music ch. 2
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usually used as a solo violin; usually divided into the first and second violins
range slightly lower than violin because it is two inches longer. The tone color is darker, thinker
double bass (strings)
very heavy tone and is less agile than other string instruments
47 strings, has a wide range of 6 octaves
high register is shrill and whistlelike; produces highest note
highrange and is extremely agile, capable of producing a rapid succession of tones...
nasal, intense, expressive tone...
english horn (woodwinds)
low or alto oboe...
like flute and piccolo, resembles a flutes but is softer and gentler; found in sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass...
produce tones very rapidly, wide range of dynamics and tone color...
produces the lowest pitch
bass clarinet (woodwinds)
larger than the clarinet and much lower range...
single-reed mouth piece like a clarinet, tube made of brass. Tone is rich, husky and speechlike...
french horn (brass)
less brassy and more mellow...
the thick heavy tone used to add weight to the lowest register of an orchestra or band...
brilliant, brassy, and penetrating...
combines the brilliance of a trumpet with the mellowness of a french horn...
aka kettle drums, definite pitch, ...
produces dry wooden tone...
metal bars (percussion)
produces tone that is bright and silvery...
largest of the orchestral drums...
looks like a small upright piano, but sounds like a glckenspeil; tinkling and graceful...
sound like church bells...
tinkling bell like sound...
often used in marches...
gong, seem solemn mysterious, or frightening...
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