Musical Instruments

Indian & International Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Music has a way of healing the soul. Musical beats, sounds and styles of music differ but the effect that all of them have remains the same! Good music has the ability to unite people from all across the world. Just as different genres of music exist, so do different musical instruments.

Musical Instruments can be dated back to ancient times. Through the ages, these instruments have matured & transformed and today, a plethora of Western and Indian Musical Instruments exist – each having their own distinctive sound, features, looks and the unique ability to produce melody.

Families of Musical Instruments

1. Percussion Instruments

2. Stringed Instruments

3. Woodwind Instruments

4. Keyboard Instruments

5. Brass Instruments

6. Electric & Electronic Instruments

Several musical instruments in Indian Classical Music have become synonymous with talented musicians and maestros who play these instruments – so much so that, the audiences recognize these instrument because of the legends who play it.

Popular Musical Instruments

Here is a list of popular and some less common musical instruments played all over the world –


  • Tanpura
  • Sarod
  • Pakhawaj
  • Mridangam
  • Vichitra Veena
  • Veena
  • Basuri – Flute
  • Oboe
  • Pan Flute
  • Piano
  • Pipe Organ
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Vibraphone
  • Violin
  • Woodwind
  • Mandolin

Some of the unforgettable names of Indian Classical Musicians include

  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (sarod)
  • Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia (flute)
  • Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor)
  • Ravi Shankar (sitar virtuoso)
  • Ustad Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain (Table Maestros)
  • ¬†Ustad Bismillah Khan (shehnai), among other

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