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Musical Instruments

Learning the musical instruments can be the perfect way to light the music spark in kids and begin their harmonic journey. Here you'll find information, games, and activities to help kids learn the musical instruments.

Musical instruments are tools used to write what it’s said to be the universal language of the world: music, deemed this way since most of the time people from all over the world can enjoy the same tune without any problem.

The benefits of teaching children about music and musical instruments are many and varied. Music makes kids more likely to succeed in their future education and to become emotionally well-balanced adults. In terms of learning, the exposure to music allows children to improve their communication skills by developing their vocabularies as they learn the names of musical instruments in a song and also its lyrics, helping them learn about syllables and making it easier to comprehend new concepts and words through dancing and singing to their favorite tunes.

To bring your children closer to music, help them learn the musical instruments and their sounds so they’ll be able to recognize them and get more acquainted with the sound of the instruments they like the most. This way the little ones can form that special connection that’ll become so helpful in their overall education.

Here you’ll find the names of musical instruments in English to help your kids start his or her journey through music. You’ll also find several games and activities related to this amazing topic.

Musical Instruments List 🎹

Musical instruments can be classified into four main categories according to how they’re built and how sounds are made, these are percussion instruments, wind instruments, stringed instruments, and electronic instruments.

 

String Instruments

String instruments are instruments that make sounds through the vibration of strings.

Guitar - Music

acoustic guitar

 

 

Piano - Música

piano

 

 

Violin - Music

violin

 

electric guitar

 

bass

 

banjo

 

 

harp

 

 

lute

 

 

lyre

 

 

mandolin

 

 

sitar

 

 

ukulele

 

 

viola

 

 

zither

 

 

 

Percussion Instruments

The percussion instruments are the ones in which sounds are produced when it’s struck or beaten by the hand or other instruments. Even though the piano is classified as a string instrument, it’s also a percussion instrument, since the strings vibrate when the keys are pressed by the performer.

Drums - Kids toys

drums

 

 

castanets---instruments-in-english---english-for-kids

castanets

 

 

triangle

 

 

xylophone

 

 

barrel drum

 

 

bass drum

 

 

bongo drum

 

 

conga

 

 

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bell

 

 

tambourine

 

 

marimba

 

 

cymbal

 

 

gong

 

 

chime

 

 

Wind Instruments

Wind instruments produce sounds through the resonance of the wind inside the instrument.

 

Flute - Music

flute

 

 

accordion

 

 

bagpipe

 

 

clarinet

 

 

concertina

 

 

didgeridoo

 

dulzaina

 

Trumpet

 

french horn

 

oboe

 

Irish flute

 

harmonica

 

ocarina

 

 

pan flute

 

 

recorder

 

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tuba 

 

 

saxophone

 

 

trombone

 

 

Electronic Instruments

The electronic instruments produce sounds using electrical components, which is then heard through loudspeakers.

synthesizer

 

keyboard

 

keytar

 

sampler

 

theremin

 

turntable

 

 

 

Musical Notes 🎼

C (Do)

D (Re)

E (Mi)

F (Fa)

G (Sol)

A (La)

B (Si)

 

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Musical Instruments Printable Flashcards 🖍️

Musical instruments cards

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