Best Instruments In a Traditional Orchestra


The Top Ten

1 Clarinet

Very popular with a beautiful sound. - happyhappyjoyjoy

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2 Flute Flute

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

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

The Contenders

11 Double Bass

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

12 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.
13 Timpani
14 Angklung V 1 Comment
15 Cello Cello
16 French Horn
17 Oboe
18 Bass
19 Viola
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