Woodwind Instruments

Flute

The flute a silver plated or gold-plated instrument that is the second highest in pitch (sound) of the woodwind family. It is held horizontally to the right and under the lower lip and is played by blowing air over the air hole at the top of the instrument.

Oboe

The oboe is a wooden instrument that has a relatively high pitch (sound) but a smaller range. It is held vertically with the double-reed placed in the mouth and blowing air between the bounded reeds with high pressure causes them to vibrate. At JMH, you can ask for advice on how to buy an oboe. Apart from our Kenyan resident oboe tutor, an oboe specialist from the USA visits the country to work with upcoming oboe players three times a year.

Clarinet

The clarinet is a wooden instrument that has a relatively high pitch (sound). The standard clarinet that is learnt is the Bb (B flat) but there are also several others in the family. It is held vertically with the single red placed in the mouth that vibrates against the mouthpiece. At JMH you can ask for advice on how to buy a clarinet.

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