Best Sounding Orchestral Instruments

The Top Ten

1 Clarinet

The clarinet is honestly the best and one of the most underrated instrument ever. It has one the largest range of notes playable on a woodwind instrument, already giving it more than enough tone colours. It is one of the most expressive and flexible instruments ever created, having a tone and range closest to the human voice. As a solo instrument, you can make it sound, happy, playful and exciting, sad and mournful, strong and powerful, quiet and meek, sophisticated and mellow, or scary and creepy. Its sound can easily remind me of my friends and family. Also aside from the sound, the clarinet can be used in marching bands, symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz bands, big bands, Latin jazz, Cuban music, rock n roll, pop, commercial music, film scores, Broadway musicals, country, samba, or salsa music. Every instrument can be amazing in its own ways, but I feel the clarinet really deserves some recognition.CLARINETS ARE AMAZING!

2 Drums

Gotta love Timpani!

3 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.
4 Tuba
5 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.
6 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.

There's no orchestra without violin/s.

7 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.
8 Trombone
9 Cellos
10 Piccolo

The Contenders

11 French Horn

Just so you know, electric guitar, sax, and acoustic guitar are not orchestral instruments...

12 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.
13 Bassoon

Use in the introduction of rite of spring

14 Electric Guitar The electric guitar is a type of guitar that unlike an acoustic guitar, is solid body instead of hollow. They use pickups and amps to produce sound that's audible from more than a few feet. They are mainly used in rock and metal music and in those genres are commonly the main instruments. A few notable more.
15 Acoustic guitar An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically - by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air - as opposed to relying on electronic amplification.
BAdd New Item