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Educational resources

Find answers to your questions about how to play the bassoon. Check back frequently for updates!


Bassoon fingering font! Add fingering diagrams to your Finale or Word documents. Music Teacher Tools.


  • VCU Festival of Winds Double Reed Ensemble 2007 Images
  • .mp3 - Sound files demonstrating the sound of the bassoon and various selections of music.


Links to web sites that specialize in double reeds.


Practice techniques

Practice - An in-depth look at how to utilize your practice time more effectively.

Music lists

  • Orchestral excerpts - a list of the most popular bassoon passages from the orchestra literature
  • Exercises - printable exercises for the development of bassoon technique

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