Bowed String Instruments: Double Bass

The violin family’s largest bowed string instrument is the double bass. It includes four (or less commonly five) strings tuned in 4ths. It sounds an octave lower than its smaller orchestral partner, the cello. The double bass is best known for its contribution...

Keyboard Instruments

  What is a Keyboard Instrument?   A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument that a musician plays using a keyboard. The most common keyboard instruments are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos....

Pecussion Instruments

  A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that a musician sounds by striking or scraping. Historians believe that the percussion family includes the oldest musical instruments, following the human voice.   Percussion Instruments   The percussion...