Presentation on theme: "ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS. THE INSTRUMENTS The orchestra family consists of Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. Each family listed above has certain."— Presentation transcript:
THE INSTRUMENTS The orchestra family consists of Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. Each family listed above has certain characteristics that determine where a certain instrument is categorized: Sounds Construction Materials that they are created with
STRING FAMILY Makes up more than half of the of the orchestra Each of the instruments have strings Curvy wooden bodies and long necks Incleudes Violin Viola Cello Double bass Harp
WOODWINDS Use to all be made of wood, but now some are made of metal “wind” refers to the air that is blown and makes the sound Long narrow tubes with wholes Include: Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon
PERCUSSION Small and large instruments Can be used by hitting, shaking, or scraping Must use right force in the right spot and at the right time Includes: Snare Drum Timpani Cymbals Bass drum
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