Bassoon Library

Learn to play enigmatic and enchanting Bassoon well in no time at all by following the professional step-by-step instruction. There’s something for every level of player in the Bassoon Library.

Overview

There is nothing like the sound of the Bassoon and its characteristically large range. From the low rumble of the lower register to the sweetly singing tones of the upper range, the Bassoon provides a unique challenge that matches its robust sound. Let the MusicProfessor instructor make playing the Bassoon easy right from the start. There’s something for every Bassoon player in the full Library, from sequential instruction to fun to play solos.

This video library is perfect for:
  • First-time players ready to get playing
  • Intermediate instrumentalists looking to hone their performance skills
  • All players interested in self-paced, authentic instruction
In this library you’ll learn:
  • Instrument care and proper body position
  • How to hold the instrument and make your first sounds
  • Instrument-specific techniques to enhance your playing
  • Intermediate and advanced techniques and repertoire

Curriculum

Level 1 Bassoon

By Leslie Massenburg
  • 0 Lessons
  • Leslie Massenburg
  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Putting the Bassoon Together
  • Lesson 3: Bassoon Playing Position
  • Lesson 4: Taking the Bassoon Apart
  • Lesson 5: Introduction
  • Lesson 6: Bassoon Air and Embouchure
  • Lesson 7: Notes F, E, D, and C
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 9: Bassoon Tonguing
  • Lesson 10: Exercise 1.1 - Tonguing
  • Lesson 11: Exercise 1.2 - Tonguing
  • Lesson 12: Introduction
  • Lesson 13: Exercise 1.1 - Longtones
  • Lesson 14: Exercise 1.2 - Longtones
  • Lesson 15: Exercise 1.3 - Longtones
  • Lesson 16: Reading Music
  • Lesson 17: Exercise 2.1 - Longtones on the Musical Staff
  • Lesson 18: Bassoon Tonguing and Breathing
  • Lesson 19: Exercise 3.1 - Longer Phrases
  • Lesson 20: Exercise 4.1 - Intervals
  • Lesson 21: Introduction
  • Lesson 22: Notes B, A, G, and F
  • Lesson 23: Notes B, A, G, and F on the Musical Staff
  • Lesson 24: Exercise 1.1 - Half Notes
  • Lesson 25: Exercise 2.1 - Slurring
  • Lesson 26: Exercise 3.1 - Repeat Sign
  • Lesson 27: Introduction
  • Lesson 28: Recap
  • Lesson 29: Exercise 1.1 - Quarter Notes
  • Lesson 30: Note Half-Hole G
  • Lesson 31: Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know Half-Hole G
  • Lesson 32: Exercise 3.1 - Half Rests
  • Lesson 33: Exercise 4.1 - Tying it All Together
  • Lesson 34: Introduction
  • Lesson 35: Recap
  • Lesson 36: Notes A, B, and C + Flicking
  • Lesson 37: Exercise 1.1 - A, B, and C on the Staff
  • Lesson 38: Exercise 1.2 - A, B, and C on the Staff
  • Lesson 39: Exercise 1.3 - A, B, and C on the Staff
  • Lesson 40: C-Major Scale
  • Lesson 41: Time Signature
  • Lesson 42: Exercise 2.1 - 3:4 Time + Dotted Half Notes
  • Lesson 43: Melody 1.1 - Peer Gynt
  • Lesson 44: Exercise 3.1 - Tying it All together
  • Lesson 45: Introduction
  • Lesson 46: Recap
  • Lesson 47: Recap, part II
  • Lesson 48: Note Bb
  • Lesson 49: Exercise 1.1 - Enharmonics
  • Lesson 50: F-Major Scale - Key Signature
  • Lesson 51: Exercise 2.1 - Quarter Rests
  • Lesson 52: Exercise 3.1 - Incorporating Bb
  • Lesson 53: Exercise 3.2 - Incorporating Bb
  • Lesson 54: Exercise 3.3 - Incorporating Bb
  • Lesson 55: Exercise 4.1 - Duet
  • Lesson 56: Introduction
  • Lesson 57: Recap
  • Lesson 58: Recap, part II
  • Lesson 59: Exercise 1.1 - Eighth Notes
  • Lesson 60: Exercise 1.2 - Eighth Notes
  • Lesson 61: Notes F#, G#
  • Lesson 62: Exercise 2.1 - Dexterity
  • Lesson 63: Exercise 2.2 - Getting to know F#
  • Lesson 64: Exercise 2.3 - Getting to know Low G#
  • Lesson 65: Exercise 2.4 - Getting to know Half-Hole G#
  • Lesson 66: G-Major Scale
  • Lesson 67: Exercise 3.1 - Eighth Notes and F#
  • Lesson 68: Exercise 4.1 - Bb and B Natural Boogie
  • Lecture 69: Exercise 5.1 - F# Challenge
  • Lesson 70: Introduction
  • Lesson 71: Recap
  • Lesson 72: Note C#
  • Lesson 73: A-Major Scale
  • Lesson 74: Melody 1.1 - Hat Dance
  • Lesson 75: Melody 2.1 - Mountain King
  • Lesson 76: Exercise 1.1 - Articulations - Accents
  • Lesson 77: Exercise 1.2 - Articulations - Staccato

Level 3 Bassoon Etudes

By Leslie Massenburg
  • 78 Lessons
  • Leslie Massenburg
  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 3: Section A - Flicking
  • Lesson 4: Section A - Slurs
  • Lesson 5: Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 6: Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 7: Section B - Slurs Continued
  • Lesson 8: Section B - Phrasing
  • Lesson 9: Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 10: Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 11: Section C - Echo
  • Lesson 12: Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 13: Section D - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 14: Section D - Tenor Clef
  • Lesson 15: Section D - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 16: Section E - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 17: Section E - Echo Continued
  • Lesson 18: Section E - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 19: Section F - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 20: Section F - Working Out the Kinks
  • Lesson 21: Section F - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 22: Section G - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 23: Section G - Phrasing Continued
  • Lesson 24: Section G - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 25: Vibrato
  • Lesson 26: Performance
  • Lesson 27: Introduction
  • Lesson 28: Articulation Exercises
  • Lesson 29: Section A - Performance Run Through
  • Lesson 30: Section A - Playing a Melody
  • Lesson 31: Section A - Tonguing Exercises
  • Lesson 32: Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 33: Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 34: Section B - Performance Run Through
  • Lesson 35: Section B - Practice Techniques
  • Lesson 36: Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 37: Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 38: Section C - Performance Run Through
  • Lesson 39: Section C - Notes
  • Lesson 40: Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 41: Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 42: Section D - Performance Run Through
  • Lesson 43: Section D - Breathing
  • Lesson 44: Section D - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 45: Performance at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 46: Performance
  • Lesson 47: Introduction
  • Lesson 48: Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 49: Section A - Rhythm
  • Lesson 50: Section A - Tenor Clef
  • Lesson 51: Section A - C# Melodic Minor Scale
  • Lesson 52: Section A - Key Signature
  • Lesson 53: Section A - Slow Practice
  • Lesson 54: Section A - Cleanliness
  • Lesson 55: Section A - Practicing Cleanliness
  • Lesson 56: Section A - When it Gets Faster
  • Lesson 57: Section A - Coordination Issues
  • Lesson 58: Section A - Musicality
  • Lesson 59: Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 60: Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 61: Section B - New Key Signature
  • Lesson 62: Section B - Tenor Clef
  • Lesson 63: Section B - Style
  • Lesson 64: Section B - Metronome
  • Lesson 65: Section B - Hemiola
  • Lesson 66: Section B - Musicality
  • Lesson 67: Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 68: Performance at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 69: Performance
  • Lesson 70: Introduction
  • Lesson 71: Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 72: Section A - Tenor Clef
  • Lesson 73: Section A - Fingers
  • Lesson 74: Section A - Slow Practice
  • Lesson 75: Section A - Big Intervals
  • Lesson 76: Section A - Practice Rhythms
  • Lesson 77: Section A - Practice Rhythms Continued
  • Lesson 78: Section A - F Trill
  • Lesson 79: Section A - Phrasing
  • Lesson 80: Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 81: Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 82: Section B - Ties
  • Lesson 83: Section B - Vibrato
  • Lesson 84: Section B - Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 85: Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 86: Cadenza
  • Lesson 87: Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 88: Section C - Big Intervals
  • Lesson 89: Section C - F# Sharp Trill
  • Lesson 90: Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
  • Lesson 91: Performance
  • Lesson 92: Introduction
  • Lesson 93: Practice Techniques
  • Lesson 94: Control
  • Lesson 95: Control Exercises
  • Lesson 96: Vibrato
  • Lesson 97: Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 98: Section A - Rhythm
  • Lesson 99: Section A - F# to A# slur
  • Lesson 100: Section A - Tuning
  • Lesson 101: Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
  • Lesson 102: Section B - Trill
  • Lesson 103: Section B - High Notes B and C
  • Lesson 104: Section B - Air and slurring
  • Lesson 105: Section B - Playing with the Metronome
  • Lesson 106: Performance

Level 2 Bassoon

By Leslie Massenburg
  • 185 Lessons
  • Leslie Massenburg
  • Lesson 1: Intro
  • Lesson 2: Recap
  • Lesson 3: Recap, part II
  • Lesson 4: Exercise 1.1 - Dotted Quarter + Eighth Note
  • Lesson 5: Melody 1.1 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
  • Lesson 6: Melody 1.2 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
  • Lesson 7: Melody 1.3 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
  • Lesson 8: Note D#, Eb
  • Lesson 9: Bb-Major Scale
  • Lesson 10: Melody 1.4 - My Country 'Tis of Thee
  • Lesson 11: Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 12: Melody 2.1 - Gnomes
  • Lesson 13: Introduction
  • Lesson 14: Recap
  • Lesson 15: Recap, part II
  • Lesson 16: Notes Low E to Low Bb
  • Lesson 17: Exercise 1.1 - Low Notes
  • Lesson 18: Melody 1.1 - Up on the Housetop
  • Lesson 19: C-Major Scale
  • Lesson 20: Note High D
  • Lesson 21: D-Major Scale
  • Lesson 22: Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 24: Exercise 2.1 - Low Note Challenge
  • Lesson 25: Introduction
  • Lesson 26: Recap
  • Lesson 27: Note High Eb
  • Lesson 28: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know High Eb
  • Lesson 29: Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know High Eb
  • Lesson 30: Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 31: Exercise 2.1 - Dynamics
  • Lesson 32: Exercise 3.1 - Tying it All Together
  • Lesson 33: Introduction
  • Lesson 4: Recap
  • Lesson 35: Notes High E, F
  • Lesson 36: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know High E and F
  • Lesson 37: F-Major Scale
  • Lesson 38: E-Major Scale
  • Lesson 39: Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 40: Exercise 2.1 - Tempo Adagio
  • Lesson 41: Exercise 2.2 - Tempo Andante
  • Lesson 42: Exercise 2.3 - Tempo Allegro
  • Lesson 43: Exercise 3.1 - Dynamic Changes
  • Lesson 44: Exercise 3.2 - Dynamic Changes
  • Lesson 45: Melody 1.1 - When the Saints
  • Lesson 46: Melody 2.1 - Wayfaring Stranger
  • Lesson 47: Introduction
  • Lesson 48: Recap
  • Lesson 49: Recap, part II
  • Lesson 50: Notes Low Eb and Db
  • Lesson 51: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Low Eb and Db
  • Lesson 52: Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Low Eb and Db
  • Lesson 53: Eb-Major Scale
  • Lesson 54: Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 55: Exercise 2.1 - 16th Notes
  • Lesson 56: Exercise 2.2 - 16th Notes
  • Lesson 57: Introduction
  • Lesson 58: Recap
  • Lesson 59: Ab-Major Scale
  • Lesson 60: Exercise 1.1 - Moving 16th Notes
  • Lesson 61: Exercise 2.1 - Cut Time
  • Lesson 62: Exercise 2.2 - Chromatic Cut Time
  • Lesson 63: Exercise 2.3 - Cut Time Skills
  • Lesson 64: Exercise 3.1 - Intervals and Arpeggios
  • Lesson 65: Melody 1.1 - A Brahms Melody
  • Lesson 66: Exercise 4.1 - Combining 16th Notes and Articulation
  • Lesson 67: Introduction
  • Lesson 68: Recap
  • Lesson 69: Note High F#
  • Lesson 70: Db-Major Scale
  • Lesson 71: Exercise 1.1 - Db Scale with 16th Notes
  • Lesson 72: Exercise 2.1 - 16th Note Combinations
  • Lesson 73: Exercise 2.2 - 16th Note Combinations
  • Lesson 74: Exercise 2.3 - 16th Note Combinations
  • Lesson 75: Exercise 3.1 - Dotted Eighth + Sixteenths
  • Lesson 76: Melody 1.1 - Bridal March
  • Lesson 77: Melody 2.1 - March of the Toreador
  • Lesson 78: Introduction
  • Lesson 79: Recap, part I
  • Lesson 80: Recap, part II
  • Lesson 81: Note High G
  • Lesson 82: Note High Ab
  • Lesson 83: Ab-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
  • Lesson 84: G-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
  • Lesson 85: B-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
  • Lesson 86: Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 87: Exercise 1.1 - 6:8 Time
  • Lesson 88: Exercise 1.2 - 6:8 Time
  • Lesson 89: Exercise 1.3 - 6:8 Time
  • Lesson 90: Exercise 2.1 - Eighth Rests
  • Lesson 91: Melody 1.1 - Panther
  • Lesson 92: Introduction
  • Lesson 93: Recap
  • Lesson 94: Notes High A and Bb
  • Lesson 95: A-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
  • Lesson 96: Bb-Major Scale, Three-Octaves
  • Lesson 97: Chromatic Scale, Three-Octaves
  • Lesson 98: Gb:F#-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
  • Lesson 99: Exercise 1.1 - Triplets
  • Lesson 100: Exercise 1.2 - Triplets
  • Lesson 101: Exercise 1.3 - Triplets

Beginning Music Theory

By Blaise Ferrandino
  • 286 Lessons
  • Blaise Ferrandino
  • Lesson 1 - Welcome to Music Theory
  • Lesson 2 - Sound Production
  • Lesson 3 - Timbre
  • Lesson 4 - Vibration
  • Lesson 5 - Notation
  • Lesson 6 - Staff
  • Lesson 7 - Keyboard
  • Lesson 8 - Sharps and Flats
  • Lesson 9 - Clefs
  • Lesson 10 - Intro to Scales
  • Lesson 11 - Building Major Scales
  • Lesson 12 - Building Major Scales for the Keyboard
  • Lesson 13 - Building Minor Scales
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