Bassoon Etude of the Week – 2024

Calling all bassoonists! Are you ready to take your playing to the next level (and stay motivated over the summer)? We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Bassoon Etude of the Week Challenge on Facebook! Each week we’ll dive into a new etude specially selected to challenge and inspire players of all levels.

But here’s the twist – we’re keeping it dynamic! We will be alternating between easier and more difficult etudes. One week, you might tackle an easier etude to solidify fundamental skills and technique. The next, brace yourself for a thrilling challenge with a more advanced piece that pushes your boundaries. Best of all? It’s completely free to join in! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or still fresh on your bassoon journey, this is your chance to grow, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts. So dust off your bassoon, find a decent reed, and get ready to practice. Join us on Facebook and let’s make every week an etude-filled celebration of bassoon brilliance.

Week Of:ComposerWorkNumber / Movement / MeasuresDifficulty
May 26, 2024Weissenborn50 Advanced Studies15Easier
June 2, 2024ShostakovichSymphony No. 9IV. Largo & V. Allegretto—Largo bar 10 of IV. to bar 27 of V.More difficult
June 9, 2024Ozi42 Caprices (Nouvelle méthode de basson)4Easier
June 16, 2024Milde25 Studies in Scales and Chords, op. 242More difficult
June 23, 2024Weissenborn50 Advanced Studies21Easier
June 30, 2024JacobiSix Bassoon Etudes, op. 151More difficult
July 7, 2024SmalysOstinato Studies for Solo Bassoon (Contrabassoon)3Easier
July 14, 2024SmalysFour Studies on Orchestral Repertorie for BassoonsurveyMore difficult
July 21. 2024Ozi42 Caprices (Nouvelle méthode de basson)7Easier
July 28, 2024BartokConcerto for Orchestra2nd movt, bars 8-24; bars 164-180More difficult
Aug 4, 2024Weissenborn50 Advanced Studies30Easier
Aug 11, 2024Milde25 Studies in Scales and Chords, op. 2415More difficult
Aug 18, 2024Ozi42 Caprices (Nouvelle méthode de basson)18Easier
Aug 25, 2024JacobiSix Bassoon Etudes, op. 155More difficult

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