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Music Resources: Musical Instruments

Baglama

Tanbur

Musical Bow

Sitar

Erhu

Sesando

Mayuri (Peacock)

Square Piano

Clavichord

Koto: Traditional Japanese Instrument

Zither (rudra vina)

Conch

Trumpet (elephant tusk)

Hornpipe

Transverse Flute

Pipe Organ

Ondes Martenot

Jean Laurendeau and the Ondes Martenot

Bagpipes

Musical Instruments Resources

Here are some other resources on musical instruments.  Please also see the "Ethnomusicology/World Music" and "Musicology/Music History" sections.

Aerophones

"Aerophone: Sound produced by vibrating air, caused by breath or wind, within a column or tube. Examples include shawms, clarinets, flutes, pipes, trumpets, and horns."--Wesleyan University Virtual Instrument Museum
 

Chordophones

"Chordophone: Sound produced by a vibrating string or cord under tension. Usually acoustically enhanced in conjunction with a resonating chamber of air. Examples include fiddles, zithers, psalteries, musical bows, harps, and lutes."--Wesleyan University Virtual Instrument Museum

Idiophones

"Idiophone: Sound produced by vibrating a solid material which is free of tension. Examples include shakers, scrapers, wood blocks, cymbals, gongs, and xylophones. "--Wesleyan University Virtual Instrument Museum
 

Membranophones

"Membranophone: Sound produced by a vibrating skin or vellum stretched over an opening. Examples include all drums, regardless of shape, that employ a tensioned membrane."--Wesleyan University Virtual Instrument Museum

 

From Ngoni Lute to Kayamba Rattle: African Musical Instruments (by Bernard Musoni, 2010)

Theremin

Theremin - Clara Rockmore play "The Swan" (Saint-Saëns)

Subject Guide

Sanza (Lamellophone)

Musical Spoons (Canada)

Thunder Sheet

Ankle Bells

Suzu

Musical Saw

Maracas

Xylophone

Balafon

Gankogui

Gangsa Kantilan

Ghatam

Steel Pan (Cello)

Tawa-tawa

Tama Talking Drum

Ngomo Drum

Bulup or Ngeende

Atwreshie

Cuíca

Timpani

Bongos

The Voice

INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC INSTRUMENTS

Electric Keyboard

Synthesizer (Moog)

Guitars for Everybody - Part III: "Acousticism" 4/6/2011