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The BIG Double Reed Day for adults

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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 Technique:

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.

Ancestors:

Try out some of the bassoon's or oboe's predecessors.

Chamber Music:

Subject to demand, join in with trios, quartets or larger groups and receive some coaching on ensemble playing. 

Cor Anglais Class (oboists only):

For those  who have their own or access to a cor anglais, a masterclass looking at your own choice of piece or orchestral excerpts with a specialist.

Posture and Breathing:

Improve your posture to optimise breathing and technique.

Reed Adjustment:

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

Sound and Dynamics:

Exercises and advice to improve and vary your sound for maximum effect.

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