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Musical Instruments

CLARINET Single-reed woodwind instrument with cylindrical tube developed c.
1690 by J. C. Denner of Nuremberg, who, by adding 2 keys to the chalumeau,
increasedthat instruments range by over 2 octaves.
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(Italian Flauto, French Flûte, German Flöte). Wind instrument of ancient
origin formerly made of wood but now of silver and other metals.
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The saxophone is most often associated with jazz, even though every now
and then you'll find one in an orchestra. Charlie Parker was a famous jazz saxophonist.
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When played full blast, the TRUMPET makes a bold, bright, exciting
sound that can be heard over the entire orchestra. In the orchestra, the
standard trumpet is most often used.
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The leader of the brass section is the French horn. But when it was first
made nobody used it indoors because it sound harsh. In France the nobility
used the horn during hunts and made up special codes to signal each other.
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The trombone originated around the year 1400, as an improvement on
the trumpet. Back then, trumpets didn't have valves, so changing their
pitch with a trombone slide was a big improvement.
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The Conn American-style euphonium fits very well into the range
of measurements of the other traditional-style euphoniums, yet
this instrument is more often called "baritone" than "euphonium."
The Conn line is interesting in this regard.
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Tuba is the general name for several musical instruments which
are the newest additions to the brass family. Tubas are the largest
instruments in the brass family and also have the lowest pitch.
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Percussion instruments come in all shapes and sizes. From
the tubular bells to the timpani to the drum kit, Seb Rochford
and David Hockings take you on a tour of their instruments.
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