10 Best String Instruments


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So many ways to play it. Anything from Classical Guitar to Thrash Metal. I can't imagine modern music without it.


I like playing Guitar, and my favorite song that I played is the Thousand Years Part 2
Playing guitar is just so much fun, you can do (almost) every type of music with it, it is just a very versatile instruments
[Newest]Amazing to play and you can tune it to different sounds and there are so many types of guitars.

It is the best! It's voice is close to the human voice!
I love the violin it sounds so beautiful, in fact I used to play. Its beauty of tone and its outstanding range of emotional expressiveness make it an ideal solo instrument!

Vote for violin!
The violin instrument has a nice sound. I'd really love the sound of this.
[Newest]I play violin, and I love it! Vote violin!

Cellos are awesome and they totally deserve to be in at least the top five. They set a strong tone, deep and nice, but not high and sometimes squeaky like that violin.
Cellos are THE BEST instrument in my opinion. Such a rich sound and so much emotion can be expressed through it! I play the cello and it is my therapy, I love my cello dearly - it is so gorgeous and I think of it as a human, that is how much emotion it shows. (Not to say that other instruments aren't good).
Don't listen to those stereotypes! Cellists are not dumb hicks! I play the cello, and I have skipped three grades in math and two in all of the other subjects. Take that!
[Newest]Cellos are perfect for tall people like me. Bass is too big, viola and violin are too small. Cellos you always sit down. They are not that high and not that low. I think they are perfect... And they are sometimes called "the key of the orchestra." They do not sound unstable like band instruments, but I feel like you can control Cellos throughly.

I own a ukulele and I have become so popular at school. It is so easy to play and I would recommend it to any people looking for a start in string instruments.
May have less octave range compared to guitar's but they require more skill in the end

The viola has a deeper sound, so it's better in contrast to the violin's nails-on-a-chalkboard sound. They're also not too tiny like a violin or too big like a cello. They're right in between. Without violas, the orchestra's songs wouldn't sound as good; they wouldn't have the harmony that pulls it all together.
Violas make the best sound, especially with their c-string. It is also not the easiest instrument to play especially since we play "backing up" most of the times
I love the viola! I have played it for 5 years. Like the violin it is very difficult when you first start. Once you have it, it is beautiful sounding.
[Newest]I'm obviously putting it here


Harps are amazing! They are the soothing sound of silk
Love it sound very soft
Love it not really
[Newest]Is harp an Indian instrument?

Very old, but some of the best songs ever played long ago were from people who played the Sitar. Not the best, but it is one of the most legendary.


Classical Indian music is incredible, in the sense of buildup and release, it is very much like metal.
George Harrison played one its a Classic Indian Music Instrument That is very old and was played for centurys


[Newest]The most melodious instrument

Really I believe it is one of the most important out there for a band and it's the best and coolest. I'd like to learn. I love bass and every band needs it no matter what!
I'm bassist for a metal band, and I can't explain how much I love this instrument. It has such a good sound, and makes you feel good when you play it. Brilliant instrument!
Bass is just so amazing. You pour the cement to the foundation of a song, you also find bass in technically all types of music out there, you can't beat it, its so relaxing and just so much fun to sit there and play jazz, and them some metal.
[Newest]Why is this so low?

Banjo music makes me feel fun and alive. It is the epitome of the American spirit. In Teluride Colorado they have a Bluegrass Festival that is amazingly fun and the most featured of all the instruments seems to be the banjo along with the fiddle.
Banjo has a cool sound most string instruments can't make.


The Contenders

It is really cool instrument to play

A Pipa is a Chinese lute with a strange but great sound. Plan on learning somehow.
I don't even know what a Pipa is
I think pipa is a good instrument

Although the piano creates sound by hammers hitting strings, it's actually a percussion instrument. 👌
I very happy when I play the piano and love it the sound.





18Chapman stick
Common people, look it up...



21Hurdy Gurdy

22Morin Khuur
This instrument sounds incredibly distinct and sometimes rather eerie, nothing compares to it



25Double Bass

Deepest of the string family

Known as the lion of instruments is one of two national instruments of Afghanistan and is the ancestor of the south Asian Sarud/Sarod/Sarood. It is the first instrument used by the Sikhism.


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