Use the links to open a printer-friendly page giving all the ranges and transpositions of the standard instruments. Refer to individual instrument pages for audio samples across the ranges of instruments.

Woodwind

Brass

Percussion/
Keyboards/
Harp

Strings

 

The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk