|Clarinet. The lady said that Rachel
had gotten the nicest sounds out
of anyone who tried today. And
she was amazed at how well Ruth
did being so young.
|The girls were a bit intimidated by the double-
bass. So it was up to Mum to have the first try.
|The notes of each string are the same as a violin (G,D,A,E) but opposite in that G is the thinnest and E the thickets. Rachel pointed out that the thinnest string (G) is even thicker than the G on the violin (which is the violin's thickest string).
|Then onto the Cello. Rachel has a
friend who plays the Cello.
|Ruth doing some plucking.
|Then onto the bassoon. The
first double reed instrument
they tried. It's really hard.
|Ruth having a go too.
|Rachel managed to get more sound than
I did. I only managed to play 2 notes where
|The Oboe was just too hard for Ruth. At
least she gave it a try though.
|technique in getting the blowing right and Rachel started to
get it. Eventually the lady took over the fingering while