#1
So I was having a discussion with my mom earlier about me taking some sort of music lessons. I just finished 3 years of guitar and I have improved vastly, but I'm not amazing. So she told me I should get into something else. I was thinking piano or bass. I really don't know what I should do so I came to The Pit to ask. Maybe it'll help, maybe it won't. But anyways, what sort of lessons should it interest me to look into next?
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#2
Piano. It will make you better at everything. Plus piano > guitar.
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Piano. It will make you better at everything. Plus piano > guitar.


Do you think that'll help my understanding of theory?
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#4
Wait, are you quitting guitar for it? Don't play guitar for 3 years and stop. Keep working on guitar and then learn something else on top of it.
#5
Prolly.

I heard Violin, and Piano can help theory ALOT. But then again people usually start that at a younger age and then play guitar in their teens or w/e.

If you love guitar take theory lessons with that. Instead of spending more money than you have to.
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#6
If you get the right teacher who actually teaches you theory. The piano is a much more simple layout in terms of notes. Its like one long sting with a repeating pattern so you can recognize notes. I started on piano and then took up guitar as a secondary instrument. I found understanding modes and chords on piano easy and anything you learn on piano can easily be used for guitar.
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Do you think that'll help my understanding of theory?


piano is like MADE for theory. thats why when youre a little kid you dont wanna practice because your parents will teach you the traditional way of learning piano, which is a shitload of theory. but now that youre old enough to appreciate it and actually understand how it relates to music, it helps allot.
i think many people pick up piano for the theory benifits rather than looking to play for a band or something.
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Wait, are you quitting guitar for it? Don't play guitar for 3 years and stop. Keep working on guitar and then learn something else on top of it.

I'm not going to quit, I still play and enjoy my 6-string love. I was just wondering about expanding my instrumental capabilities and making it at least a little bit easier to understand theory.


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piano is like MADE for theory. thats why when youre a little kid you dont wanna practice because your parents will teach you the traditional way of learning piano, which is a shitload of theory. but now that youre old enough to appreciate it and actually understand how it relates to music, it helps allot.
i think many people pick up piano for the theory benifits rather than looking to play for a band or something.


Yeah like I just stated above, it would be for the comprehension of theory and used minimally if I were to record something.

Thanks for the input!!
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