Oboe

Oboe facts

Oboe

Find out more about this double-reed instrument and member of the woodwind family.

  • The word 'oboe' comes from the word 'hautbois' meaning 'high' and 'wood' in French. The modern spelling came about in the 18th century.
  • Unlike the clarinet or saxophone, the oboe uses a double reed

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