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    • A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds. In principle, any object that produces sound can be a musical instrument—it is through purpose that the object becomes a musical instrument. The history of musical instruments dates to the beginnings of human culture. Early musical in ... musical instrument


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      Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence, which exist in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and textu ... music


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    • sound

    • In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a transmission medium such as air or water. In physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain. Humans can hear sound waves with frequencies bet ... sound


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    • Lists of musical instruments

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    • Musical instruments by genre

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    • Categories by instrument

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    • Music pedagogues by instrument

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    • Composers by instrument

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    • Compositions by instrumentation

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    • Amplified instruments

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    • Continuous pitch instruments

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    • Contrabass instruments

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    • Diatonic instruments

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    • Electronic musical instruments

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    • Fictional musical instruments

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    • Friction musical instruments

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    • History of musical instruments

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    • Improvised musical instruments

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    • Individual musical instruments

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    • Instruments of musicians

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    • Keyboard instruments

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    • Marching band instruments

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    • Precolonial musical instruments

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    • Sacred musical instruments

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    • Transposing instruments

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    • Wind-activated musical instruments

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    • Musical instrument

    • A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds. In principle, any object that produces sound can be a musical instrument—it is through purpose that the object becomes a musical instrument. The history of musical instruments dates to the beginnings of human culture. Early musical in ... Read »


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    • Vintage musical equipment

    • Vintage musical equipment is older music gear, including instruments, amplifiers and effects pedals, usually sought after, maintained and used by avid collectors, record producers, audio engineers and musicians. While any piece of equipment of sufficient age can be considered vintage, in the 2010s, the term is typicall ... Read »


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    • List of musical instruments

    • The following is a list of musical instruments, categorized by section. This includes the variations of categories, but not the categories themselves. Other: Other: ... Read »


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    • Acoustic resonance

    • Acoustic resonance is a phenomenon where acoustic systems amplify sound waves whose frequency matches one of its own natural frequencies of vibration (its resonance frequencies). The term "acoustic resonance" is sometimes used to narrow mechanical resonance to the frequency range of human hearing, but since acoustics ... Read »


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    • Action (music)

    • The action of an instrument plucked by hand is the distance between the fingerboard and the string. In the guitar and similar instruments, the action is the distance between the fingerboard and the string, which determines how easy it is to sound notes when pressure is applied with the fingertips. Generally a low acti ... Read »


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    • Caucasian Dhol

    • Caucasian Dhol (Armenian: Ô´Õ°Õ¸Õ¬, Azerbaijani: Nağara, Chechen: Фуотт, Georgian: დოლი, Russian: Доули) is a kind of dhol drums in the Caucasus. This drum was used by the Caucasian warriors in the battle, today for national music playing. Сaucasian d ... Read »


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    • Chord Master

    • Chord Master (also rendered Visual Chord Master, chordmaster) is the brand-name for a type of automated chording device produced for the ukulele. Competing products were sold under labels such as Noteless Player by Ferry & Co.. These devices allowed a ukulele player to easily play chords simply by choosing the mechanic ... Read »


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    • Composer-Tron

    • The Composer-Tron was developed by Osmond Kendal for the Canadian Marconi Company in 1953. It was the first analogue synthesis and composition instrument of its kind. It utilized a unique and innovative control system that had a cathode ray tube input device that could read shapes or patterns that was hand drawn on to ... Read »


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    • Conservation and restoration of musical instruments

    • The conservation and restoration of musical instruments is an action done by conservator-restorers trained to preserve or protect historical and current musical instruments. Musical instrument conservation, at least by the date of the earliest reference acquired, originates from 1862 when “a letter was written by ... Read »


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    • Gubal (instrument)

    • The Gubal is a musical instrument developed by the Swiss company PANArt Hang Manufacturing Ltd.. It is a vessel made of PANArt's patented Pang, a deep drawn sheet steel permeated by iron nitride needles. Pang was developed by PANArt for steelpan construction in the middle of the 1990s. Examining the characteristics of ... Read »


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    • He-drum

    • He-drum ( 何鼓 ) is a membranophone instrument designed by He Xuntian. The instrument is single headed of cow skin, with a septangle shape. Composer He Xuntian, in Sunyata Dance for clarinet and orchestra, and Whirling Udumbara II for He-drum and string orchestra both written, was probably the first significan ... Read »


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    • List of horn techniques

    • Some of these horn techniques are not unique to the horn, but are applicable to most or all wind instruments. Normal tonguing consists of interrupting the air stream by tapping the back of the front teeth with the tongue as said in the syllables 'da', 'ta', 'doo', or 'too'. Double tonguing consists of alternating ... Read »


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    • Instrumental idiom

    • In music, an instrumental idiom refers to writing, parts, and performance, those being idiomatic or nonidiomatic depending on how well each is suited to the specific instrument intended, in terms of both ease of playing and quality of music and the inherent tendencies and limitations of specific instruments. The analog ... Read »


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    • Instrumentation (music)

    • In music, instrumentation is the particular combination of musical instruments employed in a composition, and the properties of those instruments individually. Instrumentation is sometimes used as a synonym for orchestration. This juxtaposition of the two terms was first made in 1843 by Hector Berlioz in his Grand trai ... Read »


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    • Lead instrument

    • The term lead instrument carries a variety of connotations. A lead instrument could be a reference to an instrument that plays the melody of a piece, an instrument that has been designed for this purpose, such as clarinet or violin, or a specific member of an orchestra that is featured as the most proficient musician o ... Read »


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    • Music store

    • A music store or musical instrument store is a retail business that sells musical instruments and related equipment and accessories. In United States and Canada, most music stores in the 2010s sell a range of electric instruments (e.g., electric guitars), instrument amplifiers (e.g., guitar amplifiers); electronic inst ... Read »


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    • Music technology

    • Music technology is the use of any device, mechanism, machine or tool by a musician or composer to make or perform music; to compose, notate, play back or record songs or pieces; or to analyze or edit music. The earliest known applications of technology to music was prehistoric peoples' use of a tool to hand-drill hole ... Read »


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    • Music technology (electric)

    • Electric music technology refers to musical instruments and recording devices that use electrical circuits, which are often combined with mechanical technologies. Examples of electric musical instruments include the electro-mechanical electric piano (invented in 1929), the electric guitar (invented in 1931), the electr ... Read »


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    • Music technology (electronic and digital)

    • Electronic and digital music technology is the use of electronic or digital instruments, computers, electronic effects units, software or digital audio equipment by a musician, composer, sound engineer, DJ or record producer to make, perform or record music. The term usually refers to the use of electronic devices, ele ... Read »


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    • Music technology (mechanical)

    • Mechanical music technology is the use of any device, mechanism, machine or tool by a musician or composer to make or perform music; to compose, notate, play back or record songs or pieces; or to analyze or edit music. The earliest known applications of technology to music was prehistoric peoples' use of a tool to hand ... Read »


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    • Musical Prostheses

    • Digital musical instruments that are made in the form of Prosthesis are called Musical Prostheses. A group of researchers from McGill University Canada designed several digital musical instruments in the form of moving parts of the body like the Rib and spine. These prostheses like digital musical instruments would a ... Read »


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    • Okraulo

    • The Okraulo (Japanese: オークラウロ) is a vertical flute that is named after its inventor Baron Kishichiro Okura of the Hotel Okura in Tokyo, Japan. ... Read »


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    • Optical sound

    • Optical sound is a means of storing sound recordings on transparent film. Originally developed for military purposes, the technology first saw widespread use in the 1920s as a sound-on-film format for motion pictures. Optical sound eventually superseded all of other sound film technologies until the advent of digital s ... Read »


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    • Planephones

    • Planephones, or planofoni, represent an innovative sound art creation. They are vibrating systems based on wood panels (or other materials) and different forms. Planephones diffuse the sound according to specifications which depend on the structure of the material, on the geometry of the design, on the orientation and ... Read »


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    • Professional audio store

    • A professional audio store is a retail business that sells, and in many cases rents, sound reinforcement system equipment and PA system components used in music concerts, live shows, dance parties and speaking events. This equipment typically includes microphones, power amplifiers, electronic effects units (e.g., rever ... Read »


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    • Shorthand for orchestra instrumentation

    • The shorthand for the orchestration of a classical symphony orchestra (and other similar ensembles), or Orchestra Instrumentation Numerical Notation, is used to outline which and how many instruments, especially wind instruments, are called for in a given piece of music. The shorthand is ordered in the same fashion as ... Read »


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    • String bending

    • String bending is a guitar technique where fretted strings are displaced by application of a force by the fretting fingers in a direction perpendicular to their vibrating length. This has the net effect of increasing the pitch of a note. String-bending allows exploration of microtonality and can be used to give a disti ... Read »


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    • Music instrument technology

    • Music instrument technology refers to the construction of instruments and the way they have changed over time. Such change has produced modern instruments that are considerably different from their historical antecedents. An example is the way in which many instruments commonly associated with a modern symphony orches ... Read »


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    • Thomann (retailer)

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      Musikhaus Thomann is a German-based retailer of musical instruments, studio, lighting, and pro-audio equipment. Thomann became widely known primarily due to its large online retail operation, Thomann Cyberstore. According to a 2014 article in the largest Upper Franconian newspaper based in Bavaria, the Fränkischer T ... Read »


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    • List of musical instruments by transposition

    • Transposing instruments are most commonly found in D, E-flat, F, G, A and B-flat. Instruments in D-flat, E, A-flat and B do or did exist but are uncommon or obsolete. Instruments in G-flat are completely lacking (leaving aside French horns with crooks which come in any key). The instruments that are available nowada ... Read »


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    • Transposing instrument

    • A transposing instrument is a musical instrument whose music is notated at a pitch different from the pitch that actually sounds (concert pitch). Playing a written C on a transposing instrument produces a pitch other than C, and that pitch identifies the interval of transposition when describing the instrument. For exa ... Read »


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    • Wind machine

    • The wind machine (also called aeoliphone) is a friction idiophone, which is a class of instrument which produces sound through vibrations within the instrument itself. It is a specialist musical instrument used to produce the sound of wind in orchestral compositions and musical theater productions. The wind machin ... Read »


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