Musical Instrument Names - Explore List of 60+ Instruments Names in English

Is there anyone who does not like music? Have you ever had a time when you were listening to a song and wondered what instrument was being played? Well, for all those interested in music, and all those keen on learning the names of all the musical instruments, this article would be a treat. Check out the article, build your vocabulary and have fun learning about the different musical instruments.

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Musical Instrument Names

List of 60+ Musical Instruments Names

Piano

Flute

Veena

Drums

Mridangam

Violin

Guitar

Triangle

Trumpet

Saxophone

Mouth organ

Cello

Xylophone

Clap box

Electric guitar

Bass guitar

Bugle

Harp

Harmonium

Oboe

Maracas

Cymbal

Accordion

Bongo drums

Bell

French horn

Banjo

Conga drums

Keyboard

Gong

Pipe organ

Comet

Tambourine

Trombone

Ukulele

Electronic drums

Drum pad

Clarinet

Harmonica

Tuba

Bass drum

Snare drum

Euphonium

Piccolo

Lute

Marimba

Bassoon

Cornet

Celesta

Spinet

Oud

Yueqin

Dholak

Tabla

Damru

Sarangi

Sitar

Gu-zheng

Ektara

Shehnai

Sarod

Pungi

Gramophone

Tubular Chimes

Different Types of Musical Instruments

Musical instruments, based on their type, can be categorised under four different families and they are,

  • String Instruments
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Brass/Wind Instruments

String Instruments

Instruments producing sounds by the vibrations of strings are called string instruments. Here is a list of some of the most common string instruments for your reference.

  • Violin
  • Guitar
  • Cello
  • Harp
  • Veena
  • Sitar
  • Viola
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo
  • Ukulele
  • Lute

Percussion Instruments

Percussion instruments are those instruments that produce sound by being struck, hit or rubbed. Check out the names of percussion instruments from the list given below.

  • Drums
  • Mridangam
  • Tabla
  • Xylophone
  • Snare drum
  • Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Bass drum
  • Maracas
  • Chimes
  • Tambourine
  • Timpani
  • Marimba

Keyboard Instruments

Check out the following list of keyboard instruments.

  • Piano
  • Harmonium
  • Celeste
  • Pipe organ
  • Accordion
  • Claviola
  • Harpsichord
  • Organ
  • Synthesiser
  • Harmonica

Brass/Wind Instruments

Instruments that produce sound by means of vibration of air in a tubular resonator. Here is a list of some brass instruments names for you.

  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Saxophone
  • Mouth organ
  • Piccolo
  • Trombone
  • French horn
  • Tuba
  • Euphonium
  • Cornet
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon

Explore More about Some Common Musical Instruments

Name of the Musical Instruments

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Accordion

Accordions belong to the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type musical instrument. They are also commonly known as ‘squeezebox’ as the bellows have to be squeezed from both the sides to make the sound. The person has to play the keys in order to play music.

Banjo

The banjo is one of the most common stringed instruments. A thin membrane that is made of animal skin or plastic is stretched over a cavity to act as a resonator.

Cello

A cello is a stringed instrument that belongs to the family of the violin. There are four strings in this instrument that are tuned in from low to high.

Drums

The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. It is a hollow cylinder with a thin membrane that is made of animal skin or plastic stretched over a cavity to act as a resonator. The sound is produced by the vibration of the stretched membrane.

Flute

The flute is an instrument that belongs to the woodwind group. Generally they are made of wood or steel, and holes are made along the body of the flute to create various sounds.