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Instruments

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Piccolo
a woodwind made of metal, has a bright, very high pitched tone and is about a foot long
Flute
a woodwind made of metal, has light, birdlike tones, high pitched
Oboe
a woodwind made of wood that uses a double reed, is about two feet long, has a very bright, nasal tone
Clarinet
a woodwind made of wood that uses a single reed, is about two feet long, has a very smooth, pleasing tone
English Horn
a woodwind made of wood that uses a double reed, has a bubble shaped bell, has a soft, muffled tone
Saxophone
a woodwind made of brass that uses a single reed, not usually a member of the orchestra
Bassoon
a woodwind made of wood that uses a double reed, is about eight feet of tubing folded in half, plays deep low tones
Contra bassoon
Lowest instrument in the woodwind family, has about 16 feet of tubing
Trumpet
the smallest brass instrument with a bright tone, high pitched
French Horn
a brass instrument with a soft, pleasing tone, played with one hand inside of the large bell
Trombone
a brass instrument with a slide instead of valves, bright and loud tone
Tuba
a brass instrument with a deep sometimes amusing tone, has a "brother" called the sousaphone for marching band
Baritone
a brass instrument, looks like a tuba but is smaller
Violin
the smallest string instrument, has the largest number of players in the orchestra
Viola
a string instrument that is played under the chin, and plays lower tones than the violin
Cello
a large string instrument that sits on the floor with an end pin, sounds the most like a human voice
String Bass
the lowest and largest string instrument, player usually stands or sits on a tall chair
Snare Drum
Non-pitched percussion, played with drumsticks, has metal rings underneath that add a raspy tone but can be turned off
Bass Drum
Non-pitched percussion large drum with a deep, booming tone
Timpani
Pitched percussion, large bowl shaped drum, comes in different sizes, can be tuned to play a variety of pitches, also called a kettledrum
Orchestra Bells
Pitched percussion - small, metal bars usually played with small metal mallets
Xylophone
Pitched percussion, made of wood, has bars arranged like a piano
Cymbals
Non-pitched percussion, round brass discs with a crashing tone
Gong
Non-pitched percussion, round metal disc with a long lasting tone
Triangle
Non-pitched percussion, small metal instrument played with a metal rod
Piano
Pitched percussion - has 88 keys, also a string instrument
Harp
String and Percussion instrument with 47 strings, most recognized for it's glissando's
Chimes
Pitched percussion, long metal tubes played with a soft hammer, bell-like tones