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Right, I've been thinking today about why if somebody is realy, REALY good on piano and can play realy fast they are seen as very talented musicians and so on and so forth. But take Yngwie Malmsteen for example. He plays extreme fluent neo-classical guitar at blistering speed and he gets flamed for it.

I realy don't understand what the difference between a pianist playing a very fast classical peice and a guitarist playing a very fast classical peice is. Why are they treated so differently???
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#2
Because guitarists are all wankers


and pianists are usually playing other people's music, while Yngwie writes his own stuff and phrases it so it sounds classical but its actually not (hence neoclassical....not the be messed up with neoclassicism which was a movement in music between the 2 world wars where they drew influnce back fromt he composers of the 18th century)
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#3
because piano sounds good really fast, guitar not so much
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#4
Because people are stupid. Or are just really jealous and think "OMg HE PWnZ teh GUITAR! AnD I CaNT! zOMG iHat3 J00!"
#5
To answer your question. Guitar players play guitars and Pianists play pianos.
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#6
Well the major difference is that guitarists are usually egotistic w-nkers.

Jools Holland - great pianist, great bloke and usually lets his band do the main work or just does duets.

Eddie Van Halen - great guitarist, complete tosser of a person and takes centre stage without a care for anyone else.
#7
Because classical stuff was originally written for piano and/or orchestra, never for guitar.

Btw, for everyone who doesn't like classical music, just know it's the base for a lot of other styles. I sometimes like classical pieces on a piano and I'm not ashamed for it!
#8
because playing rock guitar meens u wana get reconised as the best and be an aragonat wanker. Look at any rock god!
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Piano-Easiest instrument next to the Recorder

Guitar-Hardest Instrument period


are you on some kind of drugs Piano is way harder than guitar. and piano is so much better of an instrument than guitar is there is so much on piano you could never do on guitar. some time in the near future im gonna learn to play. piano is so beautiful and amazing while guitar is awesome to it doesnt have that class and beauty like a piano has
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are you on some kind of drugs Piano is way harder than guitar. and piano is so much better of an instrument than guitar is there is so much on piano you could never do on guitar. some time in the near future im gonna learn to play. piano is so beautiful and amazing while guitar is awesome to it doesnt have that class and beauty like a piano has


I do not feel that at all . . . Maybe I learnt piano since young before i took up guitars .. .
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are you on some kind of drugs Piano is way harder than guitar. and piano is so much better of an instrument than guitar is there is so much on piano you could never do on guitar. some time in the near future im gonna learn to play. piano is so beautiful and amazing while guitar is awesome to it doesnt have that class and beauty like a piano has


pshhh even a def person could play the piano.
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#15
Because pianists play actual classical, while Yngwie Malmsteen steals classical licks, adds leather pants and ninja kicks, and calls it a new genre. Classical guitarists have as much respect as classical pianists, but shredders don't play classical guitar.
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Heres the difference

Piano-Easiest instrument next to the Recorder

Guitar-Hardest Instrument period


Um... You're a tool.
#17
^no he's just retarded

where's that award for worst UG-member?

and if you think the guitar is the most difficult instrument, try playing a trumpet. Now THAT's hard.
#18
ok the piano is far easier then the guitar, i play both, much prefer the guitar but thats irrelevent, guitar is unquestionably harder
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#19
There is no hardest instrument. Piano is not harder than guitar and guitar is not harder than piano. They are two different instruments for different things. You can do things on a piano impossible to do with a guitar and vice versa.
#20
HAHAHHA at anyone who thinks piano is harder to play than guitar

then again I'm not surprised at those who would think that they probably think playing guitar is playing fallout boy power chords on their 199$ washburn

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HAHAHHA at anyone who thinks piano is harder to play than guitar

then again I'm not surprised at those who would think that they probably think playing guitar is playing fallout boy power chords on their 199$ washburn

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


you're an absolute moron.
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are you on some kind of drugs Piano is way harder than guitar. and piano is so much better of an instrument than guitar is there is so much on piano you could never do on guitar. some time in the near future im gonna learn to play. piano is so beautiful and amazing while guitar is awesome to it doesnt have that class and beauty like a piano has



you know... the keyboardist club welcomes pianists, too.

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pshhh even a def person could play the piano.

deaf, dipshit. and I guess any idiot can play a guitar.
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#23
^he's just making a little inside joke about Beethoven

piano and guitar are just different instruments, both can sound nice or really bad, both have their advantages ad disadvantages, both are needed in the wonderful world of music
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Right, I've been thinking today about why if somebody is realy, REALY good on piano and can play realy fast they are seen as very talented musicians and so on and so forth. But take Yngwie Malmsteen for example. He plays extreme fluent neo-classical guitar at blistering speed and he gets flamed for it.

I realy don't understand what the difference between a pianist playing a very fast classical peice and a guitarist playing a very fast classical peice is. Why are they treated so differently???


Here's something worth thinking about... Think how many good things you've heard people say about Yngwie and how many bad things, then think of a classical pianist and how many good / bad things you've read people saying about him/her.

It could well be that you've just heard a lot more things altogether about Yngwie so it goes that you've heard a lot more bad things in there
#25
I realy don't understand what the difference between a pianist playing a very fast classical peice and a guitarist playing a very fast classical peice is. Why are they treated so differently???
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Yngwie Malmsteen is freakishly good at sweep picking. He plays his own neo classical, not real classical, where as nobody says anything bad about this guy.
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Guitar can be picked up quicker, if you have the kind of dedication it requires, where piano can take a longer time, because there are no tabs for piano.

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^no he's just retarded

where's that award for worst UG-member?

and if you think the guitar is the most difficult instrument, try playing a trumpet. Now THAT's hard.

i disagree i picked up trumpet faster than guitar but i dont play trumpet any more thanks to a crappy band director and no where else to play
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#27
No instrument is harder than any other, it depends entirely on what level you play at.

However sometimes electric guitar is seen as 'easy', because you can play some listenable music within a few hours of picking up a guitar. Many other instruments (including classical guitar) require a longer time learning technique before you can play anything worth listening to.
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#29
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Guitar-Hardest Instrument period


Hardly. Guitar is one of the easier instruments to play IMO.
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#30
Guitar its one of the easiest instruments to pick up, as you can learn to play 3 chords in less than an hour and then you have to ability to play hundreds and hundreds of songs.

After that its about hard as you make it, just like any instrument is. Piano has a few larger hurdles though (mainly when you get up to the point when you want to play different things with each hand)
#31
An instrument is what you make of it. Some guitar pieces are incredibly easy, some piano pieces are incredibly easy. You can play Mary Had a Little Lamb on both instruments, still an easy song. You could also play an epic, hour long, heavily orchestrated and well thought out piece on either instrument and it would be equally difficult. So it's not really the instruments that are more or less difficult, it's the music that is generally played that guides what people think of each musical tool.

The only reason lots of people think piano is so much harder is because they hear bands like Fallout Boy playing three power chords and a legion of poser kids doing the same thing. Then they hear a classical pianist playing an amazing piece of music and hear a few more doing the same. So, anyone who can say any instrument is genuinely more difficult than another is an idiot with an extremely limited outlook on music; what really affects the difficulty of the instrument is the music that one decides to play.
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#33
okay both instruments are hard

and to the threadstarter, the reason that ppl applaud pianists i believe is that

piano is a well respected instrument

simple as that

when guitar came out, it was respected, in jazz and classical applications

now its main use is in rock n roll type music, which is taken as offensive

where as piano is still regarded highly


also pianists can all read, whereas many guitarists cant
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when guitar came out, it was respected, in jazz and classical applications


Andrés Segovia barely managed to make classical guitar an accetped accepted by the rest of the classical musicians by working on many many transcriptions and being a virtuoso at playing it himself. Before that it was more of a folk instrument (and it still is in general if you look at it).
He is the reason classical guitar even exists.

Jazz itself at the time in its early development was also looked down upon (black music and so on)
#35
its harder to get faster at guitar because you have to do to things to make a sound on guitar (not including hammer-ons or pull offs) put your finger in place and pic that string. pianist just gotta hit a key and can to 10 at a time, guitarists can only so a maximum of 6 or 7 with a 7 string guitar.
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its harder to get faster at guitar because you have to do to things to make a sound on guitar (not including hammer-ons or pull offs) put your finger in place and pic that string. pianist just gotta hit a key and can to 10 at a time, guitarists can only so a maximum of 6 or 7 with a 7 string guitar.

10 at a time? I just mash my arms on the damned thing.
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Heres the difference

Piano-Easiest instrument next to the Recorder

Guitar-Hardest Instrument period


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#38
A pianist plays the piano, a guitarist plays the guitar.

Both the intruments are extremely hard to master and take years of practice.

I seriously doubt a pianist can pick up a guitar and start shredding, vice versa.
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Occasionaly I have to listen to the classical guitarists at school (we have an art/music program), I end up almost falling asleep half of the time unless they're REALLY good (or playing something interesting). Its mainly that the music is just very boring :/

They can play though
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