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Take a look at the videos below to find out about some different instruments!

What is a guitar?

Amy tells us about her guitar and whether it is usually played in an orchestra.

What is a flute?

Rebecca tells us about the flute, its material and its place in the orchestra.

What is an alto saxophone?

Matt tells us about his alto saxophone, how it is played and whether it has a place in a standard orchestra.

What is an electric drum kit?

Miss Olsen tells us all about her electric drum kit.

What is an oboe?

Katy tells us about the oboe, what it is made of and where it is placed in an orchestra.

Explore these videos to learn more about what an orchestra is and the instruments you might find in one!

George Meets the Orchestra | An Introduction to the Orchestra for Children

George is going to meet an orchestra for the first time! He wants to learn an instrument - but which one?

Karen and the Composers

Music can be used to create moods and characters to tell stories. Where does it all start? And how do the musicians know what to play?

String instruments

Karen Meets the String Family

Join Karen Pang and some musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra on the set of ACO's There's a Sea in my Bedroom at Sydney Opera House.

House of Sound - string instruments

Inspired by Beethoven's 5th Symphony Fran Scott and Greg Foot set about finding out all about string instruments and how they work and make such different sounds.

Woodwind instruments

House of Sound - woodwind instruments

In their House of Sound Greg Foot and Fran Scott explain how woodwind instruments work and make all sorts of different sounds.

Brass instruments

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Brass

Grant Llewellyn, conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales introduces the Brass section of the orchestra and the instruments that are within the Brass Section.

House Of Sound - brass instruments

In the House of Sound where the science of music and musical instruments is always being investigated, Greg Foot and Fran Scott investigate brass instruments.

Percussion instruments

House of Sound - drums and percussion

In the House of Sound Fran Scott and Greg Foot investigate how drums work.