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Revision as of 09:33, 23 March 2013

A new instrument will be added only when it is used on at least 5 releases.

If the instrument you want added is not listed below, please add it. If the instrument is already listed, please add the applicable release(s) to that listing. In either case, please supply as much information about the instrument as possible. Please also search the Instrument list to make sure it is not already there under a different name.

When a proposed instrument has been added on the server, its info will be moved to the Recently Added page.

Contents

Proposed Instrument List

5-string fiddle

    • AKA: 5-string violin
    • Description: Tim Phillips says "Made to be tuned with a low C then G D A E, these 5 string violins have normal violin string length and spacing, so they are played like a normal violin."
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

10-string guitar

Accordina

    • AKA:
    • Description: it's a free reed musical instrument like the accordion or harmonica, more information
    • Instrument Family: Free reed
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Acoustic Instruments

    • AKA:
    • Description: Generic instrument credit
    • Instrument Family: Instruments
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • We already have Electronic Instruments in the tree.

Afoxé

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Afro-brazilian instrument, a small xequerê
    • Instrument Family: Percussion / ... / rattle
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

African Harp

Alfaia drum

    • AKA: Alfaia
    • Description:
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Indeecios credits Tikogó for "alfaia drum"
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Aman khuur

    • AKA: Khel khuur, khulsan khuur, tömör khuur (with many spelling variations including: aman huur, aman xuur, hel huur, xel xuur, hulsan huur, xulsan xuur, tömör huur, tömör xuur), ヘル・ホール
    • Description: A Mongolian Jew's harp.
    • Instrument Family: Wind instruments / ... / Jew's harp
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Analog synthesizer

    • AKA: Analog synth
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and techniques to produce sound
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments/.../Synthesizer
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Ashiko

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a type of drum played with the hands
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Atabaque

Auto parts

    • AKA: Car parts
    • Description: Various automobile parts played as percussion instruments
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Let Them Talk (played by Jay Bellerose)
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Backpacker guitar

    • AKA: Martin Backpacker guitar
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: A Place in the World (John Jennings, tracks 3 and 8)
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Backwards electric guitar

    • AKA: Sustainer guitar
    • Description: A modified electric guitar that uses electromagnetic waves to vibrate the strings
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Not Too Late on track 5
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:
      • Adam Levy is credited playing backwards electric guitars on Not Too Late. Is this really a separate instrument? :-S -- Prodoc 15:20, 08 March 2008 (UTC)
        • Honestly, I highly doubt it. He's probably just playing it behind his back/head, reversed, on in some other strange way. Or perhaps it's a left-hand guitar. I don't know. But I doubt it warrants an instrument listing on its own. -- FrederikSOlesen 00:27, 09 March 2008 (UTC)
          • You might want to read this. It's a pretty interesting contraption (and yes, it is a separate and unique instrument). -- HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 20:40, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Balalaika double bass

    • AKA: contrabass balalaika
    • Wikipedia
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • Vitaly Hrenov is credited playing Balalaika double bass on Dark Ages. I don't know this instrument at all so I don't know if the 'double bass' aspect is default for this instrument or not. If it isn't, should we include it as a separate instrument? -- Prodoc 15:20, 08 March 2008 (UTC)
        • You provided the link to Wikipedia and still didn't read the article? Double bass would correspond to the contrabass tuning. Just use balalaika for now and record the tuning in the Sub Optimal Credits. Tunings will most likely be added as a separate attribute. -- FrederikSOlesen 00:27, 09 March 2008 (UTC)

Banjolin

Four-string Banjo

    • AKA:
    • Description: a banjo, with four strings
    • Instrument Family: Strings, Banjo
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Genuine Negro Jig by Caroline Chocolate Drops
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Banjo-ukelele

Baroque cello

    • Description: From the wiki article for baroque violin: "any violin whose neck, fingerboard, bridge, and tailpiece are of the type used during the baroque period. [...] 'Baroque cellos' [...] also exist, with similar modifications made to their form."
    • Instrument Family: Cello
    • Appears On:

Baroque Guitar

Baroque Lute

Baroque Violin

Bapang

Bass Bodhrán

Bass Trumpet

    • Instrument Family: Brass
    • Description: A type of low trumpet which was first developed during the 1820s in Germany.
    • Appears On:

Bass Marimba

Bouzoukomana

    • AKA: Μπουζουκομάνα
    • Description: A larger version of the bouzouki
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments: Not used very often. Made more well known by Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου who used it on a lot of his albums. Example of one such organ for sale can be seen here: http://goo.gl/9xxPE


Broom Stick

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Car horn

    • AKA: Vehicle horn, novelty horn, クラクション
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: an electric horn like what would be found in a car
    • Instrument Family: Winds/Electronic Instruments/Other
    • Appears On:
    • Comments: In Japan, the term "klaxon" (クラクション) is used to refer to both car horns and actual klaxons. In the context of 3rd -LOVEパラダイス- (the English word "Klaxon" is even listed in the liner notes) it refers to a car horn, not an industrial klaxon. -- HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 23:20, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Chainsaw

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A powered tool primarily used in the cutting of wood
    • Instrument Family: Other
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Chirimia

Chitarra battente

Cimbasso


Clarinet in D

Combo organ

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a small, portable electronic organ
    • Instrument Family: Electronic organ
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: JET CD as electronic organ
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Commodore 64

Computer hard drive "triangle"

    • Description: presumably the platter from a computer hard drive, played as a triangle.
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Genuine Negro Jig by Caroline Chocolate Drops
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments: Yeah, this'll never get added. --Hawke 00:03, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Anglo concertina

    • AKA: Anglo-German concertina
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: the Anglo or Anglo-German concertina is historically a hybrid between the English and German types of concertinas. The button layouts are generally the same as the original 20-button German concertinas designed by Uhlig in 1834.
    • Instrument Family: Free-reed aerophone
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Baritone concertina

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A baritone version of the concertina, transposing one octave down.
    • Instrument Family: Free-reed aerophone
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

English concertina

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a fully chromatic instrument having buttons in a rectangular arrangement of four staggered rows.
    • Instrument Family: Free-reed aerophone
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Contra-alto Clarinet

    • AKA: "Sometimes incorrectly referred to as the EE♭ contrabass clarinet," according to Wikipedia
    • Wikipedia
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Clarinet
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Contrabass Guitar

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a low-register plucked string instrument in the guitar family, which has six strings.
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:


Corno da caccia

Craviola

Cromorne

Daibouka

    • AKA:
    • Description: Not sure; some kind of percussion instrument (but NOT another name for the darbuk)
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Aura
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:
  • I thought at first that this was another name for the darbuk (goblet drum, in the tree) but then I noticed that the same artist (Luis Jardim) is credited with playing the "dunbec" (another name for the same instrument) along with this. I tried Googling for it but nothing came up. Can anyone help? --HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 02:37, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Damper

    • AKA: Guitar damper, damper pedal (?)
    • Description: A type of guitar effect device
    • Instrument Family: Electronic or Other Instruments (depending on which one this turns out to be)
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Astro Lounge as electronic instruments (played by Chris Racine)
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments: I initially thought this was a type of effects pedal, but I learned it could also mean a plastic device placed under the strings to dampen the sound. It's possible the term could be used for both. -- HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 10:49, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Dictaphone

    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Speech playback device
    • Instrument Family: Other instruments
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Diddley bow

    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The diddley bow is a string instrument of African origin made popular in America, probably developed from instruments found on the Ghana coast of west Africa. The diddley bow is rarely heard outside the rural south. Other nicknames for this instrument include “jitterbug” or “one-string,” while an ethnomusicologist would formally call it a “monochord zither.”
    • Instrument Family: string instrument
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:


Dombra

    • AKA: домбыра, dombyra, dombra, dombıra in Kazakhstan, dambura, danbura in Uzbekistan, dumbura in Bashkir and Tatar, Dombira or 冬不拉--Dongbula in Xinjiang, China
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The dombra is a long-necked lute and a musical string instrument that exists in the culture of the Turkic peoples. It is considered a folk instrument of the Kazakhs and Nogais.
    • Instrument Family: Plucked string instrument
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Double harp

    • AKA:
    • Description: "The double, cross-strung harp is an instrument of Spanish origin which developed across the Iberian peninsula between the mid-1500s and the mid-1700s, being used for both sacred and secular music. The accompaniment on this recording is provided exclusively by the double harp – another first, as this practice, once widespread, has over the centuries been entirely forgotten." (from Naxos)
    • Instrument Family: harp
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Drinking glass

    • AKA: Glass, glass cup, wine glass, etc.
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A glass drinking glass whose rim is rubbed with a wet finger to produce sound (what inspired Benjamin Franklin to invent the glass armonica)
    • Instrument Family: Tuned percussion/Other?
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Intensive Care Track 12 "Wine Glass"
      • Release 2: Let Them Talk on track 12 (credited as "Glass of scotch" in the liner notes, played by Jay Bellerose)
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Drill

    • AKA: Power drill
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A power tool used to bore holes in surfaces.
    • Instrument Family: Other
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: JOURNEY on Track 1
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Duck call


Dulcimer

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
      • We already have Appalachian dulcimer (plucked) and Hammered dulcimer (struck), as well as several children of the hammered dulcimer. Sure it isn't one of these? -- FrederikSOlesen 20:27, 06 May 2008 (UTC)
      • According to Wikipedia, "dulcimer" on its own refers to the Appalachian dulcimer. Does anyone know how true that is? I've also removed Wall-E from this list as that page also says that lap dulcimer is another name for Appalachian dulcimer. --Nikki 13:01, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
      • Even so, couldn't we add this as a generic credit (for instances where the release does not specify)? --HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 22:37, 23 September 2012 (UTC)


Duggi

    • AKA: dugi, dukkar
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The duggi, dugi or dukkar, is an Indian drum, with a kettle drum shape, played with fingers and palm of the hand. It is a folk drum in Uttar Pradesh (duggi) and Punjab (dukkar).
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:


Dutar

Eagle Bone Whistle

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Sacred Native American instrument.
    • Instrument Family: Winds
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Effects

E-Flat Bass Tuba

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Brass
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:


Electric Acoustic Guitar

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • I'm a bit surprised that this isn't here already, it's not exactly a rare instrument. I came across one release it's used in - but I have no doubt that it's out there on various other releases as well. -- Kilu
        • From what I can tell, it's just a regular (acoustic) guitar with pick-ups. Do you want "electric-acoustic" bouzoukis, banjos, harps, accordions, violins, guitar basses, double basses, ... etc. as well? -- -- FrederikSOlesen 10:42, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
          • I suppose you have a point there. I personally don't have an electric acoustic anything, so I don't know if the sound is any different from normal acoustic. I do think that it's sort of odd that it's specifically credited as such in the booklet though. Kilu
          • Perhaps an "electric" option which could then be applied to any instrument in the list? -- BrianSchweitzer 13:40, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Electric Baritone Guitar

    • AKA: Scale Baritone Guitar
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Six-string guitar tuned an octave lower than standard tuning, which can function as a bass or electric guitar, but with its own distinctive sound.
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • Adding primarily for Doug McCombs's work in Tortoise, but Wikipedia states its use by more players. -- M. del Carpio 10:36, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Electric bouzouki

    • AKA:
    • Links: image search
    • Description: Electric bouzouki
    • Instrument Family: Bouzouki
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Celtic Moon (Niall O'Callánain)
      • Release 2: Χρώμα on track 6
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Electronic Birds

    • Instrument Family: Other
    • Appears On:

Electronics

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Other
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
      • How is this different from "electronic instruments"?--Reosarevok 11:34, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Extended-range bass guitar

    • AKA: 6 string bass, 7 string bass, etc.
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: An electric bass guitar with greater frequency range than the standard 4-string bass guitar.
    • Instrument Family: Guitars
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • On "Dr. Feelgood", Nikki Sixx is credited as playing 4-string, 8-string and 12-string bass guitars. I merged the separate entries for those instruments into this. If this instrument is ever added to the tree, can we have a text input box stating how many strings? --HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 16:26, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

F Bass Tuba

Field organ

    • AKA:
    • Links: [2]
    • Description: A portable reed organ
    • Instrument Family: Free reed/.../Reed organ
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Let Them Talk as reed organ (played by Patrick Warren)
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:'
    • Comments:

Flageolet

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Woodwind
    • Wikipedia
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Kronomakia
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:'
    • Comments:

Flamenco guitar

    • Description: a guitar traditionally used in flamenco music, smaller and lighter than a normal classical guitar
    • Instrument Family: Guitars
    • Wikipedia
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
Isn't this just a Spanish acoustic guitar? (already in the tree)
It might be, though Wikipedia identifies "Spanish acoustic guitar" as a synonym for a classical guitar. We might need an expert to clarify.HibiscusKazeneko

Flat mandolin

    • AKA:
    • Description: presumably either a flat-topped or flat-backed mandolin (Google results were inconclusive)
    • Instrument Family: Strings/.../Mandolin
    • Wikipedia
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: MISSLIM Track 7 as mandolin
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:
      • This might be a wasei-eigo term. If anyone knows of any English-language information on this instrument, please let me know. --HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 08:26, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Foot bells

    • Description: straps lined with jingle bells worn around a dancer's ankles
    • Instrument Family: Bells
    • Links: [3]
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Frame drum set

    • Description: set of frame drums
    • Instrument Family: Percussion, Frame Drum, Drum set
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Genuine Negro Jig by Carolina Chocolate Drops
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:
      • Adding just Rebana may suffice; a Kompang is a smaller version but I believe the same.

Game Boy

    • AKA:
    • Description: the sound chip from the Nintendo Game Boy handheld console, played as a MIDI instrument
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • Which relationships do you need this adding for? I can't see any relationships or annotations on any of those releases... --Nikki 06:29, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
        • It's an instrument credit, so we'll need to figure out who played it on which tracks and so on. Tracking down the people who made all those edits might be difficult at this point. --HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 06:35, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Gittern

Gizmo

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: An effects device for the electric guitar invented by member of 10cc
    • Instrument Family: Electric guitar
    • Appears On:

Glass Bottle

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments: Isn't this just "jug"? Or is it honestly played as a percussion instrument instead of a wind instrument? -- HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 05:52, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Glass Bowl

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Goc

    • AKA:
    • Description: a serbian traditional drum.
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Gong bass drum

    • AKA:
    • Description: Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Drums?
    • Appears On:

Greek lute

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Guitalele

Guitarrón mexicano

    • AKA: Guitarrón, Mexican guitarron, Mexican large guitar (literal translation)
    • Description: A large, deep-bodied Mexican 6-string acoustic bass played in mariachi groups.
    • Instrument Family: Guitars
    • Wikipedia
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • A predecessor of the modern acoustic bass guitar
      • Also a distinct instrument at Discogs
      • Not to be confused with the Guitarrón chileno

Guitorgan

    • AKA:
    • Description: A Guitorgan is an electric guitar with electronic organ components added.
    • Instrument Family: Guitars
    • Wikipedia
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Halldorophone

    • AKA:
    • Links: [4]
    • Description: Electro-acoustic string instruments in development by Halldór Úlfarsson.
    • Instrument Family: String
    • Appears On:
    • Comments: [5]


Harmonitor

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family:
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Siren on track 14
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:
      • No idea what this actually is, only reference I can find so far seems to be on the credits page for Siren

Harpeleik

    • AKA:
    • Description: a chorded zither
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Le Pop
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:


Jarana

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Mexican guitar variant
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Excitable Boy
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Katem

Keytar

    • AKA:
    • Description: A keytar is a relatively lightweight keyboard (with or without a built-in synthesizer) that is supported by a strap around the neck and shoulders, similar to the way a guitar is supported by a strap. -- Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family:
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Glass and Komboloi

    • AKA: Potirokomboloi, Potirokoboloi, Ποτηρομπολόι, Ποτήρι - κομπολόι
    • Description:A komboloi is string of beads. Traditionally it's used to relieve stress and keep ones hands busy (Wikipedia) it was sometimes used in rebetika songs with a glass to make a distinctive "glass-y" sound. The "organ" has also been used again in recent times.
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:

Kompang

    • AKA: Rebana
    • Description: type of Rebana, a small frame drum used in Islamic devotional music in traditional Malay culture. (Wikipedia)
    • Instrument Family: Percussion, Frame Drum
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Louder than Light by Wicked Aura Batacada
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:
      • Adding just Rebana may suffice; a Kompang is a smaller version but I believe the same.

Kutero/Kutiro

    • AKA:
    • Description: A set of three drums played by Mandinka people in West Africa. Similar to Sabar or Djembe. Picture here.
    • Instrument Family: Drums
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Ascension by Pep Love (track 16)
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Latin percussion

"leg" percussion

    • AKA:
    • Description: percussion music performed with the legs, presumably
    • Instrument Family: other percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Genuine Negro Jig by Carolina Chocolate Drops
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:
      • Is this really different from "foot percussion"?--Reosarevok 14:37, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
        • It might be; foot percussion is made only with the feet while leg percussion could be something like knees clapping together, etc. I haven't actually heard or seen the songs it's mentioned for, so I don't know for sure. HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 07:53, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Loops

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Other
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
        • In Discogs Loops are credited 3223 times in release level and 2769 in track level Jokipii 21 June 2012
      • This is a tricky case. I've seen some pedal device being used to start and stop recording a loop while playing an instrument and then later repeating it (or repeating several loops at once). This should be an instrument in the electronic instruments family. But the Wikipedia article also mentions samplers being used for that (and we already have sampler in the tree) or that you can just digitally repeat samples. That latter case is not an instrument being used, really. And how can you tell which of those an artist really did? Credits like "samples" and "sound effects"/"fx" are similar. --Shepard 18:43, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Lur

Mandocello

    • AKA: Mandoloncello, Liuto cantabile, Liuto moderno
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A relative of the mandolin (larger and lower than a mandola)
    • Instrument Family: Strings/Plucked String Instruments/.../Mandola
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • We may have to rearrange the position of the mandolin and mandola to go with this. -- HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 20:36, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Marimbaphone

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Tuned Percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Seeds
      • Release 2:
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    • Comments:
      • Used by Fats Sadi on Seeds, not currently credited -- Wizzcat 21:29, 09 August 2008 (UTC)

Marímbula

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: folk musical instrument of the Caribbean Islands (not to be confused with a marimba).
    • Instrument Family: Lamellophone
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • Different to African lamellophones used to produce complex polyphony and polyrhythms, the marímbula basically plays the role of a bass guitar. -- Fabe56

Memorymoog

    • AKA: Moog Memorymoog
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a variation on the Moog synthesizer
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments/.../Moog
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: JET CD as Moog (played by Yuta Saito)
      • Release 2:
      • Release 3:
      • Release 4:
      • Release 5:
    • Comments:

Mexican Harp / Arpa de Mariachi


Mizmar

    • AKA:
    • Description: Mizmar
    • Instrument Family: Winds
    • Appears On:
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Modular Synthesizer

Music Sequencer

    • AKA: Sequencer
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A device or application software that can record, edit, or play back musical notation
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments
    • Appears On:
    • Comments: A drum machine is a type of sequencer, so if this is added it should be the parent of Drum Machine.

Naobo

Ney

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
        • Yes we do - as "Nai". There's several spellings for this one (Nai/Ney/Nye/Nay) -- TimVanHolder
          • The Nai in the list at the moment is a type of flute, not the drum. -- BrianFreud
            • Never heard Ney as percussion before. Maybe some links would be helpfull --ym
              • I've added Ney (the middle-eastern, not Romanian flute) too. If someone can prove there's a percussion instrument too, please do.--Reosarevok (talk) 15:09, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Njarka

    • AKA: N'jarka
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a small fiddle made from a gourd, with one gut string, which is native to Mali.
    • Instrument Family: String instruments
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: The River by Ali Farka Touré
      • Release 2:
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Ngoni

    • AKA: N'goni, N'gone
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a plucked string instrument from West Africa, possibly an ancestor of the banjo.
    • Instrument Family: String instruments
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • The sleeve notes for release 1 credit Bassekou Kouyate with both ngoni and ngoni ba - so I must assume they are different, but I do not know how.
      • Should be broken down into: N'goni, Kamale N'goni and Donso N'goni.

Nintendo

    • AKA: Famicom, Nintendo Entertainment System, NES
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: the sound chip from the Nintendo Entertainment System video game console
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • This might need to be split into two separate instruments, the NES and the Famicom (ファミコン, short for Family Computer/ファミリーコンピュータ). If memory serves, the Famicom was capable of producing more sounds than the NES was. --HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 06:30, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
        • Are you sure? NES is just the foreign name for FAMICOM. Jesus2099 (talk) 22:05, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
          • Extremely. In case you haven't noticed, the two consoles were structurally completely different in many ways (most of which are irrelevant right now), but the Famicom had two pins on its edge connector that allowed game cartridges to expand the onboard sound capabilities of the console. One way this was utilized was through a built-in microphone in the second controller that would play back players' voices through the connected TV set. --HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 00:01, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Nyabinghi Drums (Funde, Thunder, Repeater/Keteh)

    • AKA: Rastafarian/jamaican drums
    • Wikipedia
    • Links: drums
    • Description: played at a groundation ceremony in rasta culture. Nyabinghi music is played in 4/4 time on three drums:
Thunder: It is a double-headed bass drum, played with a mallet. The strokes are an open tone on 1 and a dampened stroke on 3. Occasionally, the thunder player will syncopate the rhythm.
Funde: The funde is the middle drum. It maintains the dominant heartbeat rhythm as the funde player makes steady, dampened strokes on 1 and 3.
Repeater/Keteh: The repeater or keteh, is the smallest and highest pitched drum. The drummer tends to play around 2 and 4 , with a syncopated feel. It is seen as the carrier of spirit and fire of the music.
Maybe these are two specific, but noting here in case they are credited this way on other releases. These are roughly equivalent to other standard percussion instruments like "bass drum", congas, bongos etc.
    • Instrument Family: Drums / Nyabinghi drums (preferably with an instrument each for the three)
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Light by Matisyahu
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Nyatiti

    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a five to eight-stringed plucked lyre from Kenya.
    • Instrument Family: String instruments
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Volume 1: Sound Magic by Afro Celt Sound System (track 8)
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Ocarina, Triple-chambered

Organo di Legno

    • AKA: Wooden Pipe Organ
    • Description: A small chamber organ with wooden pipes which was well known in the Renaissance, but of which there appear to be no other surviving examples except for one made by Lorenzo da Pavia in Venice in 1494 that is now kept in the Museo Correr, Venice, Italy. Such instruments were prized for their sweet sound, described as "soave". Lorenzo's organ was pitched at a' = 455 Hz (± 4 Hz), one of the fairly high Venetian instrumental pitches. The compass is F,G-f³ (i.e. no F#), which retains the possibility of using the upper part of the range for repeating melodies at the octave.
    • Instrument Family: Winds / Keyboard
    • Appears On:
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Optigan

    • Wikipedia
    • Description: An electronic keyboard instrument with pre-recorded optical soundtracks to reproduce sound
    • Instrument Family: Electronic instruments
    • Appears On:

Orchestron

    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A keyboard instrument, which produces its sound through electronic amplification of sound pre-recorded on an optical disc.
    • Instrument Family: Electronic instruments
    • Appears On:

Pandeiro

Pandereta

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Wikipedia links it to 'tambourine', but it's an incorrect translation. The Pandereta is a Puerto Rican franc drum, which is in the same family, but not the same as a tambourine.
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • BrianSchweitzer 03:19, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
      • Be careful, though. Pandereta does mean Tambourine in European Spanish.

Pandero

    • AKA:
    • Links: Wikipedia (translated)
    • Description: Described in the liner as a "Spanish franc drum", looks like it's a relative of the tambourine.
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
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Pipe and Tabor

    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a somewhat specialized pipe and tambourine-esque pair, played in combination.
    • Instrument Family: Winds, percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Morris On on track 7
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    • Comments:
      • Could possibly be implemented as separate instruments

Player Piano

    • AKA: Reproducing Piano
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Player pianos play themselves, but esp. in the reproducing versions, rather than being programmed like midi tracks, they were actually played by someone, and the roll thus produced became the piano roll.
    • Instrument Family: Other
    • Appears On:
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Pocket Trumpet

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Brass
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • a compact size B♭ trumpet, easy to carry around. Though never was considered good enough to be in official use in orchestras, it was featured quite some times in small jazz bands. Don Cherry is Mr. Pocket Trumpet, and him alone has dozen of releases on which he uses it (also check most Ornette Coleman releases where he features) - revealing this somewhat neglected poor trumpet its true potential. All these are currently documented as simply trumpet. Note this is not the same as the Piccolo Trumpet that we now have. More about the thingie at wackypedia. -- dmppanda 05:24, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Polynesian Log Drums

    • AKA:
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    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
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Post horn

    • AKA: coach horn, posthorn, post-horn
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The post horn is a valveless cylindrical brass or copper instrument with cupped mouthpiece, used to signal the arrival or departure of a post rider or mail coach. It was used especially by postilions of the 18th and 19th centuries.
      Mozart, Mahler, and others incorporated the instrument into their orchestras for certain pieces. On such occasions, the orchestra's horn player usually plays the instrument. One example of post horn use in modern classical music is the famous off-stage solo in Mahler's Third Symphony. Due to the scarcity of this instrument, however, music written for it is usually played on a trumpet or flugelhorn.
    • Instrument Family: Brass
    • Appears On:
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Pots & Pans

    • AKA:
    • Description: Kitchen pots and pans played as percussion instruments (usually as if they were drums in a drum set)
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
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Prepared Guitar

    • AKA: Tabletop Guitar
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Guitar
    • Description: A prepared guitar is a guitar which has had its timbre altered by placing various objects on or between the instrument's strings, including other extended techniques. This practice is sometimes called tabletop guitar, because many prepared guitarists do not hold the instrument in the usual manner, but instead place the guitar on a table to manipulate it. (from Wikipedia)
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • This seems kind of like a style of playing, involving manipulating an instrument in non-standard ways by adding to it. It seems to be applicable to nearly any instrument, but the only two examples on Wikipedia that use the "prepared" terminolody are Guitar and Piano.
      • Tagged with instrument-prepared guitar

Ramana

    • AKA:
    • Links: Ramana
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments:
      • A type of drum, not seeing much info on it. There is a picture of one at the linked site, however. -- BrianSchweitzer 03:19, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Rackett

    • AKA:
    • Description: Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Winds (bassoon-like)
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Alchemist
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Rawap

Rebana

    • AKA:
    • Description: a small frame drum used in Islamic devotional music in traditional Malay culture. (Wikipedia)
    • Instrument Family: Percussion, Frame Drum
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Louder than Light by Wicked Aura Batacada (credited as Kompang, smaller version)
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    • Comments:
      • Could be added with Kompang as a sub-instrument, but as Kompang is I believe just a smaller version adding Rebana may suffice.

Renaissance Harp

Repinique

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a 2-headed Brazilian drum
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: The Big Gundown Track 1 as Other Percussion
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Requinto Jarocho

Sabar

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Traditional Senegalese drum.
    • Instrument Family: Drums
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Big Blue Ball on track 7
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Säckpipa

Sakara Drum

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Clay drum from Nigeria
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Odu played by Nojeem Lasisi
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Sansula

Saron

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The saron is a musical instrument of Indonesia, which is used in the gamelan. It typically consists of seven bronze bars placed on top of a resonating frame (rancak). It is usually about 20 cm (8 in) high, and is played on the floor by a seated performer.
    • Instrument Family: Keyboard percussion
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C melody saxophone

Shudraga

    • AKA: Shanz, ショダルガ, Shadraga
    • Description: A Mongolian fretless lute with three strings.
    • Instrument Family: String instruments / ... / Lute
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    • Comments:
      • Probably related to the sanxian. Nikki 02:56, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Sintir

Slide Trumpet

    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The slide trumpet is a type of trumpet that is fitted with a slide much like a trombone.
    • Instrument Family: Brass
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Slideridoo

Solina

    • AKA: Solina String Ensemble, ARP String Ensemble
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a divide-down orchestral synthesizer
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments/.../Synthesizer
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: JET CD as electronic instruments
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Soprano Guitar

    • AKA: Octave Guitar
    • Description: Tuned one octave over an ordinary guitar
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Spinet

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A small piano, harpsichord or organ
    • Instrument Family: Keyboard
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Steelwhistle

    • AKA:
    • Description: Similar to a tin whistle??
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Stomp box

Sub Octivider

    • AKA:
    • Description: An effect pedal for electric guitars
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
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Subahar

    • AKA: bass sitar
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The subahar, sometimes known as bass sitar, is a plucked string instrument used in the Hindustani classical music of North India. It is closely related to sitar, but it has a lower tone.
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Sursingar

    • AKA: sursringar, surshringar, surashringar
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The sursingar is a musical instrument from India. It is a lute-derived sarod, except it is larger in size and produces a deeper sound. It precedes the sarod chronologically.
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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SynthAxe

Tack piano

Tar (drum)

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A tar is a single-headed frame drum. The tar comes from North Africa and the Middle East.
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
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Tenor banjo

    • AKA:
    • Description: a four-string banjo with tenor tuning, usually C G D A
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Strings/.../Banjo
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Tenor trombone

    • AKA:
    • Description: Variation of trombone
    • Instrument Family: Wind brass
    • Appears On:
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Tenor violin

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: A string instrument with a body size and range between the viola and the cello
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Let Them Talk played by Craig Eastman (currently only credited as playing the violin)
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Timber flute

    • AKA:
    • Links: image search
    • Description: Maybe a kind of celtic flute
    • Instrument Family: Flute
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Celtic Moon (Cormac Breatnach)
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Time Machine

    • AKA: Folktek Time Machine
    • Description: A type of custom sequencer / samplable synthesiser made by Folktek
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: Freak Controller - Salmonella Dub
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Tinya

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The Tinya is a percussion instrument, a small handmade drum of leather which is used in the traditional music of the Andean region, particularly Peru.
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
    • Appears On:
    • Comments: Also listed as snare drum in Release 1

Tovshuur

    • AKA: Tobshuur, Topshuur, トヴショール Wikipedia
    • Description: A Mongolian plucked lute with two strings. The head of the neck is shaped like a swan.
    • Instrument Family: String instruments / ... / Lute
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Tromboon

    • AKA: Babone
    • Wikipedia
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Brass
    • Appears On:
      • Release 1: PDQ Bach - The Seasonings
      • Release 2: PDQ Bach - Serenude (for devious instruments)
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Vichitra veena

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: The vichitra veena a plucked string instrument used in Hindustani music. It is similar to the Carnatic gottuvadhyam (chitra vina). It has no frets and is played with a slide.
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Baritone Viola

    • AKA:
    • Description: A viola with heavy strings which plays an octave lower?
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Violino piccolo

Viololyra

    • AKA: Βιολολύρα
    • Description: A mix of the Cretan lyra and violin
    • Instrument Family: Strings
    • Appears On:
    • Comments: The Viololyra is manufactured with the same materials as the common lyra, however is different in its shape. After seeing the violin, which came to Greece from the rest of Europe, many instrument manufacturers were influenced and created the viololyra. Its trademark is that it has 4 chords and resembles the shape of the violin, to an extent. http://goo.gl/qnH9M

Weissenborn Guitar

Wooden Bowl

    • AKA:
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    • Instrument Family: Percussion
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      • Probably quite similar logic to the Wooden spoons below. I also have seen another release (A Canticle for Leibowitz) with a Pyrex bowl (ie, 'glass bowl') credit, in both cases used as a percussion instrument. -- BrianSchweitzer 03:19, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Wooden spoons

    • AKA:
    • Description:
    • Instrument Family: Percussion?
    • Appears On:
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      • Alexsander Hrenov is credited playing wooden spoons on Dark Ages. We do have spoons included in the instruments list but does the matterial of the instrument deserve to be included as separate entries? I don't know spoons as an instrument but if there's just a small selection of spoons in different materials availble we might as well include it. -- Prodoc 15:20, 08 March 2008 (UTC)
        • Well, wooden and metal (kitchen) spoons are by far the most common types of spoons, though bone/horn spoons are also out there. As a spoons player, I could probably give you a lengthier rant about the qualities of each type, but for the sake of this discussion, let me just say that there are different kinds of spoons, and the material does have an effect on the produced sound. :) -- FrederikSOlesen 00:03, 09 March 2008 (UTC)

Yoochin

    • AKA: Yochin, ヨーチン
    • Description: A Mongolian hammered dulcimer.
    • Instrument Family: String instruments / ... / Hammered dulcimer
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    • Comments:
      • Probably related to the yangqin. Nikki 02:56, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Instruments with no releases listed

Amiga

    • AKA:
    • Description: the sound chip out of an Amiga personal computer
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments
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Arco Bass

    • AKA: Single bass, Arco acoustic bass guitar
    • Description: an acoustic bass guitar built to look and sound like an upright bass
    • Links: [7]
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Atari 2600

    • AKA:
    • Description: the sound chip out of the video game console by the same name
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Electronic Instruments
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Bellowphone

    • AKA: The Majestic Bellowphone
    • Description: a bizarre bellows-driven horn instrument developed and played by Leonard Solomon
    • Links: [8]
    • Instrument Family: Winds
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Blaster Beam

    • AKA:
    • Description: a long metal beam with strings and movable electric guitar pickups
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Byzaanchi

    • AKA:
    • Description: a Tuvan bowed string instrument with a hollow cylindrical body
    • Images: [9]
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Caixa

    • AKA:
    • Links: Caixa
    • Description: a Brazilian snare drum used in samba music
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
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Chanzy

    • AKA:
    • Description: a Tuvan three-stringed lute
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Ching

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: Thai/Cambodian finger cymbals
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
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Doshpuluur

    • AKA: Toshpuluur
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a plucked, banjo-like, long-necked lute used in the Tuva region of Mongolia.
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Double-reed Slide Music Stand

    • AKA:
    • Description: An oboe read crossed with a music stand into a funky slidebar instrument.
    • Instrument Family: Winds
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      • Used by, who else, PDQ Bach. -- BrianSchweitzer 11:26, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Drone

    • AKA:
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    • Instrument Family: Other? Winds?
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      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
      • Is this an actual instrument of its own, or just generic droning (which can be done on most melody instruments)? -- FrederikSOlesen 10:12, 09 March 2008 (UTC)
        • I'm not sure - Discogs gives no description for this one, I'll have to try to dig it out of their change notes if they mean as you describe, if they perhaps mean a tanpura, or if they mean something else. -- BrianSchweitzer 11:46, 09 March 2008 (UTC)

Duduk

    • AKA: Tsiranapogh
    • Description: an Armenian double-reed instrument
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Winds
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Ektara

    • AKA: iktar, ektar, yaktaro gopichand
    • Description: an Indian one-string plucked instrument
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Strings
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Flugabone

    • AKA:
    • Description: a larger variant of the flugelhorn, tuned a full octave lower
    • Links: [10]
    • Instrument Family: Winds
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Ganzá

    • AKA:
    • Wikipedia
    • Description: a Brazilian rattle
    • Instrument Family: Percussion
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Homus

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    • Instrument Family: Other
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Igil

    • AKA: Игил
    • Description: a two-stringed bowed instrument from the Tuva region
    • Wikipedia
    • Instrument Family: Strings/Bowed string instruments
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Kabosy

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    • Description: a square guitar-like instrument from Madagascar
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Khene

    • AKA: khaen, kaen, khen, ແຄນ, แคน
    • Description: Mouth organ from Laos and north-east Thailand. Consists of bamboo pipes connected to a small, hollowed-out hardwood wind-chest.
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    • Instrument Family: Winds
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      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
      • I've re-added this because I'm not entirely convinced it's the same as the existing khèn Mèo. Pages for khèn Mèo, kềnh H'Mông, qeej (Vietnam): wikipedia:vi:Kềnh_H'Mông, [11], [12], [13], [14]. Pages for khene, khaen (Laos, Thailand): wikipedia:Khene, [15], [16], [17]. The former are all very similar, as are the latter, but there are a number of differences between the two which makes me wonder if they're really the *same* instrument and not just closely related instruments. --Nikki (talk) 00:11, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Mandoguitar

    • AKA: Octave Twelve, Vox MandoGuitar
    • Description: a miniature 12-string electric guitar designed to sound like a mandolin yet feel and play like a guitar
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Ocarina, Double-chambered

    • AKA: Treble Ocarina
    • Description: Ocarina
    • Instrument Family: Woodwinds
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Pedalboard

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Pipe

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Pixiphone

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    • Description: a toy glockenspiel manufactured in England in the 1950s and 1960s
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    • Instrument Family: Tuned percussion
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Rauschpfeife

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    • Description: a 16th-17th century double reed instrument
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Reco-reco

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    • Description: a specific type of Brazilian Güiro
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Regal

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    • Description: an early portable reed organ popular during the Renaissance
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Rozhok

    • AKA: Vladimirsky rozhok
    • Description: an ancient Russian wooden trumpet
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Saxobone

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    • Description: A trombine modified to accept a saxophone mouthpiece. Used by jazz player Eddie Harris (inventor?) among others.
    • Instrument Family: Brass? Winds?
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Slapstick

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    • Description: a wooden whip - 'The other type also has two planks of woods, one longer than the other, with one handle, connected with a spring hinge so it can be played with just one hand, though it cannot produce sounds as loud as a whip requiring both hands.'
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Strum Stick

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    • Description: a three-string guitar-like instrument
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Suling

    • AKA: Seruling
    • Description: an Indonesian bamboo ring flute
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Surbahar

    • AKA: Bass sitar
    • Description: A bass sitar
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Swarmandal

    • AKA: Indian zither, Indian harp
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Tamborim

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    • Description: A small, round Brazilian frame drum of Portuguese and African origin. The frame is 6" in diameter and may be made of metal, plastic or wood. The head is typically made of nylon and is normally very tightly tuned in order to ensure a high, sharp sound and a minimum of sustain. The drum is devoid of snares or jingles
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      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
        • What is this? -- FrederikSOlesen 10:12, 09 March 2008 (UTC)
          • As I said, this is simply using their list to compare against, but I would imagine is this instrument. That would seem to fit with Discogs' description: "A small, round Brazilian frame drum of Portuguese and African origin. The frame is 6" in diameter and may be made of metal, plastic or wood. The head is typically made of nylon and is normally very tightly tuned in order to ensure a high, sharp sound and a minimum of sustain. The drum is devoid of snares or jingles." -- BrianSchweitzer 11:46, 09 March 2008 (UTC)

Tapboard

Temple Bells

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    • Description: a Japanese wind chime
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Tipple

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    • Description: a stringed musical instrument that is smaller that a guitar and larger than a ukulele, having aspects of both.
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Trautonium

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    • Description: an electronic instrument that uses a resistor wire and moving metal plate to create sound
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Tüngür

    • AKA: tünggür, düngür, dünggü
    • Links: Tüngür
    • Description: A Tuvan Shamen drum
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Whistling Water Jar

    • AKA: Peruvian whistling bottle
    • Description: a clay whistle filled with water to change its pitch
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Zhaleika

    • AKA: Bryolka
    • Description: a Russian single-reed hornpipe
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Failed, and why

Indian Strings

Tabla

  • Tabla already here, see Goblet Drum

Guitar synthesizer

  • Guitar synthesizer This shouldn't be added either. Just because you added a MIDI pickup to your guitar it doesn't change the fact that you're still playing a guitar.
  • I dispute this simplistic rejection, personally, and think it should be revisited. There are already many "specialized" versions of instruments listed on the current instrument tree, so this as a specialized electric guitar makes sense to me. There are also specialised Guitar Synth players; and all-in-one guitars that can be purchased. From Wikipedia "While the term "MIDI guitar" is often used as a synonym for the field of guitar/synthesis or for a guitar/synthesizer, MIDI is not always used. While most synthesizers use a keyboard interface to allow the performer to play the instrument, because synthesizers generate sounds electronically, a range of input devices can actuate them.[1] A guitar/synthesizer provides an interface which is familiar to a guitarist, allowing the guitarist to play synthesized sounds through the guitar. This diminishes the need for the guitarist to learn to play a keyboard, and allows for musical effects which are natural for a guitar but more difficult or impossible to produce using a keyboard." The fact that you can't achieve the same sound from a traditional synth keyboard or a regular electric guitar makes this distinct from both a "synth" and a "guitar". IMO, an instrument credit should represent both the input mechanism AND the sound that is produced. I mean, we even have both lap steel guitar and electric guitar... Neither "electric guitar" nor "synthesizier" accurately represent the play style and sound here. --Voiceinsideyou 06:04, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
  • I'd agree with Voiceinsideyou. If the saxophone synthesizer (aka EWI / Electronic Wind Instrument) could be added - and I think it was correct that we did add it - then I don't see any reason why a string instrument equivalent should be barred. If it is simply the addition of a MIDI pickup, that's one thing, but as Voice suggests, that's not the entirety of what might be meant by 'guitar syth'. BrianFreud 01:35, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

E-mu synthesizer

Yamaha DX7

  • Yamaha DX7 This is just a brand and model of synth. It should not be added.

Kalimba

It's already in the list - look under "mbira". -- BrianSchweitzer 12:27, 09 March 2008 (UTC)

Clàrsach

  • A "clàrsach" and an Irish harp are the same, the only difference is whether the instrument or player or tune is from Ireland or Scotland. Which, IMHO, isn't enough to warrant its own entry. (And I play one, so I should be as eager as anyone to have as much granularity as possible in this area!) I'd support renaming "Irish harp" to "Irish harp / Clàrsach" though. -- FrederikSOlesen 18:40, 05 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Added to Irish harp as "Irish harp / Clàrsach". -- Reosarevok 18:31, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Cümbüş

  • I am not sure what the English word is, but Wikipedia also list it as Cümbüş and I never heard another saying for it. Many Turkish folk songs includes it. --syserror
  • already there, but because of the accents it's impossible to search for. it's just below biwa in the tree. Nikki 18:46, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Computer

  • This isn't specific enough to distinguish it from programming. --Nikki 00:23, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Riqq

Pump organ

Harpischord

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      • Already in there as harpsichord - maybe you searched for the same typo you added here? ;) --Reosarevok 12:35, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Scratches

    • AKA: Scratching
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    • Description: technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer.
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      • A Discogs instrument AR we don't yet list. -- BrianSchweitzer
        • We have "Turntable(s)"? -- FrederikSOlesen 10:12, 09 March 2008 (UTC)
        • In Discogs Scratches are credited 12269 times in release level and 26735 in track level Jokipii 21 June 2012
        • As indicated back in 2008, this is just Turntables. We don't have an instrument for each way of playing guitar.--Reosarevok (talk) 23:30, 3 October 2012 (UTC)