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Definition and background:

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 Musicology; Ethnomusicology; Hornbostel-Sachs; Erich Moritz von Hornbostel; Curt Sachs.

For more information on the music term "Organology" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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