Beginner bombarde with Philippe Janvier



This beginners course is intended for those who have never played Bombarde. It helps to understand how to handle it and the need to explore breathing technique.


You will go step by step to learn to play your first tunes with ease.


At the end of this course, you will be able to play 6 tunes and will acquire the basics of breathing.


  • Learn to handle the Bombarde without tension
  • How to blow the reed with ease
  • Have a straight and steady sound with sharp attacks
  • Play legato (link notes)
  • Play staccato (detach notes with tongue technique)
  • Understand the principles of Pulse
  • Imprint some style to help the dance


  • Have your own Bb bombarde
  • A soft reed to start playing

Videos for the course