Musical Instruments By Letter

Want to learn more about an instrument – or discover new ones?

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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

Venu

One of the ancient transverse flutes of Indian classical music, typically made from bamboo

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of India.

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Vihuela

A 15th-century fretted plucked Spanish string instrument, that is shaped like a guitar but tuned like a lute

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of Latin America.

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Vina

An Indian stringed musical instrument

*Usually considered a traditional instrument of India.

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Viola

Slightly larger than the violin, this member of the string family has a hollow wooden body, four strings that are tuned with pegs, and is played with a bow. It sounds a fifth lower than a violin.
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Violin

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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Instruments Whose Names Start With V