Search and learn more about instruments. Here you will find information about piano, percussion, violin, recorder, clarinet, saxophone and cavaquinho, among others.
The contents presented here are originated mainly from the research developed by PhD in Historical Musicology Mayra Pereira.
It is difficult to specify the origin of wind instruments, but there are propositions that they could have appeared in prehistory when blowing bones or bamboo, men realized that they could emit sounds. In general, they are formed by a tube in which the column of air generates vibrations and the waves propagate. Generally, the larger the tube, the more lower the sound it produces. This family can be subdivided into woods, instruments originally made of wood, and brass.
String musical instruments are those whose sound is produced by the vibration of a string attached to its ends. The longer, less tensioned and denser the string, the deeper the sound emitted and vice versa. The number of strings in the instruments of this family varies a lot, being able to have one, like the berimbau, or more than forty, like the harp.
Percussion instruments are those that need to be percussed (beaten), shaken, scraped or rubbed in order to produce sounds.