I switched from violin to bassoon in orchestra. I've only been playing bassoon for 7 months, so it's still very new and I'm not very good. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to play at all.

However, I'm playing the easier part...and while I can't quite play it all (a couple of notes I still need to learn...and I need to play the fast bits faster)...it is doable. With a bit of focused practice I should be able to play most, if not all, of it by the concert.

So if anyone is wondering what I do in my spare time...just listen for the squawking. I'm also moving forward with violin...that isn't changing...I'm just not playing it in orchestra for the time being.