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Its classical compass is three octaves upward from the B♭ below the bass staff, the most-used melodic range coinciding with that of the tenor voice.
Since the mid-19th century, the range has been extended up to treble E.curtal.
In 1825 Carl Almenräder, a German instrument maker, initiated alterations that minimized the inherent unevenness of tone and the unsteadiness of the notes typical of the French version of the bassoon.
Bassoon, French basson, German Fagott, the principal bass instrument of the orchestral woodwind family.
The bassoon’s reed is made by bending double a shaped strip of cane.
The first useful contrabassoon, or double bassoon, sounding an octave lower than the bassoon and much employed in large scores, was developed in Vienna and used occasionally by the classical composers.
The modern contrabassoon follows Heckel’s design of approximately 1870, with the tubing doubled back four times and often with a metal bell that points downward.
Its narrow conical bore leads from the curved metal crook, onto which the double reed is placed, downward through the wing, or tenor, joint (on which are the left-hand finger holes) to the butt joint (on which are the right-hand holes).