the bassoon is a double reed instrument that has a 9 foot long air column.
The Bassoon Is A Double Reed Instrument That Has A 9 Foot Long Air Column.
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The bassoon is a double-reed woodwind instrument with a conical bore air column, the bass member of the oboe family. Its normal range is about 3 octaves, from B1flat to E5flat. The tube, 2.79 m (9 ft 2 in) long, is bent to make a height of 1.22 m (4 ft) and consists of a metal crook on which the reed is placed and four sections of maple or pearwood: the tenor, the butt, the bass, and the bell.
The characteristic sound of a bassoon is influenced by a strong formant, as illustrated by the accompanying waveforms. Each of the notes displayed has a peak of intensity in the neighborhood of 500 Hz.
The double reed is made from cane, with most bassoonists making their own reeds. The player"s lips exert a lot of control over the reed, with more than half of the reed in the player"s mouth.