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The BIG Double Reed Day for adults


Adult participants will have four hours of workshops. Everyone will register at 9am to start workshops at 9.30am, and the day will finish with the short finale concert at 6pm.

Two hours will be spent in a performance classes. We ask everyone to prepare a piece and we provide a pianist to accompany.

Adults will also attend two short workshops designed to target specific aspects of playing. In 2017 we offered the following classes:

Advanced Techniques:

This workshop will focus on more advanced aspects of playing including vibrato, double-tonguing and possibly some extended techniques. Probably most suitable for players at grade 6 and above.

Breathing and Sound:

Exercises and troubleshooting for one of the most fundamental aspects of playing, relevant for beginners and experienced players alike.

Contemporary Techniques Workshop:

A specialist takes you through some unusual and impressive techniques to get even more unusual sounds out of your instrument!

Instrument Maintenance:

Learn how to look after your instrument and keep it in good working order.

Orchestral Workshop:

This session will explore some of the most famous / challenging oboe and bassoon bits in the orchestral repertoire. Probably most suitable for players a grade 6 and above.

Reed Adjustment:

Advice and demonstrations about adjusting those frustratingly tiny bits of cane. Please bring along some problematic reeds!

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