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Informative Speech - b The tenor joint c The long piece i...

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General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience on the bassoon Thesis Statement: To inform my audience on the bassoon, I will first discuss the history of the bassoon, second I will explain the different parts of the bassoon, and third I will provide specific examples of the bassoon and play a short excerpt from Weissenborn. 1. The bassoon is a very unique instrument to the woodwind family of the musical instruments. a. Invented 1539 in Italy and called “Il Fagotto” b. Has a scale range of B-flat below the staff to high F in the treble clef i. Reads in bass and tenor clef ii. Tenor clef is 5 half steps above bass clef c. Originally a five keyed instrument i. B-flat, D, E-flat, E, and A-flat ii. By the end of the century, there were 10 keys iii. Bassoons of the nineteenth century has the modern day 22 keys d. Different types of bassoons i. Quart Bassoon (5 th above) ii. Quint Bassoon (4 th above) iii. Contra Bassoon (octave below) (Weissenborn) 2. The bassoon has 6 different parts a. The boot i. Holds the bottom of the bassoon, that 2 of the joints get placed in
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Unformatted text preview: b. The tenor joint c. The long piece i. Where the low note keys are on the bassoon d. The bell i. Gives the bassoon the lowest note, B-flat ii. Without this piece, you get a very ugly sound and out of tune sound iii. Can add a paper towel roll in the bell to make a lower A e. The “S curve” i. Also known as the bocal ii. Where the reed gets set on iii. Very expensive to replace and can get broken the easiest f. The reed i. Made of bamboo cane ii. Double reed like oboe but unlike clarinet and saxophone, which also uses reeds iii. Different sizes iv. Very expensive g. Bassoons are usually made out of maple due to the mellow state of the sound (Weissenborn) 3. There are very few examples of bassoon playing but those few examples are very important a. Fantasia i. Sorcerer’s Apprentice b. Weissenborn i. Very important to the bassoon world ii. He wrote the 50 studies that a lot of bassoonist play...
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