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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What Are the Parts of the Bassoon?

The origins of the bassoon can be linked to a Medieval instrument known as the shawn, according to Dr. Dan Lipori of Central Washington University. The original bass shawn was over six feet long. T... 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 »

What year was the bassoon developed?

The bassoon was created in the 17th century. It was developed from the curtall, an instrument that was made with two keys. Later the contrabassoon was created (in 1739) and in the 18th century, the... Read More »

How to Play an F on the Bassoon?

Learning to play the bassoon? Can't figure out f? Maybe this will help.