chapter 2 review - the Sachs-Hornbostel system has five...

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Max Spinner September 8, 2009 Course section: 0301 UID: 109943246 Chapter 2 Review 1. aerophones: flute, recorder, clarinet, oboe, English horn chordophones: violin, harp, harpsichord, spinet piano, clavichord membranophones: kettledrum, bass drum, xylophone, snare drum, timpani Idiophones: gong, woodblock symbols, church bells, vibraphone 2. The problem with listing different instruments as strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion is that the categories can overlap. For example, piano could fit into the categories of both strings and percussion. Two string instruments are viola and cello. Two woodwinds are saxophone and flute. Two brass instruments are trumpets and tuba. Two percussion instruments are the snare drum and timpani. 3. The traditional system of classification is more general than the Sachs-Hornbostel system. The latter system has no overlapping instruments, unlike the former. The traditional system has four categories (brass, percussion, woodwind, and string), while
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Unformatted text preview: the Sachs-Hornbostel system has five categories (aerophone, chordophone, membranophone, idiophones, and electrophone.) The Sachs-Hornbostel system is concerned with how an instrument is played (ie striking a stretched membrane), while the traditional system is not. 4. Other ways of classifying instruments could be by length or by weight, though they probably would not be effective methods of classification. Two instruments that are inorganic are a snare drum and a saxophone. The strength of this classification is that it can have every instrument categorized. Weaknesses are that it does not seem useful, and instruments can overlap. For example, a piano has both wood(organic) and metal (inorganic). Two instruments that are typical of popular music are the electric guitar and the electric bass. Two instruments that are seen as classical are the cello and the piano....
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