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Types of bands[change | change source]
- A rock band is usually a group of 4 people with 1 or 2 electric guitars, a bass guitar, a drum kit and a singer. Some rock bands have only 3 members, like Rush. Iron Maiden have 6 members including 3 electric guitar players.
- A brass band is a group of about 20 - 30 people with brass instruments and drums.
- A concert band is a large group of 20 - 60 people with woodwind instruments, brass instruments, drums and percussion instruments.
- A marching band has similar instruments to the concert band. Instead of sitting down to play, they march in parades or at American football matches.
- A folk band uses traditional styles of music from around the world. It can include a guitar, violin, tin whistle, flute, accordion, lagerphone and tea chest bass, and many other makeshift instruments. A lagerphone is a percussion instrument which uses bottle tops to make a sound. A tea chest bass is a one string instrument that uses a large wooden tea box to make the sound louder.
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