Online Resources

Chapter 5—How Music Works, Part III: Dynamics, Timbre, and Instruments

Internet Resources

Virtual Instrument Museum

This online museum of musical instruments from around the world includes photographs, audio, and video links along with descriptive information. Organized by instrument type, material and region. This is an ongoing project from the World Music Collection, Wesleyan University.

National Music Museum

The musical instrument museum at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion has a collection of more than 14,500 musical instruments from around the world. Their Virtual Tour pages introduce specific collections, including the American guitar collection, the Bates harmonica collection, instruments from the American music industry, indigenous American instruments, and a selection of instruments from around the world, among many others.