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name
Example-serious.jpg
image caption
background
Other names names
Classification classification
Hornbostel–Sachs classification hombostel_sachs
(hombostel_sachs_desc)
Inventor(s) inventors
Developed developed
Timbre timbre
Volume volume
Attack attack
Decay decay
Playing range

range [music notation]

pitch ["low"/"medium"/"high"]
Related instruments
related
Musicians
musicians
Builders
builders
More articles
articles
{{Infobox instrument
| name                  = {{subst:PAGENAMEBASE}}
| image                 = Replace this image butterfly.png
| image_size            =
| alt                   =
| caption               =
| background            =
| names                 =
| classification        =
| hornbostel_sachs      =
| hornbostel_sachs_desc =
| inventors             =
| developed             =
| timbre                = 
| volume                = 
| attack                = 
| decay                 = 
| range                 =
| pitch                 = 
| related               =
| musicians             =
| builders              =
| articles              =
}}

Usage

This template, meant to be used on all musical instrument pages, takes the following parameters (bold parameters are required, others are optional):

name – full name of the instrument - using WikiProject Musical Instruments/Templates/Infobox instrument/doc will set this field to the name of the article
image – the filename of a photo of the instrument
caption - a caption for the photo of the instrument
background – the general classification of the instrument ('keyboard', 'woodwind', 'brass', 'string', 'percussion', 'electronic', or 'other') used to choose the color scheme of the infobox and populate a simple classification link-header below the image caption
names – other name/names
classification – the classification of the instrument (such as string, woodwind, etc.)
hornbostel_sachs - the Hornbostel-Sachs classification of the instrument (or 'NaN', if not specified, such as for the Hydraulophone)
hornbostel_sachs_desc - a textual description of the Hornbostel-Sachs classification
inventors - the inventor(s) of the instrument, if known
developed - the rough time period (and instrument from which) the instrument was developed (e.g. "Early 16th century" for the violin, "Early 18th century from the chalumeau" for the clarinet, etc.)
timbre - the sound quality of the instrument
volume - how loud the instrument is: "low", "medium", "high"
attack - how quickly the instrument begins making sound when it starts being played: "slow", "medium", "fast"
decay - how long the sound fades after the instrument stops being played: "slow", "medium", "fast"
range - the playing range of the instrument (an image is preferred; many are already created, see commons:Category:Instrument ranges)
pitch - the playing range of the instrument, without image: "low", "medium", "high"
related - related musical instruments
musicians - related musicians
builders - related musical instrument makers
articles - other articles which may be of interest

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Infobox instrument

An infobox for articles about musical instruments

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Name name

The name of the instrument

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Image image

The file name for an image of the instrument

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Caption caption

An description of the image

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Background background

The general classification of the instrument ('keyboard', 'woodwind', 'brass', 'string', 'percussion', 'electronic', or 'other') used to choose the color scheme of the infobox and populate a simple classification link-header below the image caption

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Names names

Alternative names for the instrument

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Classification classification

The general classification of the instrument - Idiophone, Membranophone, Chordophone, Aerophone, Electrophone

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Hornbostel-Sachs hornbostel_sachs

The Hornbostel-Sachs number of the instrument

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Hornbostel-Sachs Description hornbostel_sachs_desc

The name of the Hornbostel-Sachs subcategory of the instrument

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Inventors inventors

The inventor(s) of the instrument, if known

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Pitch pitch

the playing range of the instrument, without image: 'low', 'medium', 'high'

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Related related

related musical instruments

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Musicians musicians

Notable musicians

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Builders builders

Notable music instrument makers

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Developed developed

the rough time period (and instrument from which) the instrument was developed (e.g. 'Early 16th century' for the violin, 'Early 18th century from the chalumeau' for the clarinet, etc.)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Timbre timbre

The sound quality of the instrument

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Volume volume

How loud the instrument is - 'low', 'medium', 'high'

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Attack attack

how quickly the instrument begins making sound when it starts being played - 'slow', 'medium', 'fast'

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Decay decay

how long the sound fades after the instrument stops being played: 'slow', 'medium', 'fast'

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Range range

The playing range of the instrument (an image is preferred, many are already created, see [[commons:Category:Instrument ranges]]')

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Articles articles

Other articles which may be of interest

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional

See also