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  1. a free reed wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers) or multiple holes

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 30, 2008
  2. The concertina, diatonic and chromatic accordions and the melodica are all free-reed instruments which were developed alongside the harmonica

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  3. The pressure caused by blowing or drawing air into the reed chambers causes a reed or multiple reeds to vibrate up and down creating sound

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  4. Each chamber has multiple, variable-tuned brass or bronze reeds which are secured at one end and loose on the other end, with the loose end vibrating and creating sound

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 30, 2008
  5. Reeds are pre-tuned to individual tones, and each tone is determined according to the size of reed

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