Wikipedia:WikiProject Musical Instruments

Welcome to the Musical Instruments WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Musical Instruments.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

  • Standardize the appearance and layout of musical instrument related articles.
  • Improve and generally guide the development of musical instrument related articles.
  • Any article relating to musical instruments.

Guidelines edit

As we have just formed, we will likely be discussing this very matter once we have a workable number of participants. Please see the guideline page for further discussion.

Open tasks edit

To-Do List
for the Musical Instruments WikiProject

Project Tasks
  • Discuss and determine guidelines
  • Discuss and determine template colors and project representative picture
  • refine project user templates, possibly combining four into one
  • put project template on all musical instrument article talk pages, and assess article
  • see template page
  • discuss and determine required infoboxes (and which already-existing infoboxes to "adopt")
For more tasks and information, see our project talk page!

To do

Participants edit

Please feel free to add your name to this list of members and honoured guests. There is no minimum or maximum participation level, these two divisions are for you to determine where you believe you would fit best.

It would also help the project if you would indicate any areas of particular interest. This way, if there is an article that may especially interest you, you could be notified of the required assistance.

NOTE: Italicized dates immediately after the username indicates when the name was first added to this list.

Members edit

  1. KalimbaEnjoyer (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (3 November 2023): I enjoy kalimbas
  2. Daniel kenneth (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) 05:19, 28 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Barkjon (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - learning drummer (on drum kit) and guitarist. I love percussion instruments!
  4. Basketball110 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - cello
  5. Laser brain (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - Multi-instrumentalist.
  6. Melodia (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (10 April 2007): I played (Bass) Clarinet, Piano, and other various instruments when younger.
  7. MatthewVanitas (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - 5 April 2008: I play assorted traditional string instruments (ukulele, dulcimer), concertina, and Swedish bagpipes.
  8. TUF-KAT (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (June 17 2008)
  9. Wikidude57 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - I play recorder,clarinet and piano
  10. Hornplayer2 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (13 June 2008): I rock your socks on the French horn
  11. Tennisetviola (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (October 29 2008) : I am a violist.
  12. Patrickmcg (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (December 23 2008) : BME, MM, I'm an oboist/multi-instrumentalist
  13. Geofferybard (talk · contribs) Viol family instruments violin, fiddle, viola de gamba, guitar, a bit of experimentation with (diatonic)blues harp, mandolin, transverse flute, interested in shakuhachi, all clavichord->synthesizer and Latin percussion. Cage, Shostakovich, Jean Luc Ponty, Papa John Creach. Write songs some simple composing also. Pretty good on theory for non-conservatory grad:up on modes, blues scale, etc but not a jazz head.
  14. YelloCello (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) I'm a cellist! (hence username) I'll be doing a lot of stuff pertaining to orchestra around here.
  15. KSWarrior8 (talk) 18:00, 6 March 2009 (UTC) I am a learning drummer and pianistReply[reply]
  16. Ninehouse (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - musician, music teacher, specifically interested in organology, Hornbostel-Sachs
  17. Charlesb1970 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - professional trumpet player. I am also interested in music theory.
  18. Antonio Lopez (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (29 May 2009) Euphonium
  19. jonesdaniel4291 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - Eb Horn player
  20. Diligence 5960 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - Woodwinds
  21. dadaszehon - ameteur trumpet and piano player
  22. Sanethhilll (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - French horn, and Keyboard, a perfect combination!!
  23. Jaxdelaguerre (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (4 October 2009): Polymusician, I've been editing the brass pages, especially Alto Horn.
  24. Midiboxaddict (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (December 16 2009): I'm a synthesizer collector and builder.
  25. Mega Gamer05 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (December 27 2009): I play guitar and clarinet
  26. Hanjay09 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (January 30 2010): I play Cello, Sing and am Learning to play Piano and sing. (classically)
  27. synthfiend (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (Nov 5, 2010): I play synthesizer, piano, and keyboard. My primary interest here is the history related to designers and manufacturers of synthesizers and recording equipment.
  28. Focus (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (Nov 27, 2010) - I play violin; very interested in Stradivari instruments.
  29. Rwberndt (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (Apr 12, 2011) - I play euphonium and abuse Trumpet for fun. I have been working on biographies and company history entries related to brass instrument makers.
  30. AMVStecker (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (June 24 2011): I study music at the university level, and play carillon and am currently learning organ, but have been playing trumpet and other wind band instruments for about 8 years and singing in sacred and secular settings since I was a small child. I also have experience with the great highland bagpipes, baroque recorder, pennywhistle, handbell choirs, and other various instruments.
  31. Ritchie333 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (June 26 2012) - Semi-pro keyboardist, arranger and composer. Have improved various instrument articles over the years, but with a particular interest in Hammond Organ, Leslie speaker and Clavia.
  32. Cubanabop (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (August 11 2012) - ethnomusicologist, musician, professor of music of University of San Francisco. My students, when we learn about organology, help update and clean up musical instrument stubs as a class project.
  33. Adjwilley (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (September 20 2012) - part-time piano technician/tuner, and I play several string instruments. ~Adjwilley (talk) 00:40, 21 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  34. ashquarter8 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (October 24 2012 - I play the alto saxophone, piano, synthesizers, a little bass and I am familiar with some trumpet, french horn and mellophone fingerings. I know a little percussion. I am familiar with the flute, clarinet, trombone, euphonium, tuba and oboe also. I have modest ability to play the marimba and similar instruments. I am in a marching band, concert band for 5 years and a choir.
  35. Saxophilist (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - I play the saxophone. Mostly classical music.
  36. Tuner420 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)
  37. Martin of Sheffield (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) Music lover (baroque + early in particular), play the recorder and am a change ringer. Also tune & maintain violia, viola, cello, trumpet, guitar and piano for the family
  38. JordanKyser22 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) (May 6 2014) I am a young alto saxophonist. I love creating my own music.
  39. Evertype (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 24 November 2014 – recorder.
  40. Sbcloatitr (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - Dec 12 2014 - I play alto sax, I play small jazz/blues pieces and make fractal music
  41. Jacqke (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 25 March 2015 – I work frequently on mandolin, mandore, gittern. Probably will spend time on citole and lute. Planning a mandolino/baroque mandolin article.
  42. AllenHaggaiMan (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - June 15 2015 - I'm a music lover!!!
  43. Xavier enc (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) Hello members! I am honoured to join the project and hope we can get this subject into the next level! There is some serious work that needs to be done and I am here to help! I am a very active participant in my projects and you will quickly find a hero to the rescue!--Xavier (talk) 10:06, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  44. Theodore Kloba (talk · contribs · count) - 28 April 2007: I play: piano, guitar, bass guitar, Chemnitzer concertina/Bandonion (both of which I also repair), and am learning: Cümbüş, Kanklės, Garmon', drums; I have tagged many of the articles I've contributed to with {{WPMusInst |quality=|importance=}}, and I'd like someone less involved with them to assess quality/importance.
  45. Cdtuba (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) I am a tubist but have experience with all brass instruments
  46. Gisel (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) I play clarinet, german and French system
  47. Lindjosh (talk · contribs) 01:13:28, 5 June 2020 (UTC)  I am a well versed musician who can play a variety of instruments, such as the french horn, trumpet, valve trombone, tuba, euphonium, baritone, as well as some woodwind instruments. These include all instruments in the clarinet family and all of the instruments in the saxophone family.Reply[reply]
  48. RacingMD (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) I Play Guitar and Bass, All the saxophone and clarinet families, Piano and keyboards (Associate Performance Diploma). Played in orchestra's, Big Bands, as well as jazz/rock bands professionally. Well versed in theory and gear knowledge. I am also well versed in vocals of all styles.
  49. DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) – more often DBaK which works too – (November 27 2020): some vague kind of trumpet player and brass teacher and stuff. Cuts no ice at all in the Greater Scheme Of Thangs™ but means well. Clueless on many, nay most, topics.
  50. Dobekofcas (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) I play the flute and am fairly versed in theory.
  51. Eagledj (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 14 February 2021 –Nashville guitarist. Slide guitar GA; Earl Scruggs GA; Steel guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Pedal steel guitar.
  52. Heeps of Wiki (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 11 November 2021 -Audio engineer and amateur musician. Bass, keys, drums.
  53. Groovymama (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) Especially interested in unusual instruments like the American Fotoplayer and Wintergatan Marble Machine.
  54. Jon (talk) bass & contrabass trombone, cimbasso. Play in orchestras, operas, musicals, big band etc.
  55. Yinglong999 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 25 April 2022 - Violins
  56. Ghostsax (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - 12 October 2022 - Synth nerd working to expand, standardize & generally improve articles about synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and other electronic instruments.
  57. Schminnte (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 28 October 2022 - I will pretty much copyedit anything that needs it, also write/improve articles on Keyboard instruments e.g. Piano and synthesizers
  58. Frzzl (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 7 November 2022 - Cellist and Organist. Writing new articles about interesting old instruments (a lot of Austrian and French folk). List of articles here, see Martinshorn.
  59. 22quackAA (talk · contribs · count · logs · email)- 28 September 2023 - Guitarist who recently took a class on masterpieces of Western Arts. Recently made contributions to Mexican folk instruments; bajo sexto

Honoured Guests edit

  1. Andrewa (talk · contribs · count) - 14 April 2007: Drummer and occasional player of many instruments including almost anything with frets. Particularly interested in cymbal articles, and to a lesser degree with drum kit, fretted instrument and electric and electronic equipment articles.
  2. Bibliomaniac15 (talk · contribs · count) - 25 January 2007: I play the violin and piano, and am in a string orchestra, so I think I can contribute to those articles.
  3. CharlieHuang (talk · contribs · count) - 28 April 2007: Guqin player of the UK. Former admin de facto bona fide, contributor and editor to the guqin articles.
  4. Daniel Alan Phillips (talk · contribs · count) - 15 May 2007: I have a bachelor's degree in music, play synths, piano, drums, and a little pedal steel guitar, and sing. In the past, I've written extensively about topics in electronic music for Electronic Musician magazine. I produce and compose, and work for a major synthesizer manufacturer. I'll spend time as it's available.
  5. Deborahjay (talk · contribs · count) - 21 April 2007: Willing to copyedit and Wikify translated articles and those written in non-native English.
  6. Metalcore424 (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (9 April 2007): Percussionist and self-taught theorist, as well as beginner pianist.
  7. Rigadoun (talk · contribs · count) - 28 April 2007: I play many different instruments, and have contributed many related to the gamelan. I put myself here as I'm not sure how much time I can devote to the project, but I'm all in favor of improving and systematizing these articles.
  8. Strobilus (talk · contribs · count) - 9 April 2007: Mostly interested in percussion instruments.
  9. Swellbow (talk · contribs · count) - 17 April 2007: Drummer interested in drums and hammered dulcimers around the world.
  10. Theodore Kloba (talk · contribs · count) - 28 April 2007: I play: piano, guitar, bass guitar, Chemnitzer concertina/Bandonion (both of which I also repair), and am learning: Cümbüş, Kanklės, Garmon', drums; I have tagged many of the articles I've contributed to with {{WPMusInst |quality=|importance=}}, and I'd like someone less involved with them to assess quality/importance. Moved to Members section --Theodore Kloba (talk) 17:55, 2 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Wbchilds (talk · contribs · count) - 23 April 2007: I play the cornet and piano, and in a range of brass and jazz bands and orchestras. I have a strong interest in brass music so I can contribute there!
  12. Yvesnimmo (talk · contribs · count) - 13 June 2007: I play violin and piano and could contribute to many pages.
  13. SeanMD80 (talk · contribs · count) - 10 January 2008: -- I play piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano sax.
  14. Wiki libs (talk · contribs · count) I guess I fit here. Was a professional touring sidesman(guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, piano, synths, harmonica, uke, cowbell whatever I got paid most for :-D) from 1978 to 1992.
  15. Beggarsbanquet (talk · contribs · count)- 15 October 2008: I'm a composer so I have a lot of general knowledge about instruments (and I've played in string/full orchestras, symphonic bands and jazz bands), but I'm particularly knowledgeable about the classical strings. Willing to help wherever I can.
  16. jclifford1 (talk · contribs · count)- 1 December 2008:-- Im a cantonese-opera musician. I play erxian,gaohu, yehu, percussion, and a bunch of other Chinese instruments.
  17. HexaChord (talk · contribs · count)- 1 February 2009:-- Playing several instruments to a certain extend.
  18. MarkKalien (talk · contribs · count)- 2009: I play brass and woodwind intstruments.
  19. jbgg007 (talk · contribs · count)- 26 May 2009: I play brass, horn primarily, in a wide variety of ensembles. I will help where I can, but I have more knowledge of the horn than of any other instrument.
  20. Tunborough (talk · contribs · count · logs · email) - (5 December 2010): Interested in the acoustics of musical instruments, early music and early instruments. Some experience with instrument making. Have an engineering background and not afraid of math.
  21. The Ukulele Guy - Aggie80 (talk · contribs · count)- 17 June 2013: Play and research the ukulele and related musicians.


Articles edit

Featured content edit

Candidates edit

  • None

Former featured articles edit

Good articles edit

Former Good articles edit

New articles edit

Please feel free to list your new Musical Instruments-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page.

Collaboration and review edit

Collaboration of the week
Peer review

Templates edit

Template page (a collection of templates)

By region edit

Morphology edit

Project templates

Userboxes edit

There are userboxes for members, which adds them to Category:WikiProject Musical Instruments participants. To add the userbox of your choice to your user page, use this template with these options. The full instructions and documentation are on the userbox documentation page.

{{User WPMusInst}}
[[Image:|45px|WikiProject Musical Instruments]] This user is a member of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

{{User WPMusInst |guest=yes}}
[[Image:|45px|WikiProject Musical Instruments]] This user is an honoured guest of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

{{User WPMusInst |family=brass}}
  This user is a member of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

{{User WPMusInst |family=keyboards}}
  This user is a member of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

{{User WPMusInst |family=percussion}}
  This user is a member of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

{{User WPMusInst |family=strings}}
  This user is a member of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

{{User WPMusInst |family=woodwinds}}
  This user is a member of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

{{User WPMusInst |family=violin}}
  This user is a member of WikiProject Musical Instruments.

Lists edit

Categories edit

References edit

  • Sachs, Curt (September 10, 2006). The History of Musical Instruments (Paperback). Dover Publications. pp. 560 pp. ISBN 9780486452654.
  • Wade-Matthews, Max (March 25, 2003). Musical Instruments (Illustrated Encyclopedia) (Paperback). Lorenz Books. pp. 168 pp. ISBN 9780754811824.
  • Baines, Anthony (October 29, 1992). The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments (Hardcover). Oxford University Press, USA. pp. 416 pp. ISBN 978-0-1-9311334-3.

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