Post by GeorgiaM

The piccolo is a woodwind instrument; it is a reedless instrument and sound is created by blowing across the mouthpiece. This instrument was developed in the 18th century and piccolo means "small" in Italian.

People can often be confused between the violin and viola. Yes they look very similar and many people actually struggle to tell them apart. Similar in looks but differ in other ways. Both instruments are played the same; either with a bow- which you pull over the strings or by plucking the strings with your fingers.

The cornet is a brass instrument. It is very similar to the trumpet but it's smaller. The most popular cornets are the Bb or soprano cornet. They are available for all different levels and abilities.

The saxophone is a woodwind instrument. They are usually heard and played in jazz music. There are four main types of saxophones. The alto, baritone, soprano and the tenor saxophone. They are available for all different levels and abilities, including popular models from Yamaha, Sonata and Yanagisawa ranges.

Orchestras are divided into sections; depending on what type of instrument you play will determine which section you play in. The main types of instruments an orchestra are strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.

The clarinet is often heard being played in classical music as well as in jazz. This instruemt forms part of the woodwind family. The instrument includes a reed and you blow into the mouthpiece to produce a sound. They're are many types of clarinets suitable for both beginner and the more advanced player.

The flute is a beautiful sounding instrument that is a woodwind instrument. My most woodwind instruments include reeds but the flute is different. It is known as a reedless wind instrument as it produces its sound when you blow across the opening and then the flow of air creates the sound.