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Bassoon

double

Bassoon, musical instrument, bass of the woodwind family, an 8-ft (2.4-m) conical tube bent double, with a double-reed mouthpiece, 8 holes, 20–22 keys, and a range of 3.5 octaves. Irrational key placement and an unstable pitch make it difficult to play.

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