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Web Pages

The following links are in English

  • Ardal Powell's 18th-century Flute Database
    The database file contains listings for about 1700 instruments, with details of attribution, maker's mark, materials, keys, and reports in the literature.

  • Bassoon
    This site has History of the Bassoon, Range of the Bassoon, and Music for the Bassoon.

  • Common Ground : Low Whistle
    The low whistle is an adaptation of that beginner's favourite, the much under-valued tin whistle, that has appeared in Ireland in recent decades.

  • Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
    The Dayton C. Miller Collection is comprised of nearly 1,650 flutes and other instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, tutors, patents, and other materials mostly related to the flute. The Miller Collection contains Western and non-Western examples from all over the world, and at least 460 European and American instrument makes are represented. This Preview of the online collection features catalog entries and images for 102 of the 1,650 instruments in the collection.

  • Didjeridoo
    Used by the Australian Aborigines to communicate over long distances, the didjeridoo - a long wooden tube - gives a low-pitched resonant sound.

  • Gemeinhardt Online
    Web site of The Gemeinhardt Co., Inc., the world's largest exclusive manufacturer of fine flutes and piccolos.`

  • history of the harmonica
    The history of the harmonica, as we know it today, is an amazing tale which begins in the year 1821. It was then that sixteen-year-old Christian Friedrich Buschmann registered the first European patents for his new musical invention. His so called "aura" was a free-reed instrument consisting of a series of steel reeds arranged together horizontally in small channels. An awkward design, it offered only blow notes arranged chromatically.

  • Recorder Home Page (Australia)
    The Recorder Home Page provides links to articles, lists, catalogues and databases concerning all aspects of the recorder worldwide.

  • Saxophone
    This site has History of Instrument, Range of the Alto Saxaphone, and Music for the Saxaphone.

  • The Contrabass Compendium
    A list of bass and contrabass instruments, past and present with links that generally point to pages with more information, images, and sometimes sound clips on the particular horns.

  • The Didjeridu
    The most interesting Aboriginal musical instrument is the didjeridu. It was only known to the tribes of Eastern Kimberly and the northern third of the Northern Territory.

  • The Dulcian
    Information, wav. file sample sounds, and other links to the Dulcian or Curtal, which is the renaissance predecessor of the bassoon, developed in the first half of the 16th century.

  • The Harmonica
    The sounds of the harmonica are produced by a series of small pipes, each containing a reed which vibrates when you inhale or exhale through the pipes.

  • The Natural Trumpet Resource Web Site
    The purpose of this site is to compile a list of resources for those interested in the natural trumpet from among many scattered web sites.

  • The Winds
    This site has a little info about the saxaphone, bassoon, piccolo, flute, clarinet, and oboe.

  • Windplayer Online
    This is the site of Windplayer Magazine. Windplayer is filled with in-depth profiles on top players and what these players are doing to earn their money. Technical lessons, important news and reviews you can't find anywhere else.

  • Woodwind Central
    This site has information about the various woodwind instruments.

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