10 Best String Instruments

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1Violin

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.

It is the best! It's voice is close to the human voice!

The violin is great because it's mobile, applies to other string instruments like the viola, cello, double bass, and even guitar. And it has a great sound range. It's the most notable in the orchestra..

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2Guitar

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

It creates great sound and is really fun! :D :-)

Guitar is used in many types of music. but violin is used in only classical music and also guitar is widely used

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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!

Cello are get better then the viola because violas are are old fat ugly people that need a life

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4Viola

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

The Viola is the best because it is not high pitched and it is medium it has a tangy but sweet tone and represents the idea of art and energy. I play the viola and know first hand that people take it for granted.

Violas are the best.

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5Ukulele

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

I like ukelele I dream to have it and play with it.

It's so fun and quite simple and it's an instrument of peace

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6Bass

I'd put guitar at number 1 because its such a versatile and badass instrument that is used throughout multiple genres and violin at number 2 because of its sheer difficulty and history. But I voted for bass because of its highly underrated and really does make good tones and spreads good vibes to those who listen to it. You disagree? Listen to soul to squeeze by RHCP and you'll see that the bass can be a melodic and cool instrument. I just love the way a bass feels under my fingers as I'm doing a lick... Even though I'm primarily a piano player. I use finesse when playing the keye, but with that bass you really gotta manhandle it with a big screw you. Bass is awesome lol

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!

In most modern music, it's absolutely necessary and sets a foundation for what all of the other parts R. It's also powerful, and in my opinion, equally as versatile as guitar (and I play both).

I love the sound, the size, and how you can either pluck the strings or play it as a bowed string instrument. THIS is bass!

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7Harp

Harps are amazing! They are the soothing sound of silk

It just takes you to an alternate universe when you here the beautiful sound.

Okay fine, harps sound like angels descending from the sky! - keycha1n

The harp has a beautiful music

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8Sitar

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

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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.

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10Mandolin

It is really cool instrument to play

My favourite instrument in the string family!

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The Contenders

11Lyre

It is really cool instrument to play

12Piano

There are so many beautiful piano pieces that I just love to listen to because they take me somewhere. It has such an amazing range of sound and is such a thrill to play. Other instruments often require piano accompaniment which is a true testimony to the quality of this instrument

...even if it is technically a percussion instrument...

The piano is not a stringed instrument; yes it has strings, but you use hammers to strike the strings, therefore it is a percussion instrument.

Piano is a unique instrument. It's a little sad that it's so large, therefore, difficult to carry around, but it's really beautiful.

Love the piano

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13Pipa

A Pipa is a Chinese lute with a strange but great sound. Plan on learning somehow.

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14Fiddle

This is the same as violin why is this even here?

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16Lute
17Bazantar
18Balalaika

It sound really funny

I swear somebody is making these up...

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19Dobro
20Oud

You never get wrong on it

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