We are not popular:

1) Guitar 2) Piano 3) Keyboard 4) Drums 5) Violin 6) Cello 7) Flute 8) Saxophone 9) Clarinet 10) Trumpet/Cornet 11) Trombone 12) French Horn 13) Banjo 14) Recorder 15) Viola 16) Tuba 17) Oboe

We are not cheap:

If you want to buy a musical instrument but don’t wont to spend too much money I would choose either a guitar, keyboard, violin, clarinet or trumpet. These instruments are the cheapest to buy when starting out.

We are not easy:

The most difficult musical instruments to learn from the list above are: Oboe, French horn, Trumpet and Piano.

The Oboe is probably the most difficult musical instrument to learn. It is very difficult to even produce a sound at first, let alone a musical note. This instrument can take many years to master.

We are not quiet:

If you want to learn a quiet musical instrument, then choose one of the following: Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Recorder, Clarinet or Flute.

There aren’t many of us in an orchestra*, thus we aren’t popular:

There are a few guides to find out if a musical instrument is popular. Just look at a symphony orchestra or a wind band and count the number of instruments there are and how many there are of each. You will find that there are lots of violins and percussion (clarinets and flutes in the wind band case) which means that there is no shortage of people learning these instruments. You will also find that there is only one tuba, one oboe, a few french horns, a few flutes, a few clarinets etc. Of course this is only a guide, as some of the other popular musical instruments such as the guitar, piano and keyboard are not normally found in a symphony orchestra.

*This is not true! There are at least two oboes in a typical orchestra. Some have three oboists and an English hornist. Some have more.

We don’t do bands all that well:

The best musical instruments to learn if you want to play in band are: Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Violin or Cornet.

This was found here, written by the “Guru of Music”.

1 Comment

  1. Some of that made me proud, some annoyed…I love being the oddball oboe geek!
    ps- I apparently can log on again! Do you think having multiple computers confuses wordpress?