Clarinet or Bassoon?
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Hi! I have only two clarinets in my high school band and one clarinet player who is playing bassoon. Should I opt for him to play 3rd clarinet parts or keep the bassoon and have only 3 clarinets….I have 5 trumpets….and 8 flutes…
My inclination is to skip bassoon and keep the clarinet section…but I don’t know
If you don’t have any low brass or no other low woodwinds, I would keep the bassoon. You want that voice to bring about a nice, full, rounded sound.
Does the student have a strong preference? If so, I’d go with that. Or maybe they could switch between them depending on the piece?
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