Playing chords. In non-specific situations, notate by writing a bottom
note with the word 'chord' above. There are quite a few possible
on the bassoon, but bear in mind that individual instruments vary
and the same sounds will not always be available on every instrument.
Not very common on the contra!
Multiphonics (bassoon, played):
Multiphonics (contra, played): Multiphonics (bassoon, sung):
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