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  1. Instruments of the Orchestra Strings Woodwinds Brass Percussion Bibliography

  2. Click on the instruments to learn more about each of them. Strings The violin is the smallest of the string family in the orchestra. It has four strings and the highest pitch out of this instrument family. This instrument reads in treble clef.( ) The string bass has the lowest pitch and is the largest of all the string instruments in the orchestra. The player of this instrument must stand in order ot play it! The string bass also plays music in bass clef. Violin Viola Cello The viola is slightly higher in pitch and larger than the violin. It also has four strings. However, unlike the violin, the viola plays in alto clef. ( ) String Bass The cello is much lower in pitch and larger in size than the viola. This instrument is played by placing the bottom on the ground and laying towards the player. The cello plays in bass clef. ( ) Click here to listen to an example of each instrument.

  3. Woodwinds Not all of the woodwind instruments used in the Band are used in the Orchestra. Explore the sounds of the following instruments by clicking on their picture. Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon

  4. Brass Similar to the woodwinds, not all of the brass instruments used in the Band are used in the Orchestra. Explore the sounds of the following instruments by clicking on their picture. Trumpet French Horn Trombone Tuba

  5. These are some of the percussion instruments used in the orchestra. Percussion Timpani Snare Drum Auxiliary Click here to learn more about auxiliary percussion

  6. Bibliography • Air Force Band - Flight of the Bumblebee - Trombone Solo. (2010, October 23). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkRx2p00FMM • Allen, M. (1997). Essential technique for strings [Viool]. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard. • Day is Done. (2007, November 10). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcncgf_sGzQ • Disney Princess Party, The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet. (2011, April 7). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQVV472R0Go • Michael Flatley Riverdance flute. (2007, May 29). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCWw27UqvCQ • Penderecki - Capriccio for Tuba Solo. (2011, May 17). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kUCgRjtwPY • Rhapsody in blue - Clarinet quintet 'Caprice'. (2010, January 30). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu17hPfxAl0 • String instruments of the orchestra. (2011, May 22). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxFNHeXKmrY • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, II. Mvt. Oboe Solo. (2010, May 29). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTHnVDJB7eQ • Vienna Horns Jurassic Park. (2010, January 22). YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAJT9Bk_GeQ • auxiliary percussion. (n.d.). OnMusic Dictionary. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://dictionary.onmusic.org/terms/263-auxiliary_percussion • sound. (n.d.). :: The Pitch of Sounds --  Kids Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 21, 2014, from http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-208265/sound