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Timbre
Tone color - the differences in sound between instruments.

Influenced by shape, size, proportions of the instrument, material its made of, and manner vibrations are produced.
Register
The specific area in the range of an instrument

low
middle
high
Vocal ranges
Highest
Soprano
Mezzo-soprano
Alto
Tenor
Baritone
Bass
Lowest
Aerophones
Produce sound by using air as the primary vibrating means.

Flute
Whistle
Accordian
Bagpipe
Horns
Chrodophones
Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string stretched between two points.
Can be bowed, plucked, struck

Violin
Harp
Guitar
Idiophones
Produce sound from the substance of the instrument itself. Can be struck, blown, shaken, scraped, or rubbed.

Bells
Rattles
Xylophones
Cymbals
Membranophones
Drum-type instruments that are sounded from tightly stretched membranes. Can be struck, plucked, rubbed, or even sung into to vibrate the skin.