Bassoon Essay

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“Okay, for the last time!! Yes, I play the bassoon!” “HUH?” “The bassoon!” “Buhhhh—“ “Bassoon!!!” The bassoon is the bass member of the oboe family and is distinguished by a long conical bored body and a sound that by turns can be comical, haunting, or jaunty. While in the 17th century multiple types of this instrument existed, at present there is only a single type of bassoon and On "Canto IX" align="center">Lawrence S. Rainey The Cantos of Ezra Pound has long been considered the most important work of Anglo-American literary modernism. It is also the most intractable: its difficulties are ... contrabassoon, which is pitched an octave lower. Bassoons are usually made of maple, rosewood or plastic and consist of five pieces that fit together to form a conical tube that stands approximately 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Attached to the instrument is a bent piece of hollow metal called a bocal, to which the double-reed mouthpiece is fitted. Bassoon players hold their instruments away from their bodies at an angle. The left hand, with the palm upward, is held at House Of The Seven Gables THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES By Nathaniel Hawthorne "The House of the Seven Gables" is a romantic novel set in a grand and rustic, old house with ... chest level, while the right hand, palm downward, rests over the bassoon’s lower portion and supports it against the right thigh. Lending additional support are a cord attached to the upper part of the instrument worn around the player’s neck and a strap, on which the player sits, that is attached to the instrument’s lower part. The sound originates in the reed, then travels through the bocal, down the right wing, through the boot and out the left wing following with the bell. It has a range of about three and a half octaves, from three B-flats below middle C to two Gs above. It has quite a nasal sound, which makes it sound quite

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