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Our A-Z list of instruments

An A-Z list of instruments

Check out our alphabetic list of instruments, from accordion to zither. As far as possible, we’ve tried to stick to common instruments you’ll already have heard of – but some of the letters proved more challenging… Accordion Accordion is from the German Akkordion, a derivative of Akkord ‘harmony’, and so named because some of the buttons on […]

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Eponymous instrument makers: from Sax to Stradivari

We feel inspired to think about instruments that take their name in some way from their inventors (sidenote: for the correct use of eponymous see this informative diatribe in the New York Times). So… here they are! Adolphe Sax (1814-1894) Belgian inventor of the saxophone. Fun fact: Despite its common association with, and prolific use in […]

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