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The Piccolo

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Fredrick Lama

on 13 March 2014

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Transcript of The Piccolo

A famous piccolo player
Deborah Baron is a famous piccolo player. Deborah has played in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1985. She has got degrees in music and also plays the flute. And a youtube link is
When was the piccolo invented
The piccolo was invented by Theobald Boehm around 1830.

The piccolo was invented by Theobald Boehm who was born in 1794 in Bavaria in South Germany. He had studied to become a goldsmith and jeweller. He then started to play the flute he began creating them and modifying them, and called it “piccolo” (small).

How to play the Piccolo?
Piccolo is an advanced flute, and if you know how to play a simple flute it will be easy to play Piccolo. It is played by blowing across a mouthpiece and then pressing keys to get different notes. Piccolos notes are one octave higher than the flute. It is the highest pitched of all orchestral instruments.

What is it made of
Piccolos used to be made of wood, glass or ivory, but are now made from lots of different materials, including plastic, resin, brass, nickel silver, silver and hardwoods.
Piccolo is made is usually made of silver or wood.

The Piccolo

The piccolo (Italian for small) is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments. The piccolo has most of the same fingerings as its larger sibling, the flute.

In the orchestral setting, the piccolo player is often referred as "piccolo/flute III". The larger orchestras. Piccolos are often orchestrated to double (play together with) the violins or the flutes, adding sparkle and brilliance to the overall sound because of the aforementioned one-octave transposition upwards. In concert band settings, the piccolo is almost always used and a piccolo part is almost always available.

The first known use of the word piccolo was in 1856, though the English were using the term already some fifteen years earlier.
who invented the piccolo
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