/D... (play Bb, just trying to show the rhythm)

    4. keep the articulation, go back to #2 for pitch, and add the appoggiaturas.
    cddd/fggg/cddd/f... first two 16ths are slurred
    (play C# and F#, just trying to show the rhythm)

    5. play as written

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    tchaikovsky symphony no. 4, ii (asyo 2008)

    tchaikovsky symphony no. 4, ii (asyo 2008)

    this excerpt is at the very end of the second movement, and it can be thought of as a quiet answer to the opening melody played by the oboe (same material, though the bassoon version is slightly truncated). as with any excerpt, listen to enough recordings so you can get a good feeling for the context of the excerpt as well as a few ideas that you would like to emulate when you play the excerpt. it is good to have a point of view when you play. figure out what this says to you and what you want it to say to the audience/audition committee, then practice executing your ideas.

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This is a good resource. I'm glad I found it. More recordings of the Mildes would be nice, especially the earlier ones.

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