Musical Instruments By Letter

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Fiddle

The highest pitched member of the string instrument family. It has a shallow wooden body, four strings that are tuned with pegs, and it is played with a bow.
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Finger cymbals

Tiny cymbals that are played by putting one on the thumb and the other on the index or middle finger.


Flute

A small, cylindrical woodwind instrument, usually made of silver, that is held sideways to the mouth. It is a tube with one open end and one capped end. Sound is created by blowing across a mouthpiece at the capped end of the instrument. Its pitch is changed by pressing the metal keys that cover holes along the tube.
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French Horn

A brass wind instrument with a conical tube that's bent into a circle, a funnel shaped mouthpiece, and a wide bell. The modern French horn has valves that allow it to play a complete chromatic scale.
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Instruments Whose Names Start With F