Introduction

In this lesson we are going to learn the basics of the woodwind section. We will talk about its background and function in the orchestra, and describe both the core instruments that are rarely missing, as well as the most common auxiliaries and the most used techniques. To close the lesson we will go over the subdivisions often used in this section, such as 1., 2., and a2.

By the end of the lesson you will have learnt:

  • The background and function of the woodwind section
  • Instrument makeup
  • Instruments main features and functions
  • Common techniques
  • Subdivisions: 1., 2., a2, a3, etc.