All instrument can be categorized into five categories, or “musical families.” These five families are String, Keyboard, Percussion, Woodwind and Brass.
Use the handout below to practice organizing the instruments into the five families.
The violin belongs to the string’s family.
The French horn belongs to the brass family.
The clarinet belongs to the woodwind family.
The piano belongs to the keyboard’s family.
The drums belong to the percussion family.
The flute belongs to the woodwind family.
The guitar belongs to the string’s family.