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96 THEORY OF QUALITY. [IV. § 47.
Joachim. A precisely similar remark applies to wind instruments; the differences, for example, between first-rate and inferior playing on the hautbois, bassoon, horn, or trumpet, being perfectly obvious to every musical ear.
In the next chapter we will discuss the quality and essential mechanism of the principal musical instruments, among which the pianoforte will receive an amount of attention proportionate to its popularity and general use. We begin with the elementary tones of which all composite sounds are made up.