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Woodwind Instruments

There are many brilliant woodwind instruments for sale here at Hogan Music, with instruments here that will interest everyone, from the beginner to the expert. The woodwind instrument is part of the larger family of wind instruments. What marks out the woodwind instrument is in the way it produces its sound. It does this by splitting an exhaled air stream with a sharp edge, most often presented by the reed. Flutes are slightly different in that they do not use a reed to split the air stream, but rather use the sharp edge of the duct which creates the air channel.

Flutes

You will be happy to know that we do indeed have flutes in our collection of woodwind instruments. A reedless woodwind instrument, flutes are amazingly the earliest extant music instrument. They could go as far back as 43,000 years old, but we suggest that you are better off going with a brand new one, such as those we have in store here!

Clarinets

The clarinet is a woodwind instrument with a single reed mouthpiece, and it stems from music being written by the likes of Bach and Handel which would test the higher bounds of what a trumpet could offer. Thus arose the term 'clarion' to describe this high, melodic register. It is also why these instruments were initially called 'mock trumpets'! Thankfully, they have now more than earned an identity in their own right, and we have some super examples of these clarinet instruments here at Hogan Music.

Saxophones

You are also in the right place if you are on the hunt for some high quality saxophones. Take a look through our collection and you will be able to see that we have some brilliant alto, soprano and tenor saxophones to choose from.

Nuvo Plastic Woodwind

It is a wonderful world out there of technological advance, and this has made its way into the world of woodwind instruments! Nuvo have created some pioneering plastic woodwind instruments. These would be perfect first flutes or clarinets. They are affordable, require minimal assembly and maintenance, and still offer a great sound.

Artemis Alto Saxophone Beginners Pack - Inc Case, Care Kit, Stands & More Artemis Alto Saxophone Beginners Pack - Inc Case, Care Kit, Stands & More
£619.00
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OVERVIEW Designed as the perfect beginners Alto Saxophone bundle, this package is ideal for those looking to start experiencing the joys of playing this magnificent instrument. As a total beginner – or a past-player who wants to pick up the alto sax again – this bundle offers everything you’ll require to get learning quickly, whilst ensuring your new musical journey is enjoyable and rewarding. Eac…
Aulos Recorder Descant Robin, 205A (Yellow) Aulos Recorder Descant Robin, 205A (Yellow)
£15.99
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Aulos 205A C Soprano (Descant) Recorder - Robin Series, plastic, baroque fingering, double hole, 3 parts, dark brown thomann plastic, includes bag.
Aulos Recorder Sopranino 507B Symphony 1682Y Aulos Recorder Sopranino 507B Symphony 1682Y
£24.99
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1682Y, Aulos Recorder Sopranino 507B Symphony
Aulos Tenor Recorder Aulos Tenor Recorder
£45.00
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Hohner Ocean Melodica C943275 - Black / Blue Hohner Ocean Melodica C943275 - Black / Blue
Ocean Melodica and Fire Melodica provide the maximum range of emotion and expression The frictionless keyboard and easy response make rapid phrases and complex rhythms second nature With fresh designs and innovative colors, Hohner, inventor of the melodica, once again sets the standard for the melodica of the future
NUVO Clarineo, White & Pink NUVO Clarineo, White & Pink
Beginners Clarinet in key of C Minimum assembly and maintenance Clear tone, accurate intonation Suitable for ages 7 and over
NUVO Curved Headjoint for Student Flute, Black NUVO Curved Headjoint for Student Flute, Black
Fully adjustable curved head joint Suitable for a student flute or as a spare or replacement for the JFlute Supplied with tote bag
NUVO Student Flute, Green NUVO Student Flute, Green
Suitable for beginners of any age right up to the more advanced player Ultra-light construction, washable and durable Straight head and C-foot joint "Firstnote" mouthpiece allows beginners to get a good sound from the first try Removable key extensions and all key caps can be colour customised Includes moulded case with shoulder strap, pull through cleaning cloth & rod, set of key extensions, O-ri…
NUVO Student Flute, Pink NUVO Student Flute, Pink
This student flute is great for kids and adults alike wanting a beginners flute. The ABS plastic flute is one of the most novel flutes for sale and is suitable for children from the age of 10. In the vibrant pink colour, this easy to use, lightweight instrument also sounds extremely realistic!
Odyssey Debut Alto Sax Outfit W/case Odyssey Debut Alto Sax Outfit W/case
£399.00
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The Alto Saxophone  is very much favoured to start with for beginners and is heavily played in classical, jazz, big band, concert bands as well as being the lead voice in a lot of other music from funk to classical chamber music.  The alto saxophone is slightly smaller than the tenor and looks and sounds as you’d expect a saxophone to. Compared with the tenor sax it is lighter, slightly quieter, t…
Odyssey Debut Clarinet Outfit W/case Odyssey Debut Clarinet Outfit W/case
£158.00
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The clarinet is one of the most popular woodwind instruments for new players. It is affordable, portable and is used for many styles of music in orchestra, wind band and jazz All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. It’s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and…
Odyssey Debut Curved Head C Flute Outfit W/case Odyssey Debut Curved Head C Flute Outfit W/case
£199.00
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A melodic instrument for the most part, the flute has a clear and bright sound with a distinctive warmth, refinement, and subtlety to its tone.  All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. It’s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the ‘wants…
Odyssey Debut Flute Outfit W/case Odyssey Debut Flute Outfit W/case
£168.00
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A melodic instrument for the most part, the flute has a clear and bright sound with a distinctive warmth, refinement, and subtlety to its tone.  All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. It’s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the ‘wants…
Odyssey Premiere a Clarinet W/double Case Odyssey Premiere a Clarinet W/double Case
£1,217.00
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There is an inherent  difference in  timbre  between  the 'A'  clarinet  and the  'Bb'  clarinet. In  short, the 'A'  clarinet  is intended for pieces with sharp notes, while the  'Bb'  clarinet  is intended for pieces with  flat  notes. The pitch of the two instruments differs by a semitone. Since the 'A' clarinet possesses a deep, sonorous sound, it is used for quiet pieces, whilst the 'Bb' clar…
Odyssey Premiere Alto Saxophone W/case Odyssey Premiere Alto Saxophone W/case
£568.00
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The Alto Saxophone  is very much favoured to start with for beginners. The alto sax is heavily played in classical, jazz ,big band, concert bands and commercial, and is an instrument as well as being the lead voice in a lot of other music from funk to classical chamber music.  The alto saxophone is slightly smaller than the tenor and looks and sounds as you’d expect a saxophone to. Compared with t…
Odyssey Premiere Bass Flute W/case Odyssey Premiere Bass Flute W/case
£1,348.00
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The Alto Saxophone  is very much favoured to start with for beginners and is heavily played in classical, jazz, big band, concert bands as well as being the lead voice in a lot of other music from funk to classical chamber music.  The alto saxophone is slightly smaller than the tenor and looks and sounds as you’d expect a saxophone to. Compared with the tenor sax it is lighter, slightly quieter, t…
Odyssey Premiere Bb Bass Clarinet W/case Odyssey Premiere Bb Bass Clarinet W/case
£1,719.00
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The bass clarinet looks like a narrow saxophone in many ways, but it has a different acoustic profile. It matches the tonal quality of a soprano clarinet and operates in the key of Bb just like a soprano clarinet, but produces notes that are roughly one octave lower. The bass clarinet can be used for a wide variety of musical compositions and instrument arrangements, from symphony orchestras to qu…
Odyssey Premiere Bb Curved Soprano Saxophone W/case Odyssey Premiere Bb Curved Soprano Saxophone W/case
£445.00
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Straight Soprano Sax vs Curved Soprano Sax Obviously the first difference is in the look. Some people may prefer the look of one over the other, but the aesthetic difference also contributes to the feel and sound. It’s often said that from the players perspective the curved model gives a more immediate ‘feedback’. This is due to the bell projecting some of the sound back towards you. It depends on…

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