Woodwind Instruments: Oboe

The oboe was the most popular Baroque woodwind instrument. In the early 17th century, it saw a rapid technological advance amongst the main instrument-making families in France. These families were the Philidor’s, the Chedevilles, and the Hotteterres. Many...

Woodwind Instruments

Woodwind instruments and their history   Woodwind instruments are wind instruments, and they are made of wood or metal. They include the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, bagpipe, and their family members. The orchestral and band instruments were developed in...

The Didgeridoo – Woodwind Instruments

The didgeridoo, typically of wood construction, is an end-blown wind instrument from the northern Australian Aboriginal people. This instrument is also known as a ‘drone pipe’. The term didgeridoo has an ambiguous origin. It’s widely assumed to be a...

The Duduk – Woodwind Instruments

The Duduk, a woodwind instrument, originated about a thousand years ago in what we know now as Armenia. Performances often present it in pairs. While the first player performs the melody, the second player plays a constant drone tone called “dum,”. The...

The Kaval – Woodwind Instruments

The Kaval is an end-blown flute that belongs to the family of woodwind instruments. It’s one of Europe’s oldest folk instruments. Prototypes of Kaval have existed since 3000 years B.C. The instrument is deemed to have come to Europe from Egypt, Syria, and...