How does a wind instrument work?

Answer Wind instruments are a part of many types of music. Different types of wind instruments, such as flutes and clarinets, all use the musician's "wind," or breathing, to create the notes. Wind instrum... Read More »

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How does a wind instrument produce sound?

Any sound is produced by a vibration. Wind instruments produce sound when air from the musician is blown into the instrument. These vibrations change pitch based on the length of the instrument.S... Read More »

Is a euphonium a wind instrument?

Euphoniums are members of the wind family of musical instruments and, even more specifically, euphoniums are brass instruments. Brass instruments are those like trumpets, baritones and tubas that h... Read More »

Is a flute a wind instrument?

The flute is a woodwind instrument that often serves as the highest voice in orchestras or bands. The woodwind family of instruments also includes piccolos, clarinets, saxopones, bassoons, oboes, a... Read More »

How to Play a Glissando on a Wind Instrument?

Composers often add ornaments and articulations to a piece of music, to give it a unique and interesting flair. One of these is the glissando, which is similar in both definition and effect to a tr... Read More »