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My Brother's Beautiful Bassoon for sale

This May, I inherited my brother's Revard Fox Bassoon after he unexpectedly passed away. It is difficult to let go of his beloved instrument, but I need to put in the hands of another musician who will love and meticulously care for this beautiful bassoon as did my good brother. If you or know someone who is interested in a professional symphony quality instrument like this, please let me know. You can contact me here, or email: [email protected]

here is a photo, as you can see, not a mark on it:

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[FOR SALE] expert, patient repair of flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoons in Cleveland Heights woodwindworkshopcleveland…
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Does anybody have any information on a nice and affordable used Fox Model 240 Bassoon for sale?

I'm currently in highchool and play on a new Model 41 loaned by my school. I am planning to major in music in the future and am currently searching all over the internet for a bassoon that will get me through my university years. My instructor has recommended me getting a Model 240, but I am open to any suggestions.

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Sonokinetic 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 7 - "Woodwinds Ensembles" Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes and Bassoons Library for Kontakt and Kontakt Player (€59.90/Standard | €79.90/Extended) sonokinetic.net/products/…
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(updated) Bassoon straight shapers for sale!

Selling the following straight shapers for bassoon: Fox 3 ($65), Fox SVH ($65), and Danzi Wide ($100). I'm also selling a lightly used Thunemann shape [Rieger fold-over] ($90) if anyone's interested. All shapers are in good working order with little to no signs of wear, and are being sold to reduce tool/accessory inventory. PM me if you're interested. I can provide pictures and dimensions!

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For Sale: Used Fox Model 51 $3300

I have a Fox Model 51 (SN: 49391) for sale that I bought, hoping to take up the Bassoon, but I’m moving to Seattle, and I really need to pay off the loan on the Bassoon and start planning that move. I purchased it from Adam Trussel 2/20/21 in Portland, and I’ve touched it a grand total of 8 times after purchasing it, so it should still be in playable condition. When I did touch it, I handled it with care. It’s sitting in storage, and I’d just like to break even on the loan, and know that it went to a good home. I’m located in the Portland metro area, and would prefer a local buyer, but can be flexible on that. Comes with original case, silk swab, bocal brush, reed case and cork grease.

DM me if interested.

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Bassoon at a random auction

Hey everyone,

I played the bassoon back in high school, with my parents even shelling out for a nice new one at one point, but I had to sell it when I went to college to pay for tuition.

I just saw this bassoon up for sale for pretty cheap at a random local auction, and was wondering if you guys think it would be worth bidding on.

https://imgur.com/a/YxB8x3Z

That's really the only picture available and there's no brand or anything in the description. I'm assuming its a pretty shit bassoon but I'm figuring for a few hundred it can't hurt that much to try.

Thoughts? Thanks all.

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Where can I get a bassoon for a short period?

I used to be a horn player, but I have always been fascinated with bassoon. The shape, the reed, the clickity-clackity buttons, the sound. I wanted to just get my hands on one to play around for a bit, but because they’re so expensive and rare (compared to flutes, saxes, trumpets, etc) I haven’t been able to.

Seems like most instrument rental places are only for middle and high school students. Where can I find a bassoon for a reasonable rental or sale and resale price?

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"Cub" Student Bassoons

Hi r/bassoon, sorry if this has been asked before. I'm a multi-instrumentalist music teacher and bassoon is not my first instrument, but I'm researching bassoon brands for my school. I was wondering if anybody had experience with "Cub Double Reed Instruments" bassoons. I couldn't find any reviews or even an official "Cub" website. I know which brands are the more reputable ones, and if I was buying a new bassoon for myself I wouldn't be looking at an unknown brand, but we're a government school and getting the management to shell out for a Fox or something similar is unlikely.

An Aussie site that generally sells reputable brands is currently having a sale and these Cub bassoons came up (see link below). Obviously I'm sceptical, but if they are reliable instruments that may not be the nicest but are decent to play I may consider asking the school to buy one. Unfortunately, where I live there is one music shop and they don't even stock bassoon accessories let alone actual bassoons, so I'm unable to go and look at or try one.

Thanks for reading! Any info or experience with these instruments would be appreciated.

The bassoon in question: https://www.saxandwoodwind.com.au/Product/double-reeds-instruments/cub-student-full-sized-maple-bassoon

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Non US People - Buying Instruments from Overseas Yay/Nay

I have been looking for a good mid range bassoon for the better part of 2 years and have really struggled to find one for sale used in my country. What do you guys think of online stores like MMImports in the US? I know they do international shipping, but are they usually dependable given that they it's not possible to really test play the instruments? Sadly, most of the stock is either in US/UK/EU and barely anything gets moved around elsewhere. Feel free to share your experiences!

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Is there a "spirit" of rock and roll? Analysing contemporary classical music, trap, and black metal

[Repost to improve title and make it not a list thread]

In terms of both listening and historical interest, probably my four favorite genres would be:

1950s-era rock and roll (stretching back to about 1946-1947 on the R&B and country side and into about 1963 on the pop and soul end)

Contemporary (post-1950s) classical music

Contemporary (post-2015ish) trap hip hop

Black metal

All of these genres may seem unrelated, but to me at least they have a bunch of shared features and the three more recent ones seem imo to take after the spirit of the original rock and roll:

-They are (or were at the time) on the fringes of mass-produced commercial music and to some extent are "underground". Rock and roll largely emanated from the fringes of 1950s society with many iconic tracks being recorded in garages or basements or in Jim Crow/apartheid settings, contemporary classical music is centered in academia and so is largely divorced from either record sales or the publishing and commission system of common practice-era music, and both black metal and trap are often made at home for personal enjoyment with little real intent at or possibility of becoming famous. Both black metal and many styles of trap ("punk rap," "emo rap") take influence from punk rock (which I don't like as much as it uses a more limited palette of instruments and if anything is too simple for me), with black metal taking the rebellious instinct of punk "up to eleven" by rejecting not only capitalist institutions but the fundamental values of Western civilization as a whole.

-There is often a level of bathos (which I'm using loosely to refer to a juxtaposition of the serious and the comic) to all of those genres, in that they have humorous aspects (intentionally or otherwise) without being solely novelty or comedy music. Many significant contemporary classical works can sound hilarious to someone unfamiliar with the theory behind them - an Elvis impersonator playing a bassoon, 100 out-of-sync metronomes, and 4-and-a-half minutes of nothing, which respectively describe seminal works by Michael Daugherty, Gyorgy Ligeti, and John Cage. Similarly, many early rock and roll tracks have humorous or novelty elements (anything with the Purple People Eater or the Signifying Monkey in it for instance) to them while still sounding like serious enough music, many trap artists use (or are) memes in their work, and frankly speaking black metal can seem ridiculously edgy.

-Except maybe for black metal,

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[Table] IamAn orchestra conductor - I wave my arms for a living (or did, during non-COVID times)! AMA!

Source

The conductor answered nearly all the questions, so there were some repetitive ones mixed in.

Questions Answers
Could an orchestra actually function/perform perfectly fine without you? The musicians all have their music in front of them and and a good part of their training has to do with really learning to play with each other, whether in the section, like string players matching the way they play, or within the orchestra, like when percussionists really know how to play with other instruments in the orchestra (unlike strings, percussionists can't really just "sneak in"). Honestly 85% of the time an orchestra might not need a conductor at all. But especially during times when the tempo is flexible a conductor is essential. And there needs to be an agreement on an artistic approach to the work. While some conductor-less orchestras have developed amazing systems to gain consensus about an artistic vision, in most cases the conductor is the one that unifies the approach to a piece. There might be a crescendo, a swelling in the music, but how is that crescendo done? With urgency? With patience and a slow build? The conductor generally decides those aspects.
^(the below is a reply to the above)
Hmmm, doesn't the Hannover Band play (and record) without a conductor? There are several conductor-less orchestras, one of the most famous being the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra which has released many recordings. New Century Chamber Orchestra in the SF Bay Area is conductor-less, and there are many others. But the vast majority of orchestras use conductors.
I have my hands in the air for a living too--only directing heavy equipment, so actually completely unrelated. Do your arms get tired? My arm actually feel asleep yesterday. What are the pro tips for tired conductor arms? You ever think about installing dry wall? I bet those guys got nothing on you. That's why we use batons! For conductors the tiring part comes when using your shoulders. The more just using forearms and a baton, the more stamina you have. And then when you're older you don't have big shoulder issues like many people have. And batons are designed to be ultra light and balanced so not too much strain.
Are you still able to make a living as an orchestra conductor with COVID impacting performances for live audiences? Many orchestras have completely shut down, some even completely cancelling their 20-21 seasons. For musicians it's a very difficult time as even w
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Help for a job interview?

Hello fellow saxheads, I hate to sound desperate but I have a job interview at Sam Ash for their Woodwinds sales rep position, and while I feel like I have sufficient knowledge to handle the day to day, there are still some gaps in my knowledge.

I understand which brands are good, what to avoid when searching online, what horns are good for what, what you generally get for your money, I know a good hit about mouthpieces etc. I suppose one of the big things I don't know is what different materials result in different tambres i.e. nickel plating vs rose gold or different types of wood construction in clarinets/oboes/bassoons and how they correlate to warmth/brightness/harshness/resonance etc.

Are there any resources anyone here can recommend? Is there anything else you guys think I should be aware of or study for? I understand it's late in the evening to ask these sorts of questions in preparation for tomorrow, but the interview isn't until 4, and again, I don't know nothing.

Thank you in advanced for any assistance! :)

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Experienced musician; beginner clarinet here. Any tips/suggestions/advice?

A few months ago, I found a clarinet that I believe my dad got at a garage sale, though I have yet to get it checked. I decided to get a Rubank book and try to teach myself, just for fun (my main instrument is bassoon and I also play tenor sax). I'm trying to practice the clarinet more regularly since I have extra time on my hands. Any tips/suggestions/advice for an experienced musician, but beginner clarinet?

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State of the Sub (2019)

Hello fellow bassoonists.

We wanted to do a post that addresses some concerns that have come up in the last year, direct from the moderator pair. Hopefully this will clarify some things and show you things we're working on behind the scenes.

A wiki is in progress

Many posts recently fall into the category of "beginner" questions, and may of these are repetitive. We understand this, and we encourage beginners and veteran bassoonists alike to feel comfortable asking whatever questions they have with the hope that others in the community can provide feedback and support. We know that regular visitors to the sub get tired of similar posts, so /u/davewells and I are currently working on a WIKI/FAQ that tries to address these questions, and to make a sticky post that forwards to the WIKI (which will be on the sidebar).

Topics for the wiki are coming straight from questions that have been asked on the sub in the last year, and we'll take many of the answers to FAQs directly from replies to those threads, as well as linking to non-reddit resources.

This is a time consuming process, and with both of us being University professors, winter break is when we plan on getting the lion's share of this work done. We appreciate your patience as we build this resource for you (based a lot on the answers you as the community have provided).

How we see our role as moderators

Reddit is community based. We do not want to be gatekeepers for who can ask what questions, or what kinds of on-topic posts can actually be displayed. Reddit is designed for users to be largely in control of the quality of the content in the sub. As such, we ask that if you do not think a topic has much relevance, do what you should do as a Reddit user and use the downvote feature. Likewise, if you think the discussion is a good one, use the upvote button. If a 7th grader comes in with a week of experience and asks for help, this is completely within the realm of what this sub is for, so we won't filter such posts from being seen by the community. That is not what Reddit moderation is about.

What we will do is enforce basic rules of netiquette/redditiquette. If someone makes posts that go against basic community guidelines including posting of personal information, threats, comments that can be viewed as racist or homophobic (or similar), or spam, will be removed. Please help us by using the report button if you see something like this. We plan on creating and clarifying rules related to the sa

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Recommend me a fun pro horn

Hey /r/trumpet! I'm looking for a professional level horn to play with some amateur bands and just have fun with. I play trombone and I used to play Euphonium.

I say professional level because 1) professional level instruments tend to be easier to play and tune and 2) I'm an adult with some disposable income. Budget is maybe $1500, though I'll happily spend much less.

Priorities:

  • I prefer a more free blowing feel
  • Something that will work with me as I work on my high range (high G to double high C is pretty sqeaky right now). Of course, the high range is more about me than the horn, but some equipment is clearly better than others.
  • Projection
  • Ability to get loud, preferably both bright and dark kinds of loud.
  • Ability to sizzle in the high range. It shouldn't sing like a trombone or bassoon's high range. I'll give examples if this isn't clear.
  • Solid slots. Not easy to get used to a new brass instruments when you can't consistently hit a partial.
  • Different tone colors depending on how I play and the mouthpiece (or even leadpipe) I use.

Not priorities:

  • Aesthetics. I will buy used and the more worn the lacquer is, the better - so long as I can find one that plays well.
  • Low range clarity (say E below the treble clef and below).
  • Ability to play with an orchestra.
  • Ability to blend with other trumpets
  • Versatility, or, choosing a trumpet that will work for any needs in the future. I can always sell what I get and buy something else.

Also: what are the standard mouthpieces I should try? Used mouthpieces tend to be super cheap.

Also also: here are some trumpets for sale in my area that I can go try out. Can anyone give me your experience with any of these?

  • King Silversonic
  • King 2070
  • King 1055T Flair
  • Olds Superstar (early 70s)
  • Olds Recording
  • Olds Ambassador (not professional but I hear they're good)
  • Conn New York Symphony (1920s)
  • Bach 37 (one early 70s, one newer)
  • Bach 43
  • Benge Los Angeles Model 3 (1970s, one is Claude Gordon model)
  • Getzen Capri
  • Jupiter STR600
  • Blessing XL
  • Besson Kanstul Meha (C trumpet)
  • Ventus by Eastman
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Looking to buy a Heckel

Hey all,

I'm in the market for a new bassoon right now and was wondering if anybody has any personal connections with anybody in North America that is selling a used Heckel. I've been checking the usual sites daily (MMI, musical chairs, Bassoonists United Facebook page, etc.) but I've found that there's a lot more "competition" for publicly posted sales.

If anyone know of someone selling a Heckel or that might have a Heckel for sale soon, send me a PM and we can connect on Facebook/email/whatever. Thanks.

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I have a Fox 240 on trial...I am pretty sure I am going to buy it

I have been borrowing a pretty awful band bassoon to learn to play. Even with how poor this instrument is, it has been a lot of fun and I'd like to try bassoon in my local community college band.

My birthday is coming up so I have been looking for a bassoon of my own. I went to a local shop and tried a 220 and two 240s.

The 220 was nice, so much better to play than the loaner. The sound was a bit squawking, but it was easy to play from low b flat to G above the staff (bass clef).

But then I tried the 240. The sound. Wow. So much of a better sound than the 220. The tenor register was a little harder for me to get to speak than the 220, but when I really supported, it was a very nice sound.

The sales person suggested I try another 240 to see if it was me or the instrument. The second 240 was easier in the tenor register, but just didn't have the same warm, creamy sound as the first. It was somewhere between the 220 and the first 240.

So now I have the first 240 on trial. I already pretty much know I am going to buy it. It is...expensive. you know that already. But I have enough saved up, and I am already in love with this instrument. I want to play it all the time. I can't wait until.band starts up in the Fall. And I think having an instrument I want to actually play is really important for actually practicing and playing.

Also, holy cow what a difference between those three different bassoons. I knew the 220 would sound different, but I did not expect all three to vary so much. I bought a drum set before online without hearing it. It turned out to sound great, but now I think I was just lucky.

Anyway, I am just excited and wanted to share!

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Looking for good orchestral libraries

Hi, I'd love to get your recommendations for and experiences with orchestral libraries.

I've spent some time reading reviews, threads, and watching videos, and I find it hard to make up my mind.

What I want is, ideally, a complete package that has everything you could want, sounds great and is affordable. At the same time, I would want patches for individual instruments, and not just stuff like "upper winds" "lower strings" etc.. So I'd like to be able to select only violins, only bassoons, etc.

I think Sonuscore The Orchestra would be what I am looking for, and it is very affordable and has sales, but the sound just doesn't compare to what you get out of Albion or Metropolis Ark. If The Orchestra was ten or twenty times bigger and have more detail and depths in its sound I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Then I looked at Albion vs Metropolis Ark. Latter has an amazing sound but no individual instruments, and it seems to not even have lower dynamics. Albion sounds fantastic too but doesn't have individual instruments either. I've heard people say you can combine several entries of those to get a more well rounded package in terms of dynamics, but I suppose that would still leave me without individual instruments.

From what I gather people always recommend either Orchestral Tools or Spitfire so I'm at a loss here. The entry versions (Inspire etc.) have the same issue as The Orchestra, the sound just doesn't compare to the larger ones IMHO.

Any comments or thoughts? Thanks.

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Questions about a bass recorder

Hello!

I bought what I later discovered was a bass recorder many years ago during a sale in church's basement from a nice lady who swore it was a bassoon - it clearly wasn't one, but it was cheap and I was intrigued enough to fork over a few dollars for it.

Now I kind of re-discovered it and I have some questions...

PICTURES!

  • I couldn't easily Google the brand or model. I suppose it is a low-grade recorder? Does anyone have a very rough idea of much it would be worth if it was brand new? I don't intend to sell it, I'm simply curious.
  • Any care tips to care for it?
  • I noticed cork on some ends. Is generic cork grease OK (like clarinets', for instance) or do I need something more specific?
  • Any interesting resources you could share about bass recorder music? (videos, sheet music, etc.)

Thanks!

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Bassoon stolen

Bassoon was stolen out of my vehicle. If any of y’all see a Renard for sale in Florida hit me up. It was a school instrument. I find out my fate on Monday.

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ACS: 2015-11-25-Rainn Wilson and David Wild

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Adam opens the show talking about his recent visit to Jay Leno’s garage, along with Nick Santora and his dad. David Wild is also in studio, David tells Adam a story involving Bruce Springsteen, Phil Rosenthal, and Lynette. The guys then watch a clip from the latest video featuring Adam and Bryan Cranston, and Adam takes fan phone calls about weddings on holidays, concussions in professional sports, and the latest Mangria commercials. Before the break, Adam complains about the uptight parents of his youth, and a crappy old episode of The Brady Bunch.

Rainn Wilson is in studio next, and the guys talk about the difficulty of getting together outside of the podcast. They also discuss electric cars, overbooked flights, and the politics of where to sit on a double date. Gina then begins the news with an update on Ahmed Mohamed’s family suing after his homemade clock scare earlier this year. They also chat about the Kelly Thomas settlement. As the show wraps up, Adam talks about ridiculous Black Friday sales.

 

Click through our Amazon link to get your copy of β€˜The Bassoon King’:
http://www.amazon.com/Bassoon-King-Life-Faith-Idiocy/dp/0525954538/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448401628&sr=8-1&keywords=bassoon+king+rainn+wilson

Check out http://soulpancake.com for more info, and follow Rainn on Twitter @RainnWilson

Also follow David on Twitter @WildAboutMusic

 

 

 

Producers: Mike August, Mike Lynch, and Mike Dawson
Co-Producers: Gary Smith, Chris Laxamana, and Matt Fondiler
Newsgirl: Gina Grad
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop


This post was generated by ACSBot from http://adamcarolla.com/rainn-wilson-and-david-wild/

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Huge list of Guitars Amps Pedals and other gear for sale or trade (San Diego) will ship

Freshly updated list of gear for sale. If you are interested in anything I'll give you a great price. If you want to trade, I might be interested, send me a list of what you have and we'll see. I'm interested mainly in music gear. Pedals, tube stuff, microphones, rack gear, canon camera lenses.


Guitar Amps


Akai Modified Tube Guitar Amplifier from Reel to Reel tape machine $60

Vintage 1973 Fender Silverface Twin Reverb in 4x10 Super Reverb Cab (just serviced) $700

Marshall 9000 Series 9004 Solid State 2 Channel Guitar Preamp $100

Vintage V-M Corp Voice of Music 166 Vacuum 6V6 Single Ended Tube Extension Amplifier & Speaker Combo w 2 way Jensen speakers $175

Vintage Epiphone Pacemaker EA-50T Tube Amplifier with the best tremolo ever $300

Epiphone Electar 30 watt tube guitar amplifier $250

Vintage RCA RS-151A 6V6 10 Watt Tube Amp 6CG7/6FQ7 great Harp or Guitar amp $175

Vintage Rauland Tube Amplifier Head from the 1940s Restored 60 watts USA Made $300


Guitar Speakers


Vintage BELL & HOWELL B&H speaker cabinet w 8" speaker 16ohm $100

2 x 10 2 x 10 16ohm black guitar cabinet with 2 Vintage 10" Eminence Alnico 8ohm A10-RH 67-8139 speakers from 1981 $60

VINTAGE NOS PAIR OF 12" Heppner Alnico Speakers from Hammond Organ (perfect for guitar or bass) 16ohm 25w $60

12" 16 ohm speaker from Hammond organ. Has tear in cone $10

Vintage pair 12" Alnico speakers Silver frame 8ohm 33-654-4 Silvertone Sears (from console radio?) 2x12 Cordovox oversized cab $50

Celestion Rocket 50 12" G12E-50 50w 8ohm $25

VINTAGE PAIR OF RECORDIO WEDGE SPEAKER CABINETS (awesome sound, compact and portable) $100

Vintage Utah 12" black frame bass speaker with heavy magnet $60


Guitar Pedals and accessories


Akai Head Rush Stereo Digital Delay Pedal and Looper w Analog and Tape Echo and multitap outputs $90

Arion SCH-1 Stereo Chorus pedal Enclosure only (not a pedal) $30

Ashbass FUZZbrite Guitar Fuzz Distortion Pedal FUZZrite Clone True Bypass $75

BEHRINGER ULTRA SHIFTER HARMONIST US600 $SOLD

Vintage Digitech PDS 8000 Echo Plus - 8 sec. digital delay and sampler guitar pedal $300

Electro Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai Delay Looper Pedal $130

Electro Harmonix Graphic Fuzz XO $120

Electro Harmonix Metal Muff $60

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Looking for an instrument

Hi all!

I am a fairly advanced(?) student in the Ottawa region and I'm looking for an instrument of my own to play on.

I have been playing for 6 years and studying at a local conservatory which has been lending me a Benson Bell, which has been a privilege. Since I am planning on leaving that school, I need to find myself a bassoon to play on.

If any of you have any information regarding a nice instrument for sale in the 15-25k range, feel free to pm me with the details...

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Heckel #6507 for sale!

https://www.musicalchairs.info/sales/9987

Hello bassoon friends, I am selling my dear Heckel #6507 after deciding to search for a more modern instrument. Please check it out if you get a chance- available for trial in the New York area.

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What are new Leitzingers going for?

Short of contacting the company and showing more interest than I'd like to at this time, I was wondering if anyone knows what Leitzinger bassoons are going for right now, and if anyone knows of any used ones for sale (not likely, I know).

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What's happening around town (Wed, Apr 25th - Tue, May 1st)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing


  • Disney's The Little Mermaid (Pollard Theatre - Guthrie)
    Thru Sat, May 5th
    Don't miss Disney's The Little Mermaid brought to life by the talented company at Guthrie's Pollard Theatre.…

Wednesday, Apr 25th


  • β™ͺ 51st Annual Angel & Friends Celebration (Arts Council - Oklahoma City)
    Start Time: 5:30pm
    You’re invited to the 51st annual Angels & Friends Party – Oklahoma City’s finest celebration of spring and Arts Council OKC’s ONLY fundraising party throughout the year. All proceeds support year-round, free and low-cost programming, like All Access Arts, Festival of the Arts and the Sunday Twilight Concert Series. This 21+ party will…

  • 🎭 2018 Oklahoma History Conference (Oklahoma History Center - Oklahoma City)
    Thru Fri, Apr 27th
    Start Time: 12:00pm
    The OHS is pleased to present the 2018 Oklahoma History Conference at the Oklahoma History Center, Wednesday through Friday, April 25–27. This year’s theme is β€œOHS125: Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing for the Next Generation” in honor of the 125th anniversary of the OHS. The conference will include 18 presentation sessions on a range…

  • The Book of Mormon (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City)
    Thru Sun, Apr 29th
    The Book of Mormon is coming to Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall. Get ready for hours of laughter at this…

  • πŸ† Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Baseball vs Northeastern State (Edmond)
    Start Time: 3:00pm
    University of Central Oklahoma Baseball vs Northeastern State http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5905

  • 🎨 Collage Collective (IAO Gallery - Oklahoma City)
    Start Time: 6:00pm
    Flex your creative muscles and join us at IAO Gallery for a fun night of collages! Collage Collective is a relaxed, creative workshop that gathers locals together and brings out the artist in all of us. Admission is $5 - this covers your collage supplies plus sweets, snacks, and drinks. We will also have a cash bar for wine and beer!

    There are…

  • β™ͺ David Byrne - American Utopia Tour (The Criterion - Oklahoma City)
    David Byrne who was the founding member, principal so

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Selling my used Wiseman leather bassoon case

Asking $500 for it (I'm hoping this subreddit is okay with me posting a for sale item)

Here are the details:

Wiseman bassoon case in full leather.

Purchased used in 2010.

DOES NOT fit Gentleman's (split long joint) model bassoons.

Exterior leather condition is good, with a few marks but no heavy abrasions or cuts.

Interior velour (in dark blue) is in great shape.

Includes 2 bocal socks and exterior leather accessory pouch.

Some stitching is loose on the main velcro near the middle of the case. Handle velcro is also loose to a degree. Velcro itself is all still very sticky and seals well.

Backpack straps are in great condition, still very comfortable.

Has housed a Heckel 10,000 series safely for the last 6 years.

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/Ic1DB

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Bundy Model 132 and Fox CVX 3 bocal for sale

I played bassoon in grade school and haven't played in almost a decade so it's time to get rid of her and all my bassoon "stuff" since I keep moving. Will sell bassoon and Fox bocal separate or bundle for a discount. Prices are by no means set in stone so feel free to give an offer. Will discuss shipping options/costs later on. I can probably ship to Canada within reason too but I'd have to get a quote before I can promise anything.

Bundy Model 132 -- asking $1000
Over the years I periodically took her out and she always sounded just like she did back in the day. Perfect for a grade schooler or a hobbyist. It's the only bassoon I've ever heard of that tunes toward the flat side but the CVX definitely helped that. The finish is chipping but that doesn't affect the sound. I've heard that refinishing is wicked expensive and I don't feel comfortable doing it myself. There are a few worn pads but nothing major as I always got yearly maintenance on her when I was in school. Let me know if you'd like more detailed pics. http://imgur.com/a/zpJAm

Included with bassoon:
-2 Bundy bocals
-Reed case
-Reed knife
-Two seat straps
-One neck strap
-Tuner
-Variety of sheet music including Weissenborn (Weissenborn book is lightly marked up)

Also for sale and not pictured is a Fox CVX 3. Pretty self explanatory and in good shape. Asking $250.

Thanks for reading! Holler with questions!

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Picking the Oboe Back Up - Favorite Music to Play?

My main question: I was wondering if anyone had favorite beginning/intermediate Oboe books to play actual songs. I did take a year of professional lessons, so I feel confident about playing, if I practice enough. I browsed on Amazon and the choices are overwhelming. I would love to play songs to show off any hard work that I put into getting better and gain confidence, in case I ever drive more and am able to find an ensemble with which to play. Scales and theory aren't as rewarding as songs.

If you are at all interested in my musical background or why I would pick up the Oboe again, after 10 years, I wrote a longer version that I realized that no one would probably read :)

Hi all! I haven't used Reddit much, but my husband is always on Reddit, so he suggested that I should ask, since he gets great advice on everything from gardening to computer things here.

I played the oboe for a year in high school (sophomore year-10 years ago!), but my main instrument was the flute and I dabbled with the bassoon and piano for a few years, after that, too. Long story short, I have developed a neurological condition after college that has messed with my neck and shoulder, and a genetic as a connective tissue disorder that affects my legs and spine has started effecting me, so I don't work anymore (long, boring, and painful days that are wholly unfulfilling).

I want to play music again to pass the time on my less painful days, especially since I really want a reason to get out of bed.

Physically speaking, I think the Oboe is going to work the best for limitations, so I am going to rent one for a few months just to make sure before I buy one. Then, I may be back asking for opinions on Oboes, since I always borrowed one from school before!

This week, my husband is going to go pick up the rental, so I ordered Rubank's Intermediate Method book, since I can read music, and I remembered using the blue books in my flute, oboe, and bassoon lessons over the years.

I thought it would be great to get picks from other players instead of the sales person.

Thanks!

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New bassoon concerto and sonata consortium

http://stephensonmusic.com/

I had the pleasure of hearing Norbert Nielubowski (Minnesota Orchestar) premiere the concerto with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble last night. Really wonderful work, very well written. He's planning on doing a piano reduction and writing a sonata for bassoon and piano, but he needs more people to join on the commission consortium to make that happen.

I'm totally behind the project, especially after hearing his writing for bassoon last night.

The pledge fee is only $50, which gets you in on both pieces. I've never seen this kind of thing before. If you're new to the concept of how a work is commissioned, the fee is usually a bit higher (or much higher) and for one work. At $50, you're probably paying about as much as you would need to just buy the published sheet music anyway. You get your name listed in the score as a contributor and usually consortium members have exclusive performance rights for some length of time (usually a year) before the music is available for sale publicly. You get a copy of the score for both pieces.

If you're interested in joining, send him an email letting him know you're on board. He'll collect the fees from everyone after he has enough pledges.

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Brand New Fuf Chair Bean Bag for sale - Proceeds will Benefit UT - $110 Obo

Brand New 4ft Navy Blue Fuf Chair Bean Bag from Comfort Research for sale! This fuf chair is a donation to the bassoon studio at the Butler School of Music at UT. All of the proceeds will be used to replace the broken shelves in our reed making room, which fall on occasion and could easily break one of our instruments. The fuf chair is filled with patented memory foam and is very comfortable. Bought new only a week ago, and is only being sold because it was the incorrect size for the donater's house. Sells new from Comfort Research for $200 - will sell for $110 or best offer. Includes delivery anytime over the next few days. Must sell before December 15! See Craigslist ad at: http://austin.craigslist.org/fuo/4798094628.html

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[Table] IAmA: I'm the arranger behind 'Kanto Symphony,' a 78-minute orchestral tribute to the classic 8-bit music of PokΓ©mon Red and Blue. AMA

Verified? (This bot cannot verify AMAs just yet)

Date: 2012-10-17

Link to submission (Has self-text)

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Questions Answers
Would you rather fight 1 Rapidash-sized Psyduck or 50 Psyduck-sized Rapidash? 50 Psyduck-sized Rapidash! 1 Surf and they'd be taken out. A Confusion attack from 1 Rapidash-sized Psyduck might fry my brains.
If someone only listens to one song on your album, which one should they listen to? Ack. Tough call.
One of my personal favorites that I think sums up the album quite well is 'Into The Hall of Fame,' which contains numerous themes that, all at once, signals the victory of Red against his rival at the PokΓ©mon League, reprises a theme of homesickness and innocence from the first half of the album, and ends with a triumphant bang as Red enters the Hall of Fame with Professor Oak.
The whole album is one giant narrative, so I'd encourage you to listen to the whole thing, of course! ;P.
Hi Skotein! Big fan, bought your album the day it came out and I've been following your work for at least a year now! Thank you for taking memories from my childhood and bringing them to life in a way I always imagined them in my head! Johto is an interesting subject. I am currently studying music composition and would prefer to tackle Johto when I am fully equipped to convey the majesty that is the music of Gold and Silver (i.e. when I graduate). The second generation games were my first PokΓ©mon games and naturally have a very special place in my heart.
My question of course is, when can we expect Johto? The album production for Kanto was also a laborious one, so it makes sense for me to approach it once I'm done with school--juggling homework, a part-time job, and a massive album has been very intense. As for an exact timeline, I can't tell right away. But I can tell you that it WILL happen. :)

[I'll be following closely! I started with B

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My dad [72 M] wants to give me [43 M] his bassoon collection. I don't want it.

My dad has acquired around 40 bassoons over the years, he's an avid player and I have some fond memories of him playing us songs growing up. He loves these things more than anything. He's getting older and is moving into a small apartment. He started giving me some, and I tried to sell them at a tag sale. He found this out and was really upset with me. Now I'm just trying to give them away or throw them away. I told him to get storage or to take care of them, but I don't want a huge number of weird objects in my house. My kids could probably get hurt playing with them anyway. I think he's getting annoyed at me for trying to get rid of them, but I don't think they're my problem.

Update: called 2 music schools and they didn't want them, neither did the MET

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Bocal for a french bassoon

Hey,

I am poking around the internet and was curious if anyone can tell me what the difference is between french and german bassoons in regards to bocals? Also, if anyone has a lead on a french bocal for sale I'll give them my sincere thanks and an upvote.

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