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Orchestration: Woodwind Family

  • Exploring Clefs in an Orchestral Score
  • Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Creating Melodies for Various Groups of Instruments

Orchestration: Woodwind Family

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  1. Intro
    • Lesson Objectives
      • Woodwinds: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute
      • Woodwinds: Soprano Clarinet, Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
      • Woodwinds: Oboe, Cor Anglais, Bassoon, Contrabassoon
      • Woodwinds: French Horn
      • Example I: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Flute Part on Keyboard
        • Example II: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Oboe Part on Keyboard
          • Example III: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Clarinet Part on Keyboard
            • Example IV: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Horn Part on Keyboard
              • Example V: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Bassoon Part on Keyboard
                • Example VI: Create 4 Bar Woodwind Quintet Excerpt
                  • Intro 0:00
                  • Lesson Objectives 0:06
                  • Woodwinds: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute 0:18
                    • Range of the Piccolo
                    • Qualities of the Piccolo
                    • The Flute
                    • Range of the Flute
                    • Have a Listen at the Flute
                    • Qualities of the Flute
                    • The Alto and Bass Flute
                    • Range of the Alto Flute
                    • Sounds P4 Below Written Pitch
                    • The Bass Flute
                    • Qualities of the Bass Flute
                    • Range of the Bass Flute
                  • Woodwinds: Soprano Clarinet, Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet 4:59
                    • The Soprano Clarinet
                    • Sounds m3 Higher Than Written Pitch
                    • Writing For Instruments That Sound Different From Written Pitch
                    • Range of the Soprano Clarinet
                    • Qualities of the Soprano Clarinet
                    • The Bb and A Clarinet
                    • Difference between Bb and A Clarinet
                    • Qualities of the Clarinet
                    • Range of the Bb Clarinet
                    • Sounds m2 Below Written Pitch
                    • The Alto and Bass Clarinet
                    • Alto Clarinet is Rare
                    • Range of the Bass Clarinet
                    • Qualities of the Bass Clarinet
                    • Sounds m2 Below Written Pitch
                  • Woodwinds: Oboe, Cor Anglais, Bassoon, Contrabassoon 9:27
                    • Double Reed Instruments
                    • Cor Anglais = English Horn
                    • Range of the Oboe
                    • Qualities of the Oboe
                    • The English Horn
                    • Sounds P5 Below Written Pitch
                    • Qualities of the English Horn
                    • Range of the English Horn
                    • The Bassoon and Contrabassoon
                    • The Contrabassoon is Rare
                    • Range of a Bassoon
                    • Qualities of the Bassoon
                  • Woodwinds: French Horn 12:50
                    • About the French Horn
                    • Qualities of the French Horn
                    • Range of the French Horn
                    • Sounds P5 Below Written Pitch
                  • Example I: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Flute Part on Keyboard 14:37
                  • Example II: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Oboe Part on Keyboard 19:03
                  • Example III: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Clarinet Part on Keyboard 22:26
                  • Example IV: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Horn Part on Keyboard 23:13
                  • Example V: Mozart Quintet in Eb Copy and Play Bassoon Part on Keyboard 24:07
                  • Example VI: Create 4 Bar Woodwind Quintet Excerpt 32:45