Made of about sixteen feet of tubing, the tuba is the lowest-sounding member of the brass family. It is one of the newest instruments in the orchestra, having first appeared in the mid-19th century. The concert tuba generally has four or five valves and is held upright in the player?
These notes are spread out across octaves. All the notes appear, in order, in a particular octave, and then the pattern repeats itself in a new octave. On a standard 88-key piano, the lowest note is called A0. This means it's the note “A” in the zero-eth octave.
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In the late 1700s, some unsettling incidents began to be associated with the Glass Armonica. Rumour had it that Armonica players became both physically and mentally ill - many complaining of muscle spasms, nervousness, fainting, cramps, dizziness, hysteria and melancholia.
As mentioned above, the lowest note for the concert flute is considered C4 or middle C. Some flutes, especially those of advanced or professional quality, have longer foot joints. With a longer foot joint, it's possible to bend the pitch down to B3, making the lowest note B3.
A singer named Tim Storms holds the Guinness record for hitting the lowest note. It's the musical note G-7, and it registered at 0.189 Hertz. He also holds the record for the widest vocal range, of 10 octaves!! Take that Mariah Carey! Listen to him sing below!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the loudest (and largest) instrument in the world is the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ. This pipe organ was built by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company, and is housed in the Main Auditorium of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Many different types of tuba can be found in orchestras today but the one that can reach the very lowest pitches is the B flat contrabass tuba. To place this instrument in context, it is supposed to be able to play the A flat one semitone lower than the lowest note on the piano.
The woodwind family of instruments includes, from the highest sounding instruments to the lowest, the piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon and contrabassoon.
After you play a flute for a long period of time, the condensation can build up inside the first chamber of the flute and the flute stops playing. The solution for this is to remove the bird from the flute and let it dry overnight. In most cases, overnight is enough to have the flute dry out.
F Flute: Also called "micro-flute". F is half the thickness of E, but what it lacks in depth, it makes up for in flute density, so sometimes E and F flutes can be used interchangeably. F has about 30% more flutes per foot.
There are 12 notes to the chromatic scale, but the bansuri cannot play all 12 notes unless some holes are only covered halfway. That's why they are made in 12 different keys. If yours is marked as a D bansuri, that should be correct.
Student model flutes have the C foot joint – which means the lowest note on the flute is a middle C on the piano. Intermediate or Advanced (sometimes called Professional) flutes generally always have one more key on the foot joint which allows them to play one note lower.
The instruments that are the most awkward to hold yield the highest rate of pain: the violin and viola, for instance. "The musicians have to hold their left arms in a godawful position and function in a very intricate way with their hands at the same time.