Musical instruments

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Musical instruments

  1. 1. MUSICALINSTRUMENTS
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION ANY DEVICE WHICH CREATES SOUND ACTS AS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IT IS THROUGH THE PURPOSE WHICH MAKES IT AN INSTRUMENTS
  3. 3. TYPES• Woodwinds• Brass• Strings• Percussion
  4. 4. WOODWINDS
  5. 5. -Made up of wood-Pipe like hollow structure-Have holes in it-Sound is created when air columninside vibrates
  6. 6. No Reed Single Reed Double ReedPiccolo Flute Clarinet Saxophone Oboe Bassoon
  7. 7. -High sound-Many keys-No reed-Usually made out ofmetal-Played sideways
  8. 8. Developed in France in17th centuryDouble reed instrument
  9. 9. Saxophone
  10. 10. • Sometimes called brass wind instruments.• Consists of long metal tube with a mouthpiece and a bell-shaped opening• Player blows into a mouthpiece to create the tone• To produce sound player buzzes his lips into the mouthpiece and causes the air inside to vibrate• Bell helps to make tone louder and create quality of tone
  11. 11. TRUMPET • BRASS FAMILY • Highest sounding instrument of the brass family • “cup” shape mouthpiece • “Buzz” lips to play • 3 “keys” or “valves”
  12. 12. • Shapes are similar but sizes vary from small to large• pitch low if string is long and heavy• pitch high if string is shorter and lighter• Tone produced by vibrations or motion of the strings pulling the bow across or plucking the strings.
  13. 13. GUITARGuitar’s strings are plucked orstrummed and thus sound iscreatedThe modern form of the guitarwas developed in Spain in late1800sGuitar typically has six strings (E,A, D, G, B, E), but four, seven,eight, ten, eleven, twelve,thirteen and eighteen stringguitars also exist.
  14. 14. BASS • STRING FAMILY • 4th largest • Very low sound • Stand to play • Four strings • Use a stick called a “bow” or “Pizzicato” (pluck to play)
  15. 15. VIOLIN • STRING FAMILY • Smallest string instrument in the orchestra • High sound • Four strings • Use a stick called a “bow” or “Pizzicato” (pluck to play) • Place under chin to play
  16. 16. • Played by either striking, shaking or scraping.• Involves the use of sticks• Three types of percussion are there
  17. 17. SNARE DRUM • PERCUSSION FAMILY • Played with 2 sticks • “Snares” or coiled wires are stretched across bottom • Plays various “rhythmic patterns” • A drum it is
  18. 18. TYMPANI OR KETTLEDRUM • A type of the drum • Large copper or fiberglass bowl with “head” of calf skin or plastic • Pedals at bottom loosen or tighten the “head” to change pitches
  19. 19. CYMBALS • Auxiliary • 2 circular brass plates of equal size • Can have many size pairs of cymbals • May be struck together or “hit” or “brushed” with a stick
  20. 20. XYLOPHONE •Mallet •Was invented in Indonesia •Sound is created by hitting the bars

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