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. - 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 the best string instrument.

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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.

Violins are by far the most lovely string instruments and the most lovely instruments in general! I'm surprised that guitar has surpassed violin, wow! The violin and its family has this vibe to it- this elegant, refined, beautiful vibe that no other group of string instruments can ever compete with. The violin is so historical and one of the most important instruments in music. My vote will forever go out to the violin and its family.

Violins are the best

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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!

The cello is the BEST INSTRUMENT EVER! It should be #1 on this list

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When I first decided that I was going to play the Viola, I was a bit worried that the diversity of the different kinds of music that could be played on this instrument would not compare to the Violin. However, once I learned, I fell in love with the beautiful, rich tone of the Viola, and as I learn even more challenging pieces, I fall deeper in love with the wide range of notes that can be played by this instrument. Another perk the instrument has is that colleges and specialty schools usually have a surplus of Violin and Cello players that apply and audition, but not as many Violas. This means that you have a better chance of making it into a music school.

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.

The viola is such a beautifully crafted instrument and has a tone just as beautiful to follow. It's not as small as a violin but still a lot easier to carry than a cello. They are in my opinion one of the most delicate but strong sounding instruments in the string family.

Viola is the best because it is to high and it isn't to low sounding

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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.

I have 1 and it is just amazing. Once you can play guitar you can play this.

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

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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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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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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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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.

I love playing the banjo after a hard day of work on the farm

Banjo has a cool sound most string instruments can't make.

The banjo is not a string instrument

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It is really cool instrument to play

My favourite instrument. Beware for playing melodies

My favourite instrument in the string family!

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It is really cool instrument to play

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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.

I play the piano and once you know the note and can sight read it's really easy. Plus it makes a great sound!

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

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

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Beautiful instrument, rivals the guitar easily despite it's less conventional shape.

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It sound really funny

I swear somebody is making these up...

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