Worst Musical Instruments


The Top Ten

1 Triangle

There are no bad instruments. Any instrument can be great if used in the correct way and at the correct time. Any decent musician knows that.

I don't understand...Every instrument has its own beautiful sound...they all sound beautiful when played together or alone - Ananya

Oh God... I can't play it. I seem to possess an unfortunate, innate lack of rhythm, and I can't even hit the triangle at the correct points. I remember when I had to play it during a school concert, and...

Forget. Forget.

... I'll be crying in the corner with the poster below me.

Worst instrument in the world

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2 Kazoo

Annoying little thing you sing and spit into. Why is it even called a musical instrument?

My brother never shuts up!

This is the most annoying instrument ever - PatrickStar


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3 Recorder

Next to the kazoo, the recorder has got to be the most basic musical instrument ever. We all learned it in elementary school, but seriously- who has played it since then?

My Opinion but this instrument got the most irritating sound ever. I play this instrument ( rarely ) only because I have to do something or I want to annoy someone. Good for irritating other people and learning is easy. Bad for sound that gives you head ache even if you are using it good.

Why must we all learn this in elementary my brother just got his and he WONT SHUT UP

They shouldn't even be considered an instrument.

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4 Harp

I think the harp has the most beautiful sound on the face of the earth. Why on earth is it on this list?

The harp sounds so pretty. I can't even imagine why it is on this list.

The harp was used in ancient times as a musical cure to the Kings' boredom. It is a legendary instrument and a parent to today's variety of instruments.

I'm a single mum in your area

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5 Glass Harmonica

The glass harmonica is a beautiful instrument and it takes a lot of effort and talent to play. It's not as easy as it looks.

Spell check. It's glass armonica.

God awful.

6 Flute Flute

Seems like people are voting based based on their inability to play the instruments. It's your fault, not the instrument's. The flute was used by many rock bands such as Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Camel and it sounded great.

I am a flite and it shouldn't even be in the top ten...I can actually make a sound

The flutes are too quiet in the band and you can barely hear them and they do not look right in a marching band but if you do not want to be heard it's a great instrument for you

It's horrible sounds like a dying donkey.

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7 Accordion Accordion

This is a very underrated instrument, people need to play it before complaining about how bad the sound is. It's actually not bad.

I actually like this and the bagpipes.

Worst sound from this awful instrument. Its 1 of many reasons that Mexican music is so horrible

The worst

8 Bagpipes Bagpipes

There's nothing wrong with this instrument. I could wake up to the sound of bagpipes every day. It doesn't sound like "dying cats". They actually sound really great in rock songs and they have a long history. Don't be hating until you learn about them. TAKE THE TIME TO APPRECIATE THEM.

What do you mean this is the 8th worst musical instrument! Seriosly people this instrument is just awesome.

Bagpipes are awesome! Listen to Korn.

This instrument is good except in the hands of an overexcited two-year old

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9 Sitar

The sitar is a fantastic instrument and the Beatles proved it!

What is a sitar

And he admits it

Hudson is gay

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10 Clarinet

I hate how everyone there bases their arguments on a cartoon character or inexperienced players in the high school band. Just listen to Benny Goodman or Woody Herman or Artie Shaw. They all sound beautiful

Squidward, don't be mad, but um... the Clarinet is number 11 on Worst Musical Instruments,

Squidward: Everyone's a critic.

What about Benny Goodman? He is a great clarinetist - AlbertAngrySami

Clarinet plays a wide range and is very melodic, but in a bad players hands in can rival flute in irritation factor. Squeak. Definitely should not be in the top 10.

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Trumpet

It all depends on if the person can play it or not and people at my school do not know how to play them and make a good sound so I've just always have had a bad thought with trumpets but they are also really loud and over do it a bit

I just don't think trumpets should have been invented and the people who play them most of the time have the biggest ego. Most of the time you can even hear any other instrument but the trumpets and it's horrible.

This has less to do with the instrument itself, but the people that play them. Or, rather, CAN'T play them. Seriously, they play one note, think they've mastered it, and then do nothing but play in your ear like a deafening mosquito.

It's the best!

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12 Banjo

Umm.. What?!?! Listen to Mumford and Sons. That will make your opinion sensible

A gross sounding (best way I can put it) instrument that should be confined to bluegrass

Banjos are redneck instruments.

Banjos aren't really that redneck.They take a lot of skill to play

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13 Oboe

These people don't know how an oboe sounds like. It does not sound like an old person farting or a fork rubbing against a plate. It made good sound in uskudar, and is hard to play. That's why people think it sounds like an old person farting or a fork rubbing against a plate.

Oboes are so annoying, they make we want to stop myself

A oboe is like a fork rubbing against a glass plate very annoying

It sounds like screaming screeching goats

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14 Trombone

Trombone is a great instrument to me it is very unique.

This is really mean. I play the trombone and it is awesome

Lol trombones what a good joke

Trombone os incredicly sexy.

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15 Ukulele

How is this not in the top ten?! (23 currently.) The ukelele is fine as accompaniment, but hardly any ukelele players understand that and try to make it the star...

Why is this not #1?

One of the most boring yet the worst instrument I played.

I must be the only one that despises this instrument

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16 Guitar

HA? This is a Joke!
Who Put a Awesome Music Instrument Like This? Or Piano? Drum? Violin? Huh?

It is just to popular for me. In the band's at my school all of the annoying kids play popular instruments - lbelle0527

Skillful and Bad ass instrument. People that voted this up should be ashamed

I have played the guitar for many years in numerous extreme metal and death metal bands and I absolutely love it. The amount of skill required to this or any instrument at a high level is extraordinary, and anyone basing their hatred for an instrument through dumb kids who never put time into their instruments is just plain wrong. Listen to the pros and you will van enjoy any instrument. Besides the guitar so awesome.

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17 Synthesizer

It ruins actual talent by replicating it. Sorry but synths will never replace real instruments - AlbertAngrySami

The instrument of the lazy

This is a lie, the synthesizer is the greatest instrument of all time

18 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.

Alright, now this top ten list thing is becoming Hilarious... The Violin, The Cello, The Harp, The Viola, The Double Bass, The Guitar, The Flute, and The Piano, are all very Great Musical Instruments that definitely should Not be on a list like this at all... ; Perhaps, it is that, whomever compiled this list does Not understand Great Music... This list is Crazy

I played the violin in my old elementary school and I can play it good, but it's annoying when you have to play a song without the bow. #10 worst instrument.

Ahem... This is just STUPID. Have you heard paganini? But yes it is annoying combined with Suzuki.

Calluses your hands

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19 Keytar

There is no way that this instrument will ever make bad ass. This thing is an abomination of sight and sound. It could even make the coolest of people look like flaming asses.

No, the keytar is basically a synth that you hold like a guitar, it is bad ass if you are a keyboardist

Is a keytar a guitar that can be used for video games by pressing buttons

20 Viola

Your just being a gayer of beautiful instruments, STOP! What's next? The piano?

WHAT? I bet you don't even know what a viola is.


I like tue violin...

Nonononono! This shouldn't be here!
-An angered Viola player.

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