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Questions tagged [instrument-identification]

For questions about a music instrument you don't know. Try to give as much as information you can : picture, audio recording, detailed description etc.

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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 played during the beginning of Source by Fever The Ghost?

What instrument plays during the first five seconds of Source from Crab In Honey by Fever The Ghost?
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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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Genre and instrumentation of intro to Denzel Curry's “Zeltron 6 Billion”

I want to know something about these first few seconds of the track Denzel Curry - Zeltron 6 Billion. What's the instrument? Is it flute? These first few seconds seem influenced by Caribbean or ...
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What is this African flute instrument called?

What is the name of the flute that plays between 20 and 60 seconds in this file? I play many instruments, including regular flute, and would love to be able to produce that sound too. This is not a ...
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Where does the instrument the Baritone Horn come from?

I have homework for my music class, I have to research the history of a modern instrument. My instrument is the baritone horn. Does anyone know where it came from, and who first developed it?
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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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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 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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Electronic bells instrumental, used as background in YouTube video

The unknown piece is played in the background at 1m53s of this Youtube video. Is this the same piece as that at 2:00?
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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?