Giuseppe Concone: The Singing Bassoon - Forty Legato Studies
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Giuseppe Concone (1801-1861) was an Italian singing master, pianist and composer. He wrote several volumes of vocal exercises which won world-wide recognition for their usefulness. These legato studies, with their long phrases, are ideal for developing a good tone on the bassoon. The bassoon generally plays a modest, supporting role in the orchestra, but there are occasions when it is given a solo and what is needed is a full, golden sound. Time on these studies will not only make these moments shine, but will also develop good support and control of all legato playing, right down to the secure and rounded pianissimo.