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To ask for your favourite and least favourite musical instruments?

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Coffeebiscuitsrepeat Sun 14-Jun-20 22:20:00

I'll start.

I love the viola
I fucking hate the saxophone (Unless played SPELLBINDINGLY well).

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Iamnotminterested Sun 14-Jun-20 22:21:31

Best - violin
Worst - fucking bagpipes.

MyFamilyAndOtherAnimals1 Sun 14-Jun-20 22:21:50

Love the Border Pipes.
Hate the flute.

22Giraffes Sun 14-Jun-20 22:23:29

Love Steel Pans
Hate the Triangle 😂

Lockdownlooks Sun 14-Jun-20 22:23:42

Love piano
Hate. Bagpipes

Danglingmod Sun 14-Jun-20 22:25:10

Piano or cello
Bagpipes or accordion

Do I need to say which is which??!!

Stompythedinosaur Sun 14-Jun-20 22:26:18

I love a bassoon. I used to play bass clarinet and seethe with envy at the bassoonists next to me.

I don't like the piccolo. Too shrill.

StillMedusa Sun 14-Jun-20 22:28:02

Love classical guitar

Detest bagpipes!

Smellbellina Sun 14-Jun-20 22:40:33

Love the piano
Not keen on the recorder

Itisbetter Sun 14-Jun-20 22:42:22

Hate violin
Love sax

Thunderpunt Sun 14-Jun-20 22:43:46

Love a piano
Hate a recorder played by a primary aged child

KayakingOnDown Sun 14-Jun-20 22:48:17

Violin, piano and saxophone are my 3 favourite instruments.

The worst is the Highland bagpipes. I don't like panpipes either.

rawlikesushi Sun 14-Jun-20 22:50:32

Love guitar or piano, as still sound lovely when played badly.

Hate violin. Have sat through too many screechy performances at school.

cantkeepawayforever Sun 14-Jun-20 22:51:56

I think it depends entirely on whether something is played well or badly.

Some instruments sound fine from the beginning - harp, for example.

Some are a little painful to start but are quite quickly ok or even good - cello, flute, piano

Some are really quite painful initially but do get better - most wind instruments and the nicer brass instruments (french horn, tuba) would fall into this category.

Some have to be played VERY well to be bearable but are lovely when played brilliantly - violin, trumpet

MilesToGoBeforeISleep Sun 14-Jun-20 22:54:12

Fave: cello (especially by the composer of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Tan Dun)

Worst: recorder. Specifically primary school recorder club.

And can I have another worst? Harpsichord. Hate.

SinkGirl Sun 14-Jun-20 22:55:07

I love the oboe. Really wanted to learn when I was at school but they didn’t any left so I started bassoon... never got very good. I play a bit of piano and wish I was better as it’s so beautiful when played well.

I can’t stand brass instruments of any kind

DeRigueurMortis Sun 14-Jun-20 22:55:17

Best: violin
Worst: violin

Depends on whose playing it smile

MarshaBradyo Sun 14-Jun-20 22:55:36


Batqueen Sun 14-Jun-20 22:56:17

I really like an Oboe
I don’t really have a particular dislike - I hate anything played badly but can enjoy any well played instrument. . . Maybe my mother’s painfully tuneless singing?

Tillygetsit Sun 14-Jun-20 22:56:41

Best saxophone. Sexy sound I think. Worst bagpipes especially at 4am in a bungalow as an aid to get guests to leave.

mintyroller Sun 14-Jun-20 22:58:09

Favourite- guitar
Least favourite- bagpipes

MachineBee Sun 14-Jun-20 22:58:25

Best - cello or euphonium
Worst - bagpipes

MsPepperPotts Sun 14-Jun-20 23:01:29

I have always loved the Cello...played if for about 5years at school then carried on playing in a youth orchestra for a few more years....a very long time ago though.
Not keen on bagpipes or recorder or a screechy trumpet!!

billy1966 Sun 14-Jun-20 23:03:53

My 4 children have gone through all the piano gradings.

Excruciatingly painful for the first few years and then suddenly it comes together beautifully.

It has been a hard slog but I believe they have been gifted something enormous by their circumstances.

I fully accept I will be long gone before they might realise this. 🤔

BackforGood Sun 14-Jun-20 23:06:19

BEST is the saxophone - it has such a gorgeous, sultry sound.

WORST - probably bagpipes, but there's not much worse than a beginner's violin

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