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Music Performance Resources for Winds

The Music Performance Resources page offers further resources useful to performance majors, including research and sound recording databases, foreign language dictionaries, and sources for music performance reviews.

Selected Internet Resources for Woodwinds  | Flute  |  Clarinet  |  Oboe  |  Bassoon  |  Saxophone  |  Professional Organizations

Select Internet Resources

How Do Woodwind Instruments Work? (by Joe Wolfe, University of New South Wales Physics Department)
A simplified introduction to the woodwind family and how they work. This page describes their different shapes and different types of excitation (air jet or reed) and how these give rise to some of their different behaviors. It gives links to more detailed pages about the acoustics of the individual instruments.

 

Flute

Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection (Library of Congress)
Includes nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents, and other materials mostly related to the flute from the 16th to the 20th century.  This web site includes images of over 1,500 instruments, 33 photographs and other illustrations, a 17th-century flageolet tutor and accompanying essays and writings about Dayton Miller, his collection, and flutes and flute makers.

FluteHistory.com
This site contains information and resources for learning about the transverse flute and flute-playing in Western Europe and America over the past 800 years. It's designed for players of the modern instrument as well as earlier types, such as renaissance and baroque flutes.

Flute Listserv
Discussion mailing list for discussing flute playing and related issues hosted by Syracuse University.

Soloflute? Joshua Smith on Playing with Love (Blog by Cleveland Orchestra Principal Flutist)

 

Clarinet

Klarinet Listserv
Discussion mailing list for discussing clarinet playing.

The Clarinet Pages
A Source of Information for the Clarinet Amateur, Professional, and Anyone Who "Just Wants to Know."

 

Oboe

Arizona State University Oboe Studio Page
Includes articles on oboe playing and reeds.

International Double Reed Society Podcast
A regularly feature of the IDRS, these podcasts contain interviews, sound clips, and other items of interest for members of the IDRS.

OboeInsight (Blog by Patricia Emerson Mitchell, Principal oboist of Opera San Jose & teaches at UCSC)

 

Bassoon

Bassoon.org
Resources and information for bassoonists.

Bassoon Fingerings
An annotated index of Fingerings for instruments in the bassoon family contained in English wind periodicals and other select publications with additional material by Terry B. Ewell.

International Double Reed Society Podcast
A regularly feature of the IDRS, these podcasts contain interviews, sound clips, and other items of interest for members of the IDRS.

 

Saxophone

All Things Saxophone - Sax on the Web
A leading saxophone resource, featuring the world's largest interactive discussion forum and marketplace.

The International Saxophone
A resource for musicians and enthusiasts seeking reliable, interesting and useful information.

 

Professional Organizations

International Clarinet Association

International Double Reed Society

Midwest Double Reed Society

National Flute Association

North American Saxophone Alliance