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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). 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. 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] 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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