Best Instruments In a Traditional Orchestra

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The Top Ten

1 Clarinet

Best instrument in the world - Rucas

Very popular with a beautiful sound. - happyhappyjoyjoy

I don't know it my boy though

2 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.

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

3 Trumpet

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

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4 Bassoon

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

The best sound

5 Xylophone

It sounds really pretty. - happyhappyjoyjoy

6 Saxophone
7 Bass Drum

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

8 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.

9 Tuba
10 Trombone

Trombone by far the best instrument - Lucas

The Contenders

11 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.

Best ever!

12 Timpani
13 Double Bass

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

I might do the bass

14 Cello Cello The cello or violoncello is a bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.
15 Viola
16 French Horn
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18 Oboe
19 Bass
20 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.

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