Best Musical Instruments

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The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

Defiantly guitars, I mean let's try to make this realistic, who really plays the bagpipes?

Wow I just laughed really hard, you are hilarious.. I know this comment has no point but just had to put that out there!

The most flexible instrument in the world. Whilst other instruments such as bagpipes and violin are beautiful in their own right, electric guitar can master sounds like rock, jazz, blues, classical sounds etc... Although I do like bagpipes... I respectfully crank my guitar and max distort in your face

The electric guitar can do so much. From Jazz to Heavy metal, clean sound to super distorted. You can create your own sound and style. You
Can play really simple, fun riffs or technical solos. It's mind-boggling how many different ways there are to play. You can bend, tap, use the whammy bar (if you have one), scratch etc. And don't even get get me started on different effect pedals and tunings. Basically, the electric guitar is the best instrument ever.

Unfortunately the kind of people who vote on this kind of site aren’t cultured and experienced enough to know that the electrical guitar is an abhorrent instrument. Although I sometimes use it for a bass line, the electrical guitar, or the guitar in general is an ugly sounding instrument. The genre of rock is not elegant or pleasant sounding. Although some Spanish ACOUSTIC guitar collections are pleasant, this instrument makes an uncouth and ugly sound. Along with most brass instruments, the guitar does not deserve such a place on this list. The piano, flute and violin are all examples of beautiful sounding instruments. Some people have commented about the versatility of the instrument (of course they did not use these words, as seeing as they consider this instrument to be superior to any other I assume them to be of low intelligence), but the harsh synthetic sound made by the electrical guitar can only be used in bad genres.

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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.

It sounds beautiful! It's wonderful!

I play piano, and it's very fun, simple, and, once you've been playing it for a few years, people think you're awesome.

This is the one that sounds beautiful and awesome! The songs sound so nice! The piano is the instrument that gives everyone the happiness and joy EVERYDAY!

ITS DE BEST

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3 Drums

Drums gives a rhythm to every piece of music. The beat is very powerful, and the it makes every song sounds even better.

Drums give rhythm and sound to every song - IceCream

A cool instrument! Rock on!

The drums are the powerful,masculine,energy consuming warlords of rock music.Guitars and pianos are for wuses

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4 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 different. Sure, you meet many people who can get beautiful tones on the clarinet or flute, play the drums or bagpipes, but the saxophone speaks for itself. The electric guitar might be able to do a lot, and classical instruments like the violin, viola or cello, but the sax (alto, in particular) is so satisfying, relaxing and lovely. It's not about difficulty at all, for example, do you ever feel hesitant about getting out your instrument and playing it? The sax isn't like that. Never. It's obviously not hard to see how it can capture so many people's hearts. I used to play classical, and felt that as much as I liked it, I wanted to try jazz. And I did. And it made me realise that whilst I had been complaining about the task of practising, I had been missing out on so much that is so useful, and brings joy to people. So to all you saxophone players out there like me - keep on playing and don't give up. The saxophone has a world of its own, of jazz, waiting to be ...more

The saxophone is jazzy, can be loud, soft, and can sound like a brass or woodwind instrument. It is the instrument that balances out brass and woodwind. This is why I like it so much.

Saxophone is by far the most romantic and sexiest instrument and its not merely any instrument its number 1 for me and I've met a lot of people with the same opinion. I really think that everyone can enjoy good sax and jazz songs cause they can be also chill out songs.

Should be number 1

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5 Bass Guitar

Bass guitar is probably the most underrated and underrespected instruments out there. And it's also one of the best sounding! Electric guitarists get all the fame because they make it look easy but the fact is it IS easy (compared to bass or acoustic). Bass players on the other hand, deserve far more respect than they get. If you disagree that bassists get disrespected just go to The Uncyclopedia and look up bass guitar.

Poor John Deacon is so underrated and really, all of them are, but he is my favorite. If I had to play an instrument, this would be it. But I already play drums. (I am not that good. ) But anyway, I REALLY love the sound, it sounds so cool... Listen to "Invisible Man" by Queen, and it sounds AWESOME. Also, "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". BASS FOREVER

Far more important than electric guitar. A band can survive with just bass and drums, guitars, keyboards or even saxophones are merely the decoration on the musical cake that is the rhythm section. - Christian.H.Mills

Bass is the root of everything; doesn't matter what genre of music, from classical to rap, they all use bass. It defines the song and the chords... it makes everything more 3D.

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6 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.

Good luck and I play violin and it is so so fun I love it but I reckon violin could of made it to the top 3 but I don't get why the bag pipes are number 1 no body I know really has a bagpipe or even play the bagpipes! But I see their point

Violin is good accompaniment in heavy music, melodic metal, even hiphop. Dracula's favorite instrument.

I am in 4th grade and I will be in 5th next year and there is band next year and they don't have the violin and that is what I wanted to play I am very mad to play the violin is my dream

The most beautiful sounding instrument of all time.

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7 Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically - by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air - as opposed to relying on electronic amplification.

Absolutely. It's harder than bass and electric, so it produces a clearer sound. I play instruments from all the categories and guitar is easily the best.

It's like no other sound. It refreshes that need for sound quality. I love playing acoustic guitar.

This is a very modern guitar! Very cool!

If you know, you know

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8 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.

Flute definitely deserves to be on this list because it is the hardest of the woodwind instruments to master. 60% of a flute players air doesn't even make it into the instrument. If you have ever made a noise by blowing across a beer bottle... It is way harder. I play this instrument in a symphony setting and get paid more than most of the other instrumentalists.

I would put the flute over any woodwind instruments. It is definitely the hardest woodwind instrument to play. It doesn't have a reed which makes it harder to play because it requires more air, not to mention the fingerings. But once you've mastered the flute, it is an amazing instrument to play.

I think flutes deserve at least a 3! I've played for 4 years so far, and it helps me play piano; by changing my fingering a lot. I play in school band and practice about 20 minutes EVERY DAY at home. At least. The sound range is pretty nice, you can go really high. It is rather difficult to get the sound right sometimes, but it's not nearly as pricy as some other instruments. I carry my flute around nearly all day and it is so light and portible. I LOVE MY FLUTE!

The Flute is the Female instrument, especially also a wind instrument. Clarinet is normally in the list first. A charm instrument strange way to hold an instrument but it does have good uses. - iliescu

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9 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.

Trumpet is the bomb in any latin band. It's also important in any big/show/stage band. It can also can also rock a seedy jazz bar. Honestly it's like singing just better. =D

I have played the trumpet for 4 years and it is an amazing instrument to play. You can reach a range of all different notes with it and it can handle all genres.

Trumpet is probably the best instrument because it sounds, just beautiful. I love the sound of the trumpet. The trumpet is DEFINITELY the best instrument!

I play 4 trumpets and it's been a amazing 6 years.

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10 Guitar

I love all guitars so I couldn't jut chose electric or acoustic, they are fun to play and are used is so many genres. I love the guitar

I respect all instruments and musicians because it takes skill to play any instrument but with guitars you can play so many different types of music and they have had a huge influence in modern music.

(Yes I know ELP is my favorite band, and they didn't have guitar. )
BUT FOR PETE'S SAKE THIS IS THE GUITAR WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. THIS IS POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT INSTRUMENT IN MUSIC IN THE LAST TWO CENTURIES.

The guitar can soothe any song you like. Take an example of hip hop or pop which you like you can play. There are 4 types of guitar- Bass, Electric, Nylon, Acoustic.

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The Contenders

11 Clarinet

The clarinet is the best instrument ever. It is right in the middle of the flute and saxophone yet is small and lightweight. It has the largest range of notes music styles and dynamics of any woodwind instrument. It is also the most important instrument to any concert band's sound. The clarinet has the largest range of different members of its family. The clarinet can be used in marching bands, symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz bands, big bands, latin jazz, rock n roll, pop, commercial music, country, samba, or salsa music. The clarinet Iis one of the most expressivec and flexible instruments ever created, having a tone and range closest to the human voice. It can sound expressive as a solo instrument or as a section. CLARINETS ARE AMAZING.

The clarinet is the pathway to learning basically any woodwind instrument. When you learn the clarinet, that makes it easy to learn any saxophone, flute, any other kind of clarinet, etc. With the clarinet there is no limit as to how high your range goes - you can define your range by how far you are willing to go, which is a unique and great quality. The clarinet sounds beautiful and has a full, dark, and rich tone. You can also play a variety of different styles of music on the clarinet. Although the clarinet embrouchure is perhaps the hardest to develop correctly, the instrument is otherwise not terrible to learn. I fell in love with the clarinet, have you?

Clarinet is for Male Musicians Instrument, more than 50 notes to play and a lot of different combinations and almost limitless styles of breathing life through the mouth piece. Slower or Faster, Intervals far apart or just continuations less often with a rest. There is also trills, sharps, flats and natural notes plus stratagems. Can also jam out the gut feeling or mood are in at the time and the sound ends out normal anyways. A Beautiful Way to Jump in a Musical Mode of Expression and at the end more than not is real Satisfied of a Feeling Remaining With. Good invention, and one of many variations and models of the Clarinet are still to be aught about. The future is always bright with clarinet, hope the wild does not feel poor of such a beautiful musical instrument creating the time to feel real good about music and what the soul or heart might desire as well. - iliescu

Clarinet is good. When it’s a bass clarinet

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12 Keyboards

Keyboards are practically the same as pianos and they are more fun because you can try out different sounds, if you can play the key board you can play anything!

It's a retro version of the piano with a lot of different settings!

They make most of the other best interments in one. I love it more than even a guitar. I recommend you try a keyboard because I love it hope you will to

I love to play keyboards as I used it to play since I was 5 years old

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

I've played several instruments but the bagpipes, by far, take #1 (and deserves a much better picture on this site). No other musical instrument has the history going back thousands of years because, evokes more emotion from its listeners, takes such a dedication to practice and tuning to play well with its complicated anatomy which is sensitive to so many environmental factors, has such a unique, intense and beautiful sound, is mentioned several times in the Bible, was played solo on the front lines at war time and the Spartans used several in band form in battle, still widely played today with competitions throughout the world for both young and old and players are increasing, etc.. I played jazz trumpet through college, greatly admire the influence and diversity of guitar and piano, and highly respect all instruments. However, no other has these many unique qualities, history and overall impact on society while still being played by young and old. Bagpipes #1.

I quit playing guitar because it's boring and every pimple faced high school freshman plays "in a band" I took on bagpipe and it is the most wonderful instrument ever! It takes heart, dedication, practice, patience, persistence, maturity, and more. To the fellow who commented "who really plays bagpipes? " Thousands of talented people play world wide, there is even competitions and different grades of players. Bagpipes are an ancient instrument that have seen its share of war and peace time, competition and just playing for self fulfillment and enjoyment. I find it a bit disheartening to see the celestial bagpipe ranked below the cereal box instrument know as the ukulele.

For fans of bags and pipes alike!

LIT
ITS EVERY DAY BRO

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

The cello is an amazing instrument, that has the perfect tone. It has a sound that no band instrument can compete with. A cello can accompany virtually any instrument, while it can also play beautiful solos. This instrument, is the best instrument ever invented.

The cello allows me to express myself in ways that I could have never imagined. It has taken me places I could have never dreamed of going, and it has given me the chance to see things that I had never noticed, both musical and non-musical.

There is no musical instrument on planet Earth that can be as expressive as a cello.

Why is this instrument in 14th place? I'm a cellist my self and with its deep, echoing voice that can sound so similar to a human voice this instrument is like no other!

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15 Synthesizer

Not a big fan of synthesizers, especially when they're used as the lead instrument. They were originally used to harmonize with the lead instruments to produce nice harmonies and add something extra to make the music sound more complete. Then around the 80s, bands decided "Hey, let's take this background instrument and make it a lead instrument while taking the old lead instruments and either pushing them to the back or getting rid of them altogether." Synthesizers killed music by replacing musical instruments with machines made to emulate music. - Aweso

Synthesizer should be #1 on this list because they can make literally ANY SOUND. Guitar? You got it. Piano? Yep. Violin? Absolutely. You name the instrument, a synth can emulate it.

Yep, it can emulate it and turn it into a complete joke. Not that it can't be used right, but more often than not it isn't and even when used right trying to actually compare it to the instrument it's being used to mimic is laughable. - dubsinthetubs

The synthesizer is the ONLY instrument where YOU get to create the sound it produces. Guitars, Drums, Pianos, and every other single instrument all sound relatively similar in some regards. For synthesizers, that's a different story.

You actually have to 'Create Your Own Sounds' to make the most outta a Synth.

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16 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.

The ukulele is awesome instrument to learn and is really fun to play along to songs and sing with as well. It makes an amazing sound and easily cheers up anyone on a very bad day! It is easy too learn too, and is very good if you want to learn the guitar and definitely easier to learn if you already know how to play the guitar. UKULELE = TOTAL OWNAGE

The ukulele is such a versatile instrument. Hands down the best instrument to play on chill and relaxing days. It relieves one's stress with just a couple chords. While you can't get the raw power of an electric guitar, you get more of melodic, comforting sound. Definitely belongs in the top three, not rank 15 (how did the bag pipes get a better score haha)

Ukuleles can play all genres and are hugely under appreciated. They are suitable substitutes to most overused instruments and deserve to be at the top of this list.

It sounds happy, which I think other instruments offtenly lack, it's high pitched so it lightens up the song

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17 Voice

I am a big singer and have been singing for about ten years. It can be loud, soft, and can copy any sound. It is one of the hardest of all instruments because you can tune a violin or a cello but it is hard to tune a voice. Once you get the hang of it, you can add your own special touches to any song.

The human voice is the most emotional, diverse and natural instrument in the world. The possibilities can be infinite since you never know what you're going to get. Also, it can be altered like other instruments with machinery. An instrument anyone can play! - DoubleTreble

There's no better instrument than the voice, singing is like a talent that same people are good at and some people are not but not like other instruments the voice is natural and gives more chances. It is peace to harmony.

Need to be very talented but your body is sadly not an instrument... - Rusty665

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18 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.

Where on earth is the harp on this list? To me the most beautiful sounding instrument. Wont do for every situation but for the right song nothing does the job more beautifully.

I have always wanted to try the harp before I got my flute! The sound is just so romantic and beautiful that I fell head over heels when I first heard it! :D but the problem is that they could be really hard to play and they are SUPER EXPENSIVE! I would not recommend them to any family with a tight budget because they can be anywhere up to 1,000,000 Dollers or sometimes even more! With their beautiful sounds but expensive prices I would prefer just 'borrowing' one from someone and try it out. Try your local music shop and see what they recommend.

The harp is a beautiful sounding instrument, but over summer holidays I just "forgot" to play it as I am very impatient and it is quite hard...

The harp is the sexiest thing ever

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19 Viola

Very nice deep sound and the instrument does not get enough credit for being in music. The viola is used in almost every pop song that features any stringed orchestral instruments.

BEST INSTRUMENT EVER! It has mellow tones, not squeaky like violins, and not too low like a cello or bass. It's perfect because it's right in the middle. Plus, violas have the prettiest harmonies EVER! This instrument really does NOT get enough credit at all.

The beautiful sounds of a cello with the ease of a violin. This makes the viola clearly the best and most versatile of all the musical instruments. It definitely does not get the credit it deserves!

I play this one and wouldn't change it for anyone

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20 Xylophone

You know why no one takes the xylophone seriously? It's because the only types that are ever seen are baby toys. It is so much more than how it often appears to us. Also, it's great to make and makes a fun project!

I love xylophones! They sound like skeletons!

I have a xylophone

The Xylophone often appears as a toy for babies - however, there is much more to this instrument than many think.
"Ragtime Robin" is a prime example

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21 Harmonica

It's great for the blues! If you're looking to play some great but sad song then the harmonica is all yours

This instrument is handy. You can play anywhere, and anytime.

Understated. Does everything you want/can think of. From Jazz and blues, to rock and roll if you stick a pedal and an amp on it. And if you get bored, practice beatbox and play it making your own baseline!

Most nostalgic instrument. Borrah Minevitch once stated "Half the world plays the harmonica, and the other half wished it could'

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22 Trombone

I am the only trombone player in fifth grade band. The world was a better place when the trombone was invented. The trombone has 7 slides which is why I picked trombone in the first place! I have one question I want you to answer in the comments below. What is your favorite instrument? That is what we should be asking yourself every-single day. Mine is of course as you can tell the trombone. Now ask your selves that question every-single day till you die not even. Stay strong and stick with the trombone. WE NEED MORE TROMBONE PLAYERS IN THIS WORLD!. If not a trombone player become one NOW!

I play Trombone, without it I would be lost in the world of music, pop, rock, Jazz, etc. It's a wonderful and enjoyable instrument and I don't know who I would be without it. Not a lot of people play it, it's a great instrument to learn and I hope I could teach more about it to people who think it's not easy. But they haven't tried the beautiful sounding instrument like some of us had

The trombone, in my opinion, specifically the bass trombone, is truly the most beautiful sounding instrument on earth. It is the most lyrical, rich sound I've ever heard, and I will play it until I die. You can play anything on the bass trombone, and every player finds their own unique sound. It isn't perfect, but it is the most wonderful thing I've ever heard.

amazing

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23 Bongo Drums

I have only ever met 1 person in my life who plays bongo drums and is actually good at it. I think this instrument is hard because I couldn't keep a beat to save me life

Easy to play it is a instrument if you cannot get a hang of the drums you play the bongo's all you have to to is hit it with your nuckels and palm and job dune

Easy to leard but sure hard to master.

24 French Horn

The French horn is THE BEST instrument ever! It has a rich, mellow sound, and a golden tone that brightens the sound of the band. It is not rich and dark like other bass instruments; rather, it has a rich, bright sound that blends with bands and, if played well, does nice solos. Sure, other instruments can switch notes quicker, and the woodwinds sound really exotic, but the Horn has an unreal, inverted tone that sounds magical. No wonder it plays the theme of Harry Potter! Its tone is rich, yet very clear, especially in the higher register. It has a unique, rich sound, with a delicate feel, making it good for harmonies. It blends well with woodwinds and brass alike, making it quite compatible. Baritone and Sax can mimic its sound a bit, but will never match the Horn's pure, friendly tone. The French Horn is by far the best instrument.

The French horn has a very mellow tone, my favorite. It's nice to have one instrument that is less sharp than the trumpet and higher than the baritone

Please. French horn is EASILY the best sounding instrument when played right. They are extremely hard to learn unlike most of the instruments in the top 10. Just listen to any movie soundtrack and they are loaded with horn solos. That's for a reason, by the way.

It’s the best instrument ever!

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25 Electric Upright Bass

It's simple and silly

Best instrument

26 Organ

By far the organ. You can get every sound you can think of out of a pipe organ, and it has the power to make you laugh, jump for joy, cry, warm your heart, and make you want to dance. In a band you need multiple instruments, same with an orchestra, but an organ can be alone to play the most majestic music a person can hear. The pipe organ by far.

Why? The biggest and most powerful instrument there is. It sounds like Heaven if it is played right, and you only need to be 1 person to make three lines of music. Awesome Indeed. I cannot play it though.

Lets be fair, the organ is the Morgan Freeman of instruments. It is overwhelmingly powerful when played right, and makes you know it as well. What any instrument can play, the pipe organ can do it better, and can even give the silliest songs an epic sense.

It is better than piano in my opinion - MilkmanBoi

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27 Ocarina

A beautiful instrument that is popular enough that everyone knows what it is (Because of Legend of Zelda) but rare enough that barely anyone can play it well, increasing the joy in playing this instrument. In addition, because of its unique shape, it is the only instrument (other than the glass harp) that produces a pure tone. This means that the sound of this instrument is free of overtones, and even if overtones are present, they are far higher and quieter than the fundamental, giving it a unique, and by definition, pure, sound. Because of all of this it is a truly magical experience to play this beautiful and mysterious instrument.

It was in Zelda so it rocks

One of the first instruments ever constructed, capable of quenching nations, ruining weddings, and angering windmill workers. Definitely the best instrument of all time.

Ultra portable, easy to learn, difficult to master, beautiful sound, limitless variety of sounds and styles, and a certain magic about it that no other instrument can match.

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28 Bass (Stand Up)

In my opinion, the upright bass is the most fun, most classy, most challenging, and best sounding instrument of all time. The lack of frets creates a a rich, deep sound that cannot be matched by any other instrument, and it can be used in any genre of music. One can replace a bass guitar for an upright bass with a pickup in a rock or heavy setting, but it is much harder for an electric bass to fit in to a classical or jazz setting.

A very awesome sounding instrument! Not to mention it has different ways of being played! Plucked, Bowed, or Slapped, it is definitely one of the most underrated but amazing instruments ever made!

The Stand up bass can be and where from dark and powerful to soft and beautiful. When you play you can't help to be content. People always forget about it because tradition places it in a beat keeper role.

Sounds deep and rich, gives you satisfaction when you play. I like cavantina on double bass.

29 Electric Violin

The power of the Electric Guitar and the Violin put into one, twice the Awesomeness!

I love my electric violin. It produces such deep sounds that a normal violin can not. It looks awesome and it is. Go Electric Violin!

Seriously, ever heard bryson Andres play.
There is a vio, in in every genre of music ever, you hear violin everyday, you don't notice it, but it is the worlds most popular instrument.

THIS IS THE BEST INSTRUMENT INSTRUMENT EVER! ESPECIALLY MRS EJIRO'S OWN

30 Horn

I've been playing Horn for 4 years now and I've just been so happy that I chose an instrument with such beautiful tone. Horns can be used to create such a mellifluous sound in a slower-paced song or create a devastating punch of sound when needed as well. I have no idea how trumpet is above the horn - it sounds better and takes much more skill to play (and if you don't play horn and say you can play it well, you can't play it well until I hear you play the Siegfried Horn Call accurately and in tempo)

The horn is a beautifully complex instrument that takes a long time to have a good tone. But when it's played well, it is so deeply, richly gorgeous that you can feel the song in your heart. In fast, peppy songs, good hornists can make their tone be a kind of roaring, upbeat nature. In slow songs, the warm-sounding tone just kind of melts in your ears like chocolate on a hot day. It's so... wonderfully beautiful. And on other pieces, the player can (usually) ujust their tone to fit the style of the song.
The tone quality is so strikingly powerful and amazing gorgeous that it is VERY hard to describe in words.

The horn is the most beautiful instrument ever made.

The statement is somewhat one-sided, as the Horn can also play loud, grand passages, and emulate a lively hunting horn. Techniques are also extremely varied, and this lends to large flexibility in solo and orchestral repertoire.

It's hard to explain but the horn has such a different and in my opinion better sound. It's very fun to play too!

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31 Classical Guitar

I can never get enough of the sound of classical guitar. It's so romantic and calming. I love it!

Great Instrument it sounds great but the electric is better

CG is a small orchestra. Like piano, it can play melody and harmony.

IS THE ORIGIN OF GUITAR AND IT'S FAIRLY THE BEST EVER
IT'S THE BEST FOR ROMANTIC SONGS

32 Recorder

For travel, A Plastic Soprano Recorder Is at Least As Good A Choice As A Harmonica. Better Dynamic Flexibility And Cheaper To Replace.

Awesome its like a flute but lighter and cheaper

It can do more than people expect

Man I was going vote drums but man the recorder is where its at😩 - Toothgrinder

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33 Tuba

The Tuba is just as capable as any other brass instrument, even if it is large, heavy, or cumbersome. This being said, I believe it has a beautiful unique sound that resonates with everyone's hearts; literally, as it can mean the world's difference in a concert hall, as to whether or not the bass line is ever heard above much louder instruments. Tubas are not easy to play, for it takes skill, as all instruments do, to be able to produce several octaves' worth of notes with three or more buttons and the human soul.

I am a tuba fanatic, I love everything about the tuba, I really hope this instrument will go higher on this list because it really doesn't deserve to be down this low.

The tuba is actually an extremely verisitile instrument and is not super easy to play. For example it is usually playing a bass part but it is a great solo and duet instrument. To see some examples of this look up Canadian brass (the song "the saints hallelujah" is a great piece to show case the tuba)

I am 12 and tuba player it is the best instrument it deserves #1

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34 Double Bass

There are so many things to like about double bass, and it is without question my favorite instrument to study and play. It's so different from violin, viola and cello despite looking similar; it requires much more shifting due to its size, it is tuned in fourths rather than fifths (probably for easier shifting), and gets exclusive access to a special overhand "German" style bow. The double bass is so unique in fact that it is actually related less to the violin family and more to the viola the gamba family which died off in the baroque era. For those concerned that bass may be "too simple" for them, I would encourage them to study bass thumb position (the register above the shoulders to the bridge uses the thumb) and listen to some of the master solo works from the likes of Giovanni Botessini and Sergei Koussevitzky, works that take advantage of the instrument's entire register.I know as a double bass student, I have my work cut out for me for the rest of my life, and I wouldn't want ...more

There is something wrong with the fact that my favorite instrument of all time is number 33. I've played every other string instrument plus guitar and ukulele and none other has taken me like this bass has. Of course, I owe a special thanks to amazing Hunter Allen. He made my bass career full out.

I have played the double bass for six years in a Orchestra and it is beautiful. Most of the time it under appreciated since we almost never get solos, but nothing beets the unique deep sound (or the arm work out).

Literally everything else is horrible.

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35 Cowbell

Cowbell should be in third place, behind Bagpipes and Triangle.

I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell

Every song needs more cowbell.

Needs more Cowbell

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36 Timpani

Boom! It is like a giant nuclear explosion. It is also hard to learn how to do the notes

37 Accordion Accordion Accordions are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox.

The world music instrument, par excellence, central to dance traditions everywhere. The accordion can be played very, very simply or with incredible sophistication. The United States, with a few local exceptions, may be the only country in the world that doesn't take the accordion seriously. That is changing but, in the meantime, the accordion is still exotic enough in most settings to be cool!

Probably the most misunderstood instrument out there, when really it has more potential than many think. It isn't just for Serbian folk music. So please people, understand that the accordion is just like any other instrument and stop hating it.

You can have a Melody, then a bass line accompaniment. Then you can accompany your self at the same time! What's not to like?!

Outside of the us the entire world uses this instrument. The accordion can also be used as a one man band, who doesn't like it?

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38 Bass Clarinet

Having tried the clarinet and bass clarinet, I can say that the bass clarinet is harder to get familiar with, especially the high notes. However, once mastered, it allows the player to fulfill almost any role in an ensemble, and keep a melodious tone the whole time. The lower notes are sonorous and riveting, and the higher notes can have the voice-like tone of a clarinet or the flair of a clarinet used in klesmer. Also, I think the piano and cello should be even higher on this list.

The Bass Clarinet is physically a beautiful instrument. But nothing is as good as playing a rich mellow low note the shakes your mouth in a very funny way. The Bass Clarinet can also play high notes beautifully. Once mastered the bass clarjnet can play good repertoires, orchestral excerpts, Etudes, and any other types lf songs. Once you master it it becomes aa awesome instrument

I think it should be in the top five along with the bass clarinet

I play the bass clarinet and its great!

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39 Sitar

It should certainly top the list. the music emanating from sitar is divine and holy and surely everybody will agree with me once they have listened to sitar being played

It's a different version of our guitar! It's cool

Why isn't sitar topping the list? People should listen to sitar first.

The Sitar is only popular in one corner of the world (mostly), It does not mean that it doesn't sound great, it just isn't very popular where most people are from who vote in this list. Most people on this list are from the UK or the Americas, so they just don't like it because it's not what their used to. Believe me, The U.S. is mostly a very provincial place, apart from the big cities and the area around them.

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40 Triangle

I love the triangle... One of the few instruments I can play other than the piano. It's really funny when you hear someone play it really good even though it's like a really easy instrument.

Damn this is the hardest instrument ever to play. It challenges your brain and takes a tremendous amount of skillz. I mean these guys are other than football players and are in better shape then Weight Lifters! GO TRIANGLES! - God_Potato

One of the divine instrument. critical to play but good at color variations and useful in the church.

Hmm... Instrument is a big word for it LOL :D

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41 Banjo

"I love the banjo because it's aussie and I think its reminds me of power and determination I've been learning the banjo since I was 3 years old I love and it was the only thing I played with".

"Ever since I started I've always dreamed of being a banjo superstar in a wonderful instrument and it also makes me think of my family of Australia"

Banjos have some of the most potential an instrument can possess only second to guitar. They originated in the appalachian mountains and are incredible. Sadly, they have gone down in popularity due to a negative stigma against appalachians. Nowadays only old folks can play them (well). It is making a comeback due to Mumford and sons but locals still haven't embraced it again. Please come back banjo.

I play it even though I get bullied because I play so much instruments. But Bluegrass is a true good one! I should say if the banjo was an orchestra stringed instrument, the banjo would be the cello.

Honestly the banjo is the most underrated instrument, it is one of the most truly American instrument.even thou bluegrass banjo takes a lot of skill to play, it can be used for much more. A lot of folk and old time banjo is beautiful to hear. The banjo is a really fun and unique instrument to play. I wish it was less of joke and more people would take it seriously. It's a good thing that bands like Mumford and Sons have began making it cool again.when I play it a lot of people are surprised by how it sounds from my playing.

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42 Tambourine

Great sound. It has a ringing sensation

43 Cornet

I have a best friend who plays a cornet and she loves it. It does not require much effort but it makes a wonderful loud sound.

Basically a trumpet and ultra hard to learn, sounds like a foghorn at times!

Best instrument in the world

10,000,000,000 times better than a trumpet

44 Turntables

How is this so low? Just listen to Slipknot's (Sic) or Linkin Park's A Place For My Head. Turntables are such a cool instrument, especially in genres like Nu-Metal; if I'm ever in a band, I will make sure that someone is playing turntables - Lem

Turntablism is an art of music and takes years to prefect. Not like these controllers that find the beats for you. Old school turntablism is like a craft and everyone is unique in the sounds that they produce when playing a turntable. Yes it's a musical instrument. Probably one of the most important instruments every.

45 Steel Drums

It's not just boom you most likely just hit it with a gun and said "hoo col that sounds like that gun I smashed it with" played well and it sounds like a tropic heaven in the ocean of the stars and space with godly notes flying though the Milky Way.

Boom! " I love that sound

46 Piccolo

Piccolo is my favorite character in dragon ball z

Hard to play a lot harder then the flute the reason is that the keys are smaller then the flutes and it makes it hard to play

47 Marimba

The marimba has such a rich and unique sound that has the ability to warm anybody's heart. The sound it creates has so much depth, and the marimba has the capability to create so many different styles of music. It is one if not the most beautiful percussion instrument. The marimba is truly unique and should be higher on this list.

We play marimbas in my music class at school. there so fun

Anyone that disagrees or doesn't know much about the marimba. Listen to Catching Shadows By Ivan Trevino... that's all I must say

48 Gong

I think it pretty strange but still good

49 Electric Cello

Electric cellos are different from the normal cello But since I have never heard an electric guitar, I can't judge.

There are too many traditionalists in the world of orchestral instruments, but those fools just don't get it. As electric guitar is to acoustic guitar, so Electric Cello is to Acoustic Cello. When I plug my electric cello into my gear, I can put a bunch of crazy electronics on it, crank it up, and take y'all to outer space! Every high school poser plays electric git, but there's always a place for e-cello in a jam.

I don't play electric cello but no one has commented and I think electric cello's are epic!

50 Bassoon

One unique quality of the bassoon is that it can blend beautifully with any instrument. Its mellow tenor range, charming bass notes and seldom used but still very pretty alto range give this instrument so many characteristic sounds. Its double reed and countless keys take time to learn, but mastering them adds all the more prestige. One more thing: Nobody hates the bassoon.

The fact that this is the 41 st choice and not in the top ten not only for the level of difficulty and the sound quality amazes me and who ever did the ratings need to get a redo.

One of the hardest instruments to play but very beautiful. It's one the most unique instruments and if you play it, orchestras will love you.

I love the bassoon, sure it is hard to play but after all of that, it is a very nice instrument with a very large range. However it is a very hard instrument when you switch to the bassoon FROM THE TRUMPET.

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