Musical Instruments

Yahooligans! Brass and Wind Instruments - http://www.yahooligans.com/School_Bell/Music_Education/Instruments/Brass...
Links to pictures and sounds and information on many instruments when you scroll down.

Double Reed Instruments - http://baroque-music.com/wc/info/oboe.shtml
This site features information on the oboe, double reed, bassoon, and contrabassoon.

Homemade Instruments - http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/music_education/5804 drumdrum
Instructions for simple instruments you can make at home.

Instrument Encyclopedia - http://www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument/
The reading level is high on this site, if you browse by "general reference" you can find information on the history and construction of many instruments.

Music and Musicians- Instruments- String Family - http://www.chattanoogasymphony.org/index.cfm?pageId=instrumentDescriptions&orItem=1#pageId_is_instrumentDescriptions_and_orItem_is_1
A brief description of the violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp are available here.

Music and Musicians - Instruments - Percussion Family - http://www.chattanoogasymphony.org/index.cfm?pageId=instrumentDescriptions&orItem=1#pageId_is_instrumentDescriptions_and_orItem_is_4
Facts about Percussion instruments are on this page.

Music and Musicians - Instruments - Brass Family - http://www.chattanoogasymphony.org/index.cfm?pageId=instrumentDescriptions&orItem=1#pageId_is_instrumentDescriptions_and_orItem_is_3
A brief description of brass instuments can be found here.

Music and Musicians - Instruments - Woodwinds Family- http://www.chattanoogasymphony.org/index.cfm?pageId=instrumentDescriptions&orItem=1#pageId_is_instrumentDescriptions_and_orItem_is_2
A short description of woodwind instruments is on this site.

Musical Craft Projects - http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/musicalcrafts/index.htm
Check out all the home made musical instruments.

Listen by Instrument - http://www.dsokids.com/listen/instrumentlist.aspx
 Hear how each instrument sounds.