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Graded Bassoon Music, Accompaniments, and Materials.

Some materials linked on this website were developed on sabbatical in Spring 2021 thanks to Towson University.

Grade 1 (Easiest)

Who Should Play Bassoon?
Starting Bassoon & Bassoon Lessons (Lessons 1-5)
A Tune A Day Duets | Rubank Elementary Method Duets
Graded Bassoon Excerpts, Grade Levels 1-2 Duets
Grade 1 Solos

Grade 2

Starting Bassoon & Bassoon Lessons (Lessons 6-10)
A Tune A Day Duets | Rubank Elementary Method Duets
Graded Bassoon Excerpts, Grade Levels 1-2 Duets
Grade 2 Solos

Grade 3 

Counting Rests
Articulation (Basics, Introduction)
Fingering Technique
Graded Bassoon Excerpts, Grade Level 3 Duets and Trio
Rubank Intermediate Method Duets
Weissenborn Practical Bassoon School and Opus 8, No. 1
Grade 3 Solos

Grade 4 

Chamber Music
Ensemble Games
Phrasing, Musicality
Rubank Advanced Method Duets
Weissenborn 50 Advanced Studies, Opus 8, No. 2
Grade 4 Solos

Grade 5 

Weissenborn 50 Advanced Studies, Opus 8, No. 2
Orefici 20 Melodic Studies (Forth Coming 2021-2022)
Orefici Studi per Fagotto
Ornamentation of Baroque Music
Grade 5 Solos

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Grade 6 (Difficult)

Articulation (Multiple Tonguing)
Double Tonguing
Triple Tonguing
Baroque Performance
Writing Cadenzas for Baroque and Classical Music
Circular Breathing
Orchestral Excerpts (scroll down, if needed)
Grade 6 Solos

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