Musical Instruments By Letter

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Pemade

A Balinese instrument in the gamelan, which is used in the gamelan, it normally has seven bronze bars placed on top of a resonating frame.

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Bali.

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Piano

A stringed keyboard instrument. Its strings are struck by hammers which are connected to the keys. There are 88 keys on a modern piano, and each one is a different note. It was originally called pianoforte because it could play both soft (piano) and loud (forte).
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Pianoforte

This is the original name for the modern piano, which comes from the fact that a player could play both soft (piano) and loud (forte), unlike its harpsichord ancestor.
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Piccolo

A small flute that sounds an octave higher than a regular flute. It gets its name from the Italian word for "little" - short for flauto piccolo, or little flute.
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Powwow Drum

A traditional native american drum, made with a large base and covered with rawhide of deer, buffalo or steer

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of North America.

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Instruments Whose Names Start With P