The 5 Musical Terms of the Day


Woodwind family - Instruments, originally made of wood, in which sound is produced by the vibration of air, including recorders, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, oboes, and bassoons. 

Accidental - A sharp, flat, or natural not included in the given key.  

Band - An instrumental ensemble, usually made up of wind and percussion instruments and no string instruments. 

Calmo, calmato - Calm.  

Damper pedal - On pianos, the pedal that lifts the dampers from the strings.

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