Woodwind Instruments

Woodwind instruments are wind instruments that are generally made of wood, allthough it is possible to find some that are made from metal or plastic. The sound of a woodwind instrument is produced by the vibration of air in a hollow tube. The air is made to vibrate by blowing across a blow hole as in the flute and piccolo or by blowing through a single reed as in the clarinet and saxophone or a double reed as in the basson, cor anglais and oboe. The pitch of a woodwind instrument can be changed by opening or closing holes cut into the tube of the instrument.

The image to the left shows an example of a double reed, a reed is a thin strip of material that vibrates to produce sound for a musical instrument like the bassoon, oboe, bagpipes etc.

 
The Woodwind Family
 
Bassoon Picture   Video
   
       
Cor Anglais Picture   Video
       
   
       
Oboe Picture   Video
       
 

The obe is a small wooden cylinder-shaped wind instrument. The palyer blows into a double reed, the pitch is changed by pressing the keys and the fingering holes on the side of the instrument.

 
       
Flute Picture   Video
       
 

The flute was originally made from wood, but now made from silver or gold, around 2 feet length.

 
       
Clarinet Picture   Video
       
 

The clarinet isa single reed woodwind instrument. Usually made from African blackwood and has a 3 1/2 octavie range.

 
       
Piccolo Picture    
       
 
Saxophone      
   
 
 

 

error: embedded map could not be displayed.

error: embedded map could not be displayed.

error: embedded map could not be displayed.

error: embedded map could not be displayed.