Idiophone

An idiophone is any musical instrument that creates sound primarily by the instrument as a whole vibrating—without the use of strings or membranes. It is the first of the four main divisions in the original Hornbostel-Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification (see List of idiophones by Hornbostel-Sachs number). The early classification o...
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idiophone

class of musical instruments in which a resonant solid material—such as wood, metal, or stone—vibrates to produce the initial sound. The eight basic ... [11 related articles]
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idiophone

idiophone, idiophonic 1. A musical instrument (as a bell, gong, rattle) the source of whose sound is the vibration of its elastic constituent material unmodified by any special tension (as in a drum); also known as an autophone.2. A percussion instrument, e.g. a gong or xylophone, that is made from resonating material that does not have to be tuned...
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idiophone

percussion instrument made of naturally resonant material
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Idiophone

The idiophones are the percussion group of musical instruments comprised of elastic material capable of generating sound vibrations.
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Idiophone

World music classification for instruments that produce sound from the substance of the instrument i
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