Instruments


Keyboard

A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers on a musical instrument. Keyboards typically contain keys for playing the twelve notes of the Western musical scale, with a combination of longer keys & shorter keys that repeats at the interval of an octave.


Piano

With a piano, you push down on the keys to cause a hammer to hit and bounce off of the strings. This allows the strings to vibrate and allows the pianist to give expression to the music played by varying the force, speed, release, etc. when hitting the keys.


Drumkit

A drum kit, drum set or trap set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player. The traditional drum kit consists of a mix of and idiophones.


Guitar

The guitar is a plucked string instrument, played either with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number but sometimes more are attached.


Violin

Violin is a string instrument with hollow wooden box with rounded ends and a narrow center. There are four sets of strings on a violin that extend from a string holder at the bottom of the body, over a raised bridge to the end of the narrow neck, which is called the fingerboard.


Veena

Veena is a stringed instrument. It consists of a large body hollowed out of a block of wood. Veena has 7 strings. Of them 4 are main strings that pass over the frets and are attached to the pegs of the neck. Saraswati veena is known as the queen of Veena.


Rhythm pad

Beat Pad or the rhythm pad is a pattern based sequencer. It provides a simple yet powerful interface for creating musical patterns of various instruments or drum kits, layering the patterns and performing them using a handheld drumstick.


Harmonium

The harmonium belongs to the wind family of instruments. The basic working of a harmonium is a wooden box in which air is trapped with the help of bellows.


Triple Congo

These consist of three wooden shells, which are erected on a sturdy ring stand. The congo drums are beaten by the hand and can be heard in the background of Latin, Cuban, jazz, salsa, reggae and popular music.


Djembe

A Djembe is a rope-tuned skin-coloured goblet drum played with bare hands,orginally from West Africa. The djemb has a body carved of hard wood and a drumhead made of untreated rawhide,most commonly made from goatskin.


Cello

The cello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin, viola and double bass.


Mandolin

A mandolin is a musical instrument in the lute family (plucked, or strummed) usually with four courses of strings, tuned in perfect fifths and plucked with a plectrum.


Tabla

The tabla is a very popular percussion instrument of India. It consists of two drums called tabla & dagga (bayan) respectively. The treble drum (tabla) is generally made of wood and the top is covered with a stretched skin.


Mridangam

Mridangam is a South Indian version of the pakhawaj. It bears a strong superficial resemblance to pakhawaj but there are major differences in construction and technique. The tone of the instrument is quite different. This is due to differences in construction.


Flute

Flute is the musical instrument of the ancient India, quite synonymous with the name of the Lord Krishna. It belongs to the woodwind family and is also known as the Bansuri. The flute produces the sweet sound and blends well with the other instruments.


Morshangu

Mukhasangu (corruptly called morsangu or morsing) is a secondary percussion instrument played along with the mridangam in Carnatic concerts.


Sitar

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music. The instrument descended from long-necked lutes taken to North India from Central Asia and is also believed to be influenced by the Veena.


Tambura

The tambura is a long-necked, string instrument originating in the Southern or Central Asia. Tanpura is a drone instrument. It resembles a sitar except it has no frets. It has four strings tuned to the tonic. The tanpura is known for its very rich sound.


Chenda

The Chenda is a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in the state of Kerala and in some parts of Karnataka where it is called the Chande. The chenda is used as an accompaniment for Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Kannyar Kali and among many forms of dances and rituals in Kerala.


Mouth organ

The harmonica, also French harp, blues harp, and mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument. A harmonica is played by using the mouth (lips and/or tongue) to direct air into and out of one or more holes along a mouthpiece.


Maracas

Maracas are a native instrument of Latin America. They are percussion instruments, usually played in pairs. They consist of a dried calabash or gourd shell or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. They may also be made of leather, wood, or plastic.


Saxophone

The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a conical-bored transposing musical instrument that is a member of the woodwind family. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet.


Trumpet

A trumpet is a musical instrument. Trumpets are among the oldest musical instruments, dating back to at least 1500 BC. They are played by blowing air through closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument.


Tambourine

The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils". Tambourines are often used with regular percussion sets.


Clarinet

The clarinet is a type of woodwind instrument that has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an approximately cylindrical bore, and a flaring bell.


Cabasa

The cabasa, similar to the shekere, is a percussion instrument that is constructed with loops of steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder. The cylinder is fixed to a long, narrow wooden or plastic handle.


Egg Shaker

An egg shaker is a hand percussion instrument, in the membranophone category, that makes a noise when shaken. Functionally it is similar to a maraca.


Bass drum

A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. Bass drums are percussion instruments and vary in size and are used in several musical genres.


Chimes

Chimes (bell instrument) are constructed from suspended tubes, rods, bells or other objects and are often made of metal or wood.


Side Drum

The snare drum or side drum is a widely used unpitched percussion instrument. It is often used in orchestras, marching bands and concert bands, drum corps and many other applications.