Have a look at this fantastic website that has examples of the sounds instruments make in an orchestra. Vital listening.
Dynamics are explained here:
Dynamics – this is the podcast (click on the keyword or right click to download)
Effects are often found in popular music, on the guitar. You need to be able to recognise the sound of each.
brass instruments. Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba (in the middle). Tuba has the lowest pitch. Get used to the sound. Oh, and this is a brass quintet (5 brass instruments).These are
Brass instruments might use a mute to change the sound. Watch this to see how they work, and how the sound (or timbre) is different.
Listen to this podcast on African Music.(right click to download) The keywords have mainly been covered, but an understanding of this type of music is essential.
Please watch this video to gain an idea about percussion instruments in the orchestra.
A short video to show the instruments that are used in an orchestra, and which section they are in.
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Listen to the sound of the instruments. These are what you have to recognise!
instruments and voices singly and in combination as found in music for solo instruments concertos chamber groups pop and vocal music acapella String Quartet Wind Chamber
generic families of instruments as found in world music (don’t look at Celtic or Gamelan on this link)
instrumental techniques including con arco/with a bow pizzicato/plucked con sordino/muted double-stopping tremolo/tremolando
vocal ranges and techniques such as falsetto and vibrato
music of the carribean
Music of the 1960’s
R ‘n’ B and Hip Hop
Watch and hear different instruments of the orchestra here