Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey, how's it going? Welcome back to another episode of TwoSet Violin. Today, we are rating instruments. It's very subjective, and we don't really mean everything. Please don't take offense. Ling Ling Insurance. Ling Ling Insurance. Now that we've done the disclaimer, time to uh, roast— I mean, rate, on the tier list, all the musical instruments. Oh! - Some musical instruments. - Yeah. - Some musical instruments. - Because we probably will have left some out. Yes. Alright, piano. I knew you're gonna put that there...! Uh, no, I was dragging, my...my mouse slipped. See, here's the thing with piano, right? - If you look at repertoire, that's a S, right? - It's S, yeah. But then you look at the fact that you can't carry it anywhere. Oh, that's an F. - And then it's like, "oh, it's down to an F." - For sure. Every time I want to rehearse with a pianist, - I'll have to book a practice room. - Yeah...yeah, yeah. If it's just a duet we can just rehearse wherever, in a hotel room. But then it's like oh, but you get to play the melody - and the harmony at the same time! - Ohh...! But then it's like oh, oh... But you can't crescendo! (both) Oh...! - Oh, you can't vibrato! Oh! - You can't vibrato! And you've got Chopin... - Nah, just kidding, just kidding, just kidding! - Just kidding! - Chopin's the ultimate best composer for pianists... - Chopin's a great composer... - A, because I know... - Okay, A. Yeah, okay. I agree, A. Piano gang. - If I was serious, I do think it's S or A. - Yeah. - It's a pretty top tier instrument. - I...would put it in A, I thought S and A, yeah. I thought S but then you mentioned all the bad points, - so I was like, - Yeah. "That's true." Next one! - We're gonna start everything in C 'cause it's neutral. - Uh-huh. - To be fair— - I do enjoy playing guzheng. - I think it's cool, and it sounds amazing. - It's pretty fun. I don't know enough about the instrument, but, from our one hour... - I'll say it's a B. - ...exposure, - it seemed like such a hassle to set up. - Yeah. Every bridge... - Ohh...! - To tune... - And you gotta put the nails, ohh, - The nails... that's annoying! It does seem like a bit of a hassle of an instrument to set up. I'm feeling like a C or B. Well, it depends. Do you wanna please our Chinese fans? Okay, S! (both) B. - B, okay, yeah. - It's pretty cool. Cello! C for cello. Done. No, cello's got cool music. - But it's just... - Not as much. It's still a bit too big. - It's too heavy. - Yeah. - But cellos do sound beautiful. - I'll say B or A. B. I'll like B, I think B. - B, yeah? - Yep. B. Next one! F for fagott. Okay. - Guys again, this is just a fun video, we don't mean— - Oh yeah— - Ling Ling Insurance. - Yeah. It's nice, it's beautiful, it's got stuff. But I don't know about repertoire. Yeah, not much. Not much, right? I mean, I know harp concertos exist, but... - Do they? - Who really listens to them? - I feel like harp is just like... - C. I want it... I want to hear it when I'm dead, and I see angels. Well, I will say one thing though, the pedal, looks so... - Oh...oh yeah it's hectic. - ...hectic. To just change a semitone, you gotta... Yeah. And also your fingers will start hurting. - Yeah, and then like tuning... - Like calluses, yeah. - You have to go before every rehearsal and tune. - Yeah, yeah. - Guys, C is clearly the best tier, 'cause it's yellow. - Yeah, it is. - And.. - And it's the middle! - Yeah, it's the middle, symmetry! - You're neutral! Yeah, its symme—beautiful! I think tuba should be below bassoon. What does tuba have? Okay, F. They've got some nice moments. Yeah, but it starts with an F. Okay, lets put it in C for now. - In symphonic works that I know of, - Mm-hmm. - French horn has really...epic part. - Epic part. And when it's played well it goes... When it just plays...speaks really nicely. This is what I think. When French horn, - like especially for them or like a solo, - Plays well. - it's played how it's meant to be, it sounds like this. - Oh that's like an S. Yes. But realistically, in performances, what I hear... Broken notes is like f***ing this. You know what, C. - Yeah...C. - I think...they could be an S, they could be an F, like... - C. - Yeah. Potential. Next one! What is this? Next one! It's...it's like... ...Wii music. - Um... - Let's give it a D. Yeah, 'cause D needs a bit of space there. Yeah, we just need some of it. - Alright, next one, obviously... - Alright. Wait, no, that's not it. That's a viola. Is it? Oh, this is a viola! We almost put the viola on S. - Yeah, that's was definite...yeah. - Just for that one second. - You guys had your one second of glory, - Yeah. in S tier. - Clearly S tier. - Okay. Yeah, next. Dude, I don't even think as a triangle player, you can be offended at that. People that play triangle also play - a lot of percussion instruments. - Yes. And there's never usually... - Not that I know of, like just one triangle job. - Yeah. Next one, flute! Lets start with C. I have no comment on flutes. I'm starting to think maybe piano should be S tier, like... - Yeah, I'm looking at it... - There's nothing at S tier right now. You know what? Let's just move piano up. - Yeah. - They can deserve to be S. - Just didn't want you guys to get too arrogant too early. - Yeah guys. Let's be real, guys. Recorder gang, we love you, but... "But recorder's already...being made fun of, and the instrumental community doesn't respect us." Fine. Fine, okay. Bass is uh, - E, you know why? - Why? E for... ...EPIC. I don't know, man. Trombone to me is like... Why is that thing sliding around, it's like a hazard. Alright, F. - Nah...I think E. - I think trombone's...E. Yeah. I think trumpet has nice moments. - B, or C, or A even, maybe. - If they do it well, B or C. I'm feeling C or B. Let's do B. You got it! When the trumpets nail that part, - Yeah...so epic. - it is so grandioso, it's just "Bang!", it's like trumpets, you guys rock! Yeah, oboe. As much as I think... ...logically, oboe's like an "Ehh.", I have a special like for oboe. - I like oboe though, what do you think? - Ahh! - Put in A? I mean... - Yeah, let's go. We gotta have one woodwind instrument up there, - Yeah. - just to keep them happy. Yeah...! D, for drums. Good. Discount violin what— No, just kidding! I think my main issue with erhu is it doesn't project. And I think also the versatility is not as much as a string, like cello, violin. - I agree. - C. Bass! D for double bass! The real bass is better than electric bass. (both) Ohhhhhh!!!! Double bass is nice, but you just can't project. - You feel vibration... - You can feel it. - Yeah. - But you don't like... - Really hear it. - ...hear it, yeah. Obviously... Self-explanatory. Lots of repertoire, showy, can sound nice, can play it like, beautifully. Change my mind. Classical guitar's like, pretty cool, but then, it doesn't project. Which brings it down here. - I feel like it's so overplayed. - But yeah, it's like then... That every second dude singing Wonderwall. Yeah, it kinda ruins it. I think C. Alright, saxophone! F. I'm sorry, guys. At the conservatory, with personal experience, when you're trying to practice, all you hear... ...is down the corridor, in the room, saxophone. - It's actually worse than opera singers sometimes, - Yeah. 'cause opera singers go... This is like... I don't know why, like I used to like saxophone, until I studied uni at the con—uh, music at the university. And there's practice rooms, from two miles down the frickin' hallway, or chamber of secrets... You just hear "Ehhhhhhh!!!!" - Straight away, I think. - B or A, yeah. - Let's put it in A. - Yeah. - Dude, is that—that's not even an instrument. - It's environmentally friendly. - Okay, keep it there! - E! And there's kazoo, yeah! E! Kazoo, E. F. S. - Oh, yeah. - Clearly an S tier instrument. Alright guys, that's it. - Ohh... - Let's review it. - Okay, so chicken no.1, violin and piano, cool. - Yeah. Ooh, oboe clarinet. It can sound amazing, - but I'm thinking about...repertoire. - Repertoire-wise. Dude, then cello should be in A. - Yeah, cello's got all the Haydn, Dvorak, Elgar... - Yeah... I think cello should be A. - I have a feeling guzheng should be A too. - Yeah, me too. - I'm not sure if I feel like flute is less than clarinet. - Flute? I'll put flute in A. - But I don't like having three woodwinds in A. - Woodwinds... It offends me. Alright, okay, here's the question. Flute, oboe, clarinet. How would you rank them? I'll go oboe, flute, clarinet. Actually no, flute has some nice stuff. - I think I want flute higher, intuitively. - Flute, flute.