What musical instrument produces the most beautiful music to your ears?

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  1. janshares profile image91
    jansharesposted 9 years ago

    What musical instrument produces the most beautiful music to your ears?

    I prefer the sound of a classical piano or a romantic violin. Share your personal favorites.

  2. Celebrates profile image65
    Celebratesposted 9 years ago

    I like the cello and oboe in the background of classical music/piano pieces.

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, beautiful backdrop instruments, Celebrates. Thank you for you answer.

  3. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 9 years ago

    I like the sound of music accompanied by a guitar. I just like to hear people playing the guitar and singing at the same time. It is kind of soothing.

  4. Rod Marsden profile image66
    Rod Marsdenposted 9 years ago


    The saxophone for me. I like Jazz, especially New York style. It has been a long time since I've been to New York but I'm still drawn to it. There's a small hole in the wall cafe in Sydney, Australia that plays the most beautiful sounds. It's all recordings but still wonderful.

  5. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 9 years ago

    i love violin and guitar, just musical instrument music, lovely

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I love instrumental music, too, peachpurple. Thank you for answering.

  6. Romanian profile image72
    Romanianposted 9 years ago


    My favourite it's the sax. I love the sax part of the 80's songs.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image66
      Rod Marsdenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It has been around a lot longer than that.

  7. ChristinS profile image38
    ChristinSposted 9 years ago

    I'm partial to a lot of types of music, but I love the violin and acoustic guitar.

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice ones, ChristinS. Thank you for answering.

  8. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 9 years ago

    I like the piano but have always been drawn to the flute/recorder more than anything else. I even began to learn playing the recorder. I wanted a flute but it was out of my budget.

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering, Kevin.

  9. Sara Sarwar Riaz profile image72
    Sara Sarwar Riazposted 9 years ago

    Piano and violin for me. A guitar could sound quite beautiful too at the sleight of skilled hands.

  10. junkseller profile image78
    junksellerposted 9 years ago

    For many years I played tuba, so find a certain beauty to it, though I wouldn't say it is the prettiest sounding instrument. The French Horn has a similar quality to it and is much prettier.

    I am a big fan of several foreign instruments. The Hang (drum) is amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=747hJQNJpeg

    I really like a lot of the Asian instruments. Here is a nice duet between a Zhongruan (guitar looking thing), and a Guzheng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4qVIpkSC_U

    My favorite is probably the Guqin (a slide guitar type instrument): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKd1abAF5Us

    I will agree with some of the other commenters. it is hard to beat a good violin, so here is Anne Akiko Meyers playing Kojo No Tsuki (The Moonlight Over the Ruined Castle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgHmqd265dw

    I just realized that so far I have shown videos only of woman, and so to balance that, and to make a point, here is one from Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, a giant man with a ukulele who reminds me that there are no beautiful instruments, just beautiful hearts of beautiful humans who play them, and almost anything played with such a heart can move me to tears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I love your enthusiasm about this question, junkseller. You are definitely experienced in musical instrument appreciation. I will have to make time to watch these videos. Thank you very much for participating in this Q&A.

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    Sri Tposted 9 years ago

    For me Smooth Jazz saxophone, Paul Taylor and trumpet Chris Botti, keyboard Paul Hardcastle.

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great pics for your favorites, Sri T. Thank you for answering.

  12. gposchman profile image60
    gposchmanposted 9 years ago

    When I started my answer, I was trying to think about the instrument , but in fact it really is about the music. I thought about what my favorite music was and it is so eclectic that I just decided to read some of the other responses and found myself nodding in agreement with all of them. I realized that there was no specific instrument I could pick because depending upon the music any instrument could fulfill the answer to the question.

    Here are some examples of what I mean. I love Mason Williams "Classical Gas", but no single instrument in that piece really stands alone, and yet for me a number of them do individually and in concert. Then I think about Gershwin'n "Rhapsody in Blue" and the music there. Handel's Messiah brings in both instruments and voices, and to complicate it more Ennio Morricone's "L'Estasi Dell'Oro" which interlaces voice and orchestra that even today gives me goose bumps.

    Pick a single instrument, the good news, is we really don't have too because there are so many. I think it depends upon the music and your mood and you could choose any one and that would be the correct answer to your question.

    A great question to think about.

    Gene Poschman

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, gposchman. It definitely depends on what your ear likes and what your mood feels. Thanks for answering.

  13. Faith Reaper profile image83
    Faith Reaperposted 9 years ago

    I love all music, but the sound of the pan flute sounds exceptionally beautiful to me.

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering Faith Reaper, pan flute is a sweet sound.

  14. Tamirogers profile image60
    Tamirogersposted 9 years ago

    I love the sound of an incredible voice. There are singers that just give me goosebumps. Whitney Houston Freddy Mercury and Amy Winehouse did that. So does Barbara Streisand, Aretha, Frank Sinatra, and Elton John. More recently I love JT's ballads.

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The voice is indeed a beautiful instrument, Tamirogers. These are great examples of the best. Thank you for answering.

  15. adriantos7 profile image59
    adriantos7posted 9 years ago

    The piano and the guitar are the instruments that do the magic for me.My favourite type of Music are Rock,Hiphop and Reggea

  16. MHiggins profile image74
    MHigginsposted 9 years ago

    VERY tough question to answer.  It would depend on what type of music is being played.  I am with you with the classical piano and the violin probably more so than anything else. I am also a big fan of Celtic music when the violin, (fiddle), is played.  I am a musician and many instruments are very pleasing to my ears.

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing, MHiggins, can't go wrong with piano, violin when it's classical.

  17. SieberSounds profile image67
    SieberSoundsposted 8 years ago

    Clarinet, hands down. Didn't know it until I had to play it in a woodwinds method class though

    1. janshares profile image91
      jansharesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Can't believe this is circulating again. The clarinet does make beautiful sounds. Thanks for answering, Ellie.


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