The Art of Bassoon Playing by William Spencer, revised by Frederick Mueller. First published in 1958, this book remains the best source of information on how to play the bassoon. Invaluable for students, it also provides essential information for non-bassoon-playing music teachers to help them guide their students correctly.
The Contra-Bassoon, A guide to Performance, by Cornelia Anderson Biggers. A very informative book with chapters on posture and equipment, fingering, tone production, reeds, instrument repair and performance problems.
The Tenor Clef by William R Higgins. Bassoon parts frequently employ the tenor clef so learning this clef is a must for bassoon students. This book features Weissenborn and Verroust studies, rewritten in tenor clef, to aid students in understanding and reading this clef.
Tips and Tricks for Bassoon Reeds by Holger Simon and Johann Rieger. Expert advice on how to blow-in, adjust, scrape and generally care for your reeds.Excellent illustrations throughout.
66 Great Tunes arranged for Bassoon by Mark Walton. A wonderful selection of great music in easy-to-play arrangements. Composers range from Bach to Joplin. Includes piano accompaniment sheet music on CD, ready to print out. Used extensively in the AMEB bassoon syllabus.