Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wordless/ful Wednesday



What musical instrument am I?




Answer to last Wordless/ful Wednesday: Bassoon



The bassoon is a double reed woodwind instrument. The bassoon plays in concert, orchestral, and chamber music groups. Because of the difficult finger placements, the bassoon in not the easiest instrument to learn. Most children will learn clarinet or saxophone before they learn to play the bassoon. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassoon)




Here is an example of what a bassoon sounds like:

(Super Mario Bassoon Quartet)

16 comments:

katef said...

it's a guero? Or however you spell it! LOL

Kaci said...

Something with a M I think. Crud!

mommaof4wife2r said...

totally unrelated...but i saw a 'how it's made' on flutes yesterday. i played the flute since 6th grade...had no idea that so much work went into it! amazing! i was reminded when i saw all the little keys on the bassoon.

Fifi said...

I'm definately bookmarking your blog! Thank you! At the moment I am setting up our music room as I am wanting my kids to explore music and the instruments. I am a classically trained pianist, but I have neglected this area with my kids. Next year we return to homeschooling and I am VERY excited!

Thank you for a great blog!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh, I used this in elementary music!

Leah said...

I have no clue what it's called, but I'm with tiaras and tantrums, I know I got to use one in Elementary school music class. LOL

Melissa said...

Oof, I'm failing these tests...horribly! I'll be looking for the answer.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

OK... is it me or these getting harder? LOL I really have no idea this time! I want to say a maracca, but I know that is wrong.

So, my Red Rover has just started piano. He is having a tough time with timing--keeping the right pace and holding notes long enough. Is a metronome my best option. It is like he is overwhelmed with getting the song right, the rhythym right, and the pacing right all at once. Any suggestions???

M said...

G├╝iro

Genny said...

I always learn something when I'm here...thanks!

So glad you'll be joining me in "My One Month"! Looking forward to reading your post.

Laurie said...

The bassoon always reminds me of The Phone Call... Classic movie! :D

Susan said...

No idea on this one. I love this though!

Susan said...

It kind of looks like marracha's (is that how you spell it) but with holes. So I think I'm totally wrong. But I love playing!

AVT Coach said...

You do have the coolest site. It is apparent you love what you do and your posts are so informative! You make music fun! I especially like how you use all types of tools on your site to teach the information.!!!

Mari said...

I love this - they have a great sound!

mormonhermitmom said...

Ahhhh I seem to think it's a percussion instrument used in Latin rhythms, other than that. Criminy! Can't think of it.