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Polypropylene and the Future of the Bassoon

Abstract The dearth of young bassoonists in America can be felt at every level of expertise, whether it be at professional levels where there are fewer qualified bassoonists compared to other woodwinds, or in local communities where interested pupils cannot find a teacher to guide them. In order to alleviate this scarcity, we must solve the problem at its root: young bassoonists. There have been many attempts to provide better instructional material for beginner-level bassoonists and to produce better reeds to entice more students to study the bassoon and to sustain their playing beyond the first few years. These attempts, however, fail to address another critical issue: the cost and availability of the bassoon itself.

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Created Date 2017
Contributor Tran, Toan (Author) / Micklich, Albie (Advisor) / Gardner, Joshua (Committee member) / Carpenter, Ellon (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music education / Bassoon / Fox Products / Polypropylene
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 37 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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