Which Concert Band instrument would you least like to play?



  • Which Concert Band instrument would you least like to play?



  • Sorry to the French horn players: but French horn. The pitching alone drives me bonkers. But the tiny mouthpiece as well?? Forget about it!



  • Oboe or bassoon. Both sound beautiful, but as someone who grew up with brass mouthpieces, I can't imagine having to fritter with one reed, never mind two!



  • Acoustic String Bass - Too much trouble to carry. Always drowned out by tubas. Probably would rather be in an orchestra. When there's no part told to read tuba part, which is written at pitch and the string bass player has to count leger lines as they read 8va. Keep getting told to play bass guitar as it can be amped. If there is a bass guitar they get drowned out by it. Must be thankless!
    See also alto clarinet...



  • Flute - I've never been able to get the embouchure right. Also feel like I would get shoulder/neck issues with the asymmetry (I've treated a few string players with this issue but never a flautist so I could be wrong!).



  • I think the drum kit would be most difficult for me because I'm not coordinated enough.


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