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    Etudes for the Bassoon: An Annotated Bibliography and Pedagogical Guide

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    There are well over one hundred published methods and etude collections written for the bassoon. However, many bassoon teachers and students are only familiar with a few of them, primarily those composed by Julius Weissenborn and Ludwig Milde. This is evidenced by the frequent mentions of these etudes in writings about bassoon literature, repertoire surveys, university syllabi, articles in the journal of the International Double Reed Society, and more. While these specific studies remain an invaluable part of the bassoonist’s repertoire, there are several aspects of bassoon playing they do not address, particularly where post-Romantic musical styles are concerned. When the need arises to study material outside the purview of these classic texts, one may have difficulty determining where to seek it. Printed descriptions of the etude repertoire are few and limited in scope, and there is a notable dearth of recordings of etudes by accomplished bassoonists. To remedy this deficiency in the bassoon community’s resources, this document contains a guide to the pedagogical aspects of bassoon playing which can be addressed through the study of etudes, a listing of the individual etudes in a collection which address each of these subjects, and an annotated bibliography of seventy-three etude collections. The areas of bassoon playing addressed include dexterity, key studies, atonality, large intervals, extreme ranges, venting, articulation, rhythm, rests, subdivisions, meters, clefs, ornaments, extended techniques, non-standard notation, and expression. Several of these subjects are accompanied by a table of etudes, chosen from the seventy-three collections, that address the technique. The annotated bibliography includes information on each collection’s grade of difficulty, length, and range and clef-reading requirements; a collection’s approach to dexterity, articulation, rhythm, meter, and expression are also described

    An investigation of the role of background music in IVWs for learning

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    Empirical evidence is needed to corroborate the intuitions of gamers and game developers in understanding the benefits of Immersive Virtual Worlds (IVWs) as a learning environment and the role that music plays within these environments. We report an investigation to determine if background music of the genre typically found in computer‐based role‐playing games has an effect on learning in a computer‐animated history lesson about the Macquarie Lighthouse within an IVW. In Experiment 1, music stimuli were created from four different computer game soundtracks. Seventy‐two undergraduate students watched the presentation and completed a survey including biographical details, questions on the historical material presented and questions relating to their perceived level of immersion. While the tempo and pitch of the music was unrelated to learning, music conditions resulted in a higher number of accurately remembered facts than the no music condition. One soundtrack showed a statistically significant improvement in memorisation of facts over other music conditions. Also an interaction between the levels of perceived immersion and ability to accurately remember facts was observed. Experiment 2, involving 48 undergraduate students, further investigated the effect of music, sense of immersion and how different display systems affect memory for facts

    Sin City Winds

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    Global Oceans

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    Global Oceans is one chapter from the State of the Climate in 2019 annual report and is avail-able from https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0105.1. Compiled by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate in 2019 is based on contr1ibutions from scien-tists from around the world. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instru-ments located on land, water, ice, and in space. The full report is available from https://doi.org /10.1175/2020BAMSStateoftheClimate.1

    EXPORTS Measurements and Protocols for the NE Pacific Campaign

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    EXport Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing (EXPORTS) is a large-scale NASA-led and NSF co-funded field campaign that will provide critical information for quantifying the export and fate of upper ocean net primary production (NPP) using satellite information and state of the art technology
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