Musical Instruments By Letter

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rattles 

A hand-held rattle that is traditionally used as a dance rattle or to accompany the rhythm of the Native American drums

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of North America.

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Rebab

A medieval Arabic bowed musical instrument having from one to three strings, shaped typically like a small lute

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Indonesia.

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Recorder

A woodwind instrument consisting of a wooden tube, at the top of which is a whistle-like mouthpiece. The recoder has a softer tone than the flute, and it is held vertically, not horizontally.
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Instruments Whose Names Start With R