Anston Brook Primary School

Anston Brook Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Ryton Road, North Anston Sheffield South Yorkshire S25 4DN

01909 550599


Timbre is the character or quality of a musical sound. There are many different words we can use to describe the timbre of a sound: bright, dark, brassy, reedy, harsh, noisy, thin, buzzy, pure, raspy, shrill, mellow.

When we describe the timbre of a sound we do not describe how loud the sound is (dynamics) or how high or low the sound is (pitch).


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Just a Closer Walk With Thee- Pete Fountain

In this version of Just a Closer Walk With Thee, the clarinet plays the melody throughout. When it plays low at low pitch it sounds mellow and breathy, but when it plays at a high pitch it sounds bright and shrill.


Have a listen below...