A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).


Woodwind instruments are a category of wind instrument. Sound is created by blowing in-between the reed and the top of the mouthpiece. The notes played from a woodwind instrument are usually changed by changing which buttons are pressed.

Common types of woodwind instruments

Some of the most common woodwind instruments are:

  • Flutes
  • Clarinets
  • Saxophones
  • Recorders
  • Bagpipes

External resources

Wikipedia article on wind instruments

Wikipedia article on woodwind instruments

History of woodwinds

List of woodwind instruments