Musical Instruments

Since Many Analogy Questions feature technical terms from Musical Instruments, which even students with strong general vocabulary, may not be aware of, this chapter gives such a list of words for the benefit of all the students.



Keyboard Instruments


Accordion, clavichord, harmonium, harpsichord, piano


Percussion Instruments


Chimes, clappers, cymbals, drums, gong, rattle, xylophone


Stringed Instruments


Banjo, cello, fiddle, guitar, harp, lute, lyre, mandolin, Pandora, ukulele, viola, violin


Wind Instruments


Bagpipe, bassoon, bugle, clarinet, cornet, flute, harmonica, hornpipe, megaphone, oboe, piccolo, pipe, Saxophone, trumpet, tuba


Accessories of Musical Instruments


Bellow, bow, bridge, capo, drumstick, fret, key, membrane, metronome, string


Names of Dances


Cha-cha, foxtrot, jig, minuet, polka, quadrille, rumba-samba, stomp, swing, tango, waltz


Musical Terms


Adagio: slow, sustained movement stressing grace and balance

Arabesque: standing on one’s leg with raised leg extended in straight line

Ballerina: female dancer

Choreographer: creator of steps and patterns for a ballet

Coda: final section of a classical ballet

Danseur: male ballet dancer

Glissade: gliding step in a ballet

Pirouette: turning of body while standing on one leg

Promenade: slow turning of body on the planted foot in adagio

Tutu: ballerina’s short, fluffy skirt

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