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orchestra (1) - The Orchestra HelloIm the conductor. Ill be...

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Unformatted text preview: The Orchestra HelloIm the conductor. Ill be your guide as you explore the orchestra. What is an orchestra? The orchestra is made of four families of instruments: Strings Brass Woodwinds Percussion Want more? Members of the brass section include: French horn Tuba trumpet or cornet trombone All brass instruments are made of long pieces of coiled tubes or brass or other metals. Their sound comes from the musician's lips as they make a buzzing noise. The sound coming out of a brass instrument can be changed when the player changes his lip tension. rench horns are the leaders of the brass ection in the orchestra. hey don't have valves. stead they have keys. e trombone is another member of the brass ily. It is made of a long brass tube t is folded back on itself sort of like a per clip. You play the trombone by sliding ing back and forth to make the tube longer shorter. This changes the sound. e trumpet and cornet also belong to the brass mily. Long ago trumpets and cornets were ed during battles. The soldiers would listen their special trumpet calls and they would ow what to do on the battlefield. Kings like mpets to play at their royal celebrations cause they sound so important and special. Tubas are the largest brass instruments. The first tuba was made in Germany by a composer named Richard Wagner. This is a sousaphone. It is in the tuba family. The percussion section has many different instruments in it. It is usually in the back of the orchestra. The percussion section is made up of instruments that use a hammer, or other device, to strike the instrument and make the sound. The bass drum is the lowest keyed drum in the orchestra. It does not have a definite pitch like the kettle drum. Even though snare drums have...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course MUSIC 378 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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