The clarinet is the most popular woodwind instrument in school band. Most quality clarinets are made of a special wood, called Grenadilla, which only grows in the savanna of Africa abileneisd.org/wp-content…
Tokutaro Yanagisawa's repair shop founded in 1894 was the first to build woodwind instruments in Japan. After its first saxophone was built in 1951, the Yanagisawa soprano saxophone designs became influential throughout rest of the industry, comparable to Selmer (Paris) and Yamaha en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan…
The Venova is single-reeded woodwind musical instrument produced by Yamaha in 2017. It approximate the acoustic qualities of an instrument with a conical bore, such as a saxophone, and received the "Good Design Award" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
The University of Nebraska at Kearney has a program that makes one-handed woodwind instruments, including a β€œtoggle-key” one-handed saxophone, available to permanently disabled individuals. unk.edu/academics/music/u…
Today I learned about hydraulophones, musical instruments that use water to make sound in the same way woodwinds use air. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyd…
Unlike other woodwind instruments, Saxophones have the ability to play multiple notes at once tamingthesaxophone.com/sa…
Playing a woodwind instrument that hasn't been properly cleaned can cause a type of mold-based pneumonitis called 'saxophone lung' ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
The view of most scholars is that the term "brass instrument" should be defined by the way the sound is made, by lip vibration, and not by whether the instrument is actually made of brass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
A small insect, the Water Boatman, sings with its penis and can reach a volume of 105 decibels. news.nationalgeographic.c…

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