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Do you want a better bassoon tone?

No doubt you have been told "play long notes"

But you think they are boring - you want to play music don't you?

Here's the answer - beautiful SLOW music.

Book 1

Beautiful slow music for Bassoon tone development.A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) with laminated covers and luxury wire binding for strength.  The book lies flat on your music stand.

Fourteen beautiful slow tunes - ideal for tone development.

Performance notes and technique tips for each melody.

Performance standard - easy to moderately difficult.

Sandra Downing says: "In my many years of teaching, I have found that many bassoon players won't  practice long note exercises because they can be so dreadfully boring.  I could not find enough interesting slow music for bassoon students to play - so we have published "Bassoon Tone-Ups Book 1". This book has fourteen carefully selected titles, complete with performance notes for each piece, for you to enjoy playing.  You will also develop your embouchure at the same time".

Below are scanned extracts of pages.  Click on the thumbnail pictures to see them full size.

Handel's Largo:

bassoon sheet musicAdvice and guidance on performance.


bassoon sheet music contentsContents
Handel's LargoClick on thumbnail to hear and see score


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Beautiful slow music for Bassoon tone development.

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