The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets for Bassoon: 100 Sight Reading Challenges for You and a Friend, based on duets by David Vining and edited by Darrel Hale, is appropriate for high school through professional bassoon players.
The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets provides a fun and effective way to improve sight reading! The 100 duets are progressively arranged so every skill level is addressed, and there are a wide variety of styles, keys, time signatures, and other musical requirements for plenty of diversity.
The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets comes in flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon editions designed to coordinate with one another. If a bassoon player has the bassoon edition, for example, they can play along with an oboe player who has the oboe edition or a clarinet player with the clarinet edition.
Whether you play these duets with a friend or a teacher, sight reading with a partner provides an incentive for playing each duet without stopping because you don’t want to disappoint your partner. The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets also provides additional tips and advice for improvement to address a skill so important and lacking for many musicians.
“Trillpalooza,” “Wacky Waltz,” “Late for Rehearsal,” and “Rhythm Tornado” are just a few of the clever ditties found within, so stop dreading sight reading and learn the secrets to reading music accurately at first sight with The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets!
"The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets for Bassoon edited by Darrel Hale provides one hundred charming pieces that systematically and progressively introduce various challenges with regard to rhythm, meter, key signature, and style. Because the examples in the bassoon book are the same as those in The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets for other woodwind instruments, students can enjoy them with their peers on various instruments, as well as with their teachers in lessons. This is a fantastic pedagogical resource that makes sight reading fun!" - Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Professor of Bassoon, University of Texas at Austin; Principal Bassoon, ROCO
“The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets for Bassoon, edited by Darrel Hale, is a fantastic new resource for pedagogy. This text provides excellent instruction on developing better sight reading techniques while also addressing fundamental musical skills. The 100 duets cover a wide range of keys, meters, tempos, rhythms, and articulation, making it easy to focus on strengthening specific weaknesses of each student. The capability to perform these duets with any other instrument is also a wonderful opportunity for students to play chamber music with their friends, developing critical ensemble skills. This is a wonderful addition to the bassoon repertoire and applicable to all levels of performers.” - Dr. Amy Pollard, Professor of Bassoon, University of Georgia
100 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand