Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
C. What is written on the page is the note it plays, unlike instruments like the clarinet.
|The flutes are usually seated WHERE in a band?||Woodwinds
First row. I guess that's so the conductor can keep his eye on them!
|How many parts are there to a normal flute?||Woodwinds
3. Most piccolos have only 2 pieces (the mouthpiece and the body).
|What is the lowest note on the average oboe?||Woodwinds
B flat. ...but there is the rare, new oboe which can play a low A.
|Which woodwind is used in more professional orchestras for tuning?||Woodwinds
oboe. I think it's because the oboe is so hard to tune! Usually, the oboe will play an A, the 'band' part of the orchestra will tune and then the violin will take the A from the oboe and tune the strings.
|Why is the flute considered a woodwind?||Woodwinds
It was originally made out of wood. Generally, the flute is now made of a silver metal.
a minor second. Here's another one:
-What do a family reunion and an oboe solo have in common?
You know they are both coming and there is not a darn thing you can
do about it!
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English horn. That opening movement is incredible. It makes you think of prehistoric beings (represented by the different solo instruments) bursting into life, popping out of eggs or out of the earth. It is a fascinating beginning for this work.
oboe. Yes, it's a somewhat limited instrument. It's very beautiful, however.
|Why is the seating distribution of the woodwinds in the orchestra like it is? (flutes and oboes in front, clarinets and bassoons in the back)||Classical Woodwind Instruments
because the flute and oboe are the soprano voices of the section, and the clarinet and bassoon are the alto and tenor-bass voices. The flute and oboe are usually the soloists, while the clarinet and bassoon usually do the harmonies.
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn. The horn is a part of the woodwind quintet because of its fantastic ability to blend in perfectly with the sounds of the woodwind instruments. The woodwind quintet is a popular chamber music grouping that lacks the unity of tone color that the string quartet posseses, but instead offers the composer a variety of contrasting tone colors to play with.
A wind instrument in which pitch is altered by covering or uncovering holes (usually with keys) along its length.. Woodwind instruments can be made of wood, metal (like saxophones or flutes) as well as of ceramics or plastic. The tone holes may be covered and uncovered by keys, or by the players' fingers.
|I got to sneak myself into this quiz, thanks to my associations with woodwind instruments. I do not actually belong to "The Family," probably due to my cup mouthpiece. Even so, I am included as a member in a traditional classical woodwind quintet. Do you know my name?||The Woodwind Family
French Horn. Unlike string ensembles and brass ensembles, valued for their homogeneous sounds, the Woodwind Quintet is notable for it's versatility and variety of tone colours, or timbres. A classical woodwind quintet consists of one each of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn.
|I am considered the oldest double-reed instrument in the world, going back over 3000 years to ancient Armenia. Depending on which Slavic country you can find me in, I have been known as a Duduk, a Mey, a Balaban, and a Tsiranapogh. That last name refers to the type of material from which I am most commonly made. What is it?||The Woodwind Family
Apricot Wood. "Tsiranapogh" translates from Armenian as "Apricot Pipe." While not commonly known in North America, many people would be able to hear it played in various movies: Gladiator, Syriana, Blood Diamond, The Last Temptation of Christ, and others.
|Whenever you go to see a classical orchestra, you will hear me providing the note for the other instruments to tune to. My original French name is hautbois, but do you know my name in English?||The Woodwind Family
Oboe. Hautbois translates as 'high wood.' The Oboe can be dated back to the Medieval times with an early version of the instrument called a Shawm. In its present form, this double-reed instrument has been in existence since the 19th century.
|My beginnings had me used mostly as a toy instrument. I came to Europe for the first time as a result of expeditions to Mesoamerica, including one by a guy named CortÚs. It wasn't until the 19th century that Bolognese inventor Giuseppe Donati developed me as a "Classical" Ocarina. In the language of Donati, what does 'ocarina' translate as?||The Woodwind Family
Little Goose. Another early version of the ocarina can be traced back to Chinese culture, with an instrument called the Xun. Despite the differently theoried origins of the ocarina, it was through the exploration of the New World that brought the ocarina to Europe.