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How to make a bassoon reed? Here you can learn reedmaking from the basic construction to the fine adjustments. In step by step lessons, I will demonstrate to you my way to make reeds. It’s necessary to have tools and cane.
With the Bassoon Fundamentals Course, you’ll learn some of the things of I obtained on more on 20 years experience as a professional orchestral bassoonist. Warm-ups routine, tutorials, tips and study plan are included to give new direction and focus to your practicing.
On this course, you will learn jazz scales, jazz articulation, how to improvise with coherency, Improve your Listening, general knowledge about jazz icons, repertoire, structures and more!
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Would you like to:
- Make your own reeds and play with them?
- Play in tune and with a gorgeous sound
- Save time by developing an optimized practice routine?
- Improve your technique?
- Finally not be frustrated by not understanding jazz and becoming an Improviser?
- Be an inspired and creative musician?
So you’ve come to the right place!
“It’s not only about practicing scales and chords until you go crazy and wasting your precious time with things that are worthless.
It’s about taking the right “road,” which will lead you straight to the point.
Through more than 150 videos, lessons, detailed topics, I’ll share my experience with you so you can turn music to it’s the best purpose: having fun!”
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Downloadable play-along tracks and written examples in pdf (*when lesson includes them)
New lessons always!
Because to study music is something that never ends (and that makes life even more interesting!), I record new lessons every month. Stay tuned!
Don’t worry! You can watch all video lessons on every device: Mobile, Tablet or Computer
Don’t go alone! On Bassoon Lesson you can get personal feedback* from Alexandre (*available only for premium subscriptions)
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Alexandre Silvério - Teacher
CEO & Founder - Bassoon Lesson
Alexandre Silvério is one of the few bassoonists in the world who plays both Classical and Jazz. Since 2004 He is the principal bassoonist of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), but also a very committed jazz bassoonist.
In 1999, Alexandre was awarded a scholarship from the Vitae Institute to study at the “Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin”, with bassoon legend Klaus Thunemann. In 2002, he was accepted into the Berlin Philharmonic Academy (Karajan Akademie).
In Berlin, he had the opportunity to play with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, with some of the best musicians and conductors of our days, like Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez, and others.
In addition to playing with OSESP, Alexandre teaches at the prestigious “Academia de Música da Osesp” (Osesp Academy of Music), is part of CAMALEON BASSOONS and is part of a jazz group named after himself.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the classes about?
From bassoon fundamentals, reed construction and adjustment, and tips to play orchestral excerpts to advanced jazz improvisation techniques. You will find more than 150 video lessons videos with additional pdf exercises and mp3 playbacks.
– Does it work on iPads/iPods/iPhones?
Yes. The videos play on every device.
– Who is Alexandre Silvério?
Alexandre Silvério is a Brazilian jazz and classical bassoonist. Since 2004 he is the Principal Bassoonist of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) and member of the Camaleon Bassoons.
– Which language are the lessons?
The lessons are in Portuguese, BUT all of them have English subtitles.
– To what level is the course recommended?
Here you will find complete courses with modules. These courses are distributed in more than 150 videos with written content for a better understanding of the topic. Plus, materials in PDF format and MP3 playbacks. This rich collection allows students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, to participate and enjoy the course.
– Do I have to download the video lessons to watch them?
No, all the videos are streamed directly to your device. You can watch them anywhere with an internet connection, at any time and as many times as you want.