Instrument abbreviations

acc

accordion

kal

kalimba

ac-bg

acoustic bass guitar

kaz

kazoo

ac-g

acoustic guitar

key

keyboards

alp alphorn [alpenhorn] mda

mandola

acl

alto clarinet [Eb]

mdln

mandolin

afl

alto flute

mnz

manzello

ahn

alto horn (peck horn)

mba

marimba

arec

alto recorder

mlp

mellophone

as

alto saxophone

mlpm

mellophonium

atb

alto trombone

mel

melodica

an-syn analogue synthesizer m-org mouth organ
back-voc background vocals mus

musette

bag bagpipes nay nay [Arabian flute]
bal balafon ob

oboe

bmb-fl bamboo flute oc

ocarina

bnd

bandoneon

pfl

pan flute

bjo

banjo

pw

penny whistle

ban-hn banshee horn perc

percussion

ban-fl

bansuri flute

p

piano

bar-hn baritone horn pic

piccolo

bar

baritone saxophone

p-org

pipe organ

b

bass (contrabass; double bass)

p-cor pocket cornet
bcl

bass clarinet

p-tpt pocket trumpet
b-d

bass drum

prep-p

prepared piano

bfl

bass flute

rab

rabab

b-g bass guitar rec

recorder

bhar

bass harmonica

srn sarangi
bmba bass marimba srph

sarrusophone

brec

bass recorder

saw saw / musical saw
bsx

bass saxophone

sax

saxophones

btb

bass trombone

sxl

saxello

btpt

bass trumpet

shk-fl

shakuhachi flute

bst-hn

Bassett horn [F alto clarinet]

shm

shawm

bsn

bassoon

shl

shells

bgo

bongos

shn shenai
Cm-sx

C-melody sax

sit

sitar

clst

celesta

sl-g

slide guitar

clo

cello [violoncello]

sl-sx

slide saxophone

chm chimes sl-tpt

slide trumpet

Ch-mus Chinese musette [snake charmers horn] sl-w

slide whistle

cl

clarinet [Bb / A / C soprano]

sn-d

snare drum

clv

clavinet

sscl

sopranino clarinet [Eb]

cshl

conch shells

sss

sopranino saxophone

cga

congas

scl

soprano clarinet [Bb / A / C]

cacl

contralto clarinet [Eb]

srec

soprano recorder

cbcl

contrabass clarinet

ss

soprano saxophone

cbfl contrabass flute ssph sousaphone
cbsx

contrabass saxophone 
("tubax")

st-d

steel drums

cb-tb

contrabass trombone

st-g

steel guitar

cbsn

contrabassoon

stc

stritch

cor

cornet

syn

synthesizer

cwb

cowbell

tbl

tablas

cym

cymbals

talk-d talking drum
dbk darbouka tmb

tamboura

dgdo

didgeridoo

tam

tambourine

djm djembe trgt

tarogato [taragot]

dngi

doussn'gouni 
[Hunter's Guitar; African hunter's harp]

thn

tenor horn

d

drums

trec

tenor recorder

dmb

dumbek

ts

tenor saxophone

el-b

electric bass

thrm

theremin

el-g

electric guitar

tim

timbales

el-org

electric organ

tmp

timpani

el-p

electric piano

tr-d trap drums
elec electronics tri

triangle

enhn

English horn

tb

trombone

euph

euphonium

tpt

trumpet

fdl fiddle ttbl turntables
flgt flageolet uke

ukelele

flgn

flügelhorn

vtb

valve trombone

fl

flute

vib

vibraphone

fr-d frame drum vla

viola

fr-flgt French flageolet vln

violin

frhn

French horn

voc

vocals / voice

glck glockenspiel whs

whistles

g

guitar

wfl

wood flute

hmca

harmonica

ww

woodwinds

hrm

harmonium

xyl

xylophone

hpsd

harpsichord

zth

zither