Melinda Staples

What is a bassoon?

As a bassoon player in our local college band, people are often intrigued with my instrument.
I am frequently asked what my instrument is called and what it sounds like.
Here is a sampling of what it sounds like:

What makes a bassoon different from other woodwinds?
For one thing, music is written in the bass clef because it is a lower pitched instrument.

It is also a double-reed instrument versus the more common single reed.

How bassoons and music help the mind develop outside the “Bachs.”


I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about the bassoon.
Check out this Mario Kart 8 solo!