Quick Links

This Day in Music History

Music Education @ DataDragon.com

Music Education Forums

Maintain Your Forum Information

Bernadette Peters - Broadway's Best

Sudoku (take a break for a puzzle!)

Topic: Playing Live
From the Music Questions forum.

Post a reply or begin a new topic.

View other threads or jump to a different forum.

AuthorTopic:   Playing Live
Registered User

posted: 3/1/2005 at 11:07:02 AM ET
View TJ's profile  Get TJ's email address  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

Members competing for the loudest sound? Is there a pyramid of instrument levels?(loudest to softest)?

Registered User

posted: 3/1/2005 at 11:29:58 AM ET
View maintube's profile  Get maintube's email address  Edit/Delete this message  Reply with a quote  

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

Do you think this topic is inappropriate? Vote it down. After a thread receives a certain amount of negative votes it will be automatically locked.

Please contact us with any concerns you might have.
Site Design/Implementation copyright (©) 1999-2003 by Kevin Lux. Our privacy statement.
Please email with any news updates or pictures you may have.