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Orchestral instruments and their use

giving a description of each instrument now employed by civilised nations ... and an explanation of its value and functions in the modern orchestra

by Arthur Elson

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Published by L.C. Page & company in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musical instruments

  • Edition Notes

    Series[Music lovers" series]
    The Physical Object
    Pagination299 p
    Number of Pages299
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14711640M
    LC Control Number02024939

    Examples: trombone, trumpettuba Woodwinds—These instruments were originally made only of wood but now other materials are used. Bamileke slit drum drummers in Cameroon's West Province. The instruments of the time were simple and virtually all of them were imported from other cultures. During the Classical and Romantic periods of music, lasting from roughly toa great deal of musical instruments capable of producing new timbres and higher volume were developed and introduced into popular music.

    Your ideas, your music — all in one instrument. Scraped—Instruments that are scraped to produce sound. An early form of melody was produced by pounding two stamping tubes of slightly different sizes—one tube would produce a "clear" sound and the other would answer with a "darker" sound. Curt Sachs — was a German musicologist known for his extensive study and expertise on the history of musical instruments. If the instrument has strings parallel to the sounding board or chamber and the strings extend past the board with a neck, then the instrument is a lutewhether the sound chamber is constructed of wood like a guitar or uses a membrane like a banjo. Such idiomatic techniques, however, simply cannot claim the same general status as traditional ways of producing sound, and they still occur only sporadically, also in the orchestral music of today.

    The method's limitations were recognized by Sachs and Hornbostel: there are many instruments that have multiple vibration sources at different times during a performance, making them difficult to classify. Aerophones Aerophones produce sound by vibrating a column of air. A variant of the oboe is the cor anglais. The characteristic timbre of wind instruments depends on other factors, notably the length and shape of the tube.


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Orchestral instruments and their use book

On reed instruments like the saxophone and the clarinet, a thin material is placed on the mouthpiece so that when the player blows into it the air is forced to go to a reed and sets it to vibrate. Descriptions and illustrations of everything from the physics of sound to detailed discussions of each orchestra and band instrument make this work the ideal desktop reference tool for the working musician.

Brass and woodwind instruments come in a variety of different sizes. The 9th-century Persian geographer Ibn Khordadbeh mentioned in his lexicographical discussion of music instruments that, in the Byzantine Empiretypical instruments included the urghun organshilyani probably a type of harp or lyresalandj probably a bagpipe and the lyra.

Mirlitons—Unlike other musical instruments belonging to the membranophones, mirlitons are not drums. The Musical Instrument Desk Reference is the perfect guide for anyone interested in or responsible for working with varieties of instruments and their players. Innumerable varieties of harps are depicted, as well as lyres and lutes, the forerunner of modern stringed instruments such as the violin.

Idiomatic practice

Thus, residents of Arctic regions use bone, skin, and stone to construct instruments; residents of the tropics have wood, bamboo, and reed available; while societies with access to metals and the requisite technology are able to utilize these malleable materials in a variety of ways.

An artist possessing a fine instrument—be it woodwind or brass with valves—can play perfectly in tune by delicate regulation of lip tension and manner of blowing.

The lyre is the only musical instrument that may have been invented in Europe until this period. Examples: trombone, trumpettuba Woodwinds—These instruments were originally made only of wood but now other materials are used.

Curt Sachs — was a German musicologist known for his extensive study and expertise on the history of musical instruments.

This way the different sections blend together perfectly in the same room. And he found an extremely simple solution: he confined himself to using the left hand alone! Zithers may be plucked or struck. Since instruments were involved in collaborations of a much larger scale, their designs had to evolve to accommodate the demands of the orchestra.

Just as language is subject to constant change and development, the same is true of instruments and their idiomatic use. Comparing and organizing instruments based on their complexity is misleading, since advancements in musical instruments have sometimes reduced complexity. It must be played using the technique of the circular breathing.

These terms are named after singing voice classifications:. The purpose of this little book is to supply such information as is really needful to the intelligent concert-goer. Harps—The strings aren't parallel to the soundboard; harps are plucked or strummed. In China, instruments were identified with the points of the compass, with the seasons, and with natural phenomena.

Kettle Drums—Also known as vessel drums, these are rounded at the bottom and may be tunable or non-tunable. Membranophones Membranophones are musical instruments that use vibrating stretched membranes or skin to produce sound.

Examples of chordophones played by bowing are double bassviolin, and viola. Sachs viewed this trend as a "degeneration" of the general organ sound. Specific examples from specific works by great orchestral composers often exhibit such exemplary functional qualities that they can reasonably be seen as models with broader relevance for the field of orchestration.

It is also clear that the early Christians in the eastern Mediterranean used instruments in their services, since the practice was severely condemned by ecclesiastics, who insisted that the references to instruments in the Psalms were to be interpreted symbolically.

Early musical instruments were made from "found objects" such as shells and plant parts.are today. The two primary brass instruments used in the orchestra were the horn and the trumpet. Of the two instruments, the horn could be considered the more versatile. There were two type of horn in widespread use during the classical period; the standard orchestral horn, and the cor solo or Inventionshorn.2 All horns of the classical period.

Get the best price on virtual orchestral instruments software at Musician's Friend. Free shipping available on most virtual orchestral software. Get 8% in rewards. The Musical Instrument Desk Reference is the perfect guide for anyone interested in or responsible for working with varieties of instruments and their players.

Teachers, students, teachers in training, music instructors, instrument technicians, and musicians can quickly locate any specific detail related to any band or orchestral sylvaindez.com: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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These Symphony Series tutorials are great for those just starting out composing with the Symphony Series, as well as intermediate orchestral composition creators.5/5(4).

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Confounding the limitations of the book title, non-orchestral instruments such as the guitar (electric and acoustic) are.

• The Musical Instruments Poster provides tuning information for the orchestral stringed instrument family (violin, viola, cello, double bass) and for the orchestral harp. • As well, the poster shows how to tune a variety of folk and popular instruments, such as the guitar, sitar, banjo, pedal steel guitar, and Appalachian dulcimer.

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