Let's meet the string family. Can you name some instruments with strings? The violin? The cello? How about the guitar? You usually use bows to play string instruments. But sometimes you pluck the strings with your fingers.
Let's meet the percussion family. These include the drum, xylophone, and tambourine. Percussion instruments are fun to play. You hit them or shake them with your hands or a stick.
The woodwinds are some other common instruments. Some woodwinds are the clarinet, flute, and oboe. Musicians play the woodwinds by blowing air into them. Musicians also blow into brass instruments. The trumpet and trombone are two of them.
The piano and organ are keyboard instruments. You can play keyboard instruments by using your fingers.