1. Music 111 Definitions - Categories of Instruments Wood...

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Unformatted text preview: Categories of Instruments Wood Wind They are called woodwinds because they depend upon player-supplied wind and because they are or their ancestors were made of wood. It is the player's wind vibrating inside the instrument, which makes the sound. Flute Clarinet Bassoon Oboe Saxophone Strings • Violin • Viola • Cello • Double bass • Piano • Mandolin • Harp • Banjo • Ukulele Keyboard • Organ (shared with other categories) • Piano “ • Harpsichord Brass • Vibrating columns of air inside the instruments like those of the woodwinds causes the sounds coming from the brass instruments. What starts the column vibrating here, are the player’s lips pressed into a cup- shaped mouthpiece. • Trumpet • Trombone • Tuba Percussion Sound is made by the actual impact of one surface against the other. • Xylophone • Chimes • Timpani (kettle drum) • Cymbals • Bass drum • Triangle • Gong • Tambourine Texture And Type Monophonic music One main melody with no harmonies or accompaniment. (Gregorian Chant) Homophonic Music • One melody clearly dominates. This texture has harmony and/or accompaniment. • (typical rock and roll song) Polyphonic Music • Two or more melodies given equal importance sung or played at the same time....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2009 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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