A bass non-transposing instrument of the oboe family with a double reed.

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Bassoon vs tenor bassoon (tenoroon)

My 11 year old son wants to take up the tenor bassoon (also called a "tenoroon"). He's done a lot of research and watching YouTube, etc. I am trying to find the best one for him. Will he be ...
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Alternatives to Marching with Bassoon

Situation: I am currently a bassoon player, and I am in marching band. I have marched only once with the bassoon before, and I know that the bassoon is both unsafe and impractical for marching. After ...
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What are some good tips for vibrato on a bassoon?

I understand it requires control of the diaphragm and air pressure, but how does one modulate it and are there any good exercises for training vibrato on a bassoon?
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What is the convention for splitting 4 parts of the same instrument in a score?

I'm orchestrating a piece and distributing a chord among 4 bassoons. If I were writing the French Horn part, I'd know one of the common practices would be to have two staves: one for Horns 1 and 3, ...
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What is the benefit of soaking double reeds in water?

My bassoon teacher advises me to soak my reed in water before playing. Apparently water has properties that my saliva alone doesn't. Why would this be useful? Also I have seen Oboe players doing this,...