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A musical instrument is your only way of communicating with the world. Which do you choose?

Asked by rpm_pseud0name (8208points) August 5th, 2010

Only one rule: You can’t choose piano. :)
(singing doesn’t count either)

Remember, it’s your only form of communication.

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

Electric violin for me.

Austinlad's avatar

I don’t even have to think about. The cello. Warm, soulful, mesmerizing.

shego's avatar

The bassoon. A unique instrument for a unique person like me.

Cruiser's avatar

My Fender Stratocaster electric guitar.

ducky_dnl's avatar

A harp. :)

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

It’d be the cello for me.

jerv's avatar

For me, a simple slide whistle would probably be the ticket.

@Cruiser Would a “Pig pedal” be considered cheating?

Ludy's avatar

guitar altough i don’t know how to play :(

WestRiverrat's avatar

Native American flute for me.

Blackberry's avatar

The violin, or….... a synthesizer lol!

Makstatic's avatar

If my nerves weren’t so messed up I’d stick with the piano. Otherwise the cello

JLeslie's avatar

My first thought was violin. But, maybe a guitar.

lilikoi's avatar

The trumpet or drums – want to make sure I’m heard ;) Wait screw the drums. Don’t wanna have to lug those around.

Ludy's avatar

hello!!!!!! we are not supposed to choose a piano!

Coloma's avatar

My Djembe & Burkina Faso bendre drums….collective sound for the collective soul.

TexasDude's avatar

The guitar. You can literally make it talk, and I’ve played for 10 years or so now, so that sounds about right.

hug_of_war's avatar

harmonica – easy transport

Coloma's avatar


I love harmonica…damn..we’ve got a band here….drums, guitars, piano, sax, trumpet, woo hoo!

I have the ‘mysterious sax player’ over here. On summer nights at random somewhere down the mountain the mysterious sax player plays. It’s awesome, sounds drifting through the canyons.

St.George's avatar

Piano. I don’t know how to play , but I could easily express feelings with a single note.

Edit: Oops. Should have read details. Guitar then; I can kinda play that.

aprilsimnel's avatar

No piano?

Electric guitar, then.

zannajune's avatar

Dang, I was totally going to say piano because I can play it and absolutely love it in music. I guess my second choice would be cello. It has such a great depth to its sound and so much feeling. Absolutely beautiful when played well.

Mtl_zack's avatar

Cowbell. Imagine me banging that thing whenever I want to say something.


The Chinese Yangqin. The first time I heard it, I couldn’t believe something like that could sound so beautiful. Reminds me of the harp, but better.

jazmina88's avatar

clarinet, i’ve played it for 40 years…..i can play it with soul
and djembes if my arms didnt have such bad fibro. talking drums in my house 2.

ucme's avatar

I love to play with my organ….....either that or the wife’s hooters, honk honk…..or should that be parp parp XD

chocolatechip's avatar

A vuvuzela.


Seriously though, I would choose piano. But since I can’t for some arbitrary reason, going down the list of versatile instruments, probably a guitar.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Harmonica , which Mozart wrote for.

Cruiser's avatar

@jerv Pig pedal or Pedalpig would not be cheating it would allow for the beautiful tonal recreation of Ethyl Merman!

Frenchfry's avatar


OpryLeigh's avatar

Violin or Bagpipes because both of these instruments can bring out strong emotions in my whether they are happy, sad, lonely, etc.

Jude's avatar

acoustic guitar

downtide's avatar

Add another vote for the guitar here. I can play a little, but I guess if it was my only form of communication I’d improve pretty quick.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Probably a violin. I love Vanessa Mae’s music.

Cruiser's avatar

@NaturallyMe I had never heard Vanessa Mae’s music before…she is very good and very beautiful! Thanks for mentioning her!! :)

Winters's avatar

Definitely cello. I used to play until my mom threw it out a window (she was frustrated because she though I didn’t practice enough), and no other instrument I’ve touched has been able to express ‘me’ as well as the cello did.

NaturallyMe's avatar

@Cruiser You’re welcome! :D

actuallery's avatar

A triangle ..ding!

Jude's avatar

<Fade to black> ^^ Anaad, that’s our cue to leave everyone. The show is over. Don’t forget to tip your waitress!

Rubrica's avatar

The celesta.

guitargirl93's avatar

Guitar or bass.

MissAnthrope's avatar

This is tough because it is really, really close between cello and bassoon. I have played the bassoon and I’m in love with the sound, it’s so deep and I love the reediness, plus it’s a weird instrument for a weird girl (me). Also, being close to the instrument while it’s played, I love the vibration and the quality of the sound. If I could afford one, I would totally play the bassoon.

I am really horrible with string instruments, so the cello to me is like a starving person looking through a store window at a display of pies and cakes. Can’t have it, but want it so bad… it’s one I wish very much I could play fluently. I love the sound, so deep, soulful, expressive.


What I actually play is the flute, which is funny, because I don’t think it’s me at all. I’ve also dabbled in oboe and bassoon.

fundevogel's avatar

The daxophone of course. You know it brings all the boys to the yard.

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