Updated: Mar 27
The first time you see a bassoon, you might think to yourself, "Wow! That's the coolest looking instrument I've ever seen!"
However...that feeling may gradually turn to fear and confusion when you try to put one together for the first time. You might ask yourself...
Where do I start?
Which piece goes where?
How do I hold everything together while I'm putting this crazy thing into place?
Am I going to ruin the instrument before I even have the chance to play it for the first time?
Well, have no fear! It's actually not too difficult at all. It just seems that way the first time you do it. I'd like to help explain it step by step. Or better yet, how about I show you a fun video episode of Boss Class dedicated to assembling a bassoon?
Ok, so now that you've watched that, here's an even better video on how to assemble a bassoon from professional music instructor & famous bassoon professor Kristin Wolfe Jensen.
Professor Jensen teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, and is one of the top educators in the world dedicated to helping young musicians get started off on the bassoon.
Here's her popular "How to put a bassoon together" video!
If you're interested in learning more, you may also want to check out Professor Jensen's other helpful tutorial and educational videos for beginner bassoonists on her website www.musicandthebassoon.com.
Her amazing website was created in collaboration with the University of Texas, Austin. You'll discover that all of the videos on www.musicandthebassoon.com are completely free to access and view as much as you'd like.
Since the bassoon is a slightly complicated instrument, if you are seriously interested in learning it, I would highly recommend finding an experienced bassoon teacher to guide you. Feel free to check out different profiles and contact/website info for amazing teachers like Professor Jensen as well as other famous teachers in the teacher section on the B.O.S.S. website.