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Topic: instruments and tones
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posted: 4/7/2003 at 6:45:53 PM ET
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My son has a question for music class. Name the 5 groups of musical instruments and how one gets tone from these instruments. I have only known of 4 groups...woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion. Help!!

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posted: 4/8/2003 at 1:07:19 AM ET
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The five families of instruments are:
Strings &
-Keyboards are oftentimes grouped into the percussion family. But sometimes they are referred to as there own family (i.e. pianos, organs, electric pianos, electronic keyboards, clavichords, harpsichords etc.)

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