(covers information from several alternate timelines)
The following is a list of
Adam's guitar Edit Adam's guitar was a musical instrument used in the 23rd and 24th centuries.
Adam played a six-stringed instrument, similar to a guitar but without the resonating body. ( : " TOS ")
The Way to Eden
A similar instrument was played by the
Edo on Rubicun III and by Katie aboard the Enterprise-D; her instrument had eighteen strings, however. ( : " TNG ", " Justice ")
When The Bough Breaks
Aldean musical instrument Edit
An Aldean musical instrument
Aldean musical instrument was an advanced device controlled by thoughts. The player put his fingers on certain pads on the instrument and simply felt the notes in his head. If done correctly, the instrument would start to glow in different colors and produce a melody that was similar in mood to the player's feelings and thoughts.
Melian, an aged Aldean musician, taught Katie, a child from the Enterprise-D, how to play the instrument when she was abducted by the Aldeans. ( : " TNG ")
When The Bough Breaks
Algolian musical instrument Edit
An Algolian musician playing his instrument
was a large instrument consisting of many small chimes that were struck with small Algolian musical instrument wooden hammers and played according to certain ceremonial rhythms.
Algolian musician was aboard the Enterprise-D during the biennial Trade Agreements Conference and entertained the visitors of Ten Forward by playing his instrument.
William T. Riker later transmitted the rhythm by subspace as a covert distress signal from the Ferengi Marauder whose Krayton crew had kidnapped him, Deanna and Lwaxana Troi. ( : " TNG ")
Ménage à Troi
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Bajoran instruments Edit
Bajoran cabasa Edit
A Bajoran cabasa
Bajoran cabasa was a small percussive musical instrument that played a role during Bajoran births.
For Bajoran women, it was important to be relaxed during birth, so the
mother's relatives would play different instruments in a repeating rhythm to provide a relaxed atmosphere.
Kirayoshi O'Brien's birth in 2373, the Bajoran woman Y'Pora, who was trained in childbirth, played a Bajoran cabasa. ( : " DS9 ")
Bajoran gong Edit
A small Bajoran gong
A large Bajoran gong
Bajoran was a small percussive instrument that played a role during Bajoran births.
For Bajoran women, it was important to be relaxed during the birthing process, so the mother's relatives would play different instruments in a repeating rhythm to provide a relaxing atmosphere. During Kirayoshi O'Brien's birth, his
father Miles O'Brien played the Bajoran gong; he had trouble keeping up the rhythm, however. ( : " DS9 ")
Bajorans also employed large gongs that were used during the Bajoran
Gratitude Festival. ( : " DS9 ")
Bajoran harp Edit
A Bajoran harp
Bajoran harp was a small, four-stringed ritual musical instrument that resembled a crescent moon with bells strung across it.
Vedek Porta played the instrument on the promenade to call people inside the Bajoran temple for services. ( : " DS9 ")
Bajoran lute Edit
A Bajoran lute
Bajoran lute was a type of musical instrument that was very similar to the Vulcan lute.
A trio of Bajoran musicians gave a small performance on
Deep Space 9's promenade during the Gratitude Festival in 2371, one of them was playing the Bajoran lute. ( : " DS9 ")
Bajoran percussion instrument Edit
A Bajoran percussion instrument
Bajoran percussion instrument was a mixture between a xylophone and a drum played with small hammers.
A Bajoran musician played one of these instruments, accompanied by a
Bajoran lute and a Bajoran woodwind instrument during the Gratitude Festival aboard Deep Space 9 in 2371. Odo was especially fond of the sound of those instruments. ( : " DS9 ")
Bajoran rattle Edit
A Bajoran rattle
Bajoran rattle was a small percussive musical instrument that played a role during Bajoran births.
For Bajoran women, it was important to be relaxed during birth, so her relatives played different instruments in a repeating rhythm to provide a relaxed atmosphere.
During Kirayoshi O'Brien's birth in 2373, his mother
Keiko O'Brien played a Bajoran rattle. ( : " DS9 ")
Betazoid chime Edit
A Betazoid chime
was a small crystalline octagonal instrument that was struck with a little hammer.
Betazed, it was customary to strike the chime during a meal to express gratitude for the food that is consumed. Homn struck the chime during a banquet aboard the USS celebrating the upcoming marriage between Enterprise-D Deanna Troi and Wyatt Miller in 2364, ( : " TNG ") and again the next Haven year, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard was having a private dinner with Lwaxana Troi. ( : " TNG ")
Café des Artistes instrument Edit
A glass-tube instrument
holographic recreation of the Café des Artistes in the year 2342, a musician played an instrument that consisted of a small rectangular box with several glass tubes. ( : " TNG ")
We'll Always Have Paris
Enaran musical instrument Edit
An Enaran musical instrument
Enaran musical instrument was a telepathically controlled instrument from the planet Enara Prime.
The player had to put their hand on a glowing semi-globe and focus the thoughts. Depending on what they felt, a different melody would emerge.
Jor Brel mastered this instrument and taught Captain Kathryn Janeway telepathically how to play it, the feeling was a little overwhelming for the Captain, though.
Jora Mirell also composed music for this instrument. ( : " VOY ")
There is a shape similar to the Klingon logo seen when viewing the instrument from above.
Instrument in Quark's Edit
An alien instrument in Quark's
An alien musician played a
percussion instrument in Quark's when it was re-opened after the Cardassians withdrew from Bajor and the station in 2369. ( : " DS9 ")
An early script of "Emissary" described this instrument as a "strange triple keyboard"; in later scripts it was only called "strange instrument".
Kriosian musical instrument Edit
Kamala teaching Picard how to play the instrument
Kriosian musical instrument was a large instrument from planet Krios that was similar in appearance to an Earth xylophone.
A Kriosian instrument of this kind was part of the
holographic recreation of the Temple of Akadar that was to be the setting of the marriage between Alrik of Valt and Kamala of Krios.
It was part of the wedding ceremony to play the instrument according to a certain discipline, called
torze-qua. As Ambassador Briam was unable to attend the ceremony, Kamala taught Captain Jean-Luc Picard how to play the instrument. ( : " TNG ")
The Perfect Mate
According to composer Jay Chattaway, the Kriosian instrument was represented by a Balinese Gamelan instrument. The producers brought in real Balinese musicians to provide the piece of music heard in the episode. ("Memorable Missions", TNG Season 5 DVD special feature)
Mataline II piano Edit
A piano from Mataline II
Mataline II piano was a small, portable variety of the Earth piano. It produced sound equivalent to a standard piano.
Nella Daren played a small-scale piano from Mataline II that could be rolled up for transport. The black keys were gold-colored on this model. ( : " TNG ")
Novan instruments Edit
Novans on Terra Nova created several musical instruments out of the skulls and bones of Diggers they gutted in their gutting room. In 2151, Malcolm Reed listened to music performed by several Novans in their underground tunnels and caves. ( : " ENT ")
The script of "Terra Nova" identifies the musical instruments used by the woman and the man as skulls of diggers. The objects used by the three youths were identified in the script as "porous rocks."
A girl with an instrument
Wheel harp Edit
wheel harp was a wheel-shaped, harp-like stringed instrument played by one of Sevrin's followers. ( : " TOS ")
The Way to Eden
Risian lute Edit
A Risian lute
Risian was a musical instrument very similar to a lute Vulcan lute that was played by Risians. ( : " DS9 ")
Let He Who Is Without Sin...
Taresian chime Edit
A Taresian chime
Taresian chime was a small crystalline octagonal instrument that was struck with a small hammer.
The little chime was struck several times during a traditional
Taresian wedding. ( : " VOY ")
Trill piano Edit
A large Trill piano
A small Trill piano
Trill possessed two known types of pianos during the late 23rd and 24th century.
Varieties included a small piano-like instrument that can be easily transported and a larger stationary
piano model. Joran Dax was a talented player of this musical instrument. ( : " DS9 ", " Equilibrium ")
Field of Fire
Vulcan bells Edit
Vulcan bells were a traditional Vulcan musical instrument used during Vulcan weddings. They consisted of several small bells in a metallic, hexagonal frame.
Special bell carriers rang these bells during a Vulcan
marriage or during the . ( kal-if-fee : " TOS ")
Amok Time Spock kept a set of Vulcan bells in his quarters aboard the USS in Enterprise 2257. ( : " DIS ")
He still kept the bells in his quarters in the years
2268 and 2269. ( : " TOS ", " The Paradise Syndrome ")
The Way to Eden
Commodore Oh likewise kept a set of Vulcan bells in her office at Starfleet Headquarters. ( : " PIC ")
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