Music Appreciation Course
No2. The Orchestra and its Instruments
This Course will give you an introduction to the instruments found in the modern symphony orchestra. You will be able to gain an idea of the different types of instruments that make up the orchestra, their origin, sound and something about the special qualities of each of them.
Many of these instruments have a long and interesting history associated with them, but giving a complete account of these histories is beyond the scope of this Course. A Suggested Reading list is found at the end which will assist you in going into more detail on any topic but please feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.
3.02 The Music Sources
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