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 players 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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