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26 Melodic Studies - BSN

Composer: Sheen, Graham

Publisher: Emerson Editions (England)

Edition: E709


26 Melodic Studies
for bassoon
by Graham Sheen (b. 1952) - British bassoonist and pedagogue
26 Melodic Studies is intended as a supplement to preparation for grades 1 to 6. I have used as my guide the required scales at each level by both the ABRSM and Trinity examination boards. The Studies remain within the compass of the set scales and arpeggios and employ only the notes which they contain. Nevertheless, the student will encounter some challenging combinations of notes within these tonalities. In addition, each study focuses, though not exclusively, on either articulation, technique, or phrasing. Most importantly, the Studies cover a wide variety of styles both serious and humorous, ranging from classical models through to jazz and modern dance forms: finding the right character for each one is as essential as finding the right notes.