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banjo

The banjo is a stringed musical instrument with a circular body.


bassoon

The bassoon is a large woodwind instrument with a double reed. It can play very low notes.


bell

A bell makes a beautiful sound when you ring it.


bow

A bow is a device that is used to play a violin, viola, cello, double bass, or other stringed instrument.


brass instruments

The French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba are brass musical instruments.


cello

A cello is a large string instrument.


clarinet

The clarinet is a woodwind instrument.


cymbals

Cymbals are musical instruments. You bang or hit these percussion instruments together to make a sound.


double bass

The double bass is a very large string instrument.
drum

drum

Drums are very noisy musical instruments.

duet

When two people perform music together, it is called a duet.


electric guitar

The electric guitar is an electronically-enhanced stringed instrument.


English horn

The English horn is a woodwind instrument.
fiddle

fiddle

Fiddle is another word for violin. It is a stringed musical instrument.


flute

The flute is a woodwind instrument.


French horn

The French horn is a brass musical instrument; it has a very long tube.


gong

A gong makes a loud noise when you bang on it.


guitar

A guitar is a stringed instrument.

harmonica

A harmonica is a small, bar-shaped musical instrument; you play it by blowing through the holes.

harp

A harp is a musical instrument with many strings.


horn

Horns are wind instruments. Your lips vibrate when you toot a horn.


kazoo

You have to hum into a kazoo to make music.


kettledrum

The kettledrum is a large drum that makes a deep sound. A set of kettledrums is called a timpani.


keyboard

A piano keyboard has 88 keys.


maracas

Maracas are musical instruments that are made from hollow gourds. Dried seeds or pebbles inside the gourds make noise when the maracas are shaken.


music

Music can be sung or played on instruments.



musical instruments

Musical instruments are devices used to make music.


musician

A musician makes music.
notes

notes

A note is a symbol that represents a musical tone.


oboe

The oboe is a woodwind instrument with a double reed.


percussion instruments

Percussion instruments are musical instruments that are played by banging or shaking, like drums or maracas.


piano

A piano is a musical instrument with 88 keys.


piccolo

The piccolo is small, high-pitched woodwind instrument.


rattle

A rattle makes noise when you shake it.


recorder

A recorder is a small wind instrument.


saxophone

The saxophone is a large woodwind instrument. It was invented by Adolph Sax around 1840.


string instrument

String instruments are musical instruments that are played by plucking, strumming, picking, or bowing the strings. The guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, ukulele, lute, harp, and banjo are stringed instrument.


tambourine

A tambourine is a musical instrument.


triangle

A triangle is a musical instrument that has a triangular shape.


trombone

The trombone is a long, brass, musical instrument.


trumpet

Your lips vibrate when you play a trumpet.


tuba

The tuba is a large, brass, musical instrument.


ukulele

A ukulele is a small instrument with four strings.


viola

The viola is a stringed instrument that is slightly larger than the violin (and deeper in tone than the violin).


violin

The violin is a stringed instrument.


whistle

A whistle makes a loud, shrill sound.


woodwind instrument

Woodwind instruments are wind instruments whose sound is produced by the vibration of reed(s) or by the blowing of air across the mouthpiece. The bassoon, clarinet, English horn, flute, oboe, piccolo, and saxophone are examples of woodwinds.


xylophone

The xylophone is a musical instrument that has rows of bars and is played with a mallet.
zither

zither

A zither is a small, stringed, musical instrument.


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