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Secondary Excerpts for Bassoon
by Richard Ramey $19
This valuable resource presents to the bassoonist a collection of
works that are regularly programmed in a typical orchestral season
or cycle of seasons. Most of these are not considered primary
excerpts asked on bassoon auditions. However being made aware
of these works and having the ability to regularly practice them
will aid immensely in one’s technical growth and preparation for
future orchestra concerts.
Excerpts include Suite from the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), Polevetsian Dances (Borodin),
Symphony no. 5 (Dvorak), Overture No. 3 [“Leonore”] (Beethoven), Marche Slav (Tchaikovsky), Perpetuum Mobile (J. Strauss), Symphonies Nos. 31 and 35 [“Haffner”] (Mozart), Symphony No. 1 [“Winter Dreams”] (Tchaikovsky), Symphony No. 1 (Bizet), Serenade No. 11 (Mozart), Overture to “Benvenuto Cellini” and Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz), Academic Festival Overture (Brahms), Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride” (Smetana), and more.
Fundamentals of Music Theory
by Maxine Ramey $26
This comprehensive text takes the beginning student with no knowledge of music theory slowly through the various components of triadic harmony.
This text covers the following subjects: Notation through the Ages, Half-steps, Whole-steps, and Enharmonic Equivalence, Simple, Compound, and Complex Meters, Major Scales and Key Signatures, Alternative Scales (Whole-tone, Chromatic, Major Pentatonic, and Modal), Minor Scales, Blues Scales, and Minor Pentatonic Scales, Vertical Harmonies 1: Intervals, Vertical Harmonies 2: Chords (triads and 7ths), and Score Analysis (basic 4-part harmony analysis).
Each chapter includes a comprehensive self-test with answers so that the student can make sure that they understand the material at hand before proceeding to the next chapter. Each chapter also includes numerous drill sessions allowing the student to practice the material via notation of scales, intervals, and chords. Answers to these drill sessions are provided.
Informative booklets on a variety of subjects
The Flicking Bassoonist: how to learn this valuable technique $3
How to Achieve Better Results in Your Lessons $3
Steps to Becoming a Better Player $3
Major and Minor Scale Sheets for Bassoon (1, 2, and 3 octaves in all keys) $2
Major and minor Scale and Arpeggio Progress Chart Template $2
Orchestral Performance: Preparing for the First Rehearsal $4
Aspects of Playing Principal Bassoon $4
Aspects of Playing Second Bassoon $4
Using a Chromatic Tuner to Develop Your Sense of Pitch $4
Tips in Practicing the Bassoon Solo in Ravel’s Bolero $3
Playing Jazz and Amplifying the Bassoon $5
Purchasing the Right Bassoon Bocal $3
A Step-by-Step Guide to Reedmaking $5
Steps to Better Reeds $5
Replacing the Cork on a Bassoon Bocal $2.50
The Art of Preparing for a Successful Orchestra Audition $5
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