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The string instruments are typically made out of wood, hollow, and are played by plucking, bowing, or strumming on tightened strings.
In the orchestra, the string instruments are the Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Harp.
Brass instruments are wind instruments that are made from brass, and have a cup-shaped mouthpiece.
In the band and orchestra, the brass instruments include the Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba.
The woodwinds are instruments that require air to make a sound, and are either made from wood or were formerly made of wood.
In the band and orchestra, the woodwinds include the Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, and Saxophone.
The keyboard instruments each have a console of alternating keys that are played with the fingers.
Keyboard instruments include the Piano, Harpsichord, Pipe Organ, and Accordion.