Types of musical instruments include brass, percussion, woodwind, bowed string, keyboard and guitar, with a number of instruments comprising each type. Modern symphony orchestras typically include the first four types.
Common musical instruments include the piano, violin, flute, guitar and drums. The clarinet, cello, keyboard, saxophone, bass guitar and trumpet are also common musical instruments played by students and professional musicians.
The most common instruments used in rock music are the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drums. Other instruments used include acoustic guitars, pianos and saxophones.
Free instrumental music is available online through the Sheet Music Consortium collection, the Library of Congress collection, the New York Public Library collection and the UCLA Performing Arts collection, according to Yale University. Many libraries also have online c...
The five types of musical instruments are aerophones, idiophones, membranophones, chordophones and electronic instruments. Aerophones produce music through the vibration of air. Idiophones are instruments made of material that naturally create sounds. Membranophones mak...
The classical guitar, the Galacian gaita and castanets are all typical Spanish musical instruments. All three were used traditionally in Spanish music and are still used today to perform in a variety of genres including folk, classical and flamenco.
Search through databases such as the Free Music Archive or a college library like the Kent State University catalog for instrumental scores. These sites have options for searching based on subgenres of instrumental music or according to specific instruments and time per...