The oboe is the bassoon's cousin
The oboe is a cousin of the bassoon, not of the flute or clarinet. It produces notes using a double reed.
Clarinets and saxophones are classified as "single reeds"; flutes and recorders as "air reeds"; and trumpets, horns, and so forth as "lip reeds."
Musical Instrument Guide:Oboe Contents
How to Play
How the Instrument is Made
Choosing an Instrument
- Why does the oboe lead the orchestra in tuning?
- Do the reeds have a front and a back?
- The keys recoil via springs!
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- Oboe masterpieces: concertos
- Oboe masterpieces: chamber music
- What is the alto oboe?
- The heckelphone, which resembles the oboe
- The oboe is the bassoon's cousin