Which is a double reed instrument?

Which is a double reed instrument?

The main musical instruments that use a double reed are the Oboe and the Bassoon. And there are others such as the Cor Anglais popularly known as the English horn and the contrabassoon that are bigger brothers of the oboe and bassoon respectively as well as some ancient instruments like the shawm and the racket.

What are the 4 double reed instruments?

List of instruments which use double reeds

  • Piccolo oboe.
  • Oboe d’amore.
  • Cor anglais (English horn)
  • Oboe da caccia.
  • Bass oboe.

Why is the oboe called a double reed instrument?

What exactly is a double reed? An oboe reed is made from shaving down an actual cane reed. The two reeds are curved subtly, and so there is a slight gap in the center when the two ends are stuck together. This allows the player’s breath to pass through.

Is the oboe the smallest double reed instrument?

The piccolo oboe, also known as the piccoloboe and historically called an oboe musette (or just musette), is the smallest and highest pitched member of the oboe family.

Is Horn a double reed?

The English horn is actually closely related to the oboe, also uses a double reed, and is played in the same manner. It’s longer than an oboe and its tube is a bit wider. At the bottom end of the English horn it opens out into a rounded bell shape, which gives it a warmer, fuller sound.

Is a Basson a double reed instrument?

The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble.

Is a flute a double reed instrument?

The flute is a woodwind instrument. To be a brass instrument, the sound needs to be produced by ‘lip reeds’, where the player’s lips vibrating together create the note. It is essentially a double reed instrument where the lips are the double reed.

Is an English horn a double reed instrument?

The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed woodwind musical instrument in the oboe family. It is a transposing instrument pitched in F, a fifth lower than the oboe (a C instrument), and is consequently approximately one-third longer. The fingering and playing technique used for the cor anglais are essentially the same as those of the oboe.

What are some examples of double-reed instruments?


  • Clarinet
  • Heckel-clarina
  • Heckelphone-clarinet
  • Octavin
  • Saxophone
  • Tárogató
  • Xaphoon
  • Bass Clarinet
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