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Musical Instruments Across Time

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Social Studies +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)
A collection of musical instruments that span a wide variety of origins, cultures, and materials.
Can you guess where each instrument came from, what period in time it's from, who used it, and what family of instruments it belongs to?

Lyre Guitar

National Museum of American History

Gibson Harp Guitar

National Museum of American History

Pedestal Guitar

National Museum of American History

Cigar Box Guitar

National Museum of American History

Gibson Electric-Acoustic Guitar

National Museum of American History

Five-String Fretless Banjo

National Museum of American History

Gibson Electric Lap Steel Guitar

National Museum of American History

Four-String Banjo Ukulele

National Museum of American History

Prince's Yellow Cloud Electric Guitar

National Museum of American History

New England Bass Viol

National Museum of American History

Precision Bass Electric Bass Guitar

National Museum of American History

Musical instrument with sounding box and gut strings

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Harp

National Museum of African Art

Harps

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Double Manual Harpsichord

National Museum of American History

Ruckers Virginal

National Museum of American History

Italian Clavicytherium

National Museum of American History

Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

National Museum of American History

Musical instrument (qin)

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Bone Musical Instruments

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Clay Musical Instrument.

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Clay Musical Instrument

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Clay Musical Instrument.

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Clay Musical Instrument.

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Deer Bone Flute

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Whole Gourd Flute

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Trumpet

National Museum of African Art

Presentation Trumpet

National Museum of American History

Conch Shell Signaler or Trumpet

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Dizzy Gillespie's B–flat Trumpet

National Museum of American History

Odessa Permian High School Band

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Clapper Fiddle

National Museum of American History

Stroh Violin

National Museum of American History

Apache Fiddle

National Museum of American History

Drum

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Pottery Drum Shell.

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Caxixi (Brazilian Percussion Instrument)

Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Presentation Drum

National Museum of American History

Bell

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.