The Reed Instruments Video is 30 minutes long and will educate you on how reed instruments have evolved from their initial forms to the more advanced forms used today by musicians. Originally, reed instruments were used by Muslim soldiers in the Middle East to frighten horses ridden by the Crusaders. From this humble beginning reed instruments have continued to evolve over the years into the complex musical instruments used today. In the 17th century reed instruments experienced a large number of advances as they began to be used by musicians in a serious manner to perform lovely musical interludes. You will love this video as it will help you learn all about the history of these useful instruments. You will be able to track their evolution from simple weapons of war to beautiful instruments used in orchestras around the world.