How many keys are on the bassoon?
In an earlier question I forgot to ask how many keys are on the bassoon as well.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Student models generally have 8 keys on the top back and 2 in front, as well as 8 keys on the bottom half (4 front and 4 back). It depends on the model. A Pro Line model would have 9 keys on the top back. So depending still on which model you are looking at, it would have 18 or 19 keys.
- PamLv 51 decade ago
It depends on the Bassoon.
- 1 decade ago
From 21 keys (no high D vent key), to 22 (same as before but with a plateau key for the lt. hand ring finger, or WITH the D vent), to 23 (+ D vent and high E key), and more.
Possible additions are high F, Ab/Bb trill and offset (right hand) Eb trill key, but the list goes on and on.