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Answered 2011-11-06 20:14:39

They are called woodwinds because of the reeds the reeds are made out of wood so therefore they are called woodwind instruments and brass instruments don't use use reeds so they are not woodwind instruments

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What instruments are in a woodwind quintet?

A specific woodwind quintet can contain any woodwind instruments.



What are the different woodwind instruments called?

Woodwind instruments can be put into two different categories, flutes and reeds. Examples of woodwind instruments are piccolo, flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, contrabassoon, bagpipes and recorder.



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What woodwind instruments produce slow vibrations?

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Which 3 woodwind instruments play in the middle range?

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What woodwind instrument has a single reed?

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What are the four main orchestral woodwind instruments are?

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Woodwind instruments are usually found in an orchestra?

I assume you mean "Are woodwind instruments usually found in an orchestra?" The answer is yes, they are


Where did the name woodwind come from?

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Are all woodwind instruments made of wood?

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