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Baroque Bassoon Bonanza

Today I had my first lesson with bassoonist Andrew Burn. It was wonderful...and humbling...and a reminder of so many things I say to my students which are now being said to me: figure out your fingerings (so we can focus on music) "It all sounds the same..." Long tones Kovar studies But first, I need to back up to explain why I'm studying with a Swiss-based historical bassoonist over Zoom. In 2019 I ordered a Baroque bassoon from Leslie Ross, bassoon-maker .  Over the years, and because of a few less than positive experiences, it became obvious that I need to learn a lot more about performance practice.  The opportunity presented itself to have a bassoon built and I seized it!  It took about 6 months to receive the bassoon.  You can watch my unboxing and first horrible notes here: A