Thoughts and Strategies for Bassoon Vibrato.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Burns, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article had its beginnings as a handout for a session on vibrato for my bassoon repertoire class at UNCG. As I began research and gathering my own thoughts on the topic I discovered that it has not been dealt with very extensively or recently in The Double Reed. Perhaps this is due to the fact that vibrato on the bassoon (or oboe, or any wind instrument) is a somewhat contentious issue. I would therefore like to share some of my own personal thoughts on this topic along with some strategies and exercises aimed at helping to learn and control this technique. Vibrato is defined in the New Grove Dictionary as: “A regular fluctuation of pitch or intensity (or both), either more or less pronounced and more or less rapid1.”

Additional Information

The Double Reed 28:2 (2005): 121-124
Language: English
Date: 2005
Vibrato, Bassoon

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