Re: The Ultimate Question of Music 20:38 on Saturday, June 23, 2007
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The PIANO, definitely. Anyone who plays it passionately, and understands its place in history will agree. You can get so many different moods and tones, and create a multitude of atmosphere's, it is almost undwordly to think of. From the times of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and beyond, the piano has ultimately rivaled every other instrument on the planet.
Well, in terms of "powerful", the most "powerful" (I'm basing this off of the feel of "strength" in tone and the amount of volume it can create) instrument would have to be a competition between a trumpet and a trombone, especially those bigger trombone (bass?). In terms of "greatest", that could change depending on who's playing the instrument... Obviously someone who has only played a few weeks wouldn't be a good arguement agianst someone who has been playing their whole life. If I had to choose, I would say that piano does reign supreme in multi-tasking (something which I could neevr do on piano), but the clarinet/oboe/flute (all equally tied) create the best tones when played well. I, being the woodwind player I am, can't stand brass instruments.... They always sound REALLY bad when played wrong and it has such a choked sound...
The answer is NONE!!!!, every instrument is powerful and important, including voice which is also an instrument and including the instruments of the East, Africa, India, S America, together they creat music!!! But if U ask what musical instrument was first invented by civilisation, I would say percussion first and the simple flute second!