Bassoon

A member of the woodwind family, a bassoon is a long, six-part double reed instrument.

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Woodwind Instruments
Oboe
Bassoon

Why is the bassoon sound lower than the oboe?

This is a basic physics concept. The longer an instrument, the lower the frequency of the sound waves coming out of it, and therefore a lower pitch. The Oboe is a small, short instrument. The bassoon, on the other hand, is a large instrument. Because it is longer, you get a lower pitch. This principle applies for all instruments.

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Are the bassoon's fingerings the same as an oboe's?

No, the bassoon's fingerings are not the same as the fingering of oboes.

There was a time, back when oboes were first invented and bassoons were just changing over from the single-piece dulcian to the four-piece basson/bassoon that the fingering of the two instruments was quite similar, and had much in common with the recorder and flute as well.

With the split between the German and french schools of double reed instruments, though, it's hard to say that all bassoon fingerings are alike, or that all oboe fingerings are alike!

The major difference in fingering between all oboes and all bassoons comes from the fact that the bassoon's bore is folded. This means that two lengths of the bore, the part that makes high notes and the part that makes low notes, run parallel to each other. As a result, keys that affect low notes appear near keys which affect high notes, and fingers serve multiple duties.

Because of the size of the bassoon, it is generally supported from the lower end by a belt-like strap which the player sits upon. The oboe, though, is smaller, and is generally supported by the right thumb of the player. The immobilized thumb of the oboist and the free right thumb of the bassoonist lead to further differences between the instruments. The oboist has multiple keys which are operated by the little fingers and a key and a hole with a ring (the ring acts like another key) under the left thumb. The bassoonist, though, has two keys under the left little finger, as many as four under the right little finger, between 3 and 5 under the right thumb, and anywhere between 8 and 12 keys to operate with the left thumb!

If you were to consider the basic octave, though, there is a strong similarity between all of these instruments: the three fingers of the left hand (minus the little finger), the four of the right hand, and the left thumb are employed in playing the basic octave and most of the next octave. However, in all varieties of oboe and bassoon, accidental keys, whisper/voice keys (which help to sound upper octaves) and lower-range extension keys differ greatly.

I play the oboe and tried the bassoon for a few weeks. I found that the fingerings are the more or less the same but at a fifth difference, so an F on the oboe is a Bb on the bassoon.

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What is similar to the bassoon?

This question seems a bit vague, but I'll choose the answer, "oboe", since both are in the double reeds family. But an English Horn would fit, as well.

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What is the bassoon made out of?

Bassoons can either be made out of wood or plastic, and some other exceptions like ivory.

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What is the most expensive bassoon on the market?

A hecklr 250,000$

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Woodwind Instruments
Bassoon

Is the bassoon part of the percussion family?

no, it is part of the woodwind family.

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Does the bassoon get the melody in band?

It depends on the song. Bassoon is very versatile and can play melody, bass part,or counter melody.

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Oboe
Bassoon

What kind of reed instruments are the oboe and bassoon?

The oboe and bassoon are double reeded instruments wich means one reed at the top and one on the bottom. They are a lot harder to use than one reeded instruments.

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Car Sounds
Bassoon

Why does the motor sound high pitched as if you had pressed the gas some?

idle is to high. most likely caused by: 1. incorrect idle adjustment 2. vaccume leak 3. to much fuel delivery 4. pressing the gas some answer you have a leak in intake manifold or carburettor, that is allowing air to be sucked in on acceleration

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Lyrics and Sheet Music
Woodwind Instruments
Oboe
Bassoon

Where can you find notes for bassoon?

In a music book for bassoon. I have also found music online. You could also ask your music teacher or go to a music store although most music stores do not carry bassoon music. If you would like music to play you can play trombone or baritone B.C. music which is what I do. I hope this helps you!

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Woodwind Instruments
Clarinet
Bassoon

What is better a clarinet or bassoon?

Well it depends. if you like clarinet better you like it better. but if you like bassoon better you like it better. i play clarinet so i like clarinet better buts that's just me

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What instrument can play the same pitch as a bassoon?

a piano

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Woodwind Instruments
Lady Gaga
Oboe
Bassoon

How do you play bad romance on the bassoon?

you don't.

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Woodwind Instruments
Bassoon

How do you sterilize your bassoon reeds?

Letting your bassoon reeds soak in hydrogen peroxide cleans them pretty well and does no damage to the reed itself

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Is a bassoon an aerophone?

Yes, according to the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, a bassoon is classified as a double-reeded aerophone with keys.

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Bassoon

Who invented the serpentine bassoon?

I believe a woman by the name of Joanne Cannon invented the serpentine bassoon.... Yea sure enough here's their webpage: http://home.mira.net/%7Efavilla/

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Music
The Beatles
Piano
Bassoon

How long does it take for a band to make an album?

It depends on the band. I've heard of some bands taking up to three years to write the songs and then spending another five months in the studio to record and produceit.

The shortest I have ever heard of a professionalalbum being made in was in 8 days. The pop punk band Stellar Kart wrote all of their songs AND recorded it in just those 8 days! Their website says so.

For an unprofessional CD done by a local band,an album can be recorded in just one day or lessin a local music studio (with songs that the band previously wrote). It's done fast and relatively cheap, but the production quality is low in this case.

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What key does a bassoon play in?

A bassoon is an instrument in C. A summary table for many instruments can be found here: http://www.apassion4jazz.net/transposition.html

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Netball
Clarinet
Counter Strike
Bassoon

How many people play netball in the world?

It is estimated that there are in excess of 20 million people playing netball in 70 countries and on all five continents eg Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, England, Malawi, South Africa, Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji, Botswana, Trinidad & Tobago, Wales, Barbados, Scotland, Singapore, Malaysia. See IFNA website:http://www.netball.org/ifna.aspx

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Rugby
Rugby Union
Counter Strike
Bassoon

How many people play rugby in the world?

Well over 10 million+ play rugby for Province teams. 1,000-2,000 play international.

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Bassoon

What is size of a bassoon?

When constructed, they are about 4' 4" tall.

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Music
Woodwind Instruments
Bassoon

Has a famous song been played on the bassoon?

Yes, one of the most famous bassoon parts is in Peter and the Wolf. The bassoon plays the part of the Grandfather.

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Science
Space Travel and Exploration
Piano
Bassoon

How long does it take to make the biggest rocket?

The world's largest rocket was the Saturn V vehicle built by the United States. While design of the rocket, and it's smaller test bed vehicles, the Saturn 1B and Little Joe rockets, commenced in 1961, the actual assembly of a Saturn V vehicle took approximately 18 months. This is from layout of the main fuel tank to transport to the launch pad. well, to make the biggest rocket, it would take the longest time. Be a little more specific please.

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Homebrewing
Nintendo DS
Bassoon

How long does it take to learn to make beer at home?

As with most hobbies, brewing beer at home can be as easy or as complicated as you make it. You could buy a Mr. Beer or a Cooper's brew kit and have finished beer in a bout two weeks with little to no learning curve. Both the kits mentioned make it as easy as following a recipe. However, you could get more involved in the production of your beer buy buying a homebrew kit from your local brew store or from an online merchant that will give you greater control over the final outcome of the beer.

The process is explained in detail at http://www.makebeerathome.info or on a number of other websites and forums.

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Beer and Brewing
Cartoons
Bassoon

How long does it take to make beer?

It depends. You can turn around a low alcohol ale in a couple weeks. It usually takes a commercial brewer 3-4 weeks to make a regular strength ale. Same time frame for a homebrewer making a regular strength ale. Force carbonating your beer, rather than bottle conditioning, will make it faster, probably in the 2-3 week range.

Higher alcohol beers take longer as they need more time to ferment and, in many case, need some time for the beer to age to mellow it. Some styles, like Imperial Stout, can take 6 months before they are ready.

Lagers take several more weeks than ales, at least, as they need to cold age (aka lager) to finish fermenting and clean up yeast leftovers from fermentation.

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