Cultural Instrument Encyclopedia

January 17th, 2004 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
The Instrument Encyclopedia

This site offers a visual and sound encyclopedia of well over 100 musical instruments used in cultures throughout the world. You can browse the site for instruments divided into 4 major categories:

  • Wind
  • Percussion
  • String
  • Electronic

You can also search for an instrument based on geographical location. In addition to this remarkable collection of instruments, you will find resources for educators including a glossary of musical terms, information about museum collections of instruments, and links to other sites about collections of musical instruments. This site provides a great way to get acquainted with some of the more unusual instruments used in our global community, and an opportunity to learn social studies through music!


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