Facts about the Bassoon


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Some Basic Bassoon Info:

First of all, the bassoon is not an oboe. Many people make the mistake that it is, because both of them are double reeded instruments. The bassoon has a range of over 3 octaves. Most people know the lower sounds the bassoon makes better like the way it sounds in the piece "The Sorcerer's Apprentis" from Fantasia. The bassoon also has a very nice upper range that is less commonly recognized as a bassoon.

The bassoon German/Italian name is "Faggot". The English word fagot, meaning a bundle of sticks, can also be connected with the bassoon. The bassoon is a hallow wooden 'pipe' that is doubled back on itself. It can be taken apart into four wooden pieces. The bassoon also uses a bocal, which is a metal or occasionally wooden thin pipe that attach the reed to the rest of the instrument.

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Casey Kelley
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20 April 04