Best Instruments In a Traditional Orchestra

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1Flute

Don't call me biased because I played and still know how to play I just think it sounds the most beautiful. - happyhappyjoyjoy

Flutes are stupid Clarinets are the best! - Rucas

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2Clarinet

Very popular with a beautiful sound. - happyhappyjoyjoy

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3Trumpet

No it is definitely not the most beautiful instrument in an orchestra
Especially if your own instrumental choice forces you to sit in front of a trumpet army attacking your ears with incredibly loud screams

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4Bassoon

Oh, I've always wanted to played this wonderful instrument. - happyhappyjoyjoy

5Xylophone

It sounds really pretty. - happyhappyjoyjoy

6Saxophone
7Bass Drum

I love the noise of it's deep thud. - happyhappyjoyjoy

8Bass Clarient

I play bass clarinet and I love the way it sounds. It can be really deep but also high without going overboard. I can't even believe this isn't #1 obviously nobody listened to a bass clarinet lately or they are deaf.

I find it sad that a lot of people don't know what a bass clarinet is or don't know what it looks or sounds like. It is such a pretty instrument. I had a choice between flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, baritone, trombone, or percussion and I was like BASS CLARINET! It sometimes makes the other instruments sound not as good but no instrument is really that awful.

And people look for these special bass clarinet players. They are hard to find since not a whole lot of people play it, probably 10 to 15 percent of the population of musicians. Usually you will have like a ton of saxophone or trumpet players, so it's good to be in the uncommon range because you can win a really good spot in a major band or orchestra one ...more

It's the best I play it and I am lucky in my band we have 4 bass clarinets and it really evens the band the bass clarinet is also so majestic yet so underrated.

9Trombone
10Tuba

The Contenders

11AngklungV1 Comment
12ViolinThe violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use.
13Cello
14French Horn
15Oboe
16Bass
17Viola
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