INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

To learn about orchestal instruments:

http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/instrumentlab/

A SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHAMBER MUSIC: A STRING QUARTER

CONCERT BAND:

BIG BAND:

ROCK BAND

THE GAMELAN, from Indonesia, from the islands of Bali or Java.

THE MARIACHI, from Mexico.

THE STEEL BAND was created in the late 1930’s by musicians in Trinidad. Since that time, it has become the “national instrument” of Trinidad and Tobago. A complete set of “pans” can almost reproduce the range of a symphony orchestra, with a range of soprano or tenor pans, guitar pans, “double-seconds”, 4-bass, 6-bass, and others.