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Peppered with tips, helpful hints, and personal anecdotes to illustrate real-life application, this performance guide is essential for any wind player interested in taking his or her virtuosity to the next level. Internationally renowned bassoonist Kim Walker has compiled into one book the teachings and exercises that have made her known as an expert on bassoon performance, practice, and instruction. From basics like posture, breathing techniques, and articulation to a survey of the performance practices of key woodwind and brass masters, Walker includes an analysis of each technique along with images and exercises that present the mechanics of each method.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Seven Core Essentials
  2. pp. xvii-xxiv
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  1. Part 1. On the Air
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1 — Stand Tall : Posture and Balance
  2. pp. 3-42
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  1. 2 — The Centered Performance
  2. pp. 43-70
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  1. 3 — Breathing On the Air
  2. pp. 71-132
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  1. 4 — Magnetic Tone Production: Head and Body Resonance
  2. pp. 133-156
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  1. Part 2. Spirited Wind Playing
  2. pp. 157-158
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  1. 5 — Embouchure and Powerful Projection
  2. pp. 159-176
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  1. 6 — Get on with It! Warm-Up and Practice Routine
  2. pp. 177-200
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  1. 7 — Deft Articulation: an Integral Art of Wind Playing
  2. pp. 201-234
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  1. 8 — Vibrato: The Great Debate
  2. pp. 235-255
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  1. 9 — Virtuosity: Dancing Fingers Lead the Way
  2. pp. 256-264
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  1. Part 3. The Performance Dimension
  2. pp. 265-266
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  1. 10 — Memory Made Simple
  2. pp. 267-279
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  1. 11 — Winning Auditions
  2. pp. 280-298
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  1. 12 — The Performance Dimension
  2. pp. 299-313
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  1. Conclusion: Why Is It so Easy to Put All This Together?
  2. pp. 314-321
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  1. Key Resources
  2. pp. 322-329
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253024992
Related ISBN
9780253024848
MARC Record
OCLC
954037408
Pages
354
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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