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What are the Best String Instruments to Play

Finding the most viable string instruments to play –

Stringed instruments are the purest form of music from a scientific standpoint, and there are countless of them to consider. Generally, if you’re a beginner it’s better to start with a simplistic approach. You also want to make sure that you like the sound of the instrument. These are some of the best classic stringed instruments to consider that will help you learn and grow over time with fruitful results.

Violin is beautiful

The violin is an amazing instrument that can function extraordinarily well as a solo or orchestra instrument. It has a very pure tone and produces an exquisite sound that is distinct and beautiful. To find the right violin you need to locate a string instruments shop to get the job done professionally with high-quality handling of these delicate instruments. It’s important to find a reputable shop that is experienced in the industry because that will affect the final sound. You want the violin to be appealing and professional sounding so it’s easier to practice and enjoy the sounds. If your instrument ever needs to be restrung, you can return to the same shop you bought it at usually.

Cello is Wonderful

Cello is also a great option if you’re not looking to hold the instrument upon your neck, which is a big concern for people starting the violin. Many aches and pains must be endured with any instrument until calluses and tendons strengthen over time. The Cello is a deep-sounding appealing instrument that keeps the undercurrent of the orchestra moving with support and a rich deep tone. It’s a great first instrument to pick up and you will benefit from a more natural posture while playing. You might want to study up on the full-string family before settling on your decision because there might be one not listed here you’re interested in. The cello can work very well as a solo instrument and some of the most notable suites have been composed by Bach. This is a good introductory set of pieces to listen to.

A piano is a good option

The piano is the staple classic of the music world, and you might not have known it was a string instrument. Indeed, if you open up a piano it is full of daunting strings that work in harmony to ensure an even and delightful tone. The distinct sound of the piano is something that many people enjoy and it is the most versatile of all the instruments here. However, there are digital options available that might be more lucrative for your situation. In this case, you want something that simulates the strings of a real instrument well. The piano is loved by a plethora of people around the world so you’ll be more popular. It is considered a very powerful solo instrument because of the incredible dynamic range and percussive qualities with hammers hitting the strings.

The piano is a great starter instrument because the music theory behind it can be used for many other instruments. While a traditional piano is expensive, keyboards come in a variety of price ranges, making it relatively affordable depending on what kind of keyboard you buy.

Can’t go wrong with the guitar

The guitar has many variations, but it’s best to start with the standard at first. From there, you might want to pick up a classical version for more of a challenge. Some people choose to simply go into overdrive right out of the gate and play electric guitar, but it would be wise to explore the true vibrations of the strings of an acoustic first. From there, you can take a look at some incredible exotic forms of the guitar such as the Arabic Oud, Sitar, or even the classical lute. Skills between stringed instruments are sometimes transferred when you learn multiple instruments and this is especially true with guitar.

If you have trouble with the dexterity needed for guitar, the bass guitar is another good option. It has two fewer strings and a wider fretboard compared to traditional acoustic/electric guitars. It is easier to play bass if you have larger hands, but not impossible with smaller hands.

These are some of the best string instruments to play!

Now that you are acquainted with the most viable string instruments, it’s time to make that important choice. There’s nothing wrong with simply trying out a few of them over a week to see which one speaks to you the most. It’s a highly individual process, and you might find that a few months down the road that a certain instrument wasn’t right. That’s okay because many options might be more suitable for you. Never give up on music and keep testing until satisfied!


Stephanie Caroline Snyder graduated from The University of Florida in 2018; she majored in Communications with a minor in mass media. Currently, she is an Author and a Freelance Internet Writer, and a Blogger. She was born and raised in Panama City,