Ultimate Guide to Woodwind Instruments

The woodwind family of instruments is a subgroup of the more general category of wind instruments. In this family, there are two main types of instruments, which are reed instruments and flutes. Reed instruments are considered woodwind due to the way they make their sound. They split the air stream of the … Read more

Guide to the Gemshorn

A photo of the gemshorn

The gemshorn is a wind instrument that is made out of the chamois, or goat’s horn. Its name basically means ‘chamois horn’ in German. Initially, the gemshorn was used during the medieval era. The evidence for its use is sparse and scattered, mainly from the late middle age, renaissance, and baroque period. … Read more