Any musical wind instrument that produces sound by either directing a stream of air against the edge of a hole or by making a reed or a double reed vibrate (see reed instrument). In a brass instrument, by contrast, the airstream passes directly from the player's vibrating lips into the air column. The orchestral woodwinds include the flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, English horn, and bassoon. Other woodwinds include the saxophone, recorder, panpipe,
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Charles Gounod's Petite Symphonie pour neuf instruments à vent|
(Little Symphony for Nine Woodwinds)
A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument which produces sound when the player blows air against an edge of, or opening in, the instrument, causing the air to vibrate within a resonator. Most commonly, the player blows against a thin piece of wood called a reed. Most of these instruments were originally made of wood, but some, such as the saxophone and some flutes, are now commonly made of other materials such as metals or plastics.
Patent No. 7,563,970 Assigned to Cannonball Musical Instruments for Woodwind Instrument on July 21 (Utah Inventors)
Jul 24, 2009; ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23 -- Sheryl Laukat and Tevis Laukat, both of Sandy, Utah, have developed a woodwind instrument. The...
Patent No. 7,732,690 Issued on June 8, Assigned to Yamaha for Woodwind Instrument, Pipe Manufacturing Method (Japanese Inventor)
Jun 09, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15 -- Shinri Miyaoka, Iwata, Japan, has developed a woodwind instrument and manufacturing method of pipe....