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Piccolo

In this film, Keith Bragg introduces his instrument – the piccolo.

Piccolo
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Instrument: Piccolo

In this film, Keith Bragg introduces his instrument - the piccolo.

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The fingering is identical to that of the flute and flute players often alternate with piccolo. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the piccolo’s debut in a major work, where it adds a bright florescence to the Finale. Beethoven’s delighted rushes and trills also caught on, and the piccolo quickly became the go-to instrument for jubilation, a faculty it has never lost.

Piccolo range

Frequency Range

587 Hz – 4.2 kHz

Tube Length

33 cm

Did you know?

The piccolo is particularly popular in military music. One of its greatest moments is its famous solo in The Stars and Stripes Forever!

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