|posted: 3/1/2005 at 11:29:58 AM ET|
loudness is relative to what octave the instrument is playing in. Higher notes tend to be ouder than lower notes. Given this: if everyone is playing the same note. Concert f for example.
Bass clar. are the softest
trumpet/sax- tie for the loudest
This my what I have found in my experience
Actually percussion is the loudest, but I assumed you were refering to wind instruments. If you add strings then it goes from baas/softest to cello to viola to violin/loudest.
Some people think that bigger is louder. This is not the case. higher notes acoustically penetrate the air more