On this page we highlight a selection of recordings that feature different types of musical instruments. They are organized according to the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system (more information about the system available here). Since each region has a wide range of diverse recordings, the featured recordings are inherently unrepresentative of the whole regions. It is important to note that the collections featured on this page represent only a small percentage of the total recordings held in the UWEA.
The UW Ethnomusicology Program houses over 400 musical instruments from around the world, drawn from the musical traditions of visiting international artists and additional donations. Images, recordings, and descriptions of these instruments can be found on the collection's page.
Text sources: Sachs, Curt (1940). The History of Musical Instruments; Dean, Matt (2012). The drum : a history.; histroyofdrums.net
Title image sources: gigsalad.com, wrti.org, youtube.com (SUMISONG Channel), antidotelondon.com, vlurn.com
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