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Presenting a well-reasoned pedagogy for bassoon practice and performance

Videos by Terry B. Ewell, sequential listing: Videos 1-100 | Videos 101-200 | Videos 201-

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BDP Image Recommended Sequence:
BEGINNING
Who Should Play Bassoon?
Starting Bassoon & Bassoon Lessons
Counting Rests
Articulation (Basics, Introduction)
Fingering Technique
Play Along!

INTERMEDIATE
Chamber Music
Ensemble Games
Phrasing, Musicality
Play Along!
Weissenborn 50 Studies

ADVANCED
Articulation (Multiple Tonguing)
Double Tonguing
Triple Tonguing
Baroque Performance
Ornamentation
Circular Breathing
Orchestral Excerpts
Solo/Concerto Literature
Towson University Interviews
Towson University Course Lectures

Topical Listing (W = Weissenborn Study):

Accents (varied types, W23)
Appoggiaturas (W38, Mozart 4)
Articulation and note lengths (W5, 7,
30, 35A, 36, 37, 43)
Articulation Experiments (very important!)
Articulation, adding slurs in music (Mozart 3)
Arts Administration
Avoiding Injury (W9, 10, 11)
Bach, J. S. compositions,
Baroque Performance
Beat (metric) displacement (W18, 22)
Bocals for high register (W50A)
Breathing (2nd Lesson, part 2)
Breathing, rapid (W3, 7, 31)
Breaths, where to breathe (W5, 9, 20, 33)
Breaths, double breath sign (W20)
C#3 (10th Lesson)
Cadenzas (also Mozart 6, 7, 8)
Chamber Music
Climaxes, musical goals (W38)
Circular Breathing
Colossians 3:16 psalms, hymns, spiritual songs
Competition, healthy attitude (W25)
Counting Rests
Devotionals
Double Tonguing
Drones (W1, 8, 28, 32)
Eingangen (Mozart 5)
Embouchure positions (W34, 50A, 8th Lesson, part 2)
Endurance (Weekend Warrior Lecture)
Equipment and Accessories
Fermata and Caesura (W4)
Fingering Technique
Five components for sound production (W28, 30)
Flick keys, venting keys (W3, 4, 13, 6th Lesson)
Handel's Messiah
High register fingerings (W48, 49, 50A)
Increased air for articulation (W2)
Jaw motion (W3
Lectures (from College Courses)
Metronome (W22)
Missing Notes (Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, Part 2 )
Monotones (W41)

Mordents (W21A)
Mozart Bassoon Concerto
Octaves, rapid playing (W25)
Orchestral Excerpts
Orefici Music and Other Items
Ornamentation (also Mozart 4 and 5)
Perfection vs. excellent (W27)
Performances
Phrasing (W35B, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41,
43, 47)
Playing on the wind (W6, 7, 13, 29)
Posture (1st lesson, part 2 ,2nd Lesson)
Practice Strategy (W8)
Practice tool summary (W21B)
Reed Doctor
Reed Finishing
Reed finishing for high register (W49)
Reed Making
Reviews of Elementary Studies
Rinsforzando (W12, 35A)
Rubato (W39)
Satzenhofer Music
Skype, Online Music Lessons
Slur, downard (W26)
Sprints (W8, 11, 16, 24, 31)
Starting Bassoon & Bassoon
Lessons
Solo Literature
Subdivision, divisions (W4, 6, 32, 46)
Study Advice
Symbol: alternate fingering (
W4)
Technology
Tactus and Tempo (Mozart 9)
Timbre, matching (W45)
Tonguing, light (W33)
Tongued stops, hard and soft (8th Lesson, part 1)
Translations
Tuners (W32)
Tuning (W28, 29)
Tutti Sections (Mozart 2)
Urtext Editions (Mozart 1)
Vibrato (Introduction-Mozart 14, Mechanisms-Mozart  15, Developing-Mozart  16, Application-Mozart 17W35A, 35B)
Voicing, vowels (9th Lesson)
Weekend Warrior
Weissenborn 50 Studies, and Other Items



Articulation

Link to articulation videos


Arts Administration (Presentation given at MasterWorks Festival, 03 July 07)

J. S. Bach and Bach in Baltimore

Link to videos on Bach and Bach in Baltimore


Baroque Performance Practice

Chamber Music

  • Performing in a Wind Quintet (10 min., 2012, BDP #81)
  • Playing Bassoon in a Wind Quintet (11 min., 2012, BDP #82)
  • Nielsen Quintet, Variation 7 (4 min., 2012, BDP #83)
  • Playing Bassoon in a Wind Quintet (7 min., 2012, BDP #84)
  • Francis Poulenc—50 Years Later (1899-1963). (12 min., 2013, BDP 103) Towson University Department of Music showcase. Lecture by Carl Schmidt with sample performances by music faculty and staff, 12 March 2013. Excerpts from Suite française d'après Claude Gervaise FP 80, Vocalise FP 44, Petites Voix FP 83, Preiz pour paix FP 95, and Sextour FP 100.
  • Milhaud’s Suite for WW Quintet, Comments for Clarinetists (8 1/2 min.,BDP #160). James Logan, clarinet instructor at Towson University, provides performance and practice suggestions for Darius Milhaud’s La cheminée du roi Réne (The Chimney of King René), first movement, Cortége.
  • Milhaud’s Suite for WW Quintet, Comments for Oboists (10 min., BDP #161). Fatma Daglar, oboe instructor at Towson University, provides performance and practice suggestions for Darius Milhaud’s La cheminée du roi Réne (The Chimney of King René), first movement, Cortége. Removed 2020 July 09 as per Daglar's request.
  • Milhaud’s Suite for WW Quintet, Comments for Flutists (12 min., BDP #162). Sara Nichols, flute instructor at Towson University, provides performance and practice suggestions for Darius Milhaud’s La cheminée du roi Réne (The Chimney of King René), first movement, Cortége.
  • Milhaud’s Suite for WW Quintet, Comments for Piccolo Players (4 min., BDP #163). Sara Nichols, flute instructor at Towson University, provides performance and practice suggestions for Darius Milhaud’s La cheminée du roi Réne (The Chimney of King René), sixth movement, Chasse a Valabre.
  • Milhaud’s Suite for WW Quintet, Comments for Quintet and Bassoon Players (7 min., BDP #164). Dr. Terry B. Ewell, bassoon professor at Towson University, provides performance and practice suggestions for Darius Milhaud’s La cheminée du Roi René (The Chimney of King René), fifth movement, Joustes sur l'arc.
  • Milhaud’s Suite for WW Quintet, Comments for Quintet and Horn Players (9 min., BDP #177). Prof. Jason Ayoub, horn professor at Towson University, provides performance and practice suggestions for Darius Milhaud’s La cheminée du Roi René (The Chimney of King René), third movement.
  • Milhaud’s Suite for WW Quintet, Comments for Quintet and Horn Players (4 min., BDP #178). Prof. Jason Ayoub, horn professor at Towson University, provides performance and practice suggestions for Darius Milhaud’s La cheminée du Roi René (The Chimney of King René), fifth movement.

Chamber Music: Ensemble Games


Circular Breathing


Counting Rests

Devotionals (presented at the Masterworks Festival, Grace College, Winona Lake, IN)

Bach, J. S. Cantata 155, Aria, Du mußt glauben (5 min., 2020, BDP #291)

Bliss, Philip (music) and Horatio Spafford (lyrics). "It is Well with My Soul." (5 min., 2020, BDP #292)

Jerusalem, Ignacious, Duo a N. S. de la Concepcion Asump., Guadalupe de la que es Reyna. (3 min., 2020, BDP #290)

Pascuzzi, Gregory. "Diaspora Duet." (3 1/2 min, 2020, BDP #296)

Artwork and Graphics by Terry B. Ewell

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