Well done! You've found the oboe!

The oboe is a woodwind instrument shaped like a cone. A person that plays the oboe is called an oboist.

Oboes have double reeds which vibrate to produce sound when air is blown through them by the player. They have a bright sound which is used to help tune the whole orchestra! The principle oboist plays an "A" for the rest of the woodwind and string instruments to tune to.

The oboe is put together from four pieces. The name of this high pitched woodwind instrument comes from the French word hautboys, meaning "high wood". 



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