|Author||Topic: Woodwind versus Brass|
|posted: 4/5/2004 at 2:53:08 PM ET|
What is the difference between a woodwind instrument and a brass instrument? It appears that woodwinds aren't made of wood anymore but metal, so what makes them different from brass?
|posted: 4/7/2004 at 3:37:55 PM ET|
Hi, the difference between woodwinds and brass is the woodwinds use wood in some way , like using a reed .brass use their lips to vibrate instead
Hope this was helpful
|posted: 2/28/2010 at 9:11:29 PM ET|
While the use of the cane reed is correct, part of it is tradition. The original forms of woodwinds were wood.The exception being the saxophone. It's in the woodwind family because of its reed and the mistaken notion that it would play the french horn parts within a woodwind group.