#1
would it be easy to learn guitar?

I used to play guitar before but I just used tabs(nothing wrong with that)
but I have a broader understanding after I went back to piano......and I haven't played in a long time
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#2
easy??

what do you mean by easy?

easier than if you didn't know theory?.. probably
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#4
Uhhhh, no.
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#5
yeah, most definantly, just the understanding of music is more than most new players have, not to mention the whole good with hands thing
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yeah, most definantly, just the understanding of music is more than most new players have, not to mention the whole good with hands thing


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easiER not easy.
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#9
Easier then someone whos picking up guitar with no previous musical knowledge.

You will already have (hopefully) basic music theory, which you can apply to guitar.

You already have finger independance to a good degree (I'm assuming)

The transition will be easier.

But not easy.

It's like me playing Piano, but starting on a Guitar.

The theory and stuff comes easy, moving my fingers is pretty easy (still a little challenging sometimes for my treble hand), and I'm obviously a beginner who can barely play basic songs without messing it up. My teacher says I'm better then her other beginning students, because they don't understand ANY music theory, have horrible finger independance, she had to correct their posture and how they hold their fingers over the piano, etc. But I can barely play a song consisting of only A4, B4, C4, D4, and E4 without messing up at least once.....and those are BEGINNER songs...

Going vice-versa, I'd expect the same results.




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#10
As a jazz pianist what switched to guitar, I have to say it's probably easier than just picking it up with no previous musical knowledge, but it's not like you can just grab an axe and pluck out an instant Django solo.
#11
of course it's easier.

You already have music knowledge, and some finger motoring skills going.

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#12
Dont' forget rhythm and a good sense of timing. Your ear should be a bit better than a non musicians picking up an instrument for the first time. Those skills are kind of important to musicians and will help you pick up a second instrument quicker.
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Dont' forget rhythm and a good sense of timing. Your ear should be a bit better than a non musicians picking up an instrument for the first time. Those skills are kind of important to musicians and will help you pick up a second instrument quicker.



Jup jup.

A developed ear also helps in noticing mistakes (faster) which means ur practice time will yield faster and more accurate results.

It won't be easy though, since you still need to learn to play.

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#15
There will be changes that confuse you for awhile, but once you get those down you'll be miles ahead.
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Quote by killjoy2490
would it be easy to learn guitar?

I used to play guitar before but I just used tabs(nothing wrong with that)
but I have a broader understanding after I went back to piano......and I haven't played in a long time

yes and no. it will be easier than starting from nothing because the music is now already in your head. so now you just have to apply it to another instrument. but it wont make the act of actually playing any easier.
#19
It did make it easier for me to catch on but not simply easy to play, former 5 years piano player (intermediate/advanced).