There are plenty more instruments around as you probably know!
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They are not considered to be "standard" orchestral instruments though, because they are not used in a basic "standard" symphony orchestra. Some examples include the guitar, the saxophone pictured , the harp, the piano and the recorder. Brass and woodwind instruments come in a variety of different sizes.
A small flute is called a piccolo , whereas a big flute is called a bass flute. Clarinets come in many sizes too - you might have seen a small clarinet called an E flat clarinet , or a very big one which is a bass clarinet. A variant of the oboe is the cor anglais.
These instruments are often used in symphony orchestras, but they are not "standard" because they are used in addition to and not instead of the standard instruments. Many brass instruments are used mainly in brass bands, and not so often in symphony orchestras, for example, the cornet or the flugelhorn pictured. For Grade 5 Theory, you need only to know about the "standard" instruments, but you will not be penalised if you want to show off your knowledge!
If you are asked "What is the highest member of the woodwind family?
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However, you would not be right if you answered "recorder" pictured , because it is not used in symphony orchestras. There are four basic ranges of voice. In between soprano and alto, there is another female voice called mezzo-soprano , and between tenor and bass there is another male voice which is called baritone. You can listen to examples of each voice on the Oxford University Press website. Join over 19, others and become a member of MyMusicTheory.
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The third? The Fifth? The Seventh?
Explain the difference between the root and the bass of the chord.