We are also familiar with the Western classification of strings, winds (woodwinds and brasswinds) and percussion. This system is a very old theory, dating back to Ancient Greece that classifies (only) Western STRINGS WOODWINDS However, there is a large amount of criteria for classifying musical instruments. Every one has a purpose and gives a different result. We suggest experimenting with different systems of classification with your students. Try to invent your own system too! instruments and it has been mainly used to group the instruments in our orchestra. Here, you have another example: BRASSWINDS PERCUSSION Use the instruments in Annex 1 for classifying them under different criteria. Do you need inspiration? Go to Wikipedia article about instrument classification.