Practicing Articulation

Ms. Jensen reminds Miranda and Umberto that when they are practicing articulating with just the reed and bocal, they need to angle the bocal so the reed enters the mouth the same way it will when it is attached to the bassoon. She also suggests that “just two taste buds” should touch the reed when tonguing in order to keep the articulation light and connected. This review of air use, embouchure and articulating with just the reed and bocal reinforces good habits in those areas, before adding the challenges of holding the bassoon and fingering notes.