Hardest Instruments to Play


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101 Flamenco Guitar

I think this is the hardest after violin and top 3 is:
1. Violin
2. Flamenco Guitar
3. Piano

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102 Bugle

Trumpet with no valves, but I'd imagine it's HARD to play. - Metalhead1997

Pretty damn hard to get the octaves.

103 Glass Harmonica

Well try getting one, that in itself is challenge. Invented by Benjamin Franklin and a master makes beautiful sounds.

104 Hurdy gurdy

Because it is a bad known instrument, where you need to play the melody and the rhythm in the same time. It is really difficult and long to master the turn of the wrist which makes the rhythm.And, as an old and folkloric instrument, it is unhappily so hard to tune, and it don't play the same when it's raining or it's too hot and so on... But the result is worth the efforts!

105 Concertina
106 Cigar Box Guitar

This thing comes with double the commitment. Firstly only avid smokers can actually get these things because of the sheer amount of cigar boxes you need to make one. And then playing one - gosh! You can't just use any old elastic bands.

When I started playing I just used a tissue box with some elastic bands from the dollar store but the quality was nowhere near as good as the real thing.

107 Cornet


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109 Saxhorn
110 Contrabass Flute

A few months after I picked up the regular flute, my teacher let me try the Alto and Bass flute. At the time it was easy since I wasn't blowing hard enough into my normal instrument. A few months ago I tried those two again, and it was extremely difficult. I can't imagine what the Contrabass would be like! Plus it is huge and would be hard to carry around. It might be better for beginners who haven't played concert flute and before.

It's huge it takes a ton of air it is very difficult

This instrument is very difficult to achive a nice sound in, let alone its enormus!

111 Goblet Drum

Logicaly saying: if you bring 2 piano/violin/drums players Who have been playing for 10 years.. 10 hours of practice each day, The only difference between these players would be the style of playing... Or if you bring an instrument played wih sticks... It would be the same sound but different style... Unlike percussion players that plays with there fingers, if you take 2 darbuka players, or riq players... Or whatever percussion instrument, and both plays for 10 years, 10 hours each day... The difference wouldn't only be the style, but it would be also the sound of the slap... Because my fingers are different than the other player... No one has the same agility/strenght fingers... Also no has the same smoothed fingers...

112 Hosho

What even the hell is this instrument?!

Haha this is a kind of ancient Asian instrument

113 Gong

Genius instrument, impossible to play though

It's super hard - not!

114 Student Trombone

Is the most easiest to play -by Emily leninsky

Huh? - Metalhead1997

115 Steelpan (Steel Drum)
116 Portuguese Guitar
117 Tin Whistle

Easy to learn and play, and you can start playing songs on your first day. When you try to play outside of Mary had a little lamb, trying those traditional songs that actually sound good, and you start to realize it isn't that simple. They play tricks with their flute that you can barely see since their fingers move so fast.

The flats and sharps are hard, but I was able to pick up tin whistle in a matter of hours. Possibly because I've played a wind instrument for a long time. I would recommend it as practice for someone trying to pick up flute.

I play it for 2 years. Fingering is easy, but is hard to master and play ornaments correctly.

I feel like people don't take the tin whistle seriously, consider what rachmaninoff said about the piano, he basically said that just doing a few songs doesn't make you a good pianist. the same is with the tin whistle. Don't get me wrong, the piano is harder than the tin whistle, but you need skill to be able to masters

118 Cowbell

I have gone to an advanced school for cowbell for six years now, and play at an intermediate level still. Deceptively simple looking, but don't let anyone tell you you don't need to work your @#$ off to get it right. It takes weeks or more to master even the most simple songs. - airbb

You have to learn how to play a different part than anyone else. And also you have to be able to play the part loud. I played the cowbell in a song that I had a solo in and I had to play it as loud and fast as possible. And then no one was playing at all at the same time as me. You have to be able to go with the rythym and play it loud as possible.

Everyone always needs more of it! - maclancaster

Mo' cowbell!

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119 Melodica

This instrument is sort of a mixture of a harmonica and an accordion. It can get very difficult, especially since it is similar to an accordion, which is also difficult to play. But unlike an accordion, you have to blow into it and play it like a harmonica. A harmonica can get difficult also. A mixture of two difficult instruments is very hard indeed,

Oh God, has anyone seen those melodica videos of movie themes? Sounds AWFUL. - Metalhead1997

120 Kazoo

OH my lord the kazoo is VERY hard harder than the other instruments

Took me at least 60 years to master it. I still have a hard time.

How dis below Violin?


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