double reed instruments

The signs as Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque woodwind instruments

Aries- Cornamuse: a double reed instrument from the renaissance with a wind cap over the reed and cylindrical bore

Taurus- Dulcian: a renaissance predecessor of the bassoon with a folded conical bore

Gemini- Recorder: considered renaissance and baroque. The friend we all know and love from elementary school with whistle mouthpieces and bores changing throughout time.

Cancer- Cromorne: a french, capped, double reed instrument from the baroque period. Do not confuse this with the crumhorn, which has a ‘j” shape

Leo- Chalumeau: a single-reed, baroque instrument that is a predecessor of the modern-day clarinet. It has a cylindrical bore with 8 tone holes.

Virgo- Shawm: a double-reed, renaissance, woodwind instrument with a conical bore 

Libra- Rackett: also known as the Sausage bassoon. Sausage Bassoon. This double reed woodwind is a predecessor to the bassoon, with 9 parallel bores inside, which are connected at the top and bottom.

Scorpio- Rauschpfeife: a capped, double-reed from the renaissance period. it has a conical bore, unlike the Cornamuse.

Sagittarius- Ocarina- A Medieval egg-shaped woodwind instrument with the mouth piece coming out of the body

Capricorn- Gemshorn- an early Medieval recorder made from a cow horn. It has a conical shape that produces a very sweet sound.

Aquarius- Flageolet- a Medieval woodwind that can be described as a small fipple flute. (origins of instrument are Medieval even though picture says 19th century)

Pisces- Crumhorn: a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed mounted inside the long windcap.

Friend: What’s that, a clarinet?

Me: No, it’s an oboe.

Friend: …sooo it’s not a clarinet?

Me: NO IT’S NOT A CLARINET IT’S A FUCKING DUCK-KAZOO GO AWAY

First Chair Stereotypes
  • Flute: Ambitious, would be willing to actually fight people to keep their chair.
  • Piccolo: Scared the competition away with high notes that may or may not have been in tune.
  • Alto flute: They just want to be cool.
  • Oboe: Rarely messes up, but if they do, they blame it on their reed
  • Clarinet: Hard worker, literally gave up eating for a week to practice
  • Bass Clarinet: Doesn't give a single fuck but ends up first chair anyway. If they borrow their instrument, they will use their first chair status to claim the best instrument for themselves.
  • Bassoon: Doesn't give the tiniest of fucks (unless they lost their strap)
  • Trumpet: Their ego is superior, and they have the skills to full that ego. They play extremely high notes to assert dominance.
  • Trombone: Very chill, until someone gets close to stealing their chair, which they will protect with their life.
  • French horn: Extremely skilled players, and they are always willing to share their good playing technique with their section.
  • Euphonium: They make it seem effortless, but they put in a lot of time and effort behind closed doors.
  • Tuba: Dominant because they can play notes that are faster than quarter notes
  • Percussion: The only person that keeps the entire section from descending into pure chaos.
  • Violin I: Probably murdered at least two people on the way to the top.
  • Violin II: Stares at the first chair for violin I and whispers "soon" under their breath
  • Viola: Does not give a single fuck (except all the time)
  • Cello: Literally a god among us mortals
  • Bass: Chill, goes with the flow

THE BASSOON IS A DOUBLE REEDED WOODWIND INSTRUMENT. IT IS OFTEN CONSIDERED TO BE THE LOWER COUSIN OF THE OBOE.
IT HAS A VERY WARM SOUND THAT MANY LIKE. YOU HAVE HEARD THE BASSOON. I 100% GUARENTEE IT. IT IS PRETTY DIFFICULT TO MASTER. IT’S ONE OF THE OLDEST MEMBERS OF THE WOODWIND FAMILY.

KNOW YOU NOW WHAT A BASSOON IS. YOU PLAY IT WAY BETTER THAN THE PRESIDENT RUNS THE COUNTRY SO YOU OUGHT TO HAVE SOME IDEA. I SUGGEST YOU YOUTUBE THIS INSTRUMENT. THANK YOU.