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A shawm[2] or shaum[1] was a double-reed instrument similar to an oboe.[1] Its sound was loud, shrill and buzzing.[2] They were common among gnomes of Faerûn,[1] and also used in Zakhara.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 22. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lisa Smedman (February 1994). “Magic to a Different Beat”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #202 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 10–14.

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