musical instrument

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musical instrument

  • piano word - One in which all of its letters can be played as notes on a musical instrument (e.g. cabbage).
  • cord, chord - Cord comes from Greek khorde, "gut, string of a musical instrument," and chord is a refashioning of cord.
  • sweet potato - An informal name for the ocarina, a musical instrument.
  • tone color - The same as timbre, the quality of sound that distinguishes one voice or musical instrument from another.
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Noun1.musical instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or soundsmusical instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
barrel organ, grind organ, hand organ, hurdy gurdy, hurdy-gurdy, street organ - a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
steam organ, calliope - a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument - a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
jew's harp, jews' harp, mouth bow - a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
music box, musical box - produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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The concertos, presented in 1721, are regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era, and significantly highlight the harpsichord as an orchestral instrument, particularly concerto No.
The idea for such a series germinated in 2010 in response to the dearth of resources available for guiding the performer of a given orchestral instrument toward a deeper more intellectual understanding of the solo literature.
The violin is by far the most common orchestral instrument.
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Gregynog Young Musician of the Year 2009 is a competition for young players who have reached Grade 8 standard or equivalent on any orchestral instrument, including the piano.
Santorella Publications is a premier published of music for every orchestral instrument.
Adopting their "everyone can join the Cobweb Orchestra" motto, the group will start with a beginners' session, open to anyone with their own orchestral instrument who can play a few notes.
John Nepomuk Maelzel arrived from a successful tour of Europe with an exhibition of his generally impractical inventions, including a universal orchestral instrument called a panharmonicum, an automatic trumpeter, speaking dolls, tiny birds that flew out of little boxes, an act called the Conflagration of Moscow, and a mechanical chess player.
The Gregynog Young Musician 2009 competition is open to players, under 18, who have reached Grade 8 on any orchestral instrument, including piano, recorder and percussion.
There are 1,600 pupils in 60 junior, primary and comprehensive schools in the county borough receiving free orchestral instrument lessons from 16 teachers.
You cannot help but like these affable musicians, who might easily serve as role models to orchestral instrument majors.