Care and Maintenance
Below are four pictures of the different parts of a bassoon along with their proper names:
The Double Reed
The Seat Strap
Now that we know what each part is called, let's see how the parts fit together!
As you are attaching segments together, look at the boot joint. The smaller hole will accept the wing joint while the larger hole will take the bass joint.
Step 1: Attach the boot joint and the wing joint, then place the two parts safely on a flat surface.
Step 2: Attach the bass joint and the bell.
Note: you have to press the top key on the bell to assist in easy assembly and prevent key damage. (Pictured above right)
Step 3: Attach the bass joint/bell and the wing joint/boot. Once the halves are attached using firm, downward pressure, don't forget to lock the joints!