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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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…

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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…

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