Sunday, August 29, 2004

What about telephones?

There are four classifications of instruments, aerophones, idiophones, membranophones and chordophones. According to The Harvard Dictionary of Music Fourth Edition edited by Don Randel, aerophones are instruments in which a column of air is the primary vibrating system. Flutes, accordions, and shengs are a few examples of aerophones. I found it interesting that various scholars, have suggested adding electrophones to the classification system, but it has not yet been formally introduced.

For more information on membranophones, visit Membranophones.
For more information on chordophones, visit chordophones.