What is a bassoon?

Answer The bassoon is a musical instrument belonging to the woodwind family and is popular for use in symphony orchestras, woodwind ensembles and operas or other theatrical outlets. It is the largest, in ... Read More »

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How to Finance a Bassoon?

A bassoon is a long, conical woodwind instrument that uses a double-reed on the mouthpiece. Music from the bassoon is in the tenor and bass ranges, and the bassoon has been used in orchestras since... Read More »

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 »

Who invented the bassoon?

The bassoon is a woodwind instrument of the oboe family. Development of the bassoon goes back to the reed instruments of the Egyptians. Alfranio Canon of Ferrara invented the traditional shape of ... Read More »

What key does the bassoon play in?

The bassoon plays in the key of C. Because a C on the bassoon sounds the same as a C played on the piano, musicians would say that the bassoon plays in "concert pitch." It could also be said that t... Read More »