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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT : DESCRIPTION
  • accordion
    - Accordion is a musical instrument, invented in Berlin in 1822, in which wind is supplied to free reeds by bellows.

  • bagpipe
    - Bagpipe is a musical wind instrument peculiar to Scotland where air stored in a bag is pressed out through pipes.

  • banjo
    - Banjo is a stringed musical instrument with a neck and head like a guitar and a circular body like a tambourine. Banjos were very popular with early Americans.

  • bassoon
    - Bassoon is double-reed woodwind instrument with a deep tone. It is a prominent musical instrument in modern orchestra with the double one sounding an octave below the ordinary one.

  • cello
    - Cello is a large bass instrument of the violin family. Spanish-born Pablo Casals was one of the most prominent 20th-century performers of the cello.

  • clarinet
    - Clarinet is a woodwind instrument with a single reed that sounds similar to a violin. The B-flat soprano is its most common size.

  • cornet
    - Cornet is a brass musical instrument like a small trumpet. It is closely related to the bugle and flugelhorn. It is used in marching and military bands.

  • cymbal
    - Cymbal is a brass plate clashed against another or with a stick to act as a percussion musical instrument.

  • drum
    - Drum is a percussion musical instrument played with sticks or fingers. The single-headed mid-eastern darabuka and the double-headed Japanese tsuzumi are types of drums.

  • flute
    - Flute is a musical wind instrument consisting of a pipe with finger-holes along it and a blow-hole for the mouth at the end. Lord Krishna, the Indian God, is depicted playing it.

  • harp
    - Harp is a musical instrument played by plucking strings with fingers. The strings are stretched over a slightly curved triangular board.

  • hurdy-gurdy
    - Hurdy-gurdy is a musical instrument with strings played by turning a handle and seen on European streets.

  • lyre
    - Lyre is an obsolete musical instrument with strings in a U-shaped frame. Its name is also given to an Australian bird whose tail has the same shape. The kinnor of the ancient Hebrews, the instrument of King David, was a type of lyre.

  • oboe
    - Oboe is a woodwind instrument of treble pitch with a double reed that has a deep, rich tone.

  • piano, pianoforte
    - Piano (or formally Pianoforte) is a large musical instrument with metal strings struck by hammers operated by a keyboard. It was played by jazz great Jelly Roll Morton. It was also played by Chico in the Marx Brothers movies.

  • sitar
    - Sitar is a stringed Indian instrument popularized by Ravi Shankar.

  • tambourine
    - Tambourine is a percussion musical instrument made of a hoop with parchment stretched on one side and small metal discs set in slots.

  • triangle
    - Triangle is a musical instrument consisting of a steel rod bent into a triangle. The Hungarian composer Franz Liszt had a solo of this percussion instrument in his 'Triangle Concerto' in 1849.

  • trombone
    - Trombone is a large, powerful wind instrument of the trumpet family made of brass and having a sliding tube.

  • ukulele
    - Ukulele (Hawaiian name meaning flea) is a small four-stringed guitar-like musical instrument that originated in the late 19th century.

  • violin
    - Violin is a musical instrument with four strings of treble pitch and played with a bow. Vivaldi, the composer of 'The Four Seasons', was a virtuoso of the violin.

  • xylophone
    - Xylophone is a percussion musical instrument with flat wooden bars struck with small hammers. The word 'xylophone' is derived from two Greek words meaning 'wood' and 'sound'.

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