Musical Instrument Madness Round Two

One thing I learned from the first round is there are all kinds of musical tastes among our members…the only exception being the barrel organ. I was sad to see accordion and carillon both go down, as I learned to play both of them and carillon just might be the biggest musical instrument there is (what do you think the leaning tower of Pisa is?). I also regret not including the Alp Horn, which is another personal favorite of mine which totally slipped my mind when I was writing this.

Okay, round 2, go. Ends Friday night at 9PM EDT.

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet
    vs 9. Oboe

  2. Clarinet
    vs 7. Bassoon

  3. Trombone
    vs 6. French Horn

  4. Saxophone
    vs 12. Harmonica
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit
    vs 8. Celesta

  6. Tambourine
    vs 10. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone
    vs 6. Tubular Bells

  8. Timpani
    vs 5. Marimba
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar
    vs 8. Acoustic Double Bass

  10. Violin
    vs 10. Mandolin

  11. Cello
    vs 11. Dobro

  12. Ukelele
    vs 5. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano
    vs 9. Pedal Steel Guitar

  14. Electric Guiar
    vs 7. Moog Synthesizer

  15. Pipe Organ
    vs 6. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Harpsichord
    vs 5. Electric Bass

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Oboe

  2. Bassoon

  3. Trombone

  4. Harmonica
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit

  6. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone

  8. Timpani

Chordophone bracket:

  1. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

  2. Mandolin

  3. Cello

  4. Ukelele

Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  1. Pedal Steel Guitar

  2. Electric Guiar

  3. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

Electric Bass

Joe

Aerophone bracket:
Oboe
Clarinet
French Horn
Saxophone

Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:
Drumkit
Steel Drums
Tubular Bells
Timpani

Chordophone bracket:
Acoustic Double Bass (FTW!)
Violin
Cello
Banjo

Electronic/Mechanical bracket:
Acoustic Grand Piano
Electric Guiar
Pipe Organ
Electric Bass

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet
    vs 9. Oboe

  2. Clarinet
    vs 7. Bassoon

  3. Trombone
    vs 6. French Horn

  4. Saxophone
    vs 12. Harmonica
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit
    vs 8. Celesta

  6. Tambourine
    vs 10. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone
    vs 6. Tubular Bells

  8. Timpani
    vs 5. Marimba
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar
    vs 8. Acoustic Double Bass

  10. Violin
    vs 10. Mandolin

  11. Cello
    vs 11. Dobro

  12. Ukelele
    vs 5. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano
    vs 9. Pedal Steel Guitar

  14. Electric Guitar
    vs 7. Moog Synthesizer

  15. Pipe Organ
    vs 6. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Harpsichord
    vs 5. Electric Bass

Now this round is a heck of a lot harder than the first!

  1. Oboe

  2. Bassoon

  3. Trombone

  4. Saxophone

  5. Celesta

  6. Tambourine

  7. Tubular Bells

  8. Marimba

  9. Acoustic Double Bass

  10. Mandolin

  11. Cello

  12. Banjo

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano

  14. Electric Guitar

  15. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Harpsichord

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet

  2. Clarinet

  3. Trombone

  4. Harmonica
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit

  6. Steel Drums

  7. Tubular Bells

  8. Timpani

Chordophone bracket:

  1. Acoustic Double Bass

  2. Mandolin

  3. Cello

  4. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  5. Acoustic Grand Piano

  6. Electric Guiar

  7. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

Electric Bass

Trumpet

Clarinet

Trombone

Saxophone

Drumkit

Steel Drums

Tubular Bells

Timpani

Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

Violin

Dobro

Banjo

Acoustic Grand Piano

Electric Guitar

Pipe Organ

Electric Bass

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet
  2. Clarinet
  3. French Horn
  4. Saxophone

Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  1. Drumkit
  2. Steel Drums
  3. Vibraphone
  4. Timpani

Chordophone bracket:

  1. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

  2. Violin

  3. Cello

  4. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  5. Acoustic Grand Piano

  6. Electric Guiar

  7. Pipe Organ

  8. Electric Bass

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet

  2. Bassoon

  3. Trombone

  4. Harmonica

Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  1. Celesta

  2. Steel Drums

  3. Vibraphone

  4. Timpani
    Chordophone bracket:

  5. Acoustic Double Bass

  6. Mandolin

  7. Dobro

  8. Banjo

Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  1. Pedal Steel Guitar

  2. Moog Synthesizer

  3. Pipe Organ

  4. Harpsichord

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet
    vs 9. Oboe

  2. Clarinet
    vs 7. Bassoon

  3. Trombone
    vs 6. French Horn

  4. Saxophone
    vs 12. Harmonica
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit
    vs 8. Celesta

  6. Tambourine
    vs 10. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone
    vs 6. Tubular Bells

  8. Timpani
    vs 5. Marimba
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar
    vs 8. Acoustic Double Bass

  10. Violin
    vs 10. Mandolin

  11. Cello
    vs 11. Dobro

  12. Ukelele
    vs 5. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano
    vs 9. Pedal Steel Guitar

  14. Electric Guiar
    vs 7. Moog Synthesizer

  15. Pipe Organ
    vs 6. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Harpsichord
    vs 5. Electric Bass

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet

  2. Clarinet

  3. French Horn

  4. Saxophone

Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  1. Celesta

  2. Steel Drums

  3. Vibraphone

  4. Marimba
    Chordophone bracket:

  5. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

  6. Mandolin

  7. Cello

  8. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  9. Acoustic Grand Piano

  10. Electric Guiar

  11. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  12. Electric Bass

If ukulele makes it to the next round, pls. fix the spelling

  1. Trumpet

  2. Bassoon

  3. Trombone

  4. Saxophone
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit

  6. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone

  8. Timpani
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Acoustic Double Bass

  10. Violin

  11. Cello

  12. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano

  14. Electric Guiar

  15. Pipe Organ

  16. Electric Bass
    It’s too bad the Harmonica has such tuff competition this round I was hoping to see in go deep into the tournament. Besides that all easy picks this round.

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet
    vs 9. Oboe

  2. Clarinet
    vs 7. Bassoon

  3. Trombone
    vs 6. French Horn

  4. Saxophone
    vs 12. Harmonica
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit
    vs 8. Celesta

  6. Tambourine
    vs 10. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone
    vs 6. Tubular Bells

  8. Timpani
    vs 5. Marimba
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar
    vs 8. Acoustic Double Bass

  10. Violin
    vs 10. Mandolin

  11. Cello
    vs 11. Dobro

  12. Ukulele
    vs 5. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano
    vs 9. Pedal Steel Guitar

  14. Electric Guitar
    vs 7. Moog Synthesizer

  15. Pipe Organ
    vs 6. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Harpsichord
    vs 5. Electric Bass

Much harder!

I said there were a lot of easy ones in the first round - but the end result is that this round is great. There are a lot of painful choices here. How the hell am I supposed to choose between a pipe organ (the only kind of instrument I’ve ever walked in) and a B3?
Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet
  2. Clarinet
  3. Trombone
  4. Saxophone

Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  1. Drumkit
  2. Tambourine
  3. Tubular Bells
  4. Timpani

Chordophone bracket:

  1. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar
  2. Mandolin
  3. Dobro
  4. Banjo

Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  1. Acoustic Grand Piano
  2. Electric Guitar
    Electric Hammond B3 Organ
  3. Electric Bass

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet

  2. Clarinet

  3. Trombone

  4. Saxophone
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit

  6. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone

  8. Timpani
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

  10. Violin

  11. Dobro

  12. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano

  14. Electric Guiar

  15. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Electric Bass

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet

  2. Clarinet

  3. French Horn

  4. Saxophone
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Celesta

  6. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone

  8. Timpani
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

  10. Violin

  11. Cello

  12. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Pedal Steel Guitar

  14. Electric Guiar

  15. Pipe Organ

  16. Harpsichord

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet

  2. Clarinet

  3. Trombone

  4. Saxophone
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit

  6. Steel Drums

  7. Tubular Bells

  8. Timpani
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

  10. Violin

  11. Dobro

  12. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano

  14. Electric Guitar

  15. Pipe Organ

  16. Electric Bass

My choices are once again highlighted in red.

Aerophone bracket:

  1. Trumpet
    vs 9. Oboe

  2. Clarinet
    vs 7. Bassoon

  3. Trombone
    vs 6. French Horn

  4. Saxophone
    vs 12. Harmonica
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Drumkit
    vs 8. Celesta

  6. Tambourine
    vs 10. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone
    vs 6. Tubular Bells

  8. Timpani
    vs 5. Marimba
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar
    vs 8. Acoustic Double Bass

  10. Violin
    vs 10. Mandolin

  11. Cello
    vs 11. Dobro

  12. Ukulele
    vs 5. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano
    vs 9. Pedal Steel Guitar

  14. Electric Guitar
    vs 7. Moog Synthesizer

  15. Pipe Organ
    vs 6. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Harpsichord
    vs 5. Electric Bass

  1. Oboe

  2. Clarinet

  3. French Horn

  4. Saxophone
    Idiophones/Membranophone bracket:

  5. Celesta

  6. Steel Drums

  7. Vibraphone

  8. Timpani
    Chordophone bracket:

  9. Steelstring Acoustic Guitar

  10. Violin

  11. Cello

  12. Banjo
    Electronic/Mechanical bracket:

  13. Acoustic Grand Piano

  14. Electric Guiar

  15. Electric Hammond B3 Organ

  16. Harpsichord

I was going to say the same thing, but it turns out that ukelele is an acceptable variant in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. I always hear Don Ho pronouncing the word “u-ku-le-le” when I type it.