ISBN 1574630520. 9x12 inches.
As a reference text, Primary Handbook for Bassoon provides woodwind methods students with a thorough background in all aspects of both teaching and playing. As a teaching method, this book will take the student from the beginning to advanced high school levels in a logical and efficient manner. A detailed introduction outlines step-by-step everything needed to start the beginning bassoonist: assembly, hand and playing positions, embouchure, accessories, reed specifications, breathing, care and maintenance, plus a bibliography, all beautifully illustrated in line drawings.