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Notebook A-Z Musical Instruments

Here is a (very long) list for you. I have divided it into (alphabetic)categories, each one alphabetised. To find the next category, scroll down.

Brass:

Alto horn
Baritone horn
Basse a Pistons (French Euphonium)
Basse Cor
Bazooka
Bombardino (Spanish Euphonium)
Cimbasso
conch
Cornet/ Cornett/ Cornetto/ Zink
Doulophone/ cuprophone
English Horn/ Cor Anglais (French tenor Oboe)
Euphonium
Flageolets
Flugelhorn
French Horn
Hélicon
Horagai (Japanese conch)
Horn
Hunting Horn
Jug
Keyed Bugle
Keyed Trumpet
Mellophone
Ophicleide
Quinticlave (Ophicleide)
Roman tuba
Sackbutt (trombone family’s ancestor)
Saxhorn
Saxophone
Serpent
Sousaphone
Tenor horn
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Vladimirsky Rozhok
Wagner Tuba


Electronic:

Denis d’or (ancient Czech chordophone)
Dubreq stylophone
Drum machine
Electric organ
Electric piano
Fingerboard synthesizer
Mellotron (polyphonic keyboard)
Ondes martenot (electronic keyboard and slide)
Sampler
Synclavier
Synthesizer
teleharmonium
Theremin (oscillator)
Turntables


Free Aerophones:

Bullroarer
Lasso d’amore
Whip/ slapstick
Siren


Keyboards:

Accordion
Bandoneón (Argentinian concertina)
Calliope (steam organ)
Carillon (Dutch harmonising bells)
Celesta (idiophone)
Clavichord
Glasschord (crystallophone)
Harpsichord
MIDI keyboard
Organ - electric, pipe
Piano- baby grand, electric, grand, janko, toy, upright,
Viola organista


Percussion:

Agung/ agong (Philippine gong)
Agung a Tamlang) (Philippine slit drum)
Ahoko (Ivory Coast rattle)
Alpine bell
Angklung (tuned bamboo slide rattle)
Array Mbira (African thumb piano)
Babendil (Philippine gong)
Balafon (xylophone from Ghana)
Bass Drum
Bell
Bianqing (Chinese stone chimes)
Bianzhong (Chinese bells)
Bodhrán (Irish drum)
Bongo drum
Carillon (Dutch harmonising bells)
Castanets
Caxixi (Brazilian idiophone)
Chenda (Indian drum)
Chimes
Ching (Cambodian/ Thai finger cymbals)
Clapped hands
Conga (Caribbean drum)
Cowbell
Crotales (Struck cymbals)
Cuíca (Brazilian drum)
Cymbals – crash, hi-hat, ride, splash, tom-toms, zil
Cymbalum (Western European hammered dulcimer)
Dabakan (Philippine drum)
Daiko (Japanese drum)
Darabukka (Arabic drum)
Daraboukka (Syrian drum)
Darbuka (Greek drum)
Da’uli da’uli (Indonesian xylophone)
Dhol (Iranian drum)
Dholak (North Indian hand drum)
Djembe (West African hand drum)
Dombak (Iranian drum)
Duff (Islamic tambourine)
Dumbelek (Turkish drum)
Dun dun (West African large talking drum)
Fangxiang (Chinese metallophone)
Finger Cymbals
Gambang (Indonesian xylophone)
Gandingan (Philippine set of 4 hanging gongs)
Gandingan a kayo (Philippine xylophone)
Gan gan (West African small talking drum)
Ganza (Brazilian rattle)
Gender (Indonesian brass xylophone)
Ghatam (Indian drum)
Glass marimba
Glockenspiel
Gong
Guiro (South & Central American notched gourd that is scraped)
Handbells
Hang (steel hand drum)
Hosho (Zimbabwean rattle)
Ipu (Hawaiian rattle)
Janggu (Korean drum)
Jew’s harp (plucked idiophone)
Kagul (Philippine slit drum)
Kettle drum/ Timpani
Khol (South Indian drum)
Kulintang/ kolintang (Philippine gong group)
Kulintang a kayo (Philippine xylophone)
Kulintang a putao/ kulintang a tiniok (Philippine metallophone)
Kwa-yen (Chinese hanging drum)
Kwintangen kayo/ luntang (Philippine xylophone)
Lambeg (Irish drum)
Lithophone (stone barred xylophone)
Malimba (xylophone from the Congo)
Maraca
Marimba
Marimbao (Brazilian stringed instrument)
Marinbaphone
Mbira/ Sanza/ Thumb Piano (African stringed instrument)
Metallophones (metal barred xylophone)
Mridangam (South Indian drum)
Musical saw
Naqara (Mongolian war drum)
Octaban (cylinder drum)
Octapad (electronic drumpad)
Piano
Rainstick
Ranat ek elk (Thai metallophone)
Ranat thum lek (Thai metallophone)
Rattle
Riq/ riqq/ rik (Arabic tambourine)
Sabar (Senegalese drum)
Sampho (Cambodian barrel drum)
Sarunay/ saronay/ sarunai/ saronai (Philippine metallophone)
Shekere (African rattle)
Singing bowl/ rin gong (Himalayan standing bell)
Slit drum
Snare Drum
Spoons
Steel drum
Tabla (Indian/ Pakistani drum)
Tagutok (Philippine slit drum)
Taiko (Japanese drum)
Talking drum
Tambour (French drum)
Tambourine
Tan-tan (Brazilian hand drum)
Taphon (Thai drum)
Teponaztli/ Tunkul/ Quiringua/ Teponagua (Mexican wooden drum)
Thavil (Indian drum)
Timpani/ kettle drum
Tom-tom
Triangle
Tsuri-daiko (Japanese hanging drum)
Tubular Bells
Udu (African clay drum)
Vibraphone/ vibraharp
Washboard
Whip
Wind Chimes
Xylophone (wooden keyed instrument)
Xylorimba (extended range xylophone)
Yun Lo (Chinese gong)


Strings:

3rd bridge guitar
Acoustic bass guitar
Acoustic guitar
Aeolian harp
Ajaeng
Appalachian dulcimer
archlute
Arpa anottolini (Italian hooked harp)
Arpeggione (Italian six-string)
Aru-ding/ kubing/ kobing/ kolibau/ aroding/ kulaing/ karombi/ yori/ karinta/ ore-ore mbondu/ ore Ngkale (Philippine Jew’s harp)
Baglama/ saz (Turkish strings)
Balalaika (Central Asian 2 or 3 stringed guitar)
Bandurria (Spanish/ Latin American plucked lute)
Bandola (plucked lute from Cuba, Chile and Peru)
Banhu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Banjo
Barbat (Iranian plucked lute)
Bass guitar
Berimbao (Brazilian musical bow)
Biwa (Japanese short-necked lute)
Bordonua (Puerto Rican bass guitar)
Bouzouki (Greek lute)
Cavaco (Spanish guitar)
Cavaquinho (Portuguese guitar)
Cello
Ceng (Turkish harp)
Chapman stick (fretboard)
Charango (South American fretted lute)
Chitaronne (lower-toned lute)
Chitarra battebte (Italian guitar)
Cigar box guitar
Cimbalom (Eastern European hammered dulcimer)
Cittern (Renaissance lute)
Classical guitar
Clavicembelo (Italian pianoforte)
Clavichord (European stringed keyboard)
Diyingehu (contrabass gehu)
Crwth (Welsh stringed instrument)
Cuatro (Latin American lute)
Dadihu (contrabass erhu)
Dahu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
đàn bầu (Vietnamese one-stringed zither)
đàn gáo (Vietnamese two-stringed zither)
đàn nguyệt (Vietnamese two-stringed guitar)
đàn tam thập lục (Vietnamese hammered dulcimer)
đàn tranh (Vietnamese plucked zither)
đàn tỳ bà (Vietnamese plucked stringed instrument)
Dihu (Chinese large bowed stringed instrument)
Domra (Russian mandolin)
Dotara (bass ektara)
Double Bass
Dulcimer (hammered zither)
Dutar (Central Asian lute)
Duxianqin (Chinese one-stringed zither)
Ektara (Indian one-string)
Electric guitar
Erhu (Chinese violin)
Erxian (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Fiddle
Gaohu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Gayageum (Korean zither)
Gehu (Chinese cello-like)
Geomungo/ komungo (Korean zither)
Gottuvadhyam/ chitravina/ mahanataka vina (Indian 21-stringed guitar)
Gugin (Chinese bridgeless zither)
Guitar
Guitarrón (Mexican large bass guitar)
Guqin (Chinese plucked zither)
Gusle/ gusla (Balkan guitar)
Gusli (Russian harp)
Guzheng (Chinese zither)
Hammered dulcimer
Hardanger fiddle
Harp
Harp guitar
Harpsichord
Hegelong (Philippine fretted boat-lute)
Hooked harp
Huluhu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Huqin (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Hurdy Gurdy
Igil (Tuvan bowed instrument)
Irish bouzouki
Jiaohu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Jinghu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Kadlong (Philippine fretted boat-lute)
Knatele (Finnish zither)
Khim (Cambodian/ Thai hammered dulcimer)
Kissar (West African lyre)
Kokyu (Japanese bowed instrument)
Komungo (Korean zither)
Kora (West African 21-string harp-lute)
Koto (Japanese zither)
Kubing (Philippine Jew’s harp)
Kutiyapi/ kutyapi/ kutiapi/ kotyapi/ kotapi/ fegereng/ faglong/ fuglung/ kudyapi/ hegelong/ kugong/ kadlong/ kudlong/ kudlung/ kusyapi (Philippine fretted boat-lute)
Langeleik (Norwegian stringed instrument)
Laruan (Chinese stringed instrument)
Leier (German hurdy gurdy)
Leiqin (Chinese bowed instrument)
Lirone
Lute
Lyre
Maguhu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Mando-bass (bass mandolin)
Mandocello (large mandolin)
Mandola (US/ Canadian fretted stringed instrument)
Mandolin
Mohan veena (Indian guitar)
Moodswinger (zither)
Morin khuur/ morin huur (Mongolian fiddle)
Musical bow
Nyckelharpa (Swedish key harp)
Octave mandolin
Overtone guitar
Pianoforte
Pipa (Chinese lute)
Psaltery (plucked zither)
Qanun (Turkish zither)
Rajao (Portuguese guitar)
Rebab (Arabic bowed stringed instrument)
Rebec (15th/ 16th century rebab)
Ruan (Chinese plucked stringed instrument)
Rudra veena (Indian plucked stringed instrument)
Sallaneh (Iranian plucked stringed instrument)
Sang-auk (Burmese harp)
Santur (North Indian hammered zither)
Sanxian (Chinese lute)
Saraswati veena (South Indian lute)
Saung (Burmese harp)
Saw sam sai (Thai bowed stringed instrument)
Saw ou (Thai bowed stringed instrument)
Se (Chinese zither)
Setar (Iranian lute)
Shamisen (Japanese 3-stringed instrument)
Sihu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Sitar (South Asian lute)
Slide guitar
Steel guitar
Soprano mandolin
Tamburitza (Croatian/ Serbian mandolin)
Tar (Persian lute)
Tea chest bass (skiffle bass)
Tenor mandola (European/ UK fretted stringed instrument)
Theorbo (lower-toned lute)
Timple (Canary Islands/ Murcia ukulele)
Tjelempung/ Celempung (Javanese zither)
Tres (Cuban chordophone)
Tromba marina (European stringed instrument)
Tro u (Cambodian bowed stringed instrument)
Tuhu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Ud/ oud (Arabic and Islamic lute)
Ukulele (Hawaiian guitar)
Valiha (Indonesian and Madagascan zither)
Vertical viola
Vichitra veena (Indian stringed instrument)
Vielle (French hurdy gurdy)
Vihuela (Spanish 2-string guitar)
Viola
Viola da gamba
Viola d’amore
Violin
Violotta
Washtub bass
Xalam/ khalam (West African Banjo-like instrument)
Xiaodihu (tenor erhu)
Yang Chin (Chinese hammered dulcimer)
Yang chi’in (Chinese zither)
Yueh Ch’in (Chinese lute)
Yayli tanbur (Turkish lute)
Yazheng (Chinese zither)
Yehu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Zhongdihu (bass erhu)
Zhuihu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)
Zither
Zonghu (Chinese bowed stringed instrument)


Woodwind:

Accordian
Alboka (Spanish double hornpipe)
Alphorn
Alto clarinet
Alto flute
Alto sarrusophone
Alto saxophone
Arghul (Arabic double pipe)
Aulochrome (double soprano saxophone)
Bandoneón (Argentinian concertina)
Baritone sarrusophone
Baritone saxophone
Baroque Organ
Baroque Wooden Flute
Baryton (German Euphonium)
Bass Clarinet
Basset clarinet
Basset horn
Bass flute
Bass/ baritone oboe
Bassoon
Bass sarrusophone
Bass saxophone
Bawu (Chinese wind instrument)
Bayan (Russian Accordian)
Bifora (Sicillian oboe)
Biniou (French bagpipe)
Bock (German bagpipes)
Bodega (French bagpipe)
Boha (French bagpipe)
Bombarde
Border pipe/ lowland bagpipe
Brian Boru bagpipes
Button accordian
Cabrette (French bagpipe)
Chabrette (French bagpipe)
Chi (Chinese Transverse Flute)
Chromatic accordian
Cimpoi (Romanian bagpipe)
Clarinet
Clarinette d’amour
C melody saxophone
Concertina
Contra-alto clarinet
Contra-alto flute
Contrabass á anche
Contrabass clarinet
Contrabass flute
Contrabass oboe
Contrabass Sarrusophone
Contrabass saxophone
Contrabassoon
Cornish bagpipes
Croatian bagpipes
Cromorne
Crumhorn
Dankiyo (Turkish bagpipe)
Darvyra (Greek Duct Flute)
Didgeridoo (Aboriginal Natural Trumpet)
Doedelzak (Dutch bagpipe)
Double contrabass flute
Duct Flute
Dudelsack (German bagpipe)
Dudy (Czech bagpipes)
Dulcian (pre-1700’s Western European Bassoon)
Dulzaina (Spanish oboe)
Fiscarmonica (Italian Accordian)
Folgerphone
Gaida (Southern Balkan bagpipes)
Gaita (Portuguese & Spanish bagpipe)
Gajdy (Eastern European bagpipes)
Great Highland bagpipe
Great Irish warpipes
Guan (Chinese pipe)
Harmonica/ Mouth Organ
Harmonium/ reed organ
Heckelphone
Hichiriki (Japanese Oboe)
Hocchiku (Japanese flute)
Hsaio (Chinese Duct Flute)
Huemmelchen (German smallpipes)
Hun (Korean flute)
Inci (Philippine flute)
Irish Uilleann (Indoor bagpipe)
Istarski mih (Croatian bagpipe)
Japanese Bamboo Flute/ Shakuhachi
Jew’s harp
Kangling (Tibetan serunai)
Kaval (Slovakian Duct Flute)
Kèn bầu (Vietnamese reed)
Khene (Northeast Thailand mouth organ)
Khloy (Cambodian flute)
Koudi (Chinese flute)
Koziol (Polish bagpipe)
Lancashire great-pipe
Launeddas (Sardinian triple clarinet)
Lusheng (Chinese bamboo pipes)
Magayr duda (Hungarian bagpipes)
Mangtong (Chinese bamboo pipes)
Melodeon
Melodica
Mezzo-soprano saxophone
Mizwad (Arabic bagpipe)
Mijwiz (Arabic double pipe)
Mittlealtersackpfeife (German medieval bagpipe)
Muchosac (Belgian bagpipe)
Musette de cour (French bagpipe)
Musette bressane (French bagpipe)
Musette du centre (French bagpipe)
Nadaswaram (Indian wind instrument)
Natural Trumpet
Nay (Syrian wooden flute)
Ney (Lebanese Flute)
Northumbrian smallpipes
Nose flute
Oboe
Oboe da caccia
Oboe d’amore
Ocarina
Octavin
Octocontra-alto clarinet
Octocontrabass clarinet
Oliphant/ Cor d’Oliphant
Paixiao (Chinese flute)
Palendang (Philippine flute)
Pan pipes
Pastoral pipes
Piccolo
Piccolo clarinet
Piccolo heckelphone
Piccolo oboe
Pipe organ
Piva (Northern Italian bagpipe)
Pulalu (Philippine flute)
Quena (Andean flute)
Racket
Raita (Moroccan serunai)
Recorder
Reed contrabass
Reed Pipe
Ryuteki (Japanese flute)
Sac de gemecs (Catalonian bagpipe)
Säckpipa (Swedish bagpipe)
Saenghwang (Korean mouth organ)
Sarrusophone
Saxonette
Schweizer sackpfeife (Swiss bagpipe)
Scottish smallpipes
Serunai (Islamic reed instrument)
Shawm (Renaissance oboe)
Sheng (Chinese mouth organ)
Shinobue (Japanese flute)
Shofar (Jewish horn)
Slide whistle
Sopranino clarinet
Sopranino saxophone
Soprano clarinet
Soprano saxophone
soprillo
Sorna (Afghan serunai)
Sralai (Cambodian reed)
Subcontrabass flute
Subcontrabass saxophone
Suling (Indonsian/Philippine flute)
Suona (Chinese serunai)
Tárogató (Hungarian shawm)
Tenoroon (tenor bassoon)
Tenor sarrusophone
Tenor saxophone
Tin whistle
Tonette (plastic recorder)
Torupill (Estonian bagpipe)
Transverse Flute (Traditional Flute)
Trekspill (Norwegian Accordian)
Tromboon/ babone
Trompeta china (Cuban suona)
Tsampouna (Greek bagpipe)
Tubax
Tulum (Turkish bagpipe)
Tumpong (Philippine flute)
Vertical flute
Veuze (French bagpipe)
Volinka (Russian bagpipes)
Washint (Ethiopian flute)
Welsh pipes
Willow flute
Xiao (Chinese flute)
Xun (Chinese flute)
Yu (Chinese bamboo pipes)
Zampogna (Italian bagpipe)
Zaqq (Maltese bagpipe)
Zufalo (Italian flute)
Zurna (Turkish serunai)
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