Methodes

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Title: The Expanded Bassoon Register

Written by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Topic: Fingerings and explanations 
Publisher: KOR Publications
Published: 2019

Price: €35 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

English version:

中文版《延展的巴松管音域》:

Info: "The Expanded Bassoon Register" contains fingerings for the highest register of the bassoon, and the lowest (down to contra Db). The highest note given a fingering here is the G8, a fifth above the highest note on the piano. This book does not only show the fingerings, but also explains how to play them. Among the topics discussed here are: reeds, leaks, bocals, embouchure, air, overtones, teeth, and more. 

PS. Please notice that this book shows all the special fingerings for the expanded register made by Kristian per today, 2019. This means there are still more fingerings to be discovered. It also includes several standard fingerings for the normal high register.

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Title: Patterns

Written by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Topic: Bassoon technique
Publisher: KOR Publications
Published: 2019

Price: €25 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: "Patterns" is a new practicing method, and it is now published at KOR Publications! "Patterns" contains 178 different practicing patterns, which should be played through the entire range of the instrument, and be transposed to every tonality. Ideally 1 pattern is to be played every day in all tonalities, if this is done then this book provides 1 new pattern for 178 days. Beside technique, this method is focusing a lot on using your brain while you practice, in other words: auto-pilot practicing / only relying on muscle memory won't get you too far in "Patterns".

Opinions:

"Patterns gives me something new and fresh to the daily practice routine. There are so many to choose from that it never feels too comfortable and that makes a good compliment for the exercises I do every day.”
- Sebastian Stevensson (The Danish Radio / The Royal Danish Academy of Music)

“178 patterns, to be played in all possible tonalities. It will for sure take me a while to go through all of them, but it’s just the perfect way of practicing every possible connection of notes on the bassoon!! The fact that Kristian didn’t write everything out but just gives a smal example of the pattern, guarantees that you will use your brain until smoke comes out of your ears!”
- Simon Van Holen (The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Amsterdam University of the Arts)

"What I like about KOR’s «Patterns», is the idea about exploring something new in my daily practising. He uses basically ALL possible turns within an octave, and still, there is room for your personal ideas and twists. Practised the right way, (which Kristian also explains in the book,) this will equal better finger tecnique and also a strengthen the relation between your inner ear and your instrument."

Audun Halvorsen (The Danish Radio / The Royal Danish Academy of Music)