Free Stuff on This Site
- Double Reed Ring Tones
- Bassoon Fingering Chart by Terry Ewell
- MP3 Drones
- MP3 Performances
- Printed Music for Double Reeds and Friends (All)
- Printed Music for Double Reeds and Friends (Christmas)
Visit the International Double Reed Society Web Site for these items and much more:
- Bassoon Fingerings
- Double Reed Podcasts
- IDRS WWW Reed Project
- IDRS Mechler Historic Reeds
- MIDI Drones and MIDI files (at idrs.org) Most of these files are accompaniments, sort of a "music minus one."
- Programs from International Double Reed Society Conferences
Music. By Charles-David Lehrer
- Publications by the International Double Reed Society. This is the most comprehensive collection of articles available on the web for double reed players.
Videos. Several videos available, most for members
only. Public access videos were funded in part from a
grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
- More MIDI. Files from various locations. These are not accompaniments.
- Online metronome
- Printed Music
- Sound Files
- Books or Pamphlets
This is a collection of drones, each of which is about 2 minutes in length. An organ sound rich in overtones is used to help with tuning. These are not pure tones, so you will hear some pulsing as the overtones move in and out of phase. This more closely simulates a true playing condition than pure tones.
You can download them by right clicking on these links and saving them ("save target as") on your computer or you can play them by just left clicking the link.
C | C# | D | Eb | E | F | F# | G | Ab | A | Bb | B
Be sure to read the section on how to use drones.
Printed Music on the IDRS Web site. Much of this is restricted to IDRS members. See Printed Music
- The New Barret Oboe Method, by Charles-David Lehrer
- The New Brod Oboe Method by Charles-David Lehrer
- The New Garnier Oboe Method by Charles-David Lehrer
- The Double Reed Archaeologist by Charles-David Lehrer
- The New Ferling 48 by Charles-David Lehrer
- 24 Wind Quintets of Antoine Reicha by Charles-David Lehrer
Off-site Books or
Introduction to Oboe. Paulu, Catherine and Shiltz, Grover. Let’s Play Oboe.
Introduction to English Horn. Shiltz, Grover. Let’s Play English Horn.
Introduction to Bassoon. Fox, Hugo. “Let’s Play Bassoon.”
for a Fee
Ergopost (Ergonomic Handrest Post for Bassoon)