The saxophone is a member of the aerophone family of musical instrument. It shares characteristics with other woodwinds, including a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet and conical tube and flared bell close to that of an oboe.
The bassoon is one of the deepest-sounding members of the family of musical instrument known as double reeds. It is made of wood and metal. The bassoon consists of a tube that has four sections, with a total length of about 2.4 m (about 8 ft). To play it, the musician must wear a neck sling that supports the instrument's weight.
The clarinet was first developed by Johann Christopher Denner at the turn of the 18th century, modifying the chalumeau, a folk reed pipe, to reach lower registers. Modern versions of the clarinet greatly resemble Denner's original design.
This decorative, bellow-blown bagpipe is from Hungary. Unlike the traditional Scottish bagpipe, which is mouth-blown, this instrument is played by pumping the bellows to fill the kid skin bag with air. It has a carved wooden goat head, a characteristic of central European bagpipes.
This concert flute is a Western orchestral instrument. It is held horizontally and played by blowing across the hole, rather than directly into it.
The ocarina is a vessel flute, and a member of the family of musical instruments known as aerophones. The ocarina was invented by an Italian musician, Gluseppe Donati, in the late 1800s. Ocarina are usually made of ceramic and have up to eight finger holes.
The piccolo is one of the types of flutes known as transverse, or side-blown, so called because they are held horizontally, and the musician makes sounds by blowing air across the blow holes.
This panpipe, a member of the flute family of musical instruments, is made of bamboo. The different length of the bamboo in the arrangement produce different notes. this instrument gets its name from an ancient Greek myth in which the nymph Syrinx metamorphosed into a bed of reeds while fleeing from the god pan.