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Woodwind Information and FAQs



DEFINITION


Generic term for all mouth blown instruments, end-blown, side-blown, with fipple or with a single or double reed.

INTRODUCTION


Our wind instrument section includes all mouth blown instruments, end-blown, side-blown, with fipple or with a single or double reed and brass instruments too.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

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Woodwind instruments should never be submitted to extreme changes in temperature, or placed near any form of heating or in direct sunlight. The woodwork should be oiled occasionally with olive oil - in hot or dry climates this should be done every week.

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CHARANGO

   
Definition: Ten string instrument, made from the shell of an armadillo; an Amerindian version of the imported European mandolin; found in Andean region.

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