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Dec 2, 2020 - 2:40:32 PM
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89 posts since 9/23/2019

I haven't had my bassoon out since I got my new banjo over the summer (I hide it from myself so I'm not tempted to sell it). I got it out to check on it, and realized it has a similar look to my banjo. Both are maple, impossible to tune, and will ruin a date, so it makes sense.

Dec 2, 2020 - 2:42:49 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

25339 posts since 8/3/2003

Beautiful eagle on the resonator.

I used to play clarinet and tenor sax and don't remember them having to be tuned. Is it because the bassoon has a double reed?

Dec 2, 2020 - 2:49:10 PM

89 posts since 9/23/2019

Yeah, bassoons are finicky. F can be really flat and the note right above it, F sharp, is always really sharp. The up side to that, is if you're playing in a bunch of groups and one plays flat and the other plays sharp, you can just roll with it and adjust with your embouchure.

Dec 2, 2020 - 11:16:36 PM

banjopaolo

Italy

1278 posts since 11/6/2008

A bassoon banjo duo would be great!
I’m a classically trained Viola player, I played in many sinphonic and chamber orchestra here in Italy, love the sound of classic instruments mixed with folk music...

Dec 3, 2020 - 12:21:30 AM

phb

Germany

2345 posts since 11/8/2010

May be you can turn that bassoon into a tree branch for the eagle to sit on.

Dec 3, 2020 - 9:13:56 AM

1602 posts since 10/12/2011

Yea I think both could ruin a date. So its best to slowly introduce into a conversation. And don't play dueling banjos.

Dec 3, 2020 - 10:45:24 AM
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4229 posts since 6/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by banjopaolo

A bassoon banjo duo would be great!
 


No sooner said than done: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlE0EtJ8UxQ&list=RDGlE0EtJ8UxQ&start_radio=1

Dec 3, 2020 - 11:02:01 AM
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89 posts since 9/23/2019

quote:
Originally posted by buckholler

Yea I think both could ruin a date. So its best to slowly introduce into a conversation. And don't play dueling banjos.


My brain on a date: don't mention banjos or bluegrass, don't mention banjos or bluegrass, don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass,don't mention banjos or bluegrass

My voice on a date: So my banjo came with a bottom frosted head, so obviously I was unsure about it at first, but I tell you, it's easier to adjust the bridge and is just overall more comfortable.

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