The bassoon; an aesthetic debate
June 28th, 2018
To what level should one restore a bassoon’s appearance? Should it leave our workshop looking as it did the day it was made? Or do we h...
Six Steps to Practicing the Bassoon and Achieving Results Fast
June 21st, 2018
In this guide we outline a method of practice called ‘deliberate practice’, drawing on research conducted by Professor of Psychology K....
What’s more important in a bassoon, sweetness of tone or lots of projection?
June 12th, 2018
Poll results: 82% of bassoonists prefer sweetness of tone in their bassoon than lots of projection.
Bassoon reeds - how to adjust them
June 6th, 2018
In this article we cover what makes a good reed and how to adjust your reeds to ensure you are getting the best out of them for as long...
What do you love more in a bassoon?
June 5th, 2018
Facebook Poll: What do you love more in a bassoon - sweetness of tone or lots of projection?
Bassoon Favourites Spotify Playlist
May 22nd, 2018
This is a selection of some of the most famous pieces of music with prominent bassoon passages (certainly not exhaustive) - enjoy!
Bassoonists, do your reeds dance with excitement before you play?
May 17th, 2018
Bassoon reeds should be chosen to match the desired playing style and skill level of the bassoonist, the musical piece being played, an...
Help – my bassoon has a crack!
May 16th, 2018
Any cracks in a bassoon can almost invariably be attributed to the way it is handled rather than to any defects in the wood or manufact...
Four steps to choosing the right crook
May 2nd, 2018
It's hard choosing the right crook. Let us help.
What is it about pre-war bassoons?
March 8th, 2018
Exploring what makes pre-war bassoons special.
Finger-hole liners: does my bassoon need them?
March 16th, 2018
Everything you ever wanted to know about bassoon finger hole liners
Am I too old to learn the bassoon?
February 15th, 2018
Why not join the select group of older bassoon learners?
Visit from Dr Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary
December 2nd, 2017
Visit by Dr Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary
Five reasons to play the bassoon in retirement
July 12th, 2017
You'll soon be dusting off your instrument.
Selling on commission: 5 questions to ask
January 22nd, 2018
Five questions to ask when thinking of selling your bassoon on commission.
How to stop your practice being counterproductive
June 14th, 2017
Is your practice achieving as much as you want?
How to look after your silver bassoon keys
June 7th, 2012
We all want shiny keys. Here's how to keep them that way.
21 Years to Find the Perfect Bassoon
November 10th, 2016
How long does it take to find the right bassoon? Many professional bassoonists play different bassoons for years before finding one wit...
Why the mini bassoon may make your child smarter
March 22nd, 2017
Playing an instrument from a young age is proven to improve brain power. Here's why the mini bassoon is the ideal instrument for your c...