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Musical Instruments Families

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Leonore Moran

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of Musical Instruments Families

Musical Instruments Their Families and their characteristics. Instruments can be made of different types of materials. They are also categorized by how they make their sound. Musical Instruments Families A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound when the player blows air against a sharp edge or through a reed, causing the air within its resonator (usually a column of air) to vibrate. Most of these instruments are made of wood but can be made of other materials, such as metal or plastic. Woodwinds A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by the vibration of air in a tubular resonator in synch with the vibration of the player's lips. Brass Instruments A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater. This includes attached or enclosed beaters or rattles. It also might struck, scraped or rubbed by hand, or struck against another similar instrument. Percussion Instruments String instruments are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings that are plucked, bowed or strum. String Instruments Voice is the only instrument that every person has. Anyone and everyone can sing. By yourself, in a group, in a choir. Voice Flute Clarinet Oboe all played with a double reed Bassoon Bass Clarinet English Horn Piccolo Alto Saxophone also played with a single reed Bari Saxophone Tenor Saxophone both played with a single reed Recorder Voice Ranges Soprano
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