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Musical instruments are divided into groups by the way in which they make the sound. Wind instruments use air blowing through the instrument. They are divided into three subgroups:
Brass instruments use vibrating air inside the instrument and start the sound using the vibration of the player's lips.
Woodwinds use vibrating air inside and start the sound by some means other than vibrating lips, such as a hard edge or a vibrating reed.
Free reeds use a vibrating reed but no vibrating air chamber.