10 Best String Instruments

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The Top Ten

1
Guitar
So many ways to play it. Anything from Classical Guitar to Thrash Metal. I can't imagine modern music without it.

VADERtheIMPALER

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]All the best musicians can sit down and play an acoustic show with an acoustic guitar

2Violin
It is the best! It's voice is close to the human voice!
The violin instrument has a nice sound. I'd really love the sound of this.
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!
[Newest]Violins are for all the cool kids

Am I right!

3Cello
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.

4Ukulele
I PLAY IT IT IS AWESOME
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.
I like ukelele I dream to have it and play with it.
[Newest]Because its easy to learn and it have 4 strings only

5Harp
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?

6Viola
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.
I love the viola it should be #1 on "Best Instruments"
Its also important in string orchestra group.

7Sitar
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.

booklover1

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

nickallsop

[newest]
The most melodious instrument

8Lyre

9Banjo
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.
IT'S COOL TO PLAY B

10Pipa
I don't even know what a Pipa is
A Pipa is a Chinese lute with a strange but great sound. Plan on learning somehow.
I think pipa is a good instrument

The Contenders

11Bass
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.

12Mandolin
It is really cool instrument to play

13Piano
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.
SO classy I ♥ it!

14Fiddle

15Bazantar

16Lute

17Surbahar

18Hurdy Gurdy

19Oud

20Double Bass

21Octobass
Deepest of the string family

22Rabab
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.

23Balalaika
Just hear the instrument played by Alexey Arkhipovsky

24Sarod

25Chapman stick
Common people, look it up...

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Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014


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