The bassoon is a wind instrument with double reed which produces low pitch notes. It is known by its dry but very rich sound. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the bassoon will be overcome each day by mastering the way you position your mouth in the double reed and in the way you control the air flow through it. Your fingers will also become agile with practice and you will quickly know the place of each finger on their respective keys. Listen to the sound of the bassoon:
The bassoon music sheets are written in the bass clef. Within the bassoon family, there are three varieties: the common bassoon, the soprano bassoon (not in use anymore) and the contrabassoon, lower than the bassoon. A bassoonist can easily play these variants of bassoon, and also other reed instruments such as the oboe (also with double reed), the clarinet and the saxophone.
You can start learning the bassoon with a bassoon from the Cascais Music School. Check for more information at our Shop.
Meet the Bassoon Teachers from the Cascais Music School.