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Questions tagged [identify-this-instrument]

For questions looking to identify a musical instrument. Be sure to include enough information (sound clip, picture, video, description, etc.) for someone to be able to identify it.

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What ghostly keyboard sound is used in *Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage*

Please identify the ghostly keyboard sound from Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage at 46:21. Does this sound form a recognized subgenre? Are there any composers who composed such music? This feels more ...
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Solo Music Instrument played in “All at Sea”?

In the 1957 movie "All at Sea" or "Barnacle Bill" starring Alec Guiness, there is a solo instrument often played to create a humorous sailor-ish effect. You can hear a very short bit of it in this ...
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What are these “click sounds” in the song *Cradles* by Sub Urban?

I found this really cool song on youtube: Sub Urban - Cradles and I love the, for the lack of a better word, "click sound" in the chorus at 0:48. I'd like to know if anyone knows of songs with these ...
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The Lowest Note?

I have heard that the classical Indian musical instrument, the Surbahar, makes the lowest audible note of any musical instrument. I am curious what instrument makes the lowest audible note and what ...
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Are the names of musical instruments globally standardised?

When I went to primary school in Australia in the 1980's, I was told by my Canadian music teacher that this instrument was a gXXXXXXXXXXX. Now when I look online - I'm told this device is a 'tone ...
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Information about old Höfner guitar

I got this old Höfner guitar from someone who got it as a heritage. Since they don’t play the guitar it was just sitting in their attic for quite some time. A few days ago they passed it on to me. I’...
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New Mowgli movie flute

Can some one please tell me what flute they used in the new Netflix Mowgli movie? here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V9yGzay75c
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Sounds like bass vibes - acoustic guitar magic?!? What instrument makes this sound?

In this recording of "Come On In This House" by Junior Wells from 1996, there is a low, rumbling sound and I'm wondering what instrument makes it. It sounds almost like vibes but there are no vibes ...
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What's the name of this instrument that Donald Duck is playing?

I've only ever heard this instrument in this cartoon and in some of Spike Jones' music but I have no idea what the instrument is. Its obviously some type of mallet instrument but not traditional like ...
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Is this an early piano accordion? If not, what is it?

In the painting titled "Song of the angels" (1881), the angel on the left is playing something that looks like a piano accordion: (full resolution here; zoom in) According to Wikipedia, by 1881 ...
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Instrument used in the intro to Green Day's “21 Guns”

I’m trying to identify the first instrument on the first seconds before the singer sings on the song of Green Day, 21 guns? What could be? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r00ikilDxW4
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What instruments are used in “For a few dollars More theme song”?

I don't have any know how about the music instruments, although I enjoy listening them but I don't know their names. I really enjoy listening to Ennio Morricone's For a few dollars More theme song ...
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What's this percussion instrument in Starless by King Crimson

In the song Starless from King Crimson's album Red, in the slow guitar crescendo, Bill Bruford starts hitting notes and flams on what sounds like wooden instruments. The passage starts here. I've ...
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Is “Road to the West”, from Cowboy Bebop, played on alto or tenor sax?

Hello fellow music fans. Recently I decided to start playing the saxophone, but I can't decide yet if I'll play the tenor or alto. I would like to ask which sax is playing Road to the West from the ...
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What instrument(s) are used here?

I can't figure out what instrument(s) are playing in these two parts of a track from Company of Heroes 2: https://youtu.be/_KSs73RISh0?t=5s https://youtu.be/_KSs73RISh0?t=2m58s I'm thinking about ...
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What are the instruments Miles uses to record “Was he Slow?” in “Baby Driver”?

In the movie Baby Driver, Miles "Baby" records pieces of dialogue and creates his own mixtapes in his home studio which includes various analog equipment. I'm mostly interested in one which was used ...
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What is this instrument?

I was wondering how a certain instrument is called. You can hear it in this video at 0:11. Does anyone know the name of it?
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What is the sound we can hear in Amine & Kehlani's Heebiejeebies?

Heebiejeebies by Amine & Kehlani is the song, and the sound in question is found at 0:18, and continues for the majority of the song. How is this made and what effects are on it. Or is this a pure ...
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Kraftwerk Synthesizers?

Today, i went to Antwerp to the concert of "Kraftwerk". They are with four standing side by side. It's always the same setup. They all have a special "desk" and at first glance, it seem that they all ...
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What is the deep instrument in the track 'The Boxer' by Simon & Garfunkel?

Towards the end of the song, while they are singing "Lie la lie lie lie lie lie," around 4:19, a very deep instrument joins the song for its closing moments, emitting blasts like an organ. What is ...
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What is this instrument from Rayman Origins Game?

I've been playing with Rayman Origins game and I wondering what is the instrument that sounds in it. You can hear it in Jibberish Jungle ~ The Darktoon Chase. It's the first one that sounds. I think ...
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What is the sound from the drops of these songs?

I want to know what is the sound (or instrument) which forms the main melody in the drops from these songs: Disclosure - You & Me (feat. Eliza Doolittle) (Flume remix) (you can hear it starting ...
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What instrument plays intro theme of The Swan Lake, Op. 20?

What instrument plays intro theme of The Swan Lake, Op. 20? I can't tell if it's a flute or violin.
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What is this instrument used in Japanese songs?

In several songs, like 'Kaze no Uta' or 'Konpaku no Elegy', a beautiful instrument is used. In Kaze no Uta, on 0:12 and onwards. In Konpaku no Elegy, on 0:19 and onwards. Can anyone identify the ...
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Which flute is played in “Trust in me” (jungle book OST)

I am referring here to the original Walt Disney movie. Do anyone knows which type of flute is used in this song?
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String instrument on “Once Upon a Time” (“To The Moon” soundtrack)

The soundtrack starts off with a piano and then at 0:13 a string instrument (at least I think it is a string instrument) takes the lead. What could it be? https://youtu.be/auDqBeJP8A8?t=13s
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What's the guitar Luke Pritchard uses in this video?

I recently came across this live version of a song called "How'd You Like That" and couldn't tell the guitar Luke's been using there. I really dig the sound of it and would totally love to get one ...
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What instrument is creating this percussive sound?

I was curious if you knew what instrument/or how they make the "clunking" beat sound throughout most of these pieces? House of Cards - Season 4 trailer - starting at 0:17 into the video. Spider-Man 3 ...
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Percussion instrument used in a USAFE Band

We went to a concert last night by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band (USAFE Band). I'm looking for the name of this instrument.
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What's the instrument at the beginning of Men At Work's “Down Under”?

In the studio (not live) version of Men at Work's Down Under, what are those percussion instruments in the intro (the first three seconds)? It sounds for all the world like really well-tuned iron ...
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Instrument in song “Khamoshiyan” from Bollywood movie soundtrack

Would like to have community's help on identifying the dominant instrument (obviously apart from purcussion, guitar) playing in this clip. It does seem to be synthesized sound, and heavily modulated. ...
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Help identify instrument from Hateful Eight

In the movie Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino there is a recurring theme played by a low-sounding brass instrument. You can hear it in this piece. Is this a kind of tuba or horn?
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What kind of brass instrument plays the intro on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's Spottie?

I discovered Spottie by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. It is a cover of one of the songs by Outkast. Can someone tell me what kind of brass instrument begins at 0:09 and makes this deep sound?