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posted: 6/22/2005 at 10:11:11 PM ET
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What do you like better the sound of the:

A. Clarinet
B. Piano
C. Flute
D. Trombone
(my vote is the Piano)

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posted: 6/23/2005 at 8:59:49 AM ET
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Well, I think it's unfair to list the piano in amongst the other 3 choices because it's an "apples-to-oranges" comparison. The clarinet, flute, and trombone are all alike in the fact that they can only play one note at a time, whereas the piano can play up to 10 notes at one time (given that you have 5 fingers on each hand, and you don't start using your toes!). So that puts it at an unfair advantage. To make it more fair, you should only consider the piano as it sounds playing only a melody line.

Having said that, I think I would vote for the clarinet as my favorite choice for a solo instrument. The piano doesn't sound as good when only playing one note at a time. I'm not particularly fond of the flute's light/airy sound unless it's mixed in with some other parts. And as a horn player, it's my goal to stay as far away from a trombone sound as possible!

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Ashley PA

posted: 6/23/2005 at 9:19:36 PM ET
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I would have to agree with the Horn Supremecy about the piano. As for the other three, I lean towards the flute, and the the clarinet. both produce beautiful soothing and haunting music, but I guess I've been exposed to more flute, so that's my first choice. If you had included the sax, I would have to rethink my decision.

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North Coast NSW, Australia

posted: 6/24/2005 at 2:47:13 AM ET
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Flute for me, too. Debussey's "'Prelude To the Afternoon Of A Faun"' is a great example of flute, and a haunting piece as well.

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Winnipeg, Canada

posted: 6/27/2005 at 4:22:55 PM ET
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My daughter will be taking the flute in school band this September and I can hardly wait. Not only do I get to have more music in the house, but she will finally stop playing that horrible recorder. Now there's an instrument I don't much like the sound of. It's too shrill and loud for me.

As for piano, ahh. Sometimes I wish I had the time to learn how to play that too. I grew up with a piano in the house as a child. I loved it.

Why did you ask the question in the first place Sodapop? Were you just curious or are you trying to decide on a instrument to play?

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