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    Default Favourite Instruments and Ranges

    Pick two of your most favourite instruments used in classical music. Are they classified as being from the same range? (Please choose Yes or No)

    In my case, they are. Violin and Clarinet. I realise that there are many types of clarinet, with differing ranges, but according to a book I have, the two instruments are from the same range (alto - high soprano)
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    harmonica!

    ... just kidding.

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    O.K.: I'll play- my wife was (once) an orchestral trombonist, therefore I'm contractually obligated to cite trombone as my favorite instrument. It's not as if I'm forced into it... when I played at music, tenor tuba was my "axe;" so the range is virtually identical.

    As far as second choice-- well, presuming that we exempt "omni-range" instruments such as the piano, I'd have to say violin. I have great love for viola and cello as well. However, if forced to choose, I'll select the most indispensible instrument in the symphony orchestra.

    I guess that means my answer to the poll question is "no."
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    french horn and flute, wide range and very sweet

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    Soprano and Piano ( - I didn’t say : Soprano singing piano!! )

    In fact, there are so many instruments I like to listen to:
    When I listen to Elgar's cello concerto, I prefer the cello,
    When I listen to a Bach’s violin sonata, I do prefer the violin,
    When I listen to a Chopin’s Nocturne, My favourite is the piano,
    When I listen Jean Pierre Rampal, it is the flute,
    Etc… etc… etc???

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    My favorites? I can't choose:

    Probably organ, but only in really loud and powerful stuff, because it can sound tacky and horrible when played quitely... plus when the wrong stops are used.

    I'm a tuba player, so yeah, tuba... my tuba range is from Eb0 to about Bb6... about six and a half octaves on a good day. It's only supposed to get from Eb1 to about F4... so about 3 octaves... but I can get nearly double that, probably because of playing trumpet. Organ can get from like C0 up to C8... so organ wins. The tuba range is included in the organ range, but I wouldn't consider them as similar range instruments.

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    What's the range on a piano, exactly?

    Edit: Guess I should pick two more limited instruments. Cello first, then clarinet.
    Last edited by nathanb; Dec-23-2013 at 05:19.

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    As a cellist I should pick cello, and for the second one, i don't know.
    I prefer the lower instruments, so tenor and bass ranges.

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    There is no more moving experience than listening to a great violinist like Nathan Milstein play the Bach Sonatas and Partitas.

    Therefore I must say the greatest of all instruments is the violin played by a master.

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    My favorite instrument to listen to is the cello. I find it a heroic instrument capable of expressing great emotion. I don't really have a second favorite.

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    My huge favourite is the piano.

    I like wind instruments too, maybe my favourite is the oboe. In general I like higher ranged instruments more. So,

    Violin > Viola > Cello > Double Bass
    Flute, Oboe, Clarinet > Bassoon

    etc.
    Last edited by shangoyal; Dec-24-2013 at 10:23.

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