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Types of Musical Instrument

Music scholars divide orchestra instruments into five families:

  • Instruments You Blow Into and Eventually Have to Get the Spit Out Of (tubas, whistles, cormorants, tribunes)
  • Instruments You Hit (drums, triangles, rhomboids, homophones)
  • Instruments That Are Easily Concealed (piccolos)
  • Furniture (pianos)
  • Instruments That Could Turn out to Be Worth a Million Skillion Dollars (violins)