Hello and welcome to museumofworldmusic.com, my name is Graeme Gibson I am the author of this website. My website uses a slightly modified version of the Hornbostel-Sachs musical instrument classification system. The modifications are applied to specific typology and sub-categories of musical instruments. In accordance to the five tier classification scheme.

Musical Instrument Classification Scheme
Order Tier
1 Idiophones
2 Membranophones
3 Chordophones
4 Aerophones
5 Electrophones


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