Bassoon Fun Fact #1
The bassoon is not an oboe. You’d be amazed by how many times I’ve been asked, “You play the oboe, right?” The oboe and the bassoon are both in the double reed family and we do sit near each other in the orchestra, but they are, in fact, different instruments! All musicians who are already aware of the subtle differences between an oboe and a bassoon, as a public service to all bassoonists, please pass this knowledge on to your friends and family!
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