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Instrument of the Orchestra

Instrument of the Orchestra

Author: Deidre Fabel
Description:

By the end of this lesson the learner will be able to:

  • differentiate between the different families of instruments
  • how sound of that specific instrument is produced
  • the layout of the orchestra
  • the responsibility of the conductor
  • differentiate between the sounds of the various instruments from each familty
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Tutorial

The Orchestra

By the end of this lesson the learner will be able to:

  • differentiate between the different families of instruments
  • how sound of that specific instrument is produced
  • the layout of the orchestra
  • the responsibility of the conductor
  • differentiate between the sounds of the various instruments from each familty

 

 

An example of sheet music - Pachelbel's Canon (ground bass variation)

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The different instrument families

There are 4 families of instruments.  This doesn't only apply to classical music, but to musical instruments in general.

 

  • String Instruments
  • Woodwind Instruments
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Brass Instrument

Over the centuries, Electronic Instruments was added to the families.  Due to the fact that there are now instruments that solely work with electricity.  Keyboard for example.

Pachelbel's Canon in D major - Classical Music

This is a short piece of music demonstrating what it sounds like when the whole orchestra plays together. This is a fantastic performance of a great piece of music.