Common forms of trio include:
- Clarinet-cello-piano trio (clarinet, violoncello, piano)
Brahms – Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
- Clarinet-viola-piano trio (clarinet, viola, piano)
Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498
Khachaturian: Trio for piano violin and clarinet -1st mov.
Debussy: Sonata (Trio) for Flute, Viola and Harp
- Harmonica trio (chromatic harmonica, bass harmonica, chord harmonica)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Excerpt
Brahms: Trio in E♭ major, Op. 40 for violin, horn and piano
Bach: “Air on the G String” (“Air”) arrangement of the second movement in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068.
- Organ trio – An organ trio, in a jazz context, is a group of three jazz musicians, typically consisting of a Hammond organ player, a drummer, and either a jazz guitarist or a saxophone player. In some cases the saxophonist will join a trio which consists of an organist, guitarist, and drummer, making it a quartet.
Franck: Piano Trio No. 1 (Trio concertant) in F♯ minor, Op. 1/1
- Power trio (electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit) – A power trio is a rock and roll band format having a lineup of guitar, bass and drums, leaving out the rhythm guitar or keyboard that are used in other rock music to fill out the sound with chords. While one or more band members sing, power trios emphasize instrumental performance and overall impact over vocals and lyrics.