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Brief History of Shawm Musical Instrument
A double reed woodwind instrument (or aerophone), is an instrument whose sound is produced by the vibrations created by a column of air from the breath of an instrumentalist (flute, trumpet…), a mechanical blower (organ, accordion…) or an air pocket (bagpipes, veuze…). Divided into two sub-classes woodwind instrument with double reed: Woods and brass. This classification refers to materials with which the shawm musical instrument was made. It remains however historical today shows exceptions. For example, there are metal instruments that belong to the family of the wood and woodwind instrument with a double reed that belongs to the brass. The classification is rather related to the way sound is produced. The voice also enters this category, using the breath of the singer to get vibrating the vocal cords. It is therefore considered to be woodwind instrument of the Renaissance period, which is considered the beginning of the instrument.
Evolution Over the years appeared the bassoon, instrument with a sound more serious and more intense than that of the flute while remaining more manageable that the bombing. The cone, close to the trumpet in the treble created a special atmosphere in the Orchestra. Brass evolved enormously thanks to the technique of the offset of the pipe and the use of the slide. Wind instruments have pushed the modes and always stood at the forefront of jazz.
Project of Creating Shawm Musical Instrument
Every shawm musical instrument on hanchet-woodwind.co.uk is individually prepared following a written order that is more then 300 years old. Delivery time is usually around a few months, but sometimes it lasts almost a year. Oftenly the most popular shawm musical instrument is available immediately. The priority has to be the shawms, making the delivery on recorders very slow at times.
Medieval instruments shawm must be paid up front, before dispatch, but you are protected by undated guarantee. If any problems occur which are of our making we are paying the penalties. There is no sales tax or import duties payable on my work within the EU; hanchet-woodwind.co.uk can’t guarantee for US and European countries that are not part of EU. Postal cost and packing will be yours, for bigger order, we are sharing the shipping cost.
Payment in U.K.: By normal cheque etc.
Payment from abroad: In English pounds. (bank draft/order cheque or by international money transfer through post offices for smaller amounts).
Customers may arrange to pay in Euro or US Dollars, they pay the equivalent my bill directly to my German or US bank account.
(The £ is normally about 1.15 Euros and 1.3 USD )
hanchet-woodwind.co.uk is my website for promotion of my creative work. It provides pictures, prices, deals, terms and conditions for purchasing double-reed woodwind instrument. If you need any information that is not provided on hanchet-woodwind.co.uk feel free to contact me. Usually, I respond in one day on emails, and for phone calls, I am available from 9 am to 5 pm local time.
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