What is your favourite musical instrument?
you forgot synthesizer
My three picks
I voted piano because it's the first instrument I learned to play and though I don't get to play it as often as I'd like sometimes, it's still a relief to just sit and fiddle a bit. I checked guitar because it's so versatile (so many different styles) and much easier to carry (e.g. to a party or a camp) than a piano -- still want to learn that sometimes.
One of my favorite instruments to listen to is the violin, I can like a song just because it has a good violin part Unfortunately I've heard it's very hard to learn, I really admire people who have mastered it.
I voted for Piano and Guitar.
I play both, amongst many other instruments. While neither of this is the most beautiful-sounding of instruments (not by a long way), I feel that both are incredibly versatile; much more so than any other instrument I can think of. Most musical styles can be played (to sound convincing) by someone skilled in either.
I've recently acquired an accordion, and while it's a challenge, it's a joy to play. Unfortunately the range of sounds which can be made from it are rather limited. I've decided I want to learn to play the cello.
Piano, and in a sense all keyboard type instruments. Piano players on average pick up harmony and voice leading a lot faster due to the intuitive layout of the keyboard.
Piano for me, since it is one of the few instruments that my thick-meaty fingers can actually play without getting in their own way.
And Glen Gould's Goldberg variations is my alltime favorite recording. OK, "recordingS", since he did them twice.
You did not put down a jews harp, my grandad used to play one, i think one must have false teeth.
I play bass guitar. Kinda counts as a guitar, but the mechanics of playing it are very different, besides being an entire octave lower.
I think that the guitar and violin are the two most expressive and versatile instruments. (although I am biased because I play both). I also play a bit of piano and mandolin.
On the fiddle I like French Canadian and east coast party music:
so this is what people did before techno
La Bottine Souriante - only show I've ever been to where nobody sat down.
"Orange Blossom Special" - folks, please give your children videogames instead of musical instruments
On the guitar I go in for zippy fingerpicking and wacky tunings
Richard Thompson, "1952 Vincent Lightening"
Bob Dylan, "Blood In My Eyes" - betcha didn't know Bob could play guitar this good
Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi"
Bruce Cockburn, "Foxglove"
Jimi Hendrix, "Wind Cries Mary'
Cello, drums and guitar here. Played cello for 'bout a year and a half. Given a tab and some time, I can play most things on guitar, and drums because they're integral to everything.
Voted for (bass) clarinet, played it for 5 years
Already you can see the flute clarinet and cello are not so popular even though my other poll of the kind of music people like shows that classical music is very popular.
It isn't listed, I play a mean CD.
Anyone play the fiddle?
Couldn't vote. Love the clarinet, hate the oboe.
The flute, for its enchanting sound!
Fiddle :(noun) redneck and or illiterate hick word for violin. See also violin
I think it was a bass guitar that hooked me on Outkast "Hey ya"
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