Instruments - Timbre
Smallest string instrument. Lots in an orchestra. Two in a string quartet.
Larger than the violin.
Low pitched string instrument. Also in string quartet.
|Double bass|| |
Lowest string instrument
Common in the romantic orchestra. The glissando sounds 'magical'.
The highest pitched woodwind instrument. Smaller than a flute.
High pitched woodwind instrument.
Single reed woodwind instrument.
Woodwind instrument with a double reed.
|Cor Anglais or English horn|| |
Woodwind instrument with a double reed. Lower than an Oboe.
|Bass clarinet|| |
Woodwind instrument with a single reed. Lower than an Clarinet.
Low pitched woodwind Instrument
High pitched brass instrument.
|French horn|| |
Brass instrument. Hand placed in the bell.
Brass instrument with slide.
The lowest member of the brass family.
'Kettle' drum. Two were common in a classical orchestra. Percussion
|Snare drum|| |
Also side drum. Mettle strips 'rattle' underneath.
|Chimes or tubular bells|| |
|Crash cymbals|| |
|Gong or tam-tam|| |
|Salsa Instruments|| |
Claves, Guiro, Cow bell, Timbales, Maracas, Bongos, Congas, Bass guitar, Horn section, Piano.
|Tango Instruments|| |
Bandoneon, violin, viola, cello or double bass.
|Bhangra Instruments|| |
Dhol drum, Tumbi, New Technology, Mixers, Samplers, Sequencers, Synthesisers.
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