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26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon

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From the Publisher

Graham Sheen writes:
'Twenty Six Melodic Studies is intended as a supplement to preparation for grades 1 to 6. I have used as my guide the required scales at each level by both ABRSM and Trinity examination boards. The Studies remain within the compass of the set scales and arpeggios and employ only the notes which they contain. Nevertheless, the student will encounter some challenging combinations of notes within these tonalities. In addition, each study focuses, though not exclusively, on either articulation, technique or phrasing. Most importantly, the Studies cover a wide variety of styles both serious and humorous, ranging from classical models through to jazz and modern dance forms: finding the right character for each one is as essential as finding the right notes.'


  • 1. Short and Long
  • 2. Triads
  • 3. ??????? (something in Russian)
  • 4. Slow Waltz
  • 5. Black and White
  • 6. Stilts for Beginners
  • 7. Euphonium
  • 8. Dead Centre (Graveyard)
  • 9. Phrygian
  • 10. Minor - Major
  • 11. Forward March
  • 12. Langsamer Ländler
  • 13. Oldberg Variations (Homage '' J.S.B.)
  • 14. Bach went to town
  • 15. Five time 16. Slapstick
  • 17. Latin American 18. Tumbleweed Town
  • 19. Sea Song 20. Burlesque
  • 21. After Domenico Scarlatti (long after) 22. Calypso - "Cricket, one-day cricket"
  • 23. Marchmont Road Blues 24. Tango
  • 25. Scherzo 26. Rum-baa-baa

Item Details


  • Part 1: Bassoon
Category: Bassoon Study Books
Publisher: Emerson Edition
Publisher's reference: E709
Our Stock Code: 1491999
Media Type: Paperback

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