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Syrinx by Claude Debussy | solo flute

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Claude Debussy wrote "Syrinx (La Flute De Pan)" based on Pan's sadness over losing his love. This piece was the first unaccompanied flute solo of the 20th century, and remains a very popular addition to the modern flutist's repertoire.

In classical mythology, Syrinx (Greek Συριγξ) was a nymph. As she was chased by the Greek god, Pan, she ran to a river's edge and asked for assistance from the river nymphs. In answer, she was transformed into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound when the wind blew across them. Pan cut the reeds to fashion the first set of pan pipes, which were thenceforth known as syrinx.

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HOMEWORK 4th and 5th grade!!!...kidding..............................but not kidding... :)

The Trombone

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Here's a video of Wycliffe Gordon playing his warmup with a plunger mute on trombone. just like the one I have for my trumpet. The trombone uses a slide instead of valves to make the tubing longer and shorter. That's how a trombone player changes the pitch of the sound.

The Didgeridoo

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The didgeridoo, from wikipedia…

"The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu or didge) is a wind instrument developed byIndigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread usage today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". Musicologists classify it as a brassaerophone.[1] There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo's exact age. Archaeological studies ofrock art in Northern Australia suggest that the people of the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory have been using the didgeridoo for less than 1,000 years, based on the dating of paintings on cave walls and shelters from this period.[2] A clear rock painting in Ginga Wardelirrhmeng, on the northern edge of the Arnhem Land plateau, from the freshwater period[3] shows a didgeridoo player and two songmen participating in an Ubarr Ceremony.[4] A modern didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical, an…