bellows

bellows

/ˈbɛɫoʊz/
noun
(plural) a mechanical tool that produces a current of air to blow into a fire or produce a sound in a musical instrument

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bow

bow

/ˈbaʊ/, /ˈboʊ/
noun
a long and partially curved, thin rod made out of wood with horsehair strings stretched alongside it, used to play stringed instruments such as the cello and violin

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bridge

bridge

/ˈbɹɪdʒ/
noun
a small wooden piece on a musical instrument over which the strings are stretched

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catgut

catgut

/kˈætɡʌt/
noun
a type of durable cord that is obtained from animal intestines used in making musical instruments

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damper

damper

/ˈdæmpɝ/
noun
a wooden pad that is used to silence a piano string

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drumstick

drumstick

/ˈdɹəmstɪk/
noun
a stick with a round head that is used for playing drums or other percussion instruments

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fret

fret

/ˈfɹɛt/
noun
a small metal bar on the neck of a string instrument pressed with fingers to produce a particular note

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fingerboard

fingerboard

/ˈfɪŋɡɝˌbɔɹd/
noun
a narrow flat part on the neck of a string instrument where the fingers press the strings to play various notes

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hammer

hammer

/ˈhæmɝ/
noun
a drum beater with a rounded head that is used in playing bass drums, snare drums, etc.

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head

head

/ˈhɛd/
noun
the flat top part of a drum

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key

key

/ˈki/
noun
any wooden or metal part of a piano or similar instruments that make a sound when pressed

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keyboard

keyboard

/ˈkiˌbɔɹd/
noun
a set of black and white keys on a piano or any other similar instrument

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mouthpiece

mouthpiece

/ˈmaʊθˌpis/
noun
the part of a musical instrument into which the performer blows air

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mute

mute

/ˈmjut/
noun
a tool that is used to soften or silence the sound produced by a musical instrument

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neck

neck

/ˈnɛk/
noun
the part on a stringed musical instrument that extends from its main body, upon which the fingerboard is found

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peg

peg

/ˈpɛɡ/
noun
a wooden, metal or plastic screw that is turned to regulate the strings of a musical instrument

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pedal

pedal

/ˈpɛdəɫ/
noun
a flat bar on a musical instrument such as a piano or an organ that is pushed by the feet to change or control the sound produced

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pick

pick

/ˈpɪk/
noun
a small plastic or metal piece by which a string instrument such as a guitar is played

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pipe

pipe

/ˈpaɪp/
noun
any of the large tubes on an organ by which different notes are produced

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plectrum

plectrum

/plˈɛktɹəm/
noun
a small flat piece of plastic, wood, etc. that is used in plucking the strings of a musical instrument such as a guitar, harpsichord, etc.

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reed

reed

/ˈɹid/
noun
a thin strip of metal or cane, sometimes paired, which resonates when air is blown toward it and produces a sound in a musical instrument

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resonator

resonator

/ɹˈɛzənˌeɪɾɚ/
noun
the hollow part inside a musical instrument or a piece of equipment that resonates a single sound or wave length

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slide

slide

/ˈsɫaɪd/
noun
the part of a musical instrument that slides backward or forward to change the sound quality

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soft pedal

soft pedal

/sˈɔft pˈɛdəl/
noun
a pedal on a piano that is pressed in order to produce a softer tone

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soundbox

soundbox

/sˈaʊndbɑːks/
noun
the hollow part of a string instrument such as a guitar or violin that produces a resonance

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stop

stop

/ˈstɑp/
noun
the handle of a pipe organ that is pulled or pushed in order to let pressurized air through the pipes, controlling the sound produced

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string

string

/ˈstɹɪŋ/
noun
a cord of stretched wire, nylon, etc. on a musical instrument that is plucked to produce sound

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tuning peg

tuning peg

/tˈuːnɪŋ pˈɛɡ/
noun
a wooden, metal or plastic screw that is turned to regulate the strings of a musical instrument

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valve

valve

/ˈvæɫv/
noun
a device for extending the length of the tube in a brass instrument that allows the performer to reach various notes

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