Difference between revisions of "Free-reed instruments"

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Latest revision as of 17:26, 16 April 2013

A free-reed is a device in which a reed, free at one end and fixed at the other, is located within a slot very slightly larger than the reed. Free-reeds are usually made of metal, are very durable, and hold pitch very accurately. In fact, one of their uses is as a pitch reference in the so-called "pitch-pipe."

Free-reed instruments include: