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  Wind instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although brass instruments were originally made of brass and woodwind instruments have traditionally been made of wood, the material used to make the body of the instrument is not always a reliable guide to its family type.
For example, the saxophone is typically made of brass but is classified as a woodwind instrument due to the fact that it has a reed.
On the other hand, the cornett (not to be confused with the made-of-brass cornet) and serpent, although made of wood (or PVC pipe in the case of modern serpents), are in the family of brass instruments because the vibration which originates the sound is done with the lips of the player.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wind_instrument   (419 words)

 Woodwind instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A woodwind instrument is a wind instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument.
As the name implies, such instruments were originally made of wood, but some modern woodwinds, such as the saxophone, are made of other materials.
Single-reed instruments use a reed, which is a thinly sliced piece of cane or plastic that is held against the aperture of the mouthpiece with a ligature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Woodwind_instrument   (408 words)

 Woodwind Instruments
The term “woodwind” is particularly appropriate for the wind instruments of the baroque period, since metal plays a large part in the construction of these instruments nowadays, forming rods and keys and even the basic material of the instrument itself, as is the case with the transverse flute.
There are two main groups of instruments in the woodwind family, those that produce their sound by making a column of air vibrate (the flutes) and those that produce their sound by means of the vibration of a reed.
This new instrument was clearly an improved version of the chalumeau with an extended range as well as other modifications, the clarinet also possessing a bell that widens the bore at the lower end of the instrument.
www.toucansolutions.com /compendium/html/woodwind.html   (2362 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Woodwind instruments
The principal woodwind instruments of the modern symphony orchestra are the FLUTE, CLARINET, OBOE, and BASSOON.
On woodwind instruments, as on all wind instruments, playing different notes (that is, varying the pitch of notes) is a matter of changing the length of the vibrating air column.
Since there are far more holes on a woodwind instrument than a player has fingers, woodwind players must cover and uncover the necessary holes by using an array of metal keys, which are part of a system of levers, rods, and springs, all connected to felt-padded hole covers.
www.cso.org /main.taf?p=1,1,4,21   (3306 words)

 Baroque Music - Woodwind
The oboe is a woodwin instrument blown through a double reed and with a compass from the Bb below middle C upwards for over 2 1/2 octaves.
It is the lowest-pitched instrument in the orchestra.
The instrument has been widely revived in the 20th century both as an easy instrument for children and as a part of the revival in performing early music on authentic instruments.
baroque-music.com /frames/info/ww.shtml   (756 words)

 Polymers in Woodwind Instruments
The larger instruments have plastic or metal keys and pads to cover the holes, which are too far apart to cover with the fingers.
Yeah, it is made of brass but it is a woodwind instrument because the sound is generated by the vibration of a reed, which is placed in a plastic or rubber mouthpiece just like on a clarinet.
In woodwinds the moisture is more like "lung juice." When the inside surface of an instrument is cooler than the warm moist breath moving through it, the moisture in the breath condenses into liquid which builds up inside the instrument.
www.pslc.ws /macrog/polycons/woodwind.htm   (2246 words)

 eBay Guides - Woodwind Instruments Buying Guide
Woodwind instruments play an important role in many types of music: jazz, classical, and even pop/rock.
Clarinet ranges: The most common type of this woodwind instrument is the B-flat clarinet, which generally produces notes in the treble range.
One of the oldest and most popular instruments in the world, the flute is the only non-reed woodwind instrument.
pages.ebay.com /buy/guides/woodwind-instruments-buying-guide   (1410 words)

 Woodwind Instruments
Woodwinds include the single-reed driven instruments (clarinets and saxophones), double-reed instruments (oboes, bassoons, english-horns), and ``air-reed'' instruments (flutes, piccolos, and recorders).
Wave motion of interest in the study of musical instruments within a conical bore is primarily spherical and along the principal axis of the tube.
The cutoff frequency of the tonehole lattice is an important factor in determining the timbre of the instrument.
ccrma.stanford.edu /CCRMA/Courses/150/woodwinds.html   (859 words)

 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Woodwinds
The piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone are all instruments of the woodwind family.
All woodwind instruments are made out of a tube, usually with holes in it.
The woodwind instrument with the shortest tubing and the highest sound is the piccolo.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/woodwind.html   (191 words)

Musical instrument from which sound is produced by blowing into a tube, causing the air within to vibrate.
The saxophone, made of metal, is an honorary woodwind instrument because it is related to the clarinet.
In both cases, different notes are produced by covering the holes along the instrument, which changes the length of the air column in the tube.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0019097.html   (349 words)

 Woodwind instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Those instruments that are made of wood and sounded by means of air.
Although the saxophone is made of brass, it is derived from the wooden clarinet, and is sounded by a reed, thus is is considered to be a woodwind instrument.
As well, the flute is made of metal (usually silver), but since it is derived from a wooden ancestor, it too, is considered to be a woodwind instrument.
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/textw/Woodwindinstrument.html   (87 words)

 How Do Woodwind Instruments Work?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In woodwind instruments, the effective length is changed by opening and closing finger- holes or keyholes along the side.
Reed instruments are different: the end in the player's mouth is not open to the outside air, so the air is not maximally free to move in and out.
Attached to the instrument, they are (usually!) forced to vibrate at the natural frequency of the air in the tube.
www.phys.unsw.edu.au /~jw/woodwind.html   (2546 words)

 Woodwind - infoweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Flute - A high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
Saxophone - A family of woodwind instruments with a conical bore that produce sound by a vibrating reed.
A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument using a mouthpiece.
www.infoweb.co.nz /research/music/instruments/wind/woodwind   (676 words)

 HGfL: Teaching & Learning: Music: Choosing an Instrument: Woodwind
The B flat Clarinet is one of the most popular woodwind instruments to learn after the recorder.
It is blown with the aid of a single reed attached to a mouthpiece and is held with a sling.
Being a single line melodic instrument the saxophone reads in the treble clef and is popular as a way of joining bands and groups of all ages and abilities.
www.thegrid.org.uk /learning/hertsmusic/tuition/instruments/woodwind.shtml   (1135 words)

 The Woodwind Page
Woodwind instruments use vibrating air to produce different musical sounds with reed-like qualities.
Familiar woodwinds that play in the orchestra are the flute, the clarinet, the oboe, and the bassoon.
Very similar methods are used with instruments that have a single reed (clarinet and saxophone) or double reed attached to them (oboe and bassoon.
www.cmeabaysection.org /woodwinds/woodwind.html   (293 words)

 Woodwind instrument maintenance instruments repair UK
In almost all other respects they require the same care and attention: be careful when assembling and disassembling them - avoid pressure on the keywork; put the different sections together carefully to avoid distorting the joints; swab out thoroughly after use (every time); use a lacquer cloth or silver polishing cloth (as appropriate) regularly.
This will result in a small amount of oil being absorbed by the instrument to replace the natural oils that are lost through evaporation and during the cleaning process.
Always keep pull-throughs separate from the instrument otherwise the moisture that you have removed from the instrument will still be able to affect it.
www.johnpacker.co.uk /repairs/woodwind.asp   (509 words)

 Global Citizen 2000 - World Music
Students will research non-Euro-centric woodwind instruments that use a single reed, double reed or whistle to create the original vibration (sound).
When time is called, instruments are to be put back in cases and checked by the teacher.
Students present findings about of the woodwind instruments showing each instrument properly assembled, with correct finger placement and explain their determination of the pitch range of each instrument.
gc2000.rutgers.edu /GC2000/MODULES/WORLD_MUSIC/woodwinds.htm   (1127 words)

 Jazz Arranging Tutorial: Woodwind Ranges and Transpositions
Do not write woodwind doubles unless there is someone in the section with the necessary skills to perform the part.
If woodwind doubling is not a strength of the saxophone section being written for, then do not have them double.
Most flute parts are doubled by other flutes and woodwinds or other instruments - either in unison or in octaves - such as; flugelhorn, trumpet with cup or harmon mute, trombone with cup mute, piano and guitar.
webpages.charter.net /dbristol4/tutorial/rangeww.htm   (564 words)

 Buying A Used Woodwind Instrument
One factor that is usually forgotten is the case or 'gig' bag that protects the instrument while it is unused or being transported from home to school.
Instruments stored in 'gig' bags are subject to damage at all times, regardless of the amount of padding which exists.
The instruments that made me unhappy came from parents of young children who had little or no clue about the accurate condition of the instrument.
www.promusicfind.com /woodinst.html   (1231 words)

 Untitled Document
Name a standard orchestral instrument which normally uses the bass clef, and state the family of instruments to which it belongs.
A standard orchestral brass instrument which could play the cello part of the extract as written is the ____________ (cello part: bass clef with notes mostly on the upper part of the staff lines and notes beyond the staff lines – ledger line notes).
Name a standard orchestral instrument which could play the whole of the bassoon part of the extract so that it will sound at the same pitch.
www.kenjimusik.com /theory_orchestralinstrumentsquestions.htm   (863 words)

 Definition Of Woodwind Instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A musical instrument, such as a clarinet, trumpet, or harmonica, in which sound is produced by the movement of an...
...A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or.....This difference makes it significantly more difficult to...
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www.band-chat.org /definition-of-woodwind-instrument.html   (223 words)

 Flute, Woodwind Instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Vibrations begin when air is blown across the top of an instrument, across a single reed, or across two reeds.
A single reed is clamped to a mouthpiece at the top of the instrument and vibrates against the mouthpiece when air is blown between the reed and the mouthpiece.
This double reed fits into a tube at the top of the instrument and vibrates when air is forced between the two reeds.
www.dsokids.com /2001/dso.asp?PageID=158   (213 words)

 BBC - Parents' Music Room - Saxophone (Woodwind)
Mary: One of the different things with it is that it is quite a heavy instrument and sometimes if she has to take it into school and back she complains.
At the beginning stages of learning an instrument, when you get lots of squeaks, I was not expecting her to play it perfectly because I knew how difficult it was.
Louise: Go and have a look at some instruments and if you have an idea of what you would like to play and if you are really enthusiastic about wanting to play it then that is probably a good indicator.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/parents/learninganinstrument/saxophone_article.shtml   (654 words)

 Single-Reed Instruments
A simplified model for a single-reed woodwind instrument is shown in Fig.
523], Because the main control variable for the instrument is air pressure in the mouth at the reed, it is convenient to choose pressure wave variables.
To first order, the bell passes high frequencies and reflects low frequencies, where ``high'' and ``low'' frequencies are divided by the wavelength which equals the bell's diameter.
ccrma.stanford.edu /~jos/pasp/Single_Reed_Instruments.html   (447 words)

 Stephen Howard Woodwind - woodwind instrument repairs and servicing.
There was the horn itself, and unless it had miraculously fixed itself in transit it was presumably in the same condition in the workshop as it had been whilst the client had it at home.
In Testing...Testing I'll be examining in more detail some of the commonly held ideas appertaining to woodwind instruments.
Notes...from a small workshop is a place where you can get the low-down on workshop life, a chance to pull up a seat and share a cuppa whilst the great issues of, well, anything I fancy really, are mulled over.
www.shwoodwind.co.uk   (1062 words)

 Woodwind Instrument Maintenance the MIR Way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For Clarinet and Saxophone it is recommended that you use a pull-through, which is a small piece of cloth or leather with a weighted cord attached to it.
The pad saver should be left inside the instrument until the next time you play.
Pad savers should only be left in the instrument if they are used in combination with a pull-through.
www.mir-sales.co.uk /maint_wood.php   (308 words)

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