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16.8k votersThe Greatest Trumpeters of All TimeThe trumpet is an important instrument across many genres. Many of the musicians on this list are absolute trumpet legends who for...
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3.5k votersThe Greatest Saxophonists of All TimeThese musicians, both living and dead, have forever shaped different genres and styles of music with their incredible talent with ...
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4.7k votersThe Greatest Banjo Players of All TimeWho are the best musicians to have ever played the banjo? The banjo is a four or five string instrument. Early versions of the ban...
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91.4k votersThe Best Drummers Of All TimeUpdate: Follow Ranker's official New Rock 2020 playlist on Spotify! Who is the greatest drummer ever? This is a list of the best ...
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4.0k votersThe Greatest Clarinetists of All TimeThe clarinet is a member of the woodwind family and is extremely popular in symphonic movements, jazz, and swing. It has only incr...
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3.7k votersThe Greatest Trombonists of All TimeWho are the best trombone players in of all time? This list of the greatest trombonists in history features musicians from many ge...
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1.7k votersThe Greatest Ukulele Players of All TimeThe ukulele is a popular stringed instrument that provides a higher-pitched, smoother sound than the guitar. In fact, many famous ...
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6.8k votersThe Greatest Pianists of All TimeThe piano is one of the most famous instruments in the entire world. Almost every composition from some of the greatest composers ...
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13.7k votersHistory's Greatest Female Drummers, RankedThe best female drummers are those musically inclined ladies who saw a great deal of success manning the drums within a band or as...
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2.5k votersThe Best Tuba Players in the WorldThe tuba is one of the most easily recognizable instruments, due to its large size and distinct shape. It is a very tricky brass i...
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877 votersThe Greatest Flautists of All TimeThe flute is a very popular member of the woodwind family. Unlike other woodwind instruments that have a reed on the mouthpiece, l...
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1.4k votersThe Greatest Oboists of All TimeThe oboe, a reed instrument in the woodwind family, produces a very unique and mysterious sound. It can be quite bold when played ...
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1.5k votersThe Best Banjo Players in the WorldFrom folk, to bluegrass, and even jazz, the banjo is a popular stringed instrument used in many genres of music. These best banjo ...
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2.7k votersThe Best Jazz Pianists in the WorldThere are few things better than listening to an amazing jazz pianist blowing it out of the water. Their improvisation skills and ...
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1.9k votersThe Greatest Mandolinists of All TimeWho are the best musicians to have ever played the mandolin? The mandolin is originally a stringed instrument from Italy. It is cl...
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40.1k votersThe All-Time Best Rock BassistsUpdate: Follow Ranker's official New Rock 2020 playlist on Spotify! The best rock bassists of all time are a varied bunch, and al...
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645 votersThe Best Jazz Trombonists in the WorldThe trombone is a versatile instrument that is a staple of jazz music and essential to all jazz ensembles. The jazz trombone playe...
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1.0k votersThe Greatest Tuba Players of All TimeWho are the best tuba players in history? The tuba is the largest, lowest pitched brass instrument and takes years of practice to ...
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2.9k votersThe Best Mandolinists in the WorldThis list has been voted on by the community to rank the absolute best mandolin players in the world today. Who are the best livin...
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1.7k votersThe Greatest Violists of All TimeIf you’re a fan of classical music, you're familiar with the viola. A member of the string family, it is often confused with the v...