You are here

Analysis and New Edition of Julius Weissenborn's Method for Bassoon

Title: An Analysis and New Edition of Julius Weissenborn's Method for Bassoon.
Name(s): Schaub, Christopher G., author
Keesecker, Jeff, professor directing treatise
Spencer, Peter, outside committee member
Kowalsky, Frank, committee member
Ohlsson, Eric, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Julius Weissenborn's Practical Method for Bassoon is widely regarded as the best comprehensive bassoon method book for private instruction. It was originally published in 1887, one year before the famous bassoonist's death. Since that time, it has been revised many times by several different editors throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Weissenborn's original edition and all revised editions are out of date. Of the two current editions, the most popular version was first published in 1930, although much of its material comes from earlier editions. Many important approaches regarding the bassoon's performance practice and pedagogy have changed since then. Additionally, the fingering charts provided in both current editions are missing keys found on current models and have numerous errors. Modern philosophies in music pedagogy reveal that Weissenborn's method, in both its original and revised forms, has many deficiencies. These problems include poor concept sequencing and a shortage of explanatory text, to name a few. Moreover, current editions of the method contain many editing errors and inconsistencies. This treatise has three purposes: to present a background on the life of Julius Weissenborn and his Practical Method for Bassoon, to pedagogically analyze the method, and to propose a revised edition.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2051 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise Submitted to the College of Music in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2006.
Date of Defense: March 29, 2006.
Keywords: Bassoon Pedagogy, Bassoon Performance, Bassoon Tutor, Fagott, Fagotto, Basson
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jeff Keesecker, Professor Directing Treatise; Peter Spencer, Outside Committee Member; Frank Kowalsky, Committee Member; Eric Ohlsson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Persistent Link to This Record:
Use and Reproduction: This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). The copyright in theses and dissertations completed at Florida State University is held by the students who author them.
Host Institution: FSU

Choose the citation style.
Schaub, C. G. (2006). An Analysis and New Edition of Julius Weissenborn's Method for Bassoon. Retrieved from