How Instruments Work
The goal of all musical instruments is to produce sound. This is accomplished in many different ways, yielding a wide variety of sounds, playing techniques, and extraordinary looking instruments. This guide explains how certain groups of instruments produce their sound.
- Woodwinds - Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Panpipe, etc.
- Brass - Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Didgeridoo
- Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Zither, Sitar
- Percussion - Snare, Bass, Tom-Tom, Cymbal, Timpani, Bells, Xylaphone, Taiko
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