LET’S CHAT ABOUT THOSE PESKY BASSOON HALF HOLES.

HalfHole
Here’s a pic of what the half hole should look like. There is also a demonstrated in the Intro to the film of the movement in and out of a half hole.

How much is too much?

What should it Sound Like?

What Should it Look Like?

How do you know if it’s Right or Wrong?

Lucky for YOU and ME, I had John Mark a beginner in my studio willing to DEMONSTRATE

The GOAL SOUND

NOT ENOUGH HALF HOLE

and TOO MUCH HALF HOLE

BEFORE WE GET STARTED- HERE ARE SOME BASIC FACTS:

HALF HOLING WORKS AS A FORM OF OCTAVE KEY

WHAT THIS MEANS:  

LOW NOTES WILL JUMP UP THE OCTAVE IF YOU LEAK THE LEFT FIRST FINGER WITH A HALF HOLE.

NOTES THAT USE THE HALF HOLE

F
F#/G-Flat
G
AND THE G

REMEMBER: NO HALF HOLE IN THE LOW REGISTER
(In the BOTTOM OF THE BASS CLEF STAFF)

And Now- HERE’S JOHN MARK to HELP YOU!

HAPPY BASSOON-ING, EVERYBODY!

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