Musical Instruments By Letter

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Gamelan

A multi-timbre ensemble consisting of metallophones, xylophones, flutes, gongs, voices, as well as bowed and plucked strings.

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Indonesia.

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Gankogui

An African bell made of forged iron and comes in various sizes, it is played by with a wooden stick.

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Africa.

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Glockenspiel

A percussion instrument with a set of steel bars arranged like the keyboard of a piano. It is played either with two hammers, or with a piano keyboard.
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Gong

A flat, circular metal disc which is hit with a mallet.

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Japan.

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Guiro 

A Latin American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Latin America.

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Guitar

A stringed instrument with a long neck and a flat, hollow body. Its strings are plucked or strummed with the fingers.
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Guitarrón

a large six-stringed, plucked instrument, usually part of a mariachi ensemble

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Latin America.

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Instruments Whose Names Start With G