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Title: Family Categories


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Family Categories
  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Percussion

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strings
Cello
Bass
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String Anatomy
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String Facts
  • All of the string family instruments are made of
    wood
  • Their sizes are what makes them sound different
  • Highest to lowest pitched strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Strings are made of gut, steel, or nylon
  • Strings can be bowed with a bow or plucked with
    the fingers

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Woodwinds
  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Flute

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Woodwind Facts
  • Woodwinds use vibrating air to produce different
    sounds
  • All woodwinds except the flute uses a reed to
    make sound.
  • Aside from wood, woodwinds are also made of bone,
    ivory, or metal

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Brass
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

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Brass Facts
  • Usually made from brass
  • Sound is produced by buzzing into a mouthpiece

  • Brass is made up of really long tubing
  • Brass instruments are loud instruments
  • They are used in military bands, orchestras, and
    bands

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Percussion
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Percussion Facts
  • Percussion is a HUGE family
  • It includes any instrument that can be shaken,
    scraped, or struck
  • Percussion family includes
  • Piano
  • Timpani
  • Chimes
  • Cymbals
  • Xylophone
  • Bass Drum
  • Triangle
  • And many more
  • A percussionist may play as many as a dozen
    instruments at a time in an orchestra
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