Musical Instruments: List of 30 Popular Types of Instruments in English

Musical Instruments in English! Learn a list of 30 basic types of musical instruments with useful examples and ESL printable infographic.

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Musical Instruments

List of musical instruments

Here is the list of names of musical instruments

  • Accordion
  • Banjo
  • Bass guitar
  • Bongo
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Cymbal
  • Drum kit
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • Harmonica
  • Gong
  • Guitar
  • Harmonica
  • Harp
  • Hammered dulcimer
  • Lute
  • Lyre
  • Mandolin
  • Marimba
  • Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Saxophone
  • Tambourine
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Xylophone

Musical Instruments with Example Sentences

Accordion

  • He plays blues on the accordion.

Banjo

  • He could hear the thrum of a banjo.

Bass guitar

  • He plays bass guitar.

Bongo

  • Try penny whistles, maracas, guitars, recorders, bongo drums and the piano for melodious fun.

Cello

  • The slow movement opens with a cello solo.

Clarinet

  • She plays the clarinet in a swing band.

Cymbal

  •  I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

Drum kit

  • Don’t lay into your drum kit at midnight in a residential area.

Euphonium

  • He’d played the euphonium during our last summer tour.

Flute

  • She plays the flute in an orchestra.

Harmonica

  • He played a tune on his harmonica.

Gong

  • The gong for lunch sounded two floors down.

Guitar

  • He strummed his guitar when he talked to me.

Harmonica

  • He played a tune on his harmonica.

Harp

  • She’s a wizard at playing harp.

Hammered dulcimer

  • One of the KLEZmer special instruments was the hammered dulcimer, known as a TSIMbal.

Lute

  • He idly plucked the strings of the lute.

Lyre

  • The minstrel drew sweet sounds from his lyre and waked in all the longing for the dance.

Mandolin

  • She plays the mandolin superlatively well.

Marimba

  • That’s a proton collision played on marimba.

Piano

  • He keyed the piano up to a concert pitch.

Piccolo

  • I can sense a piccolo fauxpas when I make one.

Saxophone

  • He was jamming with his saxophone.

Tambourine

  • I enjoy the beat from the tambourine.

Trumpet

  • He played trumpet professionally in a jazz combo.

Tuba

  • He taught himself to play the tuba.

Ukulele

  • A man playing ukulele and riding a bicycle across the sky.

Viola

Violin

  • She plays the violin remarkably well.

Xylophone

  • They will never recede like a xylophone.

Types of Instruments | Infographic

Learn types of musical instruments with ESL pictures.

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