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Music instruments

Devices constructed or adapted for the purpose of making musical sounds.

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strum

Music; Music instruments

Strum is to play a musical instrument, such as a guitar, by brushing the strings with the fingers, especially in a casual and not very skilled way.

embouchure

Music; Music instruments

The shape of the mouth, created by the grip of the mouth, which enables the player of a woodwind instrument,e.g. a clarinet, saxophone, oboe or cor anglais (for example) to hold the mouthpiece and ...

piccolo

Music; Music instruments

A small flute sounding an octave higher than the ordinary one.

celesta

Music; Music instruments

A small keyboard instrument in which felted hammers strike a row of steel plates suspended over wooden resonators, giving an ethereal bell-like sound.

xylophone

Music; Music instruments

A musical instrument played by striking a row of wooden bars of graduated length with one or more small wooden or plastic mallets.

viola

Music; Music instruments

An instrument of the violin family, larger than the violin and tuned a fifth lower.

timpani

Music; Music instruments

Kettledrums, esp. when played by one musician in an orchestra.

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