Top Ten Most Beautiful Sounding Musical Instruments


The Top Ten

1 Violin Violin The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use.

The violin is complete bliss. I love how the notes blend together so beautiful. It kind of reminds me of streams of spilling light over clouds

The violin, is beautiful, breathtaking form of music, that just sounds soothing to one's ear. Personally, I love it more than any other.

Violins are very lovely. They can be used for various different feeling, but probably the most common would be: wonder, and sadness. - thelegendaries101

The violin breathes, and, without words, speaks volumes of emotion.

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2 Piano Piano The piano is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands.

Any song sounds amazing on the piano. It's so versatile. My recommendations for piano covers/songs are Kyle Landry and Jon Schmidt with the Piano Guys. Seriously look up "All of Me" by him. It's heaven.

There's a reason why so many bands use it for their ballads.

But for example of beautiful piano, listen to Maurice Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess". - PetSounds

Indeed beautiful - I couldn't decide between this, violin and guitar.. - Britgirl

With a piano every note is so pretty but so different and the piano can produce so many sounds and can play almost any song. for example, the song, "the lark" on piano is so beautiful and proves how beautiful and complicated this instrument.

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3 Harp Harp The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.

The harp is an unassuming, humble instrument. In the midst of an orchestra it adds the perfect glittering beauty that no other instrument could produce. I play the piano but I often wish I had taken up the harp. I listen to harp music almost every night to help me go to sleep and it does wonders for this! I puts me in such a peaceful place, just a gorgeous instrument!

The harp has such a light peaceful tone, yet can also have a harsh and violent tone depending on the music. It has so many different ways of playing and the angelic sound is amazing.

Harps, they're my favorite instrument. I like them in use for horror the most, I call it: "Delightfully creepy." - thelegendaries101

Harp is very beautiful and so few play it's a shame

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4 Cello Cello The cello or violoncello is a bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

The cello is the most versatile of the stringed instruments, and it's most similar to the human voice. As a cellist myself, I simply have no words. It's not something you can understand through words, you just have to hear the instrument. Nothing stirs the soul like the cello.

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Comparing this to a violin... I play cello in an orchestra (it's called that but there's only violins and cellos), and nothing can compare to the deep echoing tones that the cello makes. The violin can sound tinny, even by a professional, but the cello always sounds so haunting and gorgeous when played right. I absolutely love the music a violin makes, but the cello is the most beautiful sounding instrument.

I play the cello and it makes the most beautiful sound imaginable now I play violin,piano and guitar and a lot of other instruments on the violin it can make the most awful noises and piano when you finger slides to a different key it's not relaxing at all but when I play my dog always comes running in to hear it she never does that with any other instrument and I'm very advanced in other instruments but the cello is AMAZING!

I personally play the cello and it's hard to explain why I love it so much. It sounds the saddest, but it can also sound amazingly happy. It's so versatile!

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5 Flute Flute The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening.

What is flute doing all the way at 8th place! I have had the pleasure of playing this beautiful instrument for 3 years, and not only is it a joy to play, but it is so enchanting to listen to. The flute produces a sound like no other- it's soft, nice, angelic, and gives off a fairy tale vibe. Listening to it can put you to sleep or make you want to frolic in a meadow. The flute will always be number one in my book, along with the violin.

When I first started playing the flute I thought this was totally not the instrument for me, but boy was I wrong! Evan though the flute is hard, its beautiful sound and melody just keeps you playing it until you are amazing at it, the flute is worth it to play mainly because of its beautiful sound and melody.

Flute is definitely the most beautiful sounding instrument ever created. I could listen its soft and peaceful tone for ever. It fits PERFECTLY on RPG games and there's so many good tracks with this my favorite instrument. I just love it.

I have never played a flute in my life. But I really want to because the music it produces is so angelic and beautiful that it transports you to a totally different universe it is so caming it can put anyone in a deep slumber
Deserves to be on the top 5

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6 Guitar

The classical guitar not only has a sweet and soft sound to it, but it can be played with thunderous blasts of the strumming fingers or very light strokes of the fingertips, thus giving it a vast range of expression. It is versatile as an instrument gets.

Guitars are very versatile, with classical and acoustic capable of playing traditional songs. Electric guitars are capable of playing metal and rock powerful enough to make your body move almost involuntarily.

I'm pretty obsessed with finger picked guitar - Flamesofsilver

Only if Hendrix is holding it

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7 Clarinet

You can almost always hear the beautiful tone of a clarinet in any movie soundtrack. It's very versatile and can be used for a variety of musical styles, and not to mention when it's played correctly by a professional it can give off such a rich, emotional sound. The lower tones of this instrument legit give me chills.

The versatility of the clarinet makes it like a friend. It can be there when you're sad, it can be there when you are happy and want to do a jig, and can be there when you just want to chill. It is this versatility of emotion which makes it so beautiful.

I play the clarinet and it has the main parts to movies if you listen to them, but if you play it correctly then you get beautiful sounds out of it. Also it can look hard but it easy once you know what you are doing.

The Clairnet,when you first start,does sound like a dying goose,but with practice it produces a pretty,and clear sound,that has everyone wanting more.

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8 Saxophone Saxophone The saxophone is a family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet.

The saxophone is a very good looking instrument... The sound it produces out ways. It can produce various timbers.. From heavenly to shrill alarming when needed.

I love the saxophone's sound and look. It's definitely at least one of my favorite instruments - Ajkloth

The saxophone is the most beautiful instrument in the world


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9 French Horn

I'm a teen in a high school band who plays five instruments. Piano, French Horn, Trumpet, Saxophone and Baby Tuba. Out of all five, the French horn is my absolute favourite. It Is so mellifluous, and it creates it's own uniqueness to where it pops out of a group of sounds. These beautiful brass instruments may not be as common to play as the guitar or percussion, yet, it deserves to be close to number one on the list in my opinion. Whoever learns this instrument is astounding because it is even known as one of the hardest instruments to achieve!

I've never heard another brass instrument that can convey the majesty and warmth of the French horn. It almost puts me in dream land and I find myself having to close my eyes and give it my full attention when its played lyrically.

The French horn is the most beautiful sounding instrument. It is the keystone for every arch(band) and the ketchup for the hotdog as my band director says. It is a favorite instrument for many people. Also, half the notes are open, so it is kind of a challenge, fortunately, I always love a great challenge with a good outcome.

There is a reason this instrument owns all of the hollywood soundtracks.

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10 Viola

A significant choice, and much very underrated. I don't understand the hate on them. Very rich, fulfilling sound that is mellow and deep, but not to deep. Beautiful high notes, not to high to burst your eardrums like some instruments. (Cough) violin (cough) A pet peeve of mine is when people don't know what a viola is and gets it mixed with a viola. I was so mad at my project on playing my viola in front of a crowd, I got 1st place, but the judges said BEAUTIFUL VIOLIN! ACK. DO YOU NOT KNOW WHAT A VIOLA IS?! I'M ON FULL RAGE IF YOU COULDN'T TELL! AH!


I play the viola, so of course it's going on here! I think it strikes just the right balance, where it wont hurt your ears sometimes or shriek. - keycha1n

Extremely powerful, beautiful and versatile instrument.


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The Newcomers

? Baritone Horn

I believe that the baritone horn doesn’t get enough recognition. The sound it can produce is wonderful! - pprice

The Contenders

11 Erhu

The Erhu could be comparable to a violin and a cello mixed together. With similar methods of playing and holding. Except, an Erhu gives off a traditional oriental feeling to it that no other instrument can compare to and it has an exceptionally unique sound to it and is used in nearly all of China's oriental and traditional music. The Erhu in the end, truly is a unique instrument to China's musical history.

In my humble opinion, it is the most beautiful sounding instrument ever. Something in my soul resonates with the sound of the Erhu. I know that over-flowerly but I just can't express enough my love for it.

12 Trumpet Trumpet A trumpet is a blown musical instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family.

Trumpets sounds gorgeous as a solo instrument or in a band. The pure tone of a trumpet can ring throughout a concert hall like no other instrument

The trumpet can play everything from brassy fanfares to smooth, mellow ballads. Nothing matches the tone quality of a good trumpet player

It has a very piercing but graceful tone and when played correctly it sounds beautiful.

The trumpet ultimately is the controlling piece in a band. It ultimately makes or breaks a band.

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13 Shakuhachi

Absolutely lovely

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14 Electric Guitar Electric Guitar The electric guitar is a type of guitar that unlike an acoustic guitar, is solid body instead of hollow. They use pickups and amps to produce sound that's audible from more than a few feet. They are mainly used in rock and metal music and in those genres are commonly the main instruments. A few notable more.

This list is a bit senseless because every instrument has some great sounds depending on what kind of music you play. I think that for rock music the electric guitar is the must have instrument.

Depends on what kind of music you're playing. But for most of the time, electric guitar can make all- angry, sad, happy sounds. - zxm


15 Drum

Just Can't believe the drum is so low. - Neeoo

Best sounding musical instrument

Drum is a totally addictive sounding musical instrument. it is the best sounding musical instrument. no musical instrument sounds as beautiful as drums. long live drums.

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One word: NARNIA

18 Bassoon

I don't have an opinion because I can't play but I am only 11 and I might play in band

Just listen to the bassoon in the crops failed track of the Martian movie
Or grizzly hills track from world of Warcraft. Most beautiful instrument in the world, followed by the cello.

The most beutiful instrument has to be the bassoon.


19 Oboe

When you just started playing the oboe, it might be the most difficult instrument to play and might have squeaking sound, but when you are good at it, it has the sound that other instruments cannot make, thus making oboe have the most beautiful sound.

My most favourite instrument even though I haven't played one. It's the leader of the Woodwind for a reason. It's one of the most favourite instruments of classical/baroque composers. I love it's beautiful, mysterious, and piercing sound.

I have been playing oboe for 3 years now and sure, the reeds may be expensive, but once someone gets good at the oboe and good at making reeds, they will have an amazing sound like no other instrument.

I play the oboe

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20 Guzheng

Most people probably don't know what a Guzheng is, but it's very pretty. It sounds very close to a harp but is plucked harder, but is very pretty.

I love the sound of the Guzheng. - drdevil

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