Instruments of the Orchestra

An orchestra is a large group of musicians who play together on a variety of string, wind and percussion instruments.

Leading the group of musicians in the conductor.

The instruments of the orchestra are organized into families:

Strings – String Instruments use vibrating strings to make their sound. The violin is an example of a string instrument.

Woodwinds – Woodwind instruments are made of a long hollow tube of wood or metal. The sound is made by blowing air through a very thin piece of shaved wood called a reed, or across a small mouthpiece. The clarinet is an example of a woodwind instrument.

Brass – Brass instruments are wind instruments made of metal with a cup shaped mouthpiece. The tuba is an example of a brass instrument.

Percussion – Percussion instruments are played by being struck or shaken. A snare drum is an example of a percussion instrument.

Enjoy this interactive way to see and hear the instruments of the orchestra.

Games and interactive features designed by Hookshot Creative LLC.

Instruments of the Orchestra

An orchestra is a large group of musicians who play together on a variety of string, wind and percussion instruments.

Leading the group of musicians in the conductor.

The instruments of the orchestra are organized into families:

Strings – String Instruments use vibrating strings to make their sound. The violin is an example of a string instrument.

Woodwinds – Woodwind instruments are made of a long hollow tube of wood or metal. The sound is made by blowing air through a very thin piece of shaved wood called a reed, or across a small mouthpiece. The clarinet is an example of a woodwind instrument.

Brass – Brass instruments are wind instruments made of metal with a cup shaped mouthpiece. The tuba is an example of a brass instrument.

Percussion – Percussion instruments are played by being struck or shaken. A snare drum is an example of a percussion instrument.

Enjoy this interactive way to see and hear the instruments of the orchestra.

Games and interactive features designed by Hookshot Creative LLC.

 

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