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Unformatted text preview: •Aerophones: 1) Flutes (side-blown, duct, rim-blown) 2) Reeds (single reed, double reed, other reeds) 3) Brass (metal, other) 1 Sachs-Hornbostel classification system continued: •Chordophones: 1) bowed 2) plucked •Membranophones: 1) tuned: timpani, Indian tabla . . . 2) untuned: frame drums, friction drums . . . •Idiophones: 1) struck: gong, woodblock, . . . 2) plucked: music box, African mbira (or “thumb piano”), . . . 3) tuned-struck: church bells, xylophone, . . . •Electrophones: all electric instruments musique concrète Idiom transfer Mixed timbres •Nature (another part of the Sachs-Hornbostel classification system) Practice classifying instruments: Know, for example, that a trombone is 1) an aerophone and 2) is made of brass. A flute? = an aerophone, but there are three kinds, right? How do you classify a modern flute? And the old wooden recorder (an ancestor of the flute)? What about the bagpipes? And musical glasses? And so on. 2...
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2008 for the course MUSIC 130 taught by Professor Frank during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08