Instruments of the Orchestra Ian Giesler

There are four instrument families that make up the Orchestra, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and Stringed.

The definition of the brass family are musical instruments that produce sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips. The instruments of the brass family is the trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba.

The instruments of the woodwind family are clarinet, piccolo, oboe, flute, saxophone, and the bassoon.

The instruments of the percussion family are the timpani, xylophone, cymbals, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, maracas, gongs, chimes, celesta and piano.

The instruments of the string family are the violin, viola, cello, and the double bass,


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