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Bass guitar

A bass guitar is a string instrument which is related to the electric guitar. The bass guitar is shaped like an electric guitar, but it is longer than an electric guitar. The electric bass has many of the same parts as an electric guitar. However ...

                                               

Double bass

Double bass is a widely used name for a large stringed instrument. Other terms, perhaps more correct, include contrabass and upright bass. It is used in orchestras, jazz bands, rockabilly bands, bluegrass music, and some country music bands. It p ...

                                               

Saxophone

A saxophone is a family of musical instruments that are made of brass. These are often just called a "sax". It has seven main keys, including the octave key. Because it is made from brass it is often included in the brass section alongside true b ...

                                               

Accordion

An accordion is a musical instrument that has keys similar to a piano, but is small enough for a person to hold. It makes sounds using air pushed and pulled through reeds using a bellows. The accordion can also have buttons instead of keys. The 6 ...

                                               

Celesta

The celesta is a keyboard musical instrument. It looks like an upright piano. When a key is depressed, a hammer strikes a steel plate. The range is three to five octaves. There may be a pedal to sustain or dampen the sound. Tchaikovskys Dance of ...

                                               

Concertina

A concertina is a musical instrument that makes sounds using air pushed and pulled through reeds using a bellows. The fingers push buttons at both ends of the instrument. The Anglo concertina has the bass notes at the left side and makes other to ...

                                               

Electric piano

A electric piano is a piano that makes sounds mechanically. The sounds are turned into electrical signals by pick ups. Electric pianos are usually seen in live performances in popular music.

                                               

Hammond organ

The Hammond organ is a keyboard instrument that looks like a piano. The most common Hammond organs create sound using metal wheels and electricity. It is an electric version of a pipe organ that was invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert. ...

                                               

Harmonium

A harmonium, also called a "melodeon", "reed organ" or "pump organ", is a keyboard instrument that is a lot like an organ. It makes sound by blowing air through reeds, which are tuned to different pitches to make musical notes. A harmonium can be ...

                                               

Janko keyboard

The Janko keyboard is a musical keyboard layout for a piano designed by Paul von Janko in 1882. It is a 6-plus-6-keyboard with six rows. So there is the same fingering in all scales and the thumb has its own rows for a better moving on the keyboa ...

                                               

Mellotron

The Mellotron is a musical instrument, which appeared in the 1960s. It was the worlds second sampled keyboard after the Chamberlin. Mellotrons contained tape loops made from the sounds of other musical instruments. Instead of sounding exactly lik ...

                                               

Melodica

The melodica, also known as the "blow-organ" or "key-flute", is a wind instrument with a keyboard on top, and is played by blowing air through a mouthpiece that fits into a hole in the side of the instrument. The keyboard is usually two or three ...

                                               

Organ (music)

In music, organ is a word that can mean several kinds of musical instruments. The word comes from the Greek ὄργανον organon, which means "organ", "instrument", or "tool". Most organs are played using keyboards, one or more of which may be played ...

                                               

Piano

A piano is a musical instrument classified as a percussion instrument that is played by pressing keys on a keyboard. A person who plays the piano is called a pianist.

                                               

Double reed

Double reeds are a group of musical instruments in the woodwind family. Instead of a mouthpiece, the player blows air through a pair of reeds that vibrate against each other. Examples of double reed woodwinds are the bassoon, oboe and Cor anglais ...

                                               

Mouthpiece (woodwind)

On single-reed instruments like a clarinet or saxophone the mouthpiece is shaped like a wedge. The reed is placed near the players bottom lip. This area is called the table. When the player blows, the reed vibrates. This is then made louder by th ...

                                               

Mute (instrument)

                                               

Resonator

In electromagnetics a cavity resonator is a resonator composed of a space that is usually surrounded by a dielectric or metal which allows standing wave patterns at particular frequencies, eigenmodes, correlated to their size, shape, and material.

                                               

Percussion instrument

Percussion instruments are instruments which are played by shaking or hitting. There are many different kinds of percussion instruments. A person who plays a percussion instrument is a percussionist. Percussionists are usually able to play lots o ...

                                               

Beatboxing

Beatboxing is making percussive noises with the mouth, lips, tongue and voice. Performers try an imitate the sounds of a drum machine. It is used a lot in hip-hop music. it also includes the use of humming, singing and tapping. a famous beatboxer ...

                                               

Castanets

Castanets are percussion instruments which come from Spain. They are often used in an orchestra. Castanets are hollowed-out wooden shells. A hardwood such as ebony or rosewood is used. Castanets are used in pairs. Traditionally two pairs are play ...

                                               

Chenda

The Chanda is a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in the state of Kerala, Tulu Nadu of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in India. In Tulu Nadu, it is known as chende. It is greatly identified as a cultural element in Kerala.

                                               

Clapper (musical instrument)

A clapper is a basic form of percussion instrument. It is made of two long solid pieces that are clapped together to make sound. Clappers exist in many forms in many different cultures around the world. They can be made of a wide variety of mater ...

                                               

Claves

This article is about the percussion instrument. For the rhythm used in music of Cuban origin see clave Claves are percussion instruments. They are small wooden sticks made of tropical hardwood. They are used in pairs. They are traditionally hear ...

                                               

Cymbal

Cymbals are percussion instruments. They are discs made of copper, bronze or a special alloy. They look rather like saucepan lids, but in the middle they jut out a little and they have straps there that pass through a hole. There are two ways of ...

                                               

Gong

A gong is an East and Southeast Asian musical percussion instrument. It is a bowl-shaped, circular metal disc which a person hits with a mallet or thick padded stick. Gongs produce two distinct types of sound. A gong with a flat surface gives a " ...

                                               

Hi-hat

A hi-hat, or hihat, is a pair of cymbals which can be pushed together with a pedal. It is usually part of a drum kit, and is used in many forms of music including reggae, jazz and rock and roll as well as many others.

                                               

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Pianola

The pianola, also called the player piano, is a piano which has a pneumatic mechanism so that it can play by itself. The air for this system came from a pump operated by the players feet, and in some later models, an electric pump. Inside the pia ...

                                               

Tabor

Tabor or tabret refers to a portable snare drum played with one hand. The word "tabor" is simply an English variant of a Latin word meaning "drum" It has been used in the military as a marching instrument. It has also been used in parades.

                                               

Tambourin

A tambourin is a piece of music which was popular in France in the 18th century. It is based on a folkdance from the Provence. The music is made to sound like the kind of drum which is called "tambourin" in French. Jean-Philippe Rameau wrote seve ...

                                               

Tambourine

The tambourine is a common percussion instrument. The tambourine looks like a small hand-held drum. But in addition to the skin drumhead there are also small pairs of jingles - like tiny cymbals - in slots around the frame. However, tambourines c ...

                                               

Tubular bells

Tubular bells, also known as chimes, are a percussion instrument. They make a bell sound when hit with a mallet. They are used in Mike Oldfields album Tubular Bells.

                                               

Vibraphone

The vibraphone is an percussion instrument. It looks like a xylophone but the bars are made of aluminium instead of wood. Like the xylophone, the bars are arranged in a similar way to a piano keyboard so that tunes can be played. An alternate for ...

                                               

Vibraslap

The vibraslap is a percussion instrument. It is a modern version of the jawbone. Due to the fragile nature of the jawbone, the vibra-slap was created to provide a stronger alternative with a similar sound. It has been used mainly in popular music ...

                                               

Whip (instrument)

In music, a whip or slapstick is a percussion instrument. It consists of two pieces of wood joined by a hinge. The pieces of wood are slapped together. This makes a noise like a whip. There is a handle on each of the pieces of wood so that the pl ...

                                               

Woodblock

A wood block is a small percussion instrument. It is made of wood and hit like a drum. The woodblock is hollow inside so that it makes a big, resonating sound. It can come in different forms, but many modern woodblocks are shaped like a brick. It ...

                                               

Xylophone

A xylophone is a musical instrument that is part of the percussion family. It belongs to the group which is often called "pitched percussion" or tuned percussion because it can play different pitches and is a different way of expressing the sound ...

                                               

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Cello

The cello is an instrument used to play music. Its name comes from the Italian language, so it is pronounced" chello”. The full word is violoncello, but when speaking, people normally call it the" cello”. A person who plays the cello is called a" ...

                                               

Chordophone

A chordophone is any musical instrument which produces sound commonly by vibrating a string or strings stretched between two points. What most westerners would call string instruments are classified as chordophones.

                                               

Electric violin

An electric violin is a string instrument which is played with a bow, like a normal violin. The strings are usually tuned to the notes G, D, A, and E, but it could have its pitches changed as it is electric. It is held between the left collar bon ...

                                               

Erhu

The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in s ...

                                               

Fingerboard

The fingerboard is a part of most stringed instruments, such the guitar and the violin. It is a long strip of material, usually wood, that protrudes from the body of the instrument. Strings are stretched across the length of the fingerboard, rais ...

                                               

Guitar

The guitar is a string instrument which is played by plucking the strings. The main parts of a guitar are the body, the fretboard, the headstock and the strings. Guitars are usually made from wood or plastic. Their strings are made of steel or ny ...

                                               

Hurdy gurdy

A hurdy gurdy is a stringed musical instrument played by a rosin-covered wheel. It dates back to the Middle Ages. The hurdy gurdy can create three types of sounds. The melody is played on melody strings by pressing keys on the side of the instrum ...

                                               

Octobass

A octobass is a musical instrument. It is a giant bass with three strings. It is played with a stick like a double bass. It has the deepest sound of any string instrument. There are only seven octobass in the world and they are mostly in museums. ...

                                               

Stradivarius

A Stradivarius is a string instrument built by the 17th century Italian luthier Stradivari family that was famous for making them. Stradivarii are known for their high quality sound and ability to last a long time without tuning. Most of these in ...

                                               

Vielle

The vielle is a bowed stringed instrument. It is a European instrument. It was used in the Medieval period. It is similar to a violin. It has a longer and deeper body than the violin. The vielle was also called a fidel or a viuola. Vielle is the ...

                                               

Viola

A viola vee- OH -lə) is a musical instrument which is similar to the violin and cello. The viola sounds lower than a violin, but higher than a cello. It has four strings, called the C, G, D, and A strings. The highest string is the A. The viola i ...

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