Find the best bassoon lessons , classes, and instructors on HeyKiki and learn how to play the bassoon. A bassoon is a six-part double reed instrument that looks like a larger clarinet. Its use is limited to orchestras and chamber music and its sound is comparable to that of a baritone. Rarely is it seen or played in popular music but that does not mean it is useless whatsoever. For the woodwind types, learning the bassoon is a good skill to have.