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Title: The Woodwind Instrument Family


1
The Woodwind Instrument Family
  • A brief look into the wonderful world of the
    major woodwind instruments

2
The Flute
  • Looks like a long tube with keys
  • Sound pitch is higher than most instruments
  • It blends well with other instruments to create a
    sweet, delicate sound
  • Is played by blowing through a whole in the
    mouthpiece

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3
The Clarinet
  • Is often referred to as a licorice stick
  • Has three distinct sounding parts to the pitch
  • Is played by blowing through a single reed
    attached to the mouth piece
  • Has one of the largest ranges on a woodwind
    instrument

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4
The Oboe
  • Looks similar to a clarinet, only smaller
  • Sound is often referred and compared to a duck
    quacking
  • Is played my blowing though a double reed that is
    projecting from the top of the instrument

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5
The Bassoon
  • Is a large, wooden conical shaped instrument
  • It has one of the most distinctive sounds of all
    the woodwind instruments
  • The mouthpiece is a metal tube that is protruding
    from the instrument

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6
The Wind Quintet
  • This a chamber ensemble comprised of the five
    instruments
  • Four of the instruments are woodwinds, with an
    added french horn
  • The french horn is used because its sound best
    fits with the other instruments
  • This ensemble group is popular for events and
    performances

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