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Musical Instruments

thin piece of cane, used singly or in pairs by woodwind players
What do the oboe and bassoon have in common?
1. Woodwind family.
2. Same fingerings.
3. Double reed.
four families of instruments within an orchestra
It is true that the conductor bears little responsibility and has only limited control over a performance?
highest woodwind instrument in the orchestra
brass family of the standard symphony orchestra
Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Tuba
string family of the standard symphony orchestra
Violin, Viola, Cello (violoncello), Bass (double bass), *Guitar & harp
woodwind family of the standard symphony orchestra
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
single reed instruments
double reed instruments
Oboe and Bassoon
percussion family of the standard symphony orchestra
Timpani (kettle drums), Triangle, glockenspiel and xylophone, cymbals, celesta, chimes, bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, and gong.
percussion instruments that produce definite pitches
Timpani drums, glockenspiel and xylophone, celesta, chimes
percussion instruments that produce indefinite pitches
Triangle, cymbals, snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, gong
Plucking the string on a violin or cello is called __________.
Which instrument is considered to be the "king of instruments"?
four instruments that are part of the string quartet
2 Violins, a Viola and a Cello
What is the role of the conductor in the symphony orchestra?
Chooses and studies the music score, may make certain adjustments to it and relay his ideas to the performers so that when the music is played, there is unity and harmony.