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Piccolo

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on 29 March 2013

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By Jasmine Xu and Kelly Zhou Piccolo high - sounded instrument and when you play, try not to spit. The piccolo is WHERE DOES IT SIT In an orchestra, Orchestral music featuring the piccolo which belongs in the woodwind family A piccolo is a The piccolo is played the same way as a flute. The piccolo is on your right side and your right hand should be behind it. Your left hand should be in front of it. You play by blowing air into the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece should be placed on your lower lip, similar to the flute, but the piccolo has a higher pitch. (Other instruments in the woodwind family: oboe, rare piccolo oboe, English horn) IN AN ORCHESTRA? the piccolo sits there. The Piccolo is similar to the flute but the flute is placed an octave lower. The flute is double the size of a piccolo. It has a range of nearly three octaves and reaches the highest pitches of a modern orchestra .The piccolo was mainly made out of wood and was featured in man famous the piccolo was Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. composers' works. One of the earliest pieces to use Usually made of silver or grenadilla wood, the piccolo is a member of the woodwind family. Not to be confused with a fife, it is the highest pitched orchestra instrument. Mainly used in an ensemble, notes are one octave higher. Most piccolo players start with a flute and move on to the piccolo, while some play both instruments. The piccolo can often be heard in marching orchestras, chamber ensembles bands, and jazz bands. The shrill, bright tone of the piccolo playfully lifts the mood of a piece as it embelishes a familiar tune and to a large extent this is is of little use as a supporting instrument due to its piercing voice and is thus confined to music of a more dance-like quality. its only role within the orchestra. It Some orchestral music with the piccolo: Agitato assai, Adagio assai, Allegro assai, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Other interesting facts: It was used in the military Piccolo is the Italian word With the piccolo you can bands for small flutter your tongue and it makes an ‘frrfrrr’ sound. Even though the piccolo is in high school bands, it is not really studied until collegiate level. Theobald Boehm, a flutist in Munich, Germany, invented the piccolo in 1832. It is sometimes hard to tune. THANK YOU!!!!!! FROM JASMINE XU AND KELLY ZHOU!!!!!!
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