Appendix:Glossary of musical instrument classification
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This is a glossary of musical instrument classification (organology).
See also:
 Appendix:Glossary of aerophones
 Appendix:Glossary of chordophones
 Appendix:Glossary of idiophones
 Appendix:Glossary of membranophones
Contents
Categories[edit]
aerophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

angle harp _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

arched harp _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

barrel drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

bowed instrument _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

bowl lute _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
box zither _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
brass instrument _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

chordophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

conical drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

doubleconical drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

doublereed _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

drum kit _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

duct flute _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

electrophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

endblown flute _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

footed drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

frame drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

frame harp _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

free reed _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
friction drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

goblet drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

hand drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

hand percussion _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

hourglass drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

idiochord _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

idiophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

kettle drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

keyboard instrument _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

lamellophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

lithophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

long drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

membranophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

metallophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

mouth organ _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
pellet drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

percussion _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
reed instrument _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
singlereed _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
slit drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. } 
spike fiddle _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

stone xylophone _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

thumb piano _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

transverse flute _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

tubular drum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

vertical flute _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

viol _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

wind instrument _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

woodwind instrument _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

yoke lute _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

Instruments referred to as types[edit]
These terms refer most specifically to a single type of instrument, or perhaps a family of related instruments, but are also used in reference to entirely unrelated instruments of the same musicological category. For example, any stringed instrument without a neck, and with strings that pass over the body, are liable to be called zithers, zitherlike or part of the zither family, though the word zither more specifically refers to a precise instrument of Central European origin.
bagpipes ^{[1]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

banjo _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

castanets ^{[2]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

flute ^{[3]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

guitar ^{[4]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

harp ^{[5]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

lute ^{[6]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

lyre ^{[7]} ^{[8]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

mbira ^{[9]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

pan flute _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

tambourine _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

trumpet ^{[10]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

violin ^{[11]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term.  Read more on Wikipedia.}

xylophone ^{[12]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

zither ^{[13]} _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

Other categories[edit]
bell _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

fue _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

huqin _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

viol _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

violin _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

Accessories, components, techniques and terminology[edit]
body _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

bow _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

course _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

drumhead _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

drumstick _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

fret _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

lamella _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

mallet _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

neck _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

pluck _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

reed _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

resonator _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

soundboard _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

string _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

strum _{Cite this term.  Discuss this term. }

References[edit]
 ^ 1999. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. Fintan Vallely. Pg. 14.
 ^ 2013. You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers & Advice About Raqs Sharqi and Raqs Shaabi. C. Varga Dinicu. Pg. 242.
 ^ 1999. How to Love Your Flute: A Guide to Flutes and Flute Playing. Mark Shepard. Pg. 6.
 ^ 2000. The Acoustic Guitar Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Maintain an Acoustic Guitar. Larry Sandberg. Pg. 4.
 ^ 2013. The Physics of Musical Instruments. Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas Rossing. Pg. 331.
 ^ 2004. Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments. Murray Campbell, Clive A. Greated, Arnold Myers. Pg. 285.
 ^ 2012. Kisir and Tanbura. Dahab Khalil and Artur Simon. Pg. 96.
 ^ 2007. Origins and Development of Musical Instruments. Jeremy Montagu. Pg. 128.
 ^ 2003. "Mbira (Thumb Piano)". Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Edited by John Shepherd. Pg. 388.
 ^ [2009. Tipbook Trumpet and Trombone, Flugelhorn and Cornet: The Complete Guide. Hugo Pinksterboer. Pg. 141.
 ^ 1999. The Cambridge Companion to the Cello. Robin Stowell. Pg. 1
 ^ Vienna Symphony Orchestra. "Xylophone".
 ^ 2010. Appalachian Dulcimer. Ralph Lee Smith. Pg. 6.