Slurring from C to D and Ending Beautifully

Ms. Jensen addresses keeping the third finger close to the bassoon and curved while slurring from C2 to D2. As they work on that, the issue of ending notes beautifully presents itself, and they address slowing down the air and firming the embouchure slightly right at the end of the note to create a taper. This concept might seem advanced for beginning students, but drawing their attention to such refinements at an early stage heightens their musical sensitivity, and directs their bassoon technique to develop with musical purpose.