“The sound of any instrument is a combination of its tone and the expression of its performer. . . . To develop a great sound, we need to think beyond the instrument; we must discover what is possible in both tone and expression. In that regard, it is imperative that we nurture not only our bassoon-playing technique, but also our comprehensive musicianship. . . . we must be able to invent our own musicality."
- George Sakakeeny, from Making Reeds Start to Finish with George Sakakeeny