Instruments

I know it seems basic, but since identifying instruments is such an important part of the Aural, I've included all the instruments that are likely to come up, with what they sound like and their abilities (glissando, vibrato, mute etc)

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  • Created on: 20-08-13 15:50
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Music: Instruments
Strings
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double bass
Guitar
Lute
Arco
Pizzicato
Col legno
Tremolo
Woodwind
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
Saxophone
Basset Horn
Bassoon
Vibrato
Trills
Brass
Horn
Trumpet
Alto & Tenor trombone
Tuba
Bass trombone
Glissandi
Mute
Percussion
Bass drum: sounds like thunder
Castanets:
Cymbals: clashing sound
Marimba: xylophone with calablash resonators, mellow
Sidedrum/snare drum: wet soft sound
Temple blocks: wooden blocks

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Timpani: definitely pitched
Tam tam: long gong shwooshing sound
Triangle: not definitely pitched, very high tinny sound
Tubular bells: sound like wedding bells
Turkish crescent: bells and jingles
Vibraphone: xylophone with tube resonators
Xylophone: wooden, crisp
Tambourine
Glockenspiel: ring out loud
Electronic Instruments
Etherophone/ Theremin: has an antenna which induces amplified sounds
when hands move near it
Ondes martenot: oscillator controlled by keyboard (sounds very like
doctor who)
Synthesizer: used in pop songs, mainly dance music
Telharmonium: sounds a bit like a phone ringtone
Trautonium:…read more

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