Welcome, this is Terry Ewell.
1. This is another study in which to practice several techniques we have learned in the earlier lessons.
2. First try to minimize the movement of your jaw when tonguing the arpeggios. The bassoon is much more forgiving of jaw motion than the oboe or clarinet. However, we should still practice efficient techniques of performance. Play the arpeggios “on the wind.” Let’s go into more detail.
Playing “on the wind”: http://www.2reed.net/bdp/home.html#bdp56
3. Every motion of the jaw will change either the pitch or the timbre of the note. I suggest you review the “articulation experiments” I gave in my beginning bassoon lesson number
English and Chinese: http://www.2reed.net/bdp/home.html#bdp33
4. For many students the movement of the jaw hinders varied tonguing patterns. Practice Study # 7 with five tonguing patterns, 1-2-3-4-5. Start with “5,” which is legato tonguing. Then progress through the numbers, each shorter and shorter until “1,” which is as short as possible.
5. Here is number 5.
6. Here is number 4.
7. Here is number 3.
8. Here is number 2.
9. Here is number 1.
10. Practice in front of a mirror. The goal is to move the embouchure no more than when playing the pattern with a slur.
Of course the embouchure will need to move to adjust for the intonation of each note. However, we are trying to avoid extra movement during the note.
11. The second item to practice is rapid breathing. The quickest way to breathe is by dropping the jaw. Most bassoonists breathe by raising their heads, which takes longer for a breath. See how rapidly you can breathe in order to avoid a break in the rhythm.
12. The third item is the use of flick or venting keys. Please see the prior videos for fingerings. When there are two notes in a row that need flicking, you can just hold down the C flick key. For instance, in m. 1 with A3 and C4 hold down the C flick key for both.
13. Also in the first measure of the third line, Bb3 (B flat 3) and C4, hold down the C flick key.13。另外，在第三行的第一小节，按住小键C，同时吹奏Bb3（降B3）和C4。
14. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (NKJV, Genesis 2:16-17)
14. 耶和华神吩咐他说，园中各样树上的果子，你可以随意吃。只是分别善恶树上的果子，你不可吃，因为你吃的日子必定死。(和合本, 创世纪 2:16-17)
15. Expectations for performance are high in many aspects of life. Eating the wrong fruit in the Garden of Eden changed the lives of Adam and Eve. Similarly a single wrong note in a beautiful melody damages the whole melody. Study 7 in particular is difficult because every note should be clear and clean. Try to remove the bad notes, leaving only beauty.