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  • Bocal Majority Beginner Class Boot Camp Bassoon Book - Spiral

Beginner Class Boot Camp Bassoon Book - Spiral

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This is the second edition of the Beginner Class Boot Camp bassoon book with spiral binding. Ideal for beginner double-reed classes as well as in collegiate woodwind method classes . ISBN 978-1-7344972-2-9

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This is the second edition of the Beginner Class Boot Camp bassoon book with spiral binding. Ideal for beginner double-reed classes as well as in collegiate woodwind method classes . ISBN 978-1-7344972-2-9

Select Preliminary and Unit Videos by Authors can be found here:


About the authors:

Sally Bohls is a professional performer/contractor, studio musician, and private teacher in the Dallas Metroplex. She is the founder of the Operation O.B.O.E. component of Bocal Majority. Sally is actively sought after as a guest soloist, clinician, and adjudicator. She has articles published in national and international magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. She has a private studio of young oboists grades 6 thru 12 and has taught at the university level. Her students are extraordinarily successful at all levels and in all types of competitions. Sally tries to instill a profound sense of self-worth and joy of playing in all of her students.

Jennifer Auerbach is the CEO and founder of the Bocal Majority organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance from Chicago Musical College and master’s and doctoral degrees in music theory from the University of North Texas. She has taught private bassoon lessons in the Dallas metroplex since 1998 to students in grades 6 through 12 and takes great pride in helping them get to the next level of their playing. She has given numerous clinics at the Texas Music Educators’ Convention, the International Double Reed Society on the topic of bassoon and double-reed pedagogy.  Her goal is to provide high level information in a positive and uplifting teaching environment.


Table of Contents



Instrument construction pages prelims pages 1-7

Cost/Instrument care and maintenance prelims page 11

Reeds prelims pages 12-13

Foot patting prelims page 14

Note types and values prelims page 15

Tongue starts prelims page 16

Basic Music Theory prelims pages 17-19

Note/rest durations prelims pages 20-21

The Fingering Chart prelims page 21




Unit 1:First Notes pages 1-5

Oboe: G, A, B, C

Bassoon: C, D, E, F


Mary Had a Little Lamb

Au Claire de Lune

Hot Cross Buns

Dem Bones


Unit 2: Right Hand Notes pages 7-12

Oboe: F#/G-flat, E, F, D, C

Bassoon: B, A, A#/B-flat, G, F


Au Claire de Lune

Ode to Joy

Mary Had a Little Reed

Joshua Fought the Battle


Unit 3 pages 13-18

Oboe: Left F and B-flat

Bassoon: E-flat

Ode to Joy

Yankee Doodle

Hush Little Baby

Largo from New World Symphony

Amazing Grace

Unit 4 pages 19-23

Oboe: E-flat, Forked F

Bassoon: High G


Amazing Grace

Jingle Bells

Simple Gifts

Hush Little Baby

Yankee Doodle

Surprise Symphony


Unit 5 pages 25-30

Oboe: High E, F, G

Bassoon: High A, B-flat, B, C


Sakura Sakura

Musette by Bach

Korean Folk Song

Silent Night

America the Beautiful


Unit 6 pages 31-35

Oboe: A-flats

Bassoon: A-flats


Oh When the Saints

Aria by Bach

Jingle Bells


Virginia Reel


Unit 7 pages 37-43

Oboe: C-sharps and Left E-flats

Bassoon: C-sharps

Dynamics page 38


Korean Folk Song

Trumpet Voluntary


Serenade from Don Giovanni

Schumann Melody

Head, Shoulder Knees and Toes

Danny Boy

Unit 8 pages 45-48

Oboe: F-sharp

Bassoon: F-sharp

Cut time page 45


Gavotte by Bach

Menuet by Bach


Old Grey Mare


Unit 9 pages 49-50

Chromatic scale 1 and style markings


Unit 10 pages 51-56

Oboe: Low notes - B-flat, B

Bassoon: Low notes - A#/B-flat, B, C, C#/D-flat, D, D#/E-flat, E


Sailor’s Dance

Anvil Chorus

Hunter’s Chorus

Rule Blessed Spirits from Orpheus by Gluck

American Patrol

Pomp and Circumstance 


Unit 11 pages 57-62

Oboe: High notes - A, A#/B-flat, B, C

Bassoon: High notes - D, D#/E-flat, E, F


Banquet Chorus

Daisy, Daisy




Unit 12 page 63-68

Oboe: Very high notes - C#/D-flat, D, D#/E-flat, F

Bassoon: Very high notes - F#/G-flat, G, G#/A-flat


Over the River

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

For She’s a Jolly Good Counter

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

Russian Dance

Chorale from Jupiter



Level 1 Warm Ups page 69

Level 2 Warm Ups page 70

Learning Scales pages 71-97

Voicing page 98

One-Octave Scales pages 99-100

Two-Octave Scales pages 101-102

Chromatic Levels 1, 2 and 3 page 103

Arpeggios page 104

Five-Note Warm Ups pages 105-107

Trouble-Shooting Notes pages 108-109

Index of Songs page 110

Oboe fingering chart - end

Bassoon fingering chart - end