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The student voice of Wichita High School South

Top 10 Prettiest Sounding Instruments

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Every Instrument sounds Amazing, but what are the prettiest? Cello, Piano, Violin, Viola, Bass, Harp, Saxophone, French Horn, Flute and Clarinet.

1. Cello

The cello is a member of the violin family. It has 4 strings tuned into perfect fifths.

The  strings, in order from lowest to highest, are C, G, D, A.

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2. Piano

The piano is one of the most familiar instruments. It is played by pressing keys which send little hammers down onto strings.

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3. Violin

The violin is probably one of the most well known instruments, and is in almost every kind of music anyone listens to (with the exception of a few genres). It is a bowed string instrument tuned into perfect fifths just like the cello. the strings for violin in order from lowest to highest are G, D, A, E.

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4. Viola

The Viola is not very well known but still has a beautiful sound. It is played like a violin but has the strings of a cello. Its tiny, only and inch or two bigger than the violin, but makes a gorgeous low pitched sound.

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5.  Bass

The bass could either be a double bass (string base) or an electric bass. The strings are the same as the violin, just in the opposite order.

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6. Harp

Harps are big multi-stringed instruments.

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7. Saxophone

A wind instrument that is usually made of brass.

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8. French Horn

This was an invention based on the early hunting horns. It is a modification of the 16th century horns.

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9. Flute

A woodwind instrument. The player of a flute doesn’t use a reed to play it.

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10. Clarinet

A woodwind instrument that does need a reed to be played. it is a straight tube with a bell on the end.

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