Renaissance Music Instruments
Instrument Families
-Instruments were classified into families similiar to
today's groups
-Winds
-Strings
-Percussion
-Ins...
Wind Instruments

The wind instruments are very similiar to today.
Some used mouthpieces, like brass instruments.
Others u...
Cornett

-The cornett had a mouthpiece like a
trumpet, but used fingers like a recorder
Cornett
-The cornett came in different sizes and shapes, and
made different noises

The tenor cornett is called a
“Lizard”...
Recorder

-The recorder is the same as
the one you use today.
-The bigger the recorder, the
lower the sound.
Shawm
-The “shawm” is the ancestor of the oboe
and bassoon.
-It used two reeds, just like today's
instruments.
Sackbut

-The sackbut is an “ancestor” to the modern
trombone.
Percussion
-There were many types of percussion instruments
-The most common is the drum
Links

-Listen each instrument
-http://www.musicatschool.co.uk/lessons_online/re
n_online/ren_instruments.htm
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Renaissance instruments

  1. 1. Renaissance Music Instruments
  2. 2. Instrument Families -Instruments were classified into families similiar to today's groups -Winds -Strings -Percussion -Instruments came in different sizes, which produce different sounds
  3. 3. Wind Instruments The wind instruments are very similiar to today. Some used mouthpieces, like brass instruments. Others used reeds, like woodwinds.
  4. 4. Cornett -The cornett had a mouthpiece like a trumpet, but used fingers like a recorder
  5. 5. Cornett -The cornett came in different sizes and shapes, and made different noises The tenor cornett is called a “Lizard” and the bass cornett is a “Serpent¨
  6. 6. Recorder -The recorder is the same as the one you use today. -The bigger the recorder, the lower the sound.
  7. 7. Shawm -The “shawm” is the ancestor of the oboe and bassoon. -It used two reeds, just like today's instruments.
  8. 8. Sackbut -The sackbut is an “ancestor” to the modern trombone.
  9. 9. Percussion -There were many types of percussion instruments -The most common is the drum
  10. 10. Links -Listen each instrument -http://www.musicatschool.co.uk/lessons_online/re n_online/ren_instruments.htm

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