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The museumofworldmusic.com website utilizes the Hornbostel-Sachs Classification System as its defining system of identifying and classifying musical instruments by family [aerophone, chordophone etc]. The sub-group of the instrument further divides the family into more precise classifications. The numbering system used in the Hornbostel-Sachs system is some what identical to the Dewey Decimal system as used by Libraries or the accession number of an item as used by museums.

NumberingFamiliesSub-Group
Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones
Aerophones
Electrophones