Modern Instruments and their Families
(Symphonic Classifications in Western Music)

Musical Instrument Identification Quizzes - Comprehensive Table of Musical Instrument Classifications

Aerophones
Chordophones
Idiophones & Membranophones
Electrophones

Brass
Lip Vibrated Aerophones

Woodwinds
Reedpipe Aerophones
Keyboard
Keyboard Chordophones

Strings
Plucked & Bowed

Percussion
Concussion & Percussion
Electronic
Horn Family

Horn
Natural Horn
Waldhorn

Trombone Family

Alto Trombone
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Contrabass Trombone

Trumpet Family
Trumpet
Cornet
Flugelhorn
 Tuba Family
Euphonium
Sousaphone
Tuba
   
 
Bassoon Family
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Clarinet Family

Clarinet in E-flat
Clarinet
in B-flat
Clarinet in A
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet

Flute Family

Piccolo
Flute
Alto Flute
Bass Flute

Oboe Family
Oboe
English Horn
Saxophone Family

Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bass Saxophone
Saxophone

Clavichord Family
 Clavichord
Piano Family
Fortepiano
Piano
Organ Family
(Aerophones)
Organ
Free Aerophones
Accordion
Harpsichord Family
Harpsichord
     

 

Harp Family
Harp
Lute Family

Bandora
Balalaika

Charango
Guitar
Spanish Guitar
Bass Guitar

Lute
Mandolin
Orpharion
Sitar
Ukulele

Organistrum (hurdy-gurdy)
Lyre Family
Lyre
Musical Bow Family
Musical Bow
Violin Family
Violin
Viola
Violoncello (cello)
Double Bass
Viola da Gamba
Zither Family
Autoharp
Dulcimer
Zither
Tuned Percussion

Bell Lyre
Celesta
Chimes
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Orchestra Bells
Tubular Bells
Vibraphone
Xylophone

Untuned Percussion

Bass Drum
Bongos
Conga
Cymbals
Gong
Snare Drum
Temple Blocks
Tenor Drum
Timbales
Tom-tom
Wood Block

Auxillary Percussion

Bells
Castanets

Claves
Cog Rattle
Güiro
Maracas
Pellet Bells
Ratchet
Slapstick
Sleigh Bells
Triangles

Synthesizers
Moog
Theremin
Ondes Martenot
Trautonium