Musical Instruments List

Questions about musical instruments are asked in a number of MBA exams like MICAT, IIFT, etc, so it would be beneficial for students to remember them. We have made a list of musical instruments and famous personalities who play them. Read on to know all about these instruments.

This is a list of musical instruments, including percussion, wind, stringed, and electronic instruments.

Types of Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments are broadly classified into 4 categories:

  1. Wind Instruments
  2. Percussion Instruments
  3. String Instruments
  4. Electronic Instruments

Wind Instruments

A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube) in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at or near the end of the resonator. Read More

Percussion Instruments

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles struck, scraped or rubbed by hand, or struck against another similar instrument. Read More

String Instruments

String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or sounds the strings in some manner. Read More

Electronic Instruments

Some instruments that use electronic means of generating sound are: the theremin, the ondes martenot, electronic organs, and electronic music synthesizers. On the other hand, electronically amplified conventional instruments include guitars, pianos, and others. Read More