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Old 01-18-2017, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, so I am really liking to learn an instrument and thought I'd try to ask people whom probably play instruments themselves their opinions.

I can already play the Drums, but I'd like to be able to play an instrument where I can basically write a song (like a Piano or Guitar). Now, I've tried both Guitar and Piano, and also Ukulele, and I find they're all pretty hard. I definitely realize music takes dedication, but I am kind of at a busy time in my life and obviously if something out there is easier for me I'd like to go with that. If nothing is easier than those things I may probably try to learn another time when I can put more effort into it.

However, my Dad has told me that Keyboard is easier than all of those things..I don't know if he is right or not though, is it true? I kind of distrust him, because I get the feeling he just wants me to be a musician to begin with, as he is himself a very talented musician.

Anyways, I have also heard of thing called a Pianica, so it seems there are some Piano-like options that might not be so hard as Piano, but I'd just like to know from anyone with experience, what your recommendations may be. Thank you.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's very easy to pick up the basics of the piano (enough to play the chords and sing along, as you would with a guitar). It is, however, one of the hardest instruments to master. That's probably where your dad is coming from.

"Keyboard" IS piano, and there really aren't any "piano-like options" that are easier.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I feel as though the piano is the easiest to start off with because it is the basis for a lot of written pieces. For the piece that I am writing I was going to write it for the piano and then transpose it. I personally play the flute and many other instruments, so I just decided to start by writing the melody of the piece for the flute so that I would be able to hear what I am writing out.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like what Pet Sounds said - piano can be quite easy to begin with, but hard as hell to truly excel on it and to play some difficult pieces. I find guitar much easier (at least to certain point). If you can sing and stay in tune, you basically need only few chords on guitar to write a song.

However, depends a lot on your musical taste as well. If prefer sound of a piano, just go for it!
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Hello, so I am really liking to learn an instrument and thought I'd try to ask people whom probably play instruments themselves their opinions.

I can already play the Drums, but I'd like to be able to play an instrument where I can basically write a song (like a Piano or Guitar). Now, I've tried both Guitar and Piano, and also Ukulele, and I find they're all pretty hard. I definitely realize music takes dedication, but I am kind of at a busy time in my life and obviously if something out there is easier for me I'd like to go with that. If nothing is easier than those things I may probably try to learn another time when I can put more effort into it.

However, my Dad has told me that Keyboard is easier than all of those things..I don't know if he is right or not though, is it true? I kind of distrust him, because I get the feeling he just wants me to be a musician to begin with, as he is himself a very talented musician.

Anyways, I have also heard of thing called a Pianica, so it seems there are some Piano-like options that might not be so hard as Piano, but I'd just like to know from anyone with experience, what your recommendations may be. Thank you.
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I am ging to share my experience with you and hopefully, I am going to help you with your decision..

When I first started playing an instrument it was a guitar and I got around to it pretty fast but I never became so successful with it that I was satisfied.

Then I tried drums and I really loved them, even more than a guitar and I am now much more of a drum guy. They just came naturally to me because I felt those beats. And it became so easy for me to reach the level that I was satisfied with!

And when it comes to pianos I always loved them but never really pursued that instrument... I was thinking of buying some cheap or mid range digital piano and actually trying to learn something, and even if I can't be absolutely perfect that won't cause me problems because I already found myself with the drums.

I found this guide for digital pianos Top 10 Best Digital Pianos Reviews 2017 - Full buying guide - MusicAlien.Net and I loved those cheaper options. I might buy Williams legato even if it is so far from something professional. I don't need it to be. Maybe if I decide I will go for something like Yamaha p45, I love the design of it and everything I read about it.

If you can't decide between drums and guitar and the piano then take it from me as someone who loves all three but is only really good with one of these instruments.

I love them but I found it that drums really work for me and I can be proud for being so good with them BUT I can also be proud for pursuing other instruments that I liked too.

Try everything! Regret nothing! You should try Piano if that is what you feel you need to do. And after some time you will know if that was your soul instrument or just another on your path to finding your true instrument
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Piano learning is really an interesting all the time. Though I don't know much how could you learn about this. But for as far as I know that you should come to an expert guy who knows well how to learn Piano and can guide you well.
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It's very easy to pick up the basics of the piano (enough to play the chords and sing along, as you would with a guitar). It is, however, one of the hardest instruments to master. That's probably where your dad is coming from.

"Keyboard" IS piano, and there really aren't any "piano-like options" that are easier.
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