Top Ten Most Beautiful Sounding Musical Instruments


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21 Blues Harmonica

Depends who is playing it. Not all blues harmonica players have that special something that makes me drift like a ship out on the sea. It has to be special. - Britgirl

Portable and easy to learn

22 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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23 Steel Drum

Beautiful sound! It reminds me of Zen!

24 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

25 Steel Guitar

The best hands down. Typifies the yearning of the soul.

26 Oud

This one should be the first, but because it's unpopular among westerns it's not up-voted

One of the best things that arabs introduced to the world, amazing instrument that touches the bottom of your feelings and rise with it to a beautiful world of emotions if played well, should be on of the top ones though...

27 Bagpipes Bagpipes Bagpipes are a wind instrument using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.

Ross is glad this is on here. You know the song, sing along! E

Amazing grace people that was amazing played on the bagpipes

How is this not higher up? Bagpipes are literally a WEAPON that has given so many soilders moral through out the years that it tops any instrument on this list!

28 Organ

The Pipe organ is the most powerful and majestic instrument ever made. It can rival a symphony orchestra by playing the loudest and most powerful thundering musical notes, while at the same time, can play the quietest and most gentle musical notes as well. The sounds offered on the organ are unlike that of any instrument, you get the Strings, Clarinets, flutes, oboes, trumpets, and much more. The pipe organ is a symphony all to itself, and the most beautiful pipe organs are those in Roman Catholic Churches and Cathedrals that are over 100 years old using the ancient gothic designs where insulation is minimal, which really allows the pipe organs to really sing and show off the beautiful sounds they have to offer. Nothing beats a pipe organ. Even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart thought so, and he called the pipe organ, "The King Of Instruments"

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29 Bass Guitar
30 Ukulele Ukulele The ukulele is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.

Ukuleles sound so amazing and they are really easy to learn.

They make a beautiful sound and are super easy to learn

Always sound happy and up lifting

Sound so good

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31 Tuba

Tubas are fun to play and they balance out the sounds in an band

32 Euphonium

This is by far the best. Screw the violin this instrument has the most amazing sound when played right. It's just not popular enough. Euphoniums should be used in orchestras constantly.

"Euphonium" means "beautiful harmony"

The Euphonium should be number 1!

The name literally means "beautiful sound"

Its like a tuba with a higher sound

I can picture my little brother playing this

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33 Marimba

It's one of the most harmonious percussion instruments. - Turkeyasylum

34 Ocarina

It's quite beautiful

35 Kazoo

The kazoo is a fun instrument to play. I just can't getting enough of the beautiful sound kazoo makes. Please, vote for it!

The kazoo shouldn't get as much hate as it does. If the kazoo is so horrible than why did Pink Floyd use it in their album a Saucerful of secrets?

Listen to the enter sandman kazoo cover by mister Tim and you'll get my drift

I love this..

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36 Harmonica
37 Panpipes

Most magical sound!

38 Double Bass

Beautiful sound which is incredibly deep. The double bass is versatile and adds a unique string sound to any piece. Hopefully will be getting one soon!

The most important instrument in jazz, and the most versatile in an orchestra!

39 Recorder

I don't understand why there is so much hate tooted this instrument. When played correctly, it has the most beautiful sound of any instrument.

Basic, cheap, easy to play. I had a great time learning this beautiful instrument.

Why so much hate?

Bad for music but great for ear rape

40 Balalaika

WHY IS THIS 38th!? Everyone look up balalaika right now on YouTube. By far the best sounding instrument

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