Instrument Family Powerpoint


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This powerpoint was made for my ED 205 class. It is a small tutorial on the woodwind family of instrumental music.

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Instrument Family Powerpoint

  1. 1. The Woodwind Families By: Katie Chapman
  2. 2. Which Family to Choose? <ul><li>Saxophone </li></ul><ul><li>Clarinet </li></ul><ul><li>Double Reeds </li></ul><ul><li>Flute </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>Quit
  3. 3. The Saxophone Family <ul><li>Soprano Saxophone </li></ul><ul><li>Alto Saxophone </li></ul><ul><li>Tenor Saxophone </li></ul><ul><li>Baritone Saxophone </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. Soprano Saxophone <ul><li>This is the smallest member of the saxophone family. </li></ul><ul><li>Soprano Sax is typically used in some high school music, but mostly in upper level collegiate and professional ensembles </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. Alto Saxophone <ul><li>The Alto Saxophone is the most commonly used model in the saxophone family. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be played in almost any setting, but is not typically used in orchestral music. </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Tenor Saxophone <ul><li>Tenor Saxophone produces deeper tones and the range of the instrument is lower than the alto or soprano saxophones. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also considerably larger than the alto or soprano. </li></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Baritone Saxophone <ul><li>The Baritone Saxophone is the largest of the commonly used saxophones. </li></ul><ul><li>Its tone is deeper and lower than the other saxes and is most commonly heard in jazz ensembles. </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. The Clarinet Family <ul><li>B-flat Clarinet </li></ul><ul><li>E-flat Clarinet </li></ul><ul><li>A Clarinet </li></ul><ul><li>Bass Clarinet </li></ul><ul><li>Contrabass Clarinet </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. B-flat Clarinet <ul><li>B-flat clarinet is the first clarinet that students use, and continues through the musical career. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used in almost every musical ensemble. </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. E-flat Clarinet <ul><li>The E-flat clarinet is the soprano voice of the clarinet family. </li></ul><ul><li>It is most commonly used in upper level collegiate music and only some difficult high school band literature. </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. A Clarinet <ul><li>The A Clarinet is most commonly used in orchestral music. </li></ul><ul><li>Students typically do not play this clarinet until they seek to play at a professional level. </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. Bass Clarinet <ul><li>The Bass Clarinet is the most commonly used lower voice in the clarinet family. </li></ul><ul><li>The transition from B-flat to Bass clarinet typically takes place in high school after students understand the proper embouchure and finger placement on the smaller instrument. </li></ul>Quit
  13. 13. Contrabass Clarinet <ul><li>The Contrabass clarinet is the lowest voice and the largest instrument in the clarinet family. </li></ul><ul><li>This instrument is only used in some pieces for band and orchestra, but not many. </li></ul>Quit
  14. 14. The Double Reed Family <ul><li>Oboe </li></ul><ul><li>English Horn </li></ul><ul><li>Bassoon </li></ul><ul><li>Contrabassoon </li></ul>Quit
  15. 15. Oboe <ul><li>The Oboe is the soprano voice of the double reed family. </li></ul><ul><li>It uses a very small version of the double reed, which means that the two pieces of cane vibrate together to produce sound instead of one reed against the mouthpiece. </li></ul>Quit
  16. 16. English Horn <ul><li>The English Horn is the middle voice of the double reed family. </li></ul><ul><li>This instrument is only used in higher level high school and college literature. </li></ul>Quit
  17. 17. Bassoon <ul><li>The Bassoon is typically the lowest voice in the double reed family. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used in all settings, but not recommended for outdoor use in marching bands. </li></ul>Quit
  18. 18. Contrabassoon <ul><li>The Contrabassoon is definitely the lowest voice in the double reed family with the biggest reed. </li></ul><ul><li>This instrument is called for in some higher literature for orchestra and even less commonly in orchestra. </li></ul>Quit
  19. 19. The Flute Family <ul><li>Flute </li></ul><ul><li>Piccolo </li></ul><ul><li>Alto Flute </li></ul><ul><li>Bass Flute </li></ul>Quit
  20. 20. Flute <ul><li>The flute is the most commonly used instrument in its family. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the only woodwind that does not require a reed to vibrate in order to produce sound. The playing embouchure has the same effect as blowing across the top of a soda bottle. </li></ul>Quit
  21. 21. Piccolo <ul><li>The piccolo is the soprano voice of the flute family. </li></ul><ul><li>It is typically used in high school and upper level literature. </li></ul>Quit
  22. 22. Alto Flute <ul><li>The Alto flute is the middle voice of its family. </li></ul><ul><li>This instrument is not often called for in most arrangements for ensembles. It is used in a very few pieces. </li></ul>Quit
  23. 23. Bass Flute <ul><li>The Bass flute is the lowest voice in its family. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not commonly used in ensembles and is very difficult to play because of the amount of breath control needed to produce a clean and clear tone. </li></ul>Quit
  24. 24. The Wonderful Sounds of a Woodwind Quartet <ul><li>This is the TetraWind ensemble is a woodwind quartet comprised of flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. They will be playing Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, which was originally arranged for piano. </li></ul><ul><li>See all the fun and exciting things that can happen by playing a woodwind instrument? </li></ul>Quit
  25. 25. About the Author <ul><li>Katharine Chapman is an instrumental music major at Grand Valley State University. She hopes to soon become a band director and eventually receive a masters in woodwinds. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information please contact Katharine via e-mail at: penguin_princess05@ hotmail .com </li></ul>Quit
  26. 26. Resources <ul><li>Woodwinds-Fundamental Performance Techniques by Gene A. Saucier </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from the Woodwind & Brasswind site </li></ul><ul><li>Video from the TetraWind website: </li></ul>Quit
  27. 27. Concept Map Quit