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How many keys does the bassoon have?

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Answered 2010-05-29 21:24:36

The bassoon has the most keys out of any instrument. It has 9 keys for the left thumb alone, 4 for the right thumb, 4 keys and 2 holes for the left hand and 6 keys and 2 holes for the right hand. This makes a total of 23 keys and 4 holes.

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