Instrumental Music
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Please choose an instrument from below to get more information about it.

Alto Sax Snare Drum
Baritone Horn Trombone
Bass Guitar Trumpet
Clarinet Tuba
Flute Violin



Alto Saxophone

Family: Woodwind


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Easy to get sound. You have to buy reeds often.
Easier fingerings Needs Neck Strap to hold
  Big to carry


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band Orchestra
Marching Band  
School Musicals  
Jazz Band  

For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Baritone Horn

Family: Brass


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Students get 2 Baritones, one for school and one for home. Loud
Easy to put together A bit easier to blow
Much less competition for getting into Top Musical Groups Size
  Harder to hear pitches


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band Jazz Band (usually)
Orchestra  
Marching Band  
School Musicals  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Bass Guitar


Family: String


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Difficult to carry Needs amplifier
Easier to play Does not play melody
  Cannot be rented, parents must buy amp and instrument.


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band (somtimes) Orchestra
Jazz Band  
Marching Band (sometimes)  
School Musicals  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Clarinet

Family: Woodwind


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Easy to get sound. Harder to put together
Easier fingerings You have to buy reeds
Easy to carry  


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band Jazz Band
Orchestra  
Marching Band  
School Musicals  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Flute

Family: Woodwind


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Easy to carry Hard to get sound
No reeds to buy Hard to hold
Not Loud Harder fingerings
Easy to put together Soft sounding in Band
  Must be tested by teacher in order to play this instrument


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band Jazz Band
Orchestra  
Marching Band  
School Musicals  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Snare Drum

Family: Percussion


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Easy to Play Loud
  Never plays melody.
  Students seldom get to play the whole concert.
  Much competition to play this instrument.
  Only best students play in upper grades.
  Students must be tested by teacher to play.
  Only 5 players will be selected.
  Hard to carry to school.


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band  
Orchestra  
Marching Band  
School Musicals  
Jazz Band  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Trombone

Family: Brass


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Easier to carry Loud
No reeds to buy Hard to hear pitches
Easy to learn positions  
Easy to put together  
Less Competition for getting into Top Musical Groups  
A bit easier to blow  


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band  
Orchestra  
Marching Band  
School Musicals  
Jazz Band  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Trumpet

Family: Brass


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Easier to carry Loud
No reed to buy A bit harder to blow
Easy to fingering Harder to hear pitches
Easy to put together Hard to get high notes


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Concert Band  
Orchestra  
Marching Band  
School Musicals  
Jazz Band  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Tuba

Family: Brass


Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Students get 2 Tubas, one for school and one for home Loud
No reeds to buy A bit easier to blow
Much less competition for getting into Top Musical Groups Size
  Harder to hear pitches


Can be found in:



Cannot be found in:
Concert Band Jazz Band (Usually)
Orchestra  
Marching Band  
School Musicals  


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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Violin

Family: String


Advantages: Disadvantages:
Easy to carry Soft sounding
Plays melody most of the time Harder to play in tune
Has a wide range Hard to hold


Can be found in: Cannot be found in:
Orchestra Concert Band
School Musicals Jazz Band
  Marching Band


For more information on this instrument, please check the following websites:
http://datadragon.com/education/

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