Top 10 Most Difficult Musical Instruments

Top 10 Most Difficult Musical Instruments

Music is one of the best things that can make any man happy. Every person has his taste of music type. Music has the power to make unconscious man to conscious. Music has the power to heal the sick person. There are many musical instruments through which, this eternal music can be played. These musical instruments plays primary role in making this music. These musical instruments are available in most of the parts of the world. Some music instruments are easy to and some musical instruments are difficult to play and learn.

Here is the list of some musical instruments are difficult to play and learn.

10 Accordions

Top 10 Most Difficult Musical Instruments
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Accordian is well known instrument in the world. The American reed organ and harmonium is similar to this instrument. It is played by expanding and compressing the bellows with one hand, and pressing the keys with other hand. It is used in classical music for accompaniment or as a solo instrument. Accordion was earlier called as a harmonica.
This instrument is slightly difficult to learn and play. This music is widely spread in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. This instrument is also used in Europe as a folk music. Accordions are in great demand in various cultural programmers, particularly in Europe.

 

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9 Drums

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The drum is a musical instrument belonging to the percussion group. This is one of the s oldest musical instruments in the world. They have a drum skin or drumhead struck in drum stick. This musical instrument can be played either by a single drummer or two or more drummers. There are two types of drummers, first is rock drummer who prefers dry, loud and low pitched drums. The use of drums is common in some religious ceremonies.
It is easy to learn the basics in drums, but it is difficult to learn the drums in high level. Playing the musical beats is not easy to play immediately. A certain technique is require to play with the wooden sticks with drums. Even playing in groups requires lot of practice.

 


8 Bagpipe

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Bagpipes is a sensational music instrument that creates nice music. From long time it is well known for creating nice music in many parts of the world like the Caucasas, Northern Africa and throughout Europe. The instrument is played by putting pressure constantly and there are nine notes in it. The bagpipe consists mostly of a bag, an air supply, a drone and a chanter. Some bagpipes have multiple drones which are hold in various combinations. There are various types of bagpipes like Northumbrian smallpipes, the Asturian gaita, the Romanian cimpoi, the Galician gaita,etc.
The traces of bagpipes are found to be found in 1000 BC according to Oxford History of Music. As the bagpipe requires sufficient wind to make the sound, the beginners find it difficult to make the sound. Right breathing while playing the bagpipe is the most difficult part that the new learners face.

 

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7 HARP

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The harp is the musical instrument which belongs to chordophone category. The harp is having multiple strings in it. A harp consists of strings, resonator and neck. The strings of harp are made out of wire, gut, silk and nylon. The harp is used as a solo instrument in many orchestras and concerts. Harps are found to be known since 3500 BCE. This instrument is used in all parts of world and most commonly used in Europe, Africa and Asia. This musical instrument had gain more popularity in Europe in the middle ages. Casper Reardon, a well-known person for ‘hot’ music in the world was a harpist who had played jazz. The harp is even used in modern days because of its regular improvements.
Playing this musical instrument is a little tedious because of its difficult finger systems and hand locations. The technique of using pedals to change the notes is another difficult task in playing the harp. Also coordinating between hand and feet requires lots of practice. Hence, mastering the harp musical instrument requires a lot of practice.

 


6 Piano

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The Piano is a musical instrument which is played with the keyboard on it. The metallic strings and sound board is covered with the protective wooden case. Normally a piano have 88 keys. There are two types of pianos: upright pianos and grand pianos. The popularity of piano has increased tremendously since 18th century in the Western classical music. The piano is widely used in chamber music, composing, solo performance for jazz and classical music. The different keys on the piano have different variation of music on it.
Beginners find it a little difficult to learn as mostly it is played with both the hands and coordinating both the hands simultaneously is a difficult task for the beginners. Piano requires a modulation to play effectively. The piano is a very handy musical instrument and it produces the very nice sound.

 

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5 Classical Guitar

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The Classical Guitar belongs to the category of guitar and it consists of six strings. It is mostly used in classical music. The strings of classical guitars are made of nylon wrapped with wire by bass strings. The modern day guitar is made with the help of designs made by Antonio Torres Jurado in the 19th century. The guitar is particularly kept on one leg and at the back of soundhole hand is put. The strings are plucked with the fingertips.

The oldest classical guitar is assumed to be made some four centuries before and it is combination of the baroque guitar, the vihuela and the lute.
Guitar is one of the stylish musical instruments. Playing with guitar looks more stylish and glamorous, but it is a tedious to learn the guitar at the beginning. Practicing at the initial stage is very difficult and boring. Even there is little pain in the fingers while practicing in the beginning. At initial level an individual needs to do lot of practice to play the guitar comfortably.

 


4 Organ

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The organ has various keyboards, which can be played either with the feet or with the hand. The organ is one of the important musical instruments which gives a very melodious music which can easily enchant most of the hearts. Organ is played during the events like games and races al through the Roman and Greek world. The music was also played in the Western Europe in the medieval period. There is also one distinct type of organ known as chamber organ which is there with mostly a single manual.

The capabilities of different organs are different to play the sound.However it is becomes very difficult for the beginners to learn this musical instrument. It becomes difficult to sustain the pedal while playing this musical instrument. To master this difficult organ one needs to put lot of practice in it.

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3 Oboe

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Oboe is a 65 cm long wooden tube with a flared bell, a conical bore and metal keys. The Oboe is played by vibrating air and blowing into reed. Oboe was earlier called as French hoboy. The voice of oboe is very penetrating and clear. The effect of the sound is very nice. Oboe was invented in the 17th century. Oboe musical instrument belongs to the category of double reed woodwind. This musical instrument is made up of synthetic materials and of wood. A normal oboe consists of a flared bell, a conical bore and metal keys.

The oboe is a very handy musical instrument and is described as “bright”. The oboe is mostly used in orchestras, concert bands, film music, chamber music. This musical instrument is also heard in rock music, pop music, popular music and jazz.
This musical instrument is very difficult to play. Playing the Oboe one needs to practice the skills of sustaining the breathe. Initially, learning to sustain the breathe and play music is very difficult for the beginners.

 


2 French Horn

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French Horn belongs to the category of brass instrument. The mouthpiece of French Horn makes the horn player a brilliant player. The pitch is controlled with the adjustment of lip tension. The French Horn was originated in Germany. The French Horn is wrapped in the coil which is like tube shape. The French Horn is mostly used in the functions like orchestras and professional brands. French Horn is very popular musical instrument in most of the parts of the world, particularly in Europe.
French Horn is a musical instrument which is very difficult to play. The player needs to put the breathe significantly in the tube. There is much difficulty even in holding the instrument where the player has to enclose the tube properly and fingers should touch properly to the keys. This is why the French Horn is not a user-friendly instrument. Excessive pressure while playing the instrument makes the sound harsh. It also decreases the stamina of the player considerably.

 

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1 Violin

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The violin is one of the smallest musical string instruments. Violin mostly has four strings with it. The violin is played with bow which draws on the strings. Violins are mostly made with various woods and steel or synthetic strings. The violin is played in variety of music like folk music, rock and roll, soft rock, jazz, classical, etc. Violin is available and place in almost all parts of the world.
The violin is the most difficult musical instrument to play. While playing the violin one must hold it in the right position, keep the right posture.

Beginners find it very difficult to learn in the initial stages. The one who is playing music needs to put lot of concentration, to make the desired music. Only lot of practice can make a player to give best music.

 

Top 10 Most Difficult Musical Instruments

 No. Most Difficult Musical Instruments
1 Violin
2 French Horn
3 Oboe
4 Organ
5 Classical Guitar
6 Piano
7 HARP
8 Bagpipe
9 Drums
10 Accordions

Though these musical instruments may be difficult to learn and play, but still the people learn it great patience. These musical instruments are very well known in most of the part of world.

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