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Woodwind Family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyNmhGjn5YI. What instruments What instruments make noise using are (or were) wind? made of wood?. Woodwind Family. Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon. The Flute.

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woodwind family

Woodwind Family


what instruments what instruments make noise using are or were wind made of wood
What instruments What instruments make noise using are (or were) wind? made of wood?
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Woodwind Family
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
the flute
The Flute
  • Listen to the flute here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI3wIHFQkAk
  • What animal could the flute represent here?
  • How would you describe the sound of the flute?
  • What mood do you think it could represent?
the flute1
The Flute
  • The flute is the second highest woodwind instrument.
      • After the Piccolo, which is very similar, but smaller
  • It is made from metal
  • It plays different notes using keys
  • It makes sound when air is blown across it
  • The flute can play a lot of notes quickly
  • Timbre: Bright, mellow
the oboe
The Oboe
  • This is a very famous piece called Gabriel’s Oboe
      • It was written especially for the oboe


  • How do you think the oboe makes its’ sound?
  • What mood does the oboe remind you of?
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The Oboe
  • The oboe uses a double reed to make sound
      • The two pieces of cane vibrate off each other
  • Has quite a few pieces written for it to play solo
  • Timbre: nasal, raspy, piercing


the clarinet
The Clarinet
  • Listen to the same piece on the clarinet as you hear on the flute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CkK-LM6Oe0
  • How do you think the clarinet makes its’ sound?
  • What’s different between the clarinet and the flute?
the clarient
The Clarient
  • The clarinet uses a single reed
  • It has a very wide range of notes
  • The clarinet can be used in many different types of music
      • It is very popular in jazz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN9xULQH2qM
  • Timbre: Warm, velvet, smooth
the bassoon
The Bassoon
  • Listen to this example of the Bassoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLuCgoO8PUk
  • How do you think it makes sound?
  • How would you describe the sound of the bassoon?
  • What mood does it remind you of?
  • What animal does it remind you of?
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The Bassoon
  • The bassoon is the second lowest wind instrument
      • The contrabassoon is larger and lower
  • It is played using a double reed
  • It can often be used for humorous sections
  • Timbre: Warm, velvet


woodwind revision
Woodwind Revision
  • There are 4 main instruments:
      • Flute
      • Oboe
      • Clarinet
      • Bassoon
  • In the orchestra, they sit here:
  • Watch this video going through the whole woodwind cestion:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEt1Mm8sSkA