Living Music Unit 3 Lesson 10 Unit test.
1. All brass instruments are made out of brass? True or false
2. The erhu is part of the ____ family.
1. False. While many brass instruments are indeed made out of brass, not all of them are. Some examples of brass instruments are trumpet, trombone, and tuba. However, instruments like the French horn are often made out of different materials such as nickel silver or gold brass.
2. String. The erhu is a traditional Chinese musical instrument that belongs to the string family. It is played using a bow, which is drawn across two strings attached to a wooden resonator.
To answer question 1, you can use your knowledge of musical instruments or search for information about brass instruments. Brass instruments are named so because they are typically made out of brass, which is a metal alloy. However, not all brass instruments are made entirely out of brass. Some parts, such as valves or slides, may be made of other materials like steel or nickel silver. So, the answer to question 1 is false.
To answer question 2, you can rely on your knowledge of different instrument families or conduct a search. The erhu is not part of the brass, woodwind, or percussion families. The erhu belongs to the string family, specifically the bowed string instruments. Therefore, the answer to question 2 is string.
The proportions of the copper and zinc are varied to yield many different kinds of brass. Basic modern brass is 67% copper and 33% zinc. 1 However, the amount of copper may range from 55% to 95% by weight, with the amount of zinc varying from 5% to 45%. 2 Lead is commonly added to brass at a concentration of around 2%.
The erhu, is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a Southern Fiddle, and is sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or a Chinese two-stringed fiddle.