Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Parts of Musical Instruments

school icon29 words
15 min
Here you will learn some English words related to parts of musical instruments, such as "fret", "catgut", and "bow".
bellows
bellowsnoun

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

1
bow
bownoun

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

2
bridge
bridgenoun

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

3
catgut
catgutnoun

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

4
damper
dampernoun

a wooden pad that is used to silence a piano string

5
drumstick
drumsticknoun

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

6
fret
fretnoun

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

7
fingerboard
fingerboardnoun

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

8
hammer
hammernoun

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

9
head
headnoun

the flat top part of a drum

10
key
keynoun

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

11
keyboard
keyboardnoun

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

12
mouthpiece
mouthpiecenoun

the part of a musical instrument into which the performer blows air

13
mute
mutenoun

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

14
neck
necknoun

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

15
peg
pegnoun

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

16
pedalnoun

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

17
pick
picknoun

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

18
pipe
pipenoun

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

19
plectrum
plectrumnoun

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.

20
reednoun

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

21
resonator
resonatornoun

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

22
slide
slidenoun

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

23
soft pedal
soft pedalnoun

a pedal on a piano that is pressed in order to produce a softer tone

24
soundboxnoun

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

25
stop
stopnoun

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

26
string
stringnoun

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

27
tuning peg
tuning pegnoun

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

28
valve
valvenoun

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

29
Download LanGeek app for free