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Exquisite craftsmanship and musicality at an accessible price.
Free blowing and offers excellent intonation.
Student model piccolo with Silver-plated head, high impact plastic body. An excellent choice for the student...
A great choice for the student looking to move up to a wood oboe and get it at a reasonable price. This oboe...
10 french filed replacement reeds suitable for a wide range of playing situations. Right price for...
Top-selling reeds have very thin tip balanced by a solid vertebral column. Box of 5.
10 french filed replacement reeds for students and professionals alike. Suitable for a range of playing...
Get all of the wonderful Beechler sound but with the projection and edge of metal. Select from five different...
The world of woodwinds is a varied and exciting place filled with a wide range of instruments, both with and without reeds, which can produce very different sounds. Popular among students and classical players as well as jazz and even pop musicians, woodwind instruments are extremely versatile, yet each has different strengths. Single reed and double reed instruments both use cut reeds made from cane or synthetic materials that vibrate against the mouthpiece or each other to produce sound, while the reedless woodwinds use no moving parts, just air, to produce a much different tone.
The single reed instruments are perhaps the most popular woodwinds and can add a bright, woody dimension to a concert band, jazz ensemble and more. Both are available in multiple variations to achieve different ranges, but B-flat clarinets and the tenor and alto saxophone are the most popular. Clarinets offer an impressive pitch range, while the saxophone is generally used in a larger variety of musical styles.
Double reed instruments have a throatier timbre that was perhaps best described by American playwright Tony Kushner as what a duck would sound like if a duck were a songbird. The oboe and bassoon are the best-known examples and are available in starter models like the Allora Student Series Oboe, professional models like the Fox Model 601 Bassoon and everything in between, not to mention quality replacement bocals to enhance the response, resistance and tone.
If you're looking for the purest aerophone sound, a reedless instrument is the one class of woodwinds that uses only wind and no moving parts to produce its tone. From the accessible recorder, popular among students, to the more demanding Western concert flute and piccolo, reedless instruments offer a versatile, airy timbre and high range that's common in orchestras, concert bands, world music, jazz and even rock bands such as Jethro Tull, Genesis and The Beatles.
As well as an instrument, a woodwind musician might need a mouthpiece, case, reeds, and other accessories, and you'll find them all here, too. Even someone looking for a fun, unique instrument will find what they're searching for in the selection of Akai Electronic Wind Controllers. The huge class of woodwind instruments really has something to offer for every type of musician.