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Top 10 Hardest Instruments to Learn // Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ---------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! Playing an instrument isn’t easy to begin with, but these instruments will really test your patience! Welcome to WatchMojo.com. Today we’ll be taking a look at our picks for the top 10 Hardest Instruments to Learn. From Harp, Guitar, Piano, Accordion and Drums to Oboe, Violin, French Horn, theremin and bagpipes, these instruments are all incredible musical tools - but only if you know how to use them! Did your favorite instrument appear in this list? Let us know in the comments. 00:24 #10: Drums 01:17 #9: Pipe Organ 02:05 #8: Accordion 02:54 #7: Oboe 03:35 #6: Guitar 04:47 #5: Piano 05:42 #4: Harp 06:34 #3, #2 & #1: ???? Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Austin Phillips (2 hours ago)
Bassoon didn’t even make the top 10?
Black Scythe (3 hours ago)
Really? You could’ve listed any instrument you even put the violin but not the cello cmon cellos and violins are like siblings
Shmulik Anglister (6 hours ago)
Who wrote this list? A dentist or auto mechanic? Bunch of crap.
Luan Trovador (13 hours ago)
Who the hell made this list?
Kenny Alphonso (1 day ago)
I play trumpet ,French horn ,trombone ,cornet,some piano,and learning clarinet
Carlitox b (1 day ago)
What about sexophone I mean saxophone?
Braden Utter (1 day ago)
I play trombone and I'm learning to play french horn next year
Aviyag Bey (2 days ago)
I'm going back to gaming
Hector Bundles (2 days ago)
Playing guitar is not hard, it is only hard when you play something hard. Pipe organ is harder
Vlad (2 days ago)
Hey everyone! Wanna know a thing? Piano îs harder than organ, because at piano You can play very fast and at organ You can play just very slow. Organ, looks harder than piano, but If You look closely You will be shocked of answer. Bye the way, It says that he is his opinion and we need to respect It, because It takes hours to do a video like this.
What about flute?? this is hardest..
Ayden Butler (3 days ago)
The list is awful enough, but to add on top of it the first example of the violin is holding the violin on the wrong side
John Sanchez (3 days ago)
I play the French horn and you need skills to play that
Richard Jackson (3 days ago)
I don't agree with this. The organ is by far the hardest instrument to play. And you say it's the violin?😅 That's laughable. I'd even put drums above the violin. But the organ is the toughest to learn. Then probably bagpipes
Heiko Berlitz (3 days ago)
They really put Theremin on honorable mentions smh
the kid drummer (3 days ago)
Ay im a drummer feels rewarding
Andrew Goulbourne (3 days ago)
This is what happens when non musicians make music related lists. Every watchmojo music related video SUUUUCCCKKKSSS
The violin is literally the easiest string instrument to play
I like how they say if you play the piano you can only sight read music
Awesome Austin2A (5 days ago)
Organ #1 theramin #2 Violin #3 Piano #4 French horn #5 But mayonnaise is easily the hardest to learn
We in Austria have a "special version" of the akkordion with buttons on both sides they may be quite simmilar but i even knowing this instrument struggled to learn the conventional akkordion where as my brother learned my variant pretty easily with his knowledge of the conventional akkordion
Chiew Peng Tan (6 days ago)
Oboe is the hardest.
Biggles Bear (6 days ago)
Even when I was a baby I could play on the linoleum... ☺
WereWolf Games (6 days ago)
Welp i have a lot to learn i play the drum's
Malik Jackson (7 days ago)
Thx for french horn credit I play horn and this takes years to master
Momo Poo (7 days ago)
What about the Theremin?
UnderUser Sub-0 (7 days ago)
Every instrument is hard to play if you want to learn the instrument PROPERLY
Finalition (7 days ago)
You forget the harmonica
JAGUAR GAMING [TR] (7 days ago)
Its too late for the april fools watchmojo.
Potato Da Cat Potato (8 days ago)
Well at least my my horn got some recognition but I still think this list is bogus
Mr Wonderful (8 days ago)
Cello gang where we at?
A piano is harder that the organ... THATS BULL SH-
Marko Ross (8 days ago)
Everyone knows that trombone is the easiest brass instrument to learn except maybe the tuba lol because it has one of the biggest mouth pieces so the embouchure is easy
J. Schoenborn (10 days ago)
#3, I'm surprised you didn't include The Dropkick Murphys or AC/DC (with "It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock n' Roll"). One of hardest things of "It's A Long Way To The Top" for AC/DC was synchronising the bagpipes-playing of the late Bon Scott with the guitar-playing of Angus Young. Plus, with the woodwinds like oboe or clarinet, your fingers have to be nimble and accurate and you have to keep blowing without looking down at where your fingers are. Unfortunately, my fingers aren't accurate on guitar: "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" on clarinet, yes, but the "Peter Gunn" theme on guitar, no. I played clarinet for 6 years and did Jazz Band too in junior high.
Dillpickles 04 (10 days ago)
Umm shouldn’t pipe organ be above piano. There’s more keyboards and there’s also foot pedals
vBenji (10 days ago)
Piano is so much easier than guitar I’ve played both there is no teqnuiqe to piano exept pushing some pedals
Freestyle Addicted (9 days ago)
You know definitely nothing about music😂😂
Eli’s Dun (11 days ago)
4:49 right, first of all: the first song I learned to play was ‘Welcome to the black parade’ and that was because I was bored at 3 am, no knowledge about a piano, I had garage band and I was bored, and I learned that song in one night. Piano isn’t that hard unless it’s like those videos where you need a computer.
Brody Arroyo (11 days ago)
I play the viola and that’s almost the same thing as a violin
Kiara Nadeau (11 days ago)
why is violin no. 1? my friend learned it in 2 months and she is really good
Kumiji (11 days ago)
I was the only in my school that played the french horn
xXdeinkerdansXx (12 days ago)
List (i include my instruments no body knows about) ;) 10. Drums 9. Organ 8.Accordian 7. Oboe 6. Guitar 5. Piano. (How??!!) 4. Harp 3. Bagpipes 2. French horn 1. Violin. (Again how??!!) - Honerable (not) mentions - 11. Theremin 12. Bass Guitar 13. Trombone My instruments no one cares about 1002. Pandoransidon 20. Glardafork ???. Rataq
xXdeinkerdansXx (12 days ago)
Instruments you probbably have never heard (one of them is in my last comment) 1. Hurdy gurdy 2. Yaybahar 3. ¿Butt smacking? 4. Floppotron 5. Musical Tesla coil 6. Glass harmonica 7. Mbira 8. Marble machine (swedish machine) 9. Laser Harp 10 Earth harp (the biggest instrument in the world) 11. Flügehoen 12. Hand pan 13. Glardaflork (i made this instrument and no one knows what it looks like XD)
xXdeinkerdansXx (12 days ago)
No no no the Hurdy Gurdy is the hardest! (A hurdy gurdy is an instruments that is both percussion and string it is played with buttons and a knob that is used as a bow and a loose opening that is used to create back noise and in the old times it was so big it was played by 2 people)
Liam Creasey (12 days ago)
I played both the oboe and violin the oboe is fat harder to play than the violin and French horn# 2 wtf a kid in band played that after switching from a sax and played near perfect after a few months and don’t get me fucking started on the piano and organ
Liam Creasey (12 days ago)
Bullshit all bullshit
SIMPLEX NEBULA16 (12 days ago)
The drums aren’t hard
kennedy sings (12 days ago)
actually none of these are very difficult the number difficult instrument is actually the launch pad
Isaiah Chavez (13 days ago)
Sax?
bakerlee33 (13 days ago)
I'm a stringed instrument player. Guitar is the easiest stringed instrument in existence. It's so easy it's crazy. My main instrument is Bluegrass Banjo which is in my opinion the hardest instrument to go from a beginner stage to an intermediate stage
Nikan M17 (9 days ago)
FUCK YOU
AJ Nienow (13 days ago)
Violin is easy
Terrance R. (13 days ago)
I play French horn it is one of the most difficult now let me explain before you guys bash me I know it has 3 rotors BUUUT getting sound out isn’t that hard but making it sound good is and you have a wide range from very low notes to very high notes since it is alto so you have to use a lot of muscles in your face mostly mouth area though
Samsung MyPlay (13 days ago)
I will try to get a bass guitar, or ask my parents for it. 🎸
AnimeFan1230 (13 days ago)
I know my mans did not put French horn at number two like honesty bruh
GAMING MASTER678 (13 days ago)
Wtf Bass is so easy why is it on honorable mentions
victzsd d (13 days ago)
Davie504 want to know your location
fgghg fguyf (14 days ago)
Im a violinest and its not that hard
urla TV (14 days ago)
as an accordion player i can say that piano is much easier
Geo (15 days ago)
Yeah most guitars are played the same,unless u use your teeth
Mr. Mekkenno (15 days ago)
Where is Path Metheny's guitar?
Mr. Mekkenno (15 days ago)
What about voice?
Madison Wood (15 days ago)
Where the hell is cello?
Salty Butter (16 days ago)
Triangle is the hardest instrument to play
Victoria Burroughs (17 days ago)
I truly think trombone is overlooked way more than it should be. I mean, sure french horns and trumpets and other high pitched instruments get a lot of the spotlight due to their melodious and recognizable sounds but seriously trombone is just as hard, if not harder to master than other high pitched instruments. We have frickin slides. We have to remember various slide positions to make different notes and some slide positions, especially 5th position, are extremely hard to pinpoint. Trombone is pretty much a big tuning slide capable of playing really low or really high notes and without the right slide positions and lung capacity, you won't be able to play shit. The trombones in my band are not the best and its not because they dont try. It's because they have trouble remembering the slide positions and playing the high notes that trombones often find themselves playing. I'm not saying other high pitched instruments aren't great. Nor am I saying their instruments are easy either but I just wish trombones as well as low brass instruments like euphonium (baritone) would have more prestigious and important roles in the orchestra as a whole.
1980’sAholic2187 (18 days ago)
I started piano when I was 8.. It isn’t too hard.. If you don’t want to need to develop calluses, I recommend it. By the way, it’s YankoVIC. No H
Meme Team (18 days ago)
Number one should've been the recorder
Anthra - X (18 days ago)
Um, i’m not entirely a professional pianist but considering that i learned how to to read notes and the keys in a day or two, i vote the piano as one of the easiest instruments to learn/play.
Slime Boy (18 days ago)
My friends: Piano is the easiest instrument to play.. Me: I cannot even play the simple chords and understand the sheets..
Justin Herrin (19 days ago)
If you’re basing the list on their explanation for oboe then all wood wind instruments are that difficult
Unicorn Rock (19 days ago)
Honestly baritone should be number one
Mike The Turkey (19 days ago)
How the FUCK is violin number one? It’s the easiest instrument to play!
Just Lauren (20 days ago)
I’m in eighth grade and I didn’t really wanna play oboe bc I play clarinet and I was forced to basically lol and I’ve only practiced for like a month and I have a concert in like two weeks but every day I get significantly better
U R M A D (21 days ago)
Guitar is the hardest for me. I'm a pianist or any keyboard just not an organ, the frett i don't get, strumming patterns i can't get right, tuning is hard
Keshav Babbar (21 days ago)
I think on no.1 it should be 💰
Lonely Animator (21 days ago)
Organ should be number 1. Piano is easy as f**k.
emma is kinda weird (22 days ago)
it took me an entire year to get a good posture while playing flute...
Nicholas Kaestner (22 days ago)
The way you described them and by my experience with a few heres how I would rank them . 10. drums 09. guitar 08. piano 07. acirdeon 06. harp 05. oboe 04. pipe organ 03. bagpipes 02. fench horn 01. violin
Michael Anthony Arce (22 days ago)
Guys Guys Guys we should agree the hardest instrument out there is the "Otamatone"
PusheenM.Y.E. Gloria (23 days ago)
Eeeehh i choosed french horn as my instrument :/
peridoodle (23 days ago)
Actually that’s the conductors job
Sammy Mugav (23 days ago)
you put the violin in the list but u never mentioned viola, cello, or even bass. I kinda got offended by that because i play viola which it a lot like the violin but its just bigger. You hold and play it the same way it just has different notes and sound. And the cello and bass are equally as hard. The moment you star playing the bass your already shifting
Lethu Mthiyane (23 days ago)
I play piano & guitar What do you play?
D.E.N. Ca (22 days ago)
I have been playing the violin for 6 years
Joseph Ancion (23 days ago)
Starts with Tosin Abasi. Good choice.
Y’all forgot about horseradish,don’t even get me started on mayonnaise.
Elliott Lewis (24 days ago)
I learned how to play drums in only 2 months
xXW0lf_Dr1fterXx (24 days ago)
2:05 At least from me,it was the first instrument i ever learned to play. Here in the south of Brazil,most of the "gaúchos" know how to perfectly manage the accordion.
Sushi rockzzz (25 days ago)
Where is violin...?...you think ..violin is easy to play...😁😁😆😁😆
Stitch Commenting (25 days ago)
OMFG BASS GUITAR BEING HARD HAHAHAHAHAH
Van Slam (26 days ago)
Playing the accordion is hard. Sax, harp, tabla, Organ, violin, bagpipes...those all seem quite hard to me as a musician. Drums too definitely.
Van Slam (26 days ago)
People hate on drums saying that they are easy. They are easy to learn a little of, but not to be really good at.
Douglas Gorde (27 days ago)
Dude playing trombone is tedious as FUCK
cool aid master (27 days ago)
Ok so he mentions the oboe but not not the bassoon.
Elie Meouchi (27 days ago)
Asians can play all these instruments very easily 😀😂
Nicholas Kaestner (27 days ago)
Pipe organ should be higher than guitar and piano.
Sarah Khaled (27 days ago)
Where is the violin?
How many guitar 🎸players watching this 🙋🙋
mellany Gonzalez (28 days ago)
i play the flute
Layan Shammout (28 days ago)
Violib
Layan Shammout (28 days ago)
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Uenz Uenzenstein (29 days ago)
Top 10 WatchBullshit... #9 Pipe Organ
Nicholas Kaestner (29 days ago)
Pipe organ should be way higher from what it looks like.
OH YEAH YEAH (29 days ago)
i’m pretty sure a 6 keyboard organ is harder than a fucking harp.

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