BRIAN 10.8.2 -- Windows

Instrument Abbreviations

by G.E. Hewitt

Page generated on 12/2/21

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