Instruments_linnks - Almost anything that can make a sound can be an instrument Check out the following site and select ONE that strikes your fancy

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These links will take you to pictures of the arrangement of the modern western orchestra, and to information about the instruments. ASSIGNMENT: You should be able to name and briefly describe at least two instruments from each of the classifications (strings, winds, brass, percussion). http://library.thinkquest.org/5116/images/Orchestra_Seating.GIF http://library.thinkquest.org/5116/ http://orbitingfrog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/orchestra.jpg Hornbostel-Sachs System This is an attempt at a universal classification system. You should know what the system is based on, and how the five major categories are defined. http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/texth/Hornbostel-Sachs.html Weird and Wonderful Instruments
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Unformatted text preview: Almost anything that can make a sound can be an instrument. Check out the following site, and select ONE that strikes your fancy. Name and describe it, and say why you have selected it. “The Bowed Piano” NPR.ORG/MUSIC National Public Radio [video clip: Peter Savage, “Beyond the Piano” 5:59] http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18666248 Scroll down to “watch the bowed piano ensemble”, click on link ASSIGNMENT: Musical sound is limited only by the laws of physics, and the imagination of the player and listener. In this clip, ten musicians “play” a single piano. 1. What’s going on here? 2. What do you think of the sound they produce?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 151 taught by Professor Nicassio during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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