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Orchestra Instruments Ranges

Sources:

Middle C = C4

Note: These are merely suggestions. Check your instruments. The harmonics are from the Vienna Symphony website.

Keys

Instrument Range (Harmonics) Frequency (Hz)
Piano A0 - C8 27.5 - 4186.01

Strings

Instrument Range (Harmonics) Frequency (Hz)
Double bass B0 - G4 (G6) 30.87 - 392.00 (1567.98)
Cello C2 - A5 (A7) 65.41 - 880.00 (3520.00)
Viola C3 - A6 (E7) 130.81 - 1760.00 (2637.02)
Violin G3 - A7 (D8) 196.00 - 3520.00 (4698.63)
Harp B0 - G#7 30.87 - 3322.44

Woodwinds

Instrument Range (Harmonics) Frequency (Hz)
Flute C4 - C7 261.63 - 2093.00
Oboe A#3 - F#6 233.08 - 1479.98
Clarinet D3 - E6 146.83 - 1318.51
Bassoon A#1 - D5 58.27 - 587.33

Brass

Instrument Range (Harmonics) Frequency (Hz)
Horn B1 - F5 61.74 - 698.46
Bass trombone E0 - G4 20.60 - 392.00
Tuba D0 - E4 18.35 - 329.63

Percussion

Instrument Range (Harmonics) Frequency (Hz)
Timpani B1 - C4 61.74 - 261.63
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