# Shawm


Type: G

Value: 2gp

Weight: 1

If you have proficiency with a given musical instrument, you can add your proficiency bonus to any ability checks you make to play music with the instrument.



A bard can use a musical instrument as a spellcasting focus, substituting it for any material component that does not list a cost.



Each type of musical instrument requires a separate proficiency.



Source: Player's Handbook, page 154