Fergus Black

music teacher and performer


Theory – Instruments of the Orchestra

Although the instruments of the orchestra are covered in many theory books and on web sites, none seems to me to present enough information (and not too much) for students for Grade 5 theory exams.

Please note, this is not a substitute for a proper study of orchestral instruments: my favourite book is a short one: Orchestral Technique by Gordon Jacob.

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Each page can be accessed separately, here:

Woodwind : Brass : Strings