An Introduction Oboe and Bassoon By Marie A Rogers 300005290 Woodwind Techniques 1 1010-1100 Mr. Robinson The oboe is a soprano-range double reed instrument with a length of 62cm. Its wooden tube is distinguished by a conical bore that expands into a flaring bell. The modern oboe’s range extends from the B flat below middle C (b3 flat) to about 3 octaves higher (A6). The oboe has a very narrow conical bore. It is played with a double reed consisting of two thin blades of cane tied together on a small metal tube called a staple, which is inserted into the reed socket at the top of the instrument. Traditionally made from African Blackwood, also called grenadilla, the instrument is made in 3 parts. The top joint has 10 or 11 …show more content…
The modern Bassoon exists in two distinct primary forms the Buffett system and the Heckle system. Most of the world plays the Heckle system, while the Buffett system is primarily in France, Belgium, and parts of Latin America. Bassoon techniques The Bassoon is held diagonally in front of the player, but unlike the flute, oboe, and clarinet, it cannot be supported by the players hands alone. Some means of additional support is required; the most common ones used are a neck strap or shoulder harness attached to the top of the boot joint, a seat strap attached to the base of the boot joint which is laid across the chair seat prior to sitting down. To stabilize the right hand, many Bassoonists use an adjustable common shaped apparatus called a “crutch”, which mounts to the boot joint. An aspect of Bassoon playing technique called flicking involves the momentary pressing or “flicking” of the high A, C, and D keys by the left hand thumb at the beginning of certain note in the middle octave in order to eliminate the cracking or brief microphonic that happens without the use of the key. Bassoon Reeds Bassoon reeds, made of Arundo donax cane, are often made by the players themselves, although beginner bassoonists tend to buy their reeds from professional reed makers or use reeds made by their teachers. Reeds begin with a length of tube cane that is split into three or four pieces. The cane is then trimmed and gouged to the desired thickness,
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Starting from one of the oldest drums in the world, the slit drum is an instrument originating from Africa that is made from a hollow piece of wood or carved from bamboo. They are typically made with three slits, (hence the name ‘slit drum’) each one producing a different tone. Like most drums, slit drums can be played using rubber mallet or with the tips of your finger tips. Unlike today, where we have telephones and social media to talk to one another long distantly, this instrument was once, and probably still is, used as a form of communication. For war cries, signaling, storytelling, and ceremonies.
Tori Kadotsuke Hachigaeshi’s sound of the flute is very deep and hollow when listening to the guided example. It differs from the Western flute by occasionally, there are notes that extend into high notes. On the other hand, the Western flute sounds immensely tune and precise. The Western flute has more of a higher note in the pitch and volume. Tori Kadotsuke’s sound is more capable towards different genres and themes because the flute sound is split into three octaves and a pentatonic scale. With this, unlike the Western flute, the Tori Kadotsuke flute can start with small tone notes and transition into more primary notes. There is also the Japanese Aesthetics of ma where it allows space between the beats and the sound to breathe.
A small hook won't be able to land a largemouth bass. Along with the hook size, you'll need to consider the type of hook point you'll want. There are spear point, which are the standard, hollow point, knife edge and surgical needle.
As a member of Weaver High School Band, I serve as first chair flute and as section leader of flutes. I am responsible to see that flutists
The rattles are made from very bright and vibrant colors. The rattle is decorated with different colored beads. The process takes multiple days because the beads are tiny and are slowly stitched by hand one at a time. This type of stitching is called peyote stitching. The multiple colored beads please the spirits and are also “beautiful to the human eye when under the effect of the peyote” (Native American Church Style Gourd Rattles). The peyote gourd rattles are made of wood. Half the portion of the gourd is used for the rattle. There is a stick that goes through the rattle and that is covered in buckskin and the colorful beads. The bottom of the stick has tassels hanging from it. The top of the stick has either horse hair or sometimes parrot
5. Musical Instruments and their instrument families: A viola, violin, cello, and bass are classified as string instruments. The flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, English oboe, and contrabassoon are classified as woodwind instruments. The trumpet, tuba, French horn, and trombone are classified as brass instruments. Percussion instruments include timpani, xylophone, chimes, triangle, cymbals, and the bass drum. Keyboard instruments include
The longbow was made from a wooden stave (usually made of yew) that was around 6 feet long and approximately 5/8 inches wide. It was made out of yew because the outer white sapling part of the wood could withstand a lot of tension and the inner red hardwood could resist compression. The wooden stave was cured and hardened for 4 years, for the best quality. This process of curing and hardening also helped protect the bow from harsh weather. The draw length for the longbow was around
It takes many days to create the final product. And even then, the reed isn't even guaranteed to work. Invisible imperfections in the wood result in the cane cracking, making a reed unusable. If you scrape too hard with a knife, it's gone. If it's too short, it'll be sharp. Too long, and it will be flat. If the opening of the reed is too circular, it won't play. If it's too closed, it won't play. It the reed is too thin, you sound like a duck. Too thick and the air pressure required makes you look like an aneurysmatic bullfrog with Graves disease . Every oboe player is an eternal Goldilocks. Searching for the just-right reed. Which at most lasts a week and then the entire process begins again.
Did you know that there are 27 different types of clarinets that have been constructed over the years? Though there are many, the most common is the B flat Clarinet, which is the one I am here to talk to you about. In this article I will be teaching you how to make a sound on the Clarinet. The Clarinet (a single-reed instrument made up of the African wood, granadilla) is a very popular instrument in the band and is played by millions.
The instruments played are the piano, violin and double bass. The piano is normally in a mid-high range because at some parts it should be heard the most. The violin plays in the lower range but when it has the main melody, it gets played in the higher range to be heard more easily. The double bass has a low register and is just used to help create the harmony for the piece.