2The String Family Has the most members in the orchestra Has four instruments in the familyEach instrument has four stringsThe instruments are played by using a bow or plucking the stringsPluckingBowing
3ViolinViolaCelloTo hear the members of the stringfamily, click on each speaker sign.String Bass
4The Brass Family Has four instruments in the family Ancestor was the horn from an animalPlayed by using a cup shaped mouthpieceMusician needs to buzz their lips in order to make a sound
5To hear the members of the brass family, click on the name of the instrument.TrumpetFrench HornTromboneTuba
6The Woodwind Family All of the members are or once were, made of wood Most of them use reeds on the mouthpieceAll of the use wind to make a soundThe clarinet, oboe and bassoon are wind instruments that sound when the player's breath causes a reed (a thin blade of cane) to vibrate, thereby setting up a sound wave in an enclosed air column.
7FluteClarinetTo hear the members of the woodwind family, click on the name of the instrument.OboeBassoon
8The Percussion Family Some are pitched Some are non-pitched Play Percussion Instruments by:StrikingShakingScraping