Posture, Hand Position, Air and Reed Adjustments

Ms. Jensen reviews using a natural hand position on bassoon, and keeping the fingers light. She reminds Miranda to use more air and to move the air across the room to get a bigger sound. They discuss the process of coordinating the breath with forming the embouchure and putting the tongue on the reed, then releasing the tongue and air at the same time. When Umberto’s C’s are squeaking, Ms. Jensen opens the reed by pinching the first wire side to side which makes response easier for Umberto.