Instrument List By Alphabetic Order

by G.E. Hewitt

Page generated on Thu, Mar 1, 2018


Here is a glossary of instrument abbreviations that are used for the artist discographies found on this website.

acc Accompaniment
adn Accordion
as Alto Sax
arr Arranger
mix Audio Mixing
ahp Autoharp
bkv Backing Vocals
bnj Banjo
bar Baritone Sax
b Bass
bcl Bass Clarinet
bg Bass Guitar
bsn Bassoon
bgo Bongos
cel Celeste
vc Cello
cl Clarinet
con Conductor
mgr Contractor/Orchestra Manager
c Cornet
d Drums
eb Electric Bass
eg Electric Guitar
org Electric Organ
ep Electric Piano
fdl Fiddle
fh Flügelhorn
f Flute
frh French Horn
gng Gong
g Guitar
hnd Handclaps
h Harmonica
hrp Harp
hps Harpsichord
mar Marimba
mc Master of Ceremonies
dir Music Director/Bandleader
ob Oboe
oc Ocarina
oth Other
per Percussion
p Piano
pdr Producer
eng Recording Engineer
rg Rhythm Guitar
ebx Six-String Electric Bass
ss Soprano Sax
spk Speaking
stg Steel Guitar
str String Section
syn Synthesizer
tam Tambourine
ts Tenor Sax
tom Tom-Toms
tri Triangle
tb Trombone
t Trumpet
tu Tuba
tt Turntable/Electronics
unk Unknown Skill
vib Vibraphone
vl Viola
vn Violin
v Vocals
r Woodwinds/Reeds
xyl Xylophone

Instrument List By Sort Order

pdr Producer
eng Recording Engineer
mix Audio Mixing
mgr Contractor/Orchestra Manager
v Vocals
bkv Backing Vocals
g Guitar
rg Rhythm Guitar
eg Electric Guitar
bg Bass Guitar
stg Steel Guitar
fdl Fiddle
ahp Autoharp
bnj Banjo
p Piano
ep Electric Piano
org Electric Organ
vib Vibraphone
b Bass
eb Electric Bass
ebx Six-String Electric Bass
d Drums
tom Tom-Toms
bgo Bongos
per Percussion
c Cornet
t Trumpet
tb Trombone
ss Soprano Sax
as Alto Sax
ts Tenor Sax
bar Baritone Sax
cl Clarinet
bcl Bass Clarinet
r Woodwinds/Reeds
f Flute
ob Oboe
bsn Bassoon
fh Flügelhorn
frh French Horn
tu Tuba
h Harmonica
hps Harpsichord
hrp Harp
vn Violin
vl Viola
vc Cello
str String Section
mar Marimba
xyl Xylophone
tam Tambourine
tri Triangle
hnd Handclaps
cel Celeste
adn Accordion
syn Synthesizer
tt Turntable/Electronics
oc Ocarina
gng Gong
acc Accompaniment
dir Music Director/Bandleader
con Conductor
arr Arranger
spk Speaking
mc Master of Ceremonies
oth Other
unk Unknown Skill