UNFRAMED REED INSTRUMENTS
|Wind Blown||Bull-roarer||Aeolian Harp|
|Mouth Blown||Leaf Instrument*|
|Mouth Blown & Plucked||Jew's Harp|
FRAMED REED INSTRUMENTS
|Foot Blown||Harmonium||Reed Organ||Pedal Concertina|
|Mechanically Blown||Barrel Organ||Pedal Reed Organ||Electric Chord Organ|
* This refers to a primitive free-reed instruments where sound is produced by stretching the reed (in this case a leaf, or a long blade of grass) between the thumbs and blowing across the reed with the mouth. The tips of the thumbs hold one end of the reed and the base of the palm just below the thumb holds the other end. The pitch can be raised or lowered by changing the tension on the reed with the thumbs. Cupping the hands can provide a sound chamber that will effectively change the quality of the sound. The thickness of the material used will also effect the sound.