Best Instruments In a Traditional Orchestra


The Top Ten

1 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.

I love flutes because there nice they play beautiful music and its like listening to a fairy play her flutes on besides I like more than the clarinet

Flutes are stupid Clarinets are the best! - Rucas

Don't call me biased because I played and still know how to play I just think it sounds the most beautiful. - happyhappyjoyjoy

Because I play it

2 Clarinet

They have the most pure and resonant sound, huge dynamic range, and can create so much character. Just ask Mozart. Beethoven would have loved it too, but he was deaf. 😂

Best instrument in the world - Rucas

Very popular with a beautiful sound. - happyhappyjoyjoy

I don't know it my boy though

3 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.

No it is definitely not the most beautiful instrument in an orchestra
Especially if your own instrumental choice forces you to sit in front of a trumpet army attacking your ears with incredibly loud screams

When played right it can be in any piece. - happyhappyjoyjoy

4 Bassoon

Bassoon is the best!

Oh, I've always wanted to played this wonderful instrument. - happyhappyjoyjoy

The best sound

5 Xylophone

It sounds really pretty. - happyhappyjoyjoy

6 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.

is good

7 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.

I'm surprised this is way down on the list, as this is the most prominent instrument in the traditional orchestra. - nolimori

Why is this not nr.1? The violin is literally the best and it sounds beautiful!

Best ever!

8 Bass Drum

I love the noise of it's deep thud. - happyhappyjoyjoy

9 Bass Clarient

I play bass clarinet and I love the way it sounds. It can be really deep but also high without going overboard. I can't even believe this isn't #1 obviously nobody listened to a bass clarinet lately or they are deaf.

I find it sad that a lot of people don't know what a bass clarinet is or don't know what it looks or sounds like. It is such a pretty instrument. I had a choice between flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, baritone, trombone, or percussion and I was like BASS CLARINET! It sometimes makes the other instruments sound not as good but no instrument is really that awful.

And people look for these special bass clarinet players. They are hard to find since not a whole lot of people play it, probably 10 to 15 percent of the population of musicians. Usually you will have like a ton of saxophone or trumpet players, so it's good to be in the uncommon range because you can win a really good spot in a major band or orchestra one ...more

It's the best I play it and I am lucky in my band we have 4 bass clarinets and it really evens the band the bass clarinet is also so majestic yet so underrated.

10 Trombone

Trombone by far the best instrument - Lucas

The Contenders

11 Tuba
12 French Horn
13 Cello Cello The cello or violoncello is a bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.



The cello is so good to play

Cello has the best sound range

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14 Viola

Violas suck nuts

Violins are screechy, basses are too deep, violas are perfect!

15 Timpani
16 Double Bass

Truly the backbone of orchestra

How is bass not number 1 have you even played it it's so fun

I might do the bass

17 Oboe Oboe Oboes belong to the classification of double reed woodwind instruments. Oboes are usually made of wood, but there are also oboes made of synthetic materials.
18 Angklung

If you mean a traditional, why not this.
Let's make this to the top.

19 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.

An instrument people play because they aren't privileged enough to play any sting instruments.

20 Bass

Basses are often looked down on, but playing a bass can be difficult, as it is harder to play, yet still sounds so beautiful.

21 Euphonium

Best instrument by far

It's the most beautiful sounding instrument in the world. It can be a great instrument to double with a french horn. This is not in the orchestra, but sax is? COME ON!

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