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Presenting a well-reasoned pedagogy for bassoon practice and performance
Videos by Terry B. Ewell:  Videos 1-100 | Videos 101-200 | Videos 201-
 
BDP Image Recommended Sequence:
BEGINNING
Who Should Play Bassoon?
Starting Bassoon & Bassoon Lessons
Counting Rests
Articulation (Basics, Introduction)
Fingering Technique

INTERMEDIATE
Chamber Music
Ensemble Games
Phrasing, Musicality
Weissenborn 50 Studies

ADVANCED
Articulation (Multiple Tonguing)
Double Tonguing
Triple Tonguing
Baroque Performance
Ornamentation
Circular Breathing
Orchestral Excerpts
Solo Literature

Topical Listing (W = Weissenborn Study):

Accents (varied types, W23)
Appoggiaturas (W38)
Articulation and note lengths (W5, 7,
30, 35A, 36, 37, 43)
Articulation Experiments (very important!)
Arts Administration
Avoiding Injury (W9, 10, 11)
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)
Chamber Music
Climaxes, musical goals (W38)
Circular Breathing
Competition, healthy attitude (W25)
Counting Rests
Devotionals
Double Tonguing
Drones (W1, 8, 28, 32)
Embouchure positions (W34, 50A, 8th Lesson, part 2)
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)
High register fingerings (W48, 49, 50A)
Increased air for articulation (W2)
Jaw motion (W3)
Metronome (W22)
Monotones (W41)

Mordents (W21A)
Octaves, rapid playing (W25) Orchestral ExcerptsOrnamentation
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)
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
Timbre, matching (W45)
Tonguing, light (W33)
Tongued stops, hard and soft (8th Lesson, part 1)
Translations
Tuners (W32)
Tuning (W28, 29)
Vibrato (W35A, 35B)
Voicing, vowels (9th Lesson)
Weissenborn 50 Studies



Articulation
  • Basics of Double Reed Articulation: Part 1 Introduction (7 minutes, 2007, BDP #10)
  • Basics of Double Reed Articulation: Part 2 Articulation Experiments (15 minutes, 2007, BDP #11)
  • Ewell's Article: "Teaching the Beginning Bassoonist," The Double Reed 23/2 (2000): 35-43. See lesson 3.
  • Introduction to Double Reed Articulation 1 리드창법소개 1 (13 min., 2011, BDP # 73)
  • Introduction to Double Reed Articulation 2 리드창법소개 2 (14 min., 2011, BDP # 74)

 


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

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.
  • 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

  • Circular Breathing: Part 1 Concepts (7 min., 2007, BDP #7)
    • RealPlayer | IPod or mpeg4 (mv4) | Transcript
    • +Ewell's article: "Musical Musings: Circular Breathing," The Double Reed 26/2 (2003): 68.
    • +Jane Ann Orzel's letter: "Musical Musings: Circular Breathing, Part II," The Double Reed 26/4 (2003): 44.
  • 環呼吸 (4 min., 2011, BDP #75ch)
  • Circular Breathing: Part 2 Practice without the Instrument (2007, BDP #8)
  • Circular Breathing: Part 3 Practice on the Instrument (2007, BDP #9)
  • Practicing Circular Breathing (2011, BDP #76, 12 min.; this is a remake of BDP #8 and 9)
  • 循环呼吸的練習方法 (2011, BDP #76ch)

Counting Rests

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

Equipment and Accessories

Fingering Technique



Interviews

  • 采访1, 陶森大学音乐学院. Interview 1, Towson University, Department of Music. 朱 潇潇 Xiaoxiao Zhu. (2015, BDP #165, 6 min.)
  • Department of Music Towson University. Graduate student Ms. Sunghee Flores discusses her experiences as an international student in the Department of Music at Towson University.(BDP# 176)

Orchestral Excerpts


Ornamentation of Baroque Music

Practice Example for Ornamentation 5 Video (pdf)

Five Responses to the Practice Example (pdf)

Solo Bassoon Music to Vivaldi's "La Notte" (pdf)

Video to Vivaldi's "La Notte" Bassoon Concerto (See videos below)

Referenced Articles with web links:

"Proportional Tempos in the Concertos of Antonio Vivaldi," The Double Reed 24/2 (2001): 113-121.

"Proportional Tempos in the Performance of Vivaldi's Oboe Concertos," The Double Reed 26/2 (2003): 55-59.

"Playing those “Missing” Notes in Baroque and Classical Concerti," The Double Reed 20/1 (1997): 85-90.

Also see Baroque Performance


Performances and Interviews

Terry Ewell, Gethsemane for Solo Bassoon (6 min., 2009, BDP #44). Free music

Terry Ewell, Paradise Lost for Narrator, Oboe, and Bassoon (2011, BDP #65-71)

Paul Harvey, Towson Suite

An-lun Huang, Bassoon Concerto in C, Op. 81c (10 min., 2013, BDP #107)

An-lun Huang, Bassoon Concerto in C, Op. 81c, Chamber Music Version, World Premiere Performance

Patrick Kavanaugh, Luke Twelve for Solo Bassoon and Narrator, English Language (3 min., 2017, BPD #204)

바순 솔로와 나레이터를 위한 누가복음 12장  (작곡자 Patrick Kavanaugh).  바순: Terry B. Ewell (당영위), 테너: 진철민. Korean Language (3 min., 2017, BPD #205)

Lori Laitman, I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Jonathan Leshnoff, Night Whispers. (7 min., 2013, BDP #101)

Francis Poulenc, Department of Music Concert (Portions of Sextet at the end, 11 min.)

Rimsky-Korsakov, "Flight of the Bumblebee" arr. Ewell (2 min., 2008, BDP #41)

Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto "La Notte" [The Night] part 1 (6min., 2007, BDP #21)

Solo Bassoon Music to Vivaldi's "La Notte" (pdf)

Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto "La Notte" [The Night] part 2 (6 min., 2007, BDP #22)

Weissenborn, Bassoon Study #15, Op. 8, Vol. 2 (5 min., 2008, BDP #39, )


Phrasing


Reed Doctor


Reed Finishing

“A Pedagogy for Finishing Reeds for the German-System (Heckel-System) Bassoon,” The Double Reed 23/3 (2000): 99-108. Read this Revised Paper for the videos below.

把 一个中式(大的哨片)改成美式(小的哨片).
Changing a Chinese Style (Larger Reed) to an American Style (Smaller Reed). 巴松数码教授#175.


Reed Making


Reviews of Beginning Bassoon Etudes
(Five Collections of Etudes for Beginning Bassoonists, 9 min., 2008, BDP #28, )

Solo Literature

Comments on Performing Hindemith's Sonate

Comments on Performing Osborne’s Rhapsody

Comments on Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo


Starting Bassoon

The videos below are based on Terry Ewell's article: "Teaching the Beginning Bassoonist," The Double Reed 23/2 (2000): 35-43.

Who Should Play Bassoon? (6 min., 2008, BDP #24)

Teachers’ Introduction to Bassoon Lesson Videos (6 min., 2008, BDP #32)
1st Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2008, BDP #25-27)

 

 

2nd Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2008, BDP #30-31)

 

3rd Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2008, BDP #33-34)

 

 

4th Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2008, BDP #35-36)

 

 

5th bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2008, BDP #37)
6th Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2016) 7th Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2016) 8th Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2016) 9th Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2016) 10th Bassoon Lesson with Terry B. Ewell (2016)
 
Study Advice
  • Paraphrase Plagiarism (5 min., BPD #171)

Technology
  • Digital Bassoon Project (scales recorded with Audacity)
  • Open Educational Resources (43 min., 2015, BDP #172)

Translations (6 min., 2010, BDP #55)
Weissenborn Fifty Advanced Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2

Artwork by Terry B. Ewell

Copyright 2015-17 by Terry B. Ewell.