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Definition: Wind instrument, any musical instrument that uses air as the primary vibrational medium to produce sound. Classification of wind instruments Wind instruments exhibit a great diversity in structure and sonority and have been prominently represented in the music of all cultures since prehistoric times . A classification system of these tools must reflect and categorize the relationships and differences between the many variants. The traditional division of the symphony orchestra into sections has simplified the grouping of wind instruments into woodwind and brass, but this is an imprecise classification that does not generally apply outside of Western culture. The...

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The Hornbostel-Sachs system further classifies aerophones as free aerophones or as wind instruments in general. Depending on their type of sound production, wind instruments are divided into cutting instruments, reed instruments and trumpet-like instruments (cup mouthpiece instruments). Free Aerophones Free aerophones, which include a variety of folk instruments as well as technologically sophisticated devices such as stops in organs, are distinguished from the other categories because the vibrating air is not enclosed by a tube. The buzzing device (also called buzzing wood) is a good example here. A spatula-shaped stone, bone, or board, sometimes carved in the shape of a...

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