Easiest Instruments to Play

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21 Drums

A few YouTube tutorials and about four hours of practice, and I can play well enough that I can jam with them without holding anyone back. Maybe it's because I'm already used to playing music, but it was insanely easy to pick up.

I think all the people attacking the simplicity of learning the drums are a little defensive of their craft. Half the peoples argument on difficulty was "You have to hold the drum sticks in a specific way" LOL

I found playing drums very easy and I picked it up in about 30 minutes in 6th grade and I was able to hold a smooth buzz roll and double stroke roll and transition seamlessly between them within the first week. I am now a junior in high school and some of the fresh meat in the percussion section still can't play a smooth roll.

As a percussionist, I know that drums are much harder than you think. It takes experience to even do a double stroke roll. Grab anyone off the street to do a roll, and it will fail miserably. Trust me, drums are not easy. - Turkeyasylum

Hell, no. It's both hard, physically and mentally (learning notes). And if it has more pieces, then its even harder. You may just beat on them, it'll sound. But won't create rhythmic beats. I say this should be nowhere near top 50 of this list. - zxm

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22 Rainstick

Even though this might seem easy to use, it might be hard to make the right rhythm or go to the right beat.

All you have to do is rotate a stick. Definitely one of the easiest.

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23 Bass Guitar

The electric bass is not an easy instrument to learn. If you branch out beyond rock and country, you'll learn that there's much more to this instrument than just playing the roots of the chords.
Also, the fewer strings makes the instrument more difficult because you must move horizontally along the neck to reach higher tones. Guitarists have the luxury of being able to move vertically because of their extra strings. Plus, the fret spacings on a bass are much longer than a guitars which means more stretching.

Bass is easier to pick up than Guitar, but harder to master. - Nickelstickman

Guitar But Easier, should be second or at least third

Some percussion instruments are easy in that you don't have to worry about notes, but drumset is still pretty hard... electric bass is one if the easiest instruments with notes...

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24 Pan Flute

Bruh the panflute I have one because of my family. They are peruvian, but its kind a hard for me to move my mouth from a specific spot to another and back...

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25 Ocarina

I watched a tutorial of how to play Lugia's Song on youtube, and it is actually very easy to play! It even shows how many finger-thingies you should place on the Orcarina!

Took me 39 minutes to learn three songs using tabs. I found it easier than a recorder and has a better sound with no shrieks or shrill like a soprano recorder has. I now have three ocarinas two sopranos in key of c and g and one alto key of c. I would recomend an alto in key of c or d.

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26 Oboe

It's very easy to learn; all you really need to do is work very hard. Some people actually call this instrument a hard one to play. But, if you've been playing as long as I have you'll know that it came to you easy.

Its very easy to learn, but to become proficient, it becomes extremely difficult - Charlesman01

I think this should be further down on the list. Why?
1.) It's difficult to make a sound. Double reeds aren't for everybody.
2.) It's hard to make a good sound, especially when you start out (I have only played for 7 months).
3.) There is a lot of technique involved.
4.) There are a lot of fingerings.

27 Glockenspiel

Half the population doesn't even know this exists. But it's pretty much just the piano with drum sticks.

It is so easy it took me 5 weeks it is not hard

I think the glockenspiel should be on about the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. I played this in fourth grade. It's SO easy!

28 Tuba

If you go outside the realm of high school band, it's not an easy instrument to play well with whatsoever. Just like with any other brass instrument, it takes a lot of practice, patience, and understanding to play proficiently and even more so to play at a professional level.

I play it currently in school I learned everything about it in six hours so no not really a hard instrument only issue it's pretty heavy depending on the type

I play this in school I learned everything about it in six hours so no not really a hard instrument only issue it's pretty heavy depending on the type of tuba - Pikminicus

This instrument can be easy depending on how much air you can push from your lungs

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29 Mountain Dulcimer

With only three strings, (or four with two paired) the Mountain Dulcimer is an instrument that is simple to use, and easy to learn. Using a noter stick sounds great on it, and the chords are moderately simple. It is the only true American instrument with few ties back to the old country.

30 Trombone

As a trombonist with a few years' experience I have to say this doesn't really belong on the list. Sure, playing Hot Cross Buns on it may be easy at first, but once you get into 16th note territory, it can easily get lost on you due to how fast you have to move a fairly large slide. If your slide isn't in the correct position, the notes sound awful, and to top it all off, your embouchure (mouth position) matters too, as you have to open up on lower notes and tighten your lips as the notes get higher. All in all I wouldn't recommend this as a first instrument, but it's definitely worth your time if you're dedicated enough.

I remember I had to pick an instrument for fifth grade and I picked the Trombone because my cousin played it. I was good at it but like every instrument you have to keep practicing. Needless to say I hated it because I was being trained to fast.

This instrument is very hard to play because you have to make sure u get the slide in the right place so you hit the right note.

The trombone is pretty hard, you have to be accurate with the slide


-A trombone player

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31 Maraca

I have played a maraca and it is so easy

How is the piano easier than this

32 Electric Bagpipes
33 Electric Bass Guitar

This instrument is BY FAR the easiest string instrument to play. It has big frets, far apart strings, and is tuned in fourths. It can also be directly transposed to the guitar.

34 Slide Whistle V 1 Comment
35 Cello Cello The cello or violoncello is a bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

I definitely agree with this being on the list. I have played the cello for about a year now, and am doing pieces that people who mostly have been playing for three years are playing. The cello is a very easy instrument.

Definitely not an easy instrument. All orchestral instruments take an exemplary amount of precision and focus.

The Cello is very hard! It should not be on this list. Don't listen to the people who put cello on this. They have obviously every played a cello before!

36 Steel Drums

Easy percussion to hit, but the trick is to master the strumming patterns this could take some time based on your rhythmic innate skills.

37 Piccolo

When you get older the piccolo gets harder

38 Euphonium

If you know trumpet, you pick this up wicked fast. - PianoQueen

The kids who play it in my school band have trouble because they are trying to make it sound like the tuda

39 Castanet

Very easy! All you do is just click the castanets!

40 Baritone Horn

I've played the baritone for about a 2 years and it's really easy to play. I learned 4 songs in about an hour on my second practice 110% would recommend if you want to join band

Baritone is so easy to play I learned all the notes in an hour! This is the easiest I have played. And get this I don't have a book yet

I play it and it's really heavy

The baritone is so much fun

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