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The New Weissenborn Method for Bassoon

By Douglas Spaniol

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Instructional. Softcover. 180 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.842426).

Item Number: HL.842426

ISBN 1423484770. 9x12 inches.

For well over a century, students all over the world have learned to play the bassoon using Julius Weissenborn's Practical Bassoon Method. At long last, The New Weissenborn Method for Bassoon presents the complete 1887 publication in an updated, user-friendly version. With over 50 photographs, modern fingering charts, and in-depth instruction on performance basics, instrument care, and reeds, The New Weissenborn Method is a must-have for all bassoon students.


• Carefully researched and edited from the original 1887 edition

• All lessons and exercises re-engraved

• New notes, techniques and terminology introduced before each lesson

• Weissenborn's original sections on tenor clef and the “speaker” keys restored and expanded

• Original ornamentation chapter restored with added modern performance practices

• Supplementary scale exercises now include all major and minor keys.

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