How to Break in a New Bassoon Reed?

Answer Every bassoonist knows how awful new reeds sound, but they sure don't want to keep playing on those moldy crusty old reeds either. Here's how to make your reed sound great.

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Who was the inventor of the bassoon?

Martin Hotteterre of Paris is thought to be the inventor of the modern day bassoon. It is thought he developed it in the 1650s. Hotteterre is given credit for the invention, though it is possible t... Read More »

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Players of the bassoon, one of the lower voices in the woodwind family, use a combination of lung power, mouth position and a set of keyed holes to play the instrument.BassoonBassoon Resource descr... Read More »