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The science of musical instruments including their classification and development throughout history and cultures as well as the technical study of how they produce sound. The Hornbostel-Sachs system of musical instrument classification is probably the best-known system in use today.

See Also

[English] musicology
[English] ethnomusicology
[German] Hornbostel-Sachs
[German] Hornbostel, Erich Moritz von
[German] Sachs, Curt


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