#1
I've been playing electric guitar for a few years and recently got an acoustic. I'm starting to teach myself to play piano and I'm interested in the idea of bass guitar. So first, does the same music theory I've learned on the guitar (like chord construction, circle of fifths) apply to other instruments? And any suggestions for instruments I might want to learn?
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#4
yes it applies!, i play drums, keys, guitar, violin and bass and im just 16
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#5
Anything you want to learn. The more instruments you play the better at other instruments you'll be.
#6
Unfortunately I can't play the drums (no space/too much noise). That's where I got the idea of bass guitar - it's rhythmic and I already have the knowledge of guitars.
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Ovenman
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Aluminum helicopter.
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#7
Yeah man. I've been playing the electric for about 3 years now, and I've just picked up the classical a few months ago. Playing electric helped with playing cleanly on the classical, and likewise for the electric. I'm about to pick up the bass, and dust off my old keyboard. But to answer your question, like said before, theory is universal. Applies everywhere. Except drums. Cause, you know, they don't really have notes...

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#9
Drums has its own notes, so that'll be something new you'll have to learn of you want to pick it up, but generally, they're easy and quick to learn.

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#10
Try learning an instrument that doesnt have frets or isnt similar to a guitar at all.
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there is nothing more satisfying than blasting out a massive improvised jazz solo on a saxophone with an 8 piece jazz band. well in my books anyway...
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#12
I'd try the piano. Get a teacher to guide you through the steps and work hard at applying the theory you know. You'll progress fast mate.
#13
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You should learn the mandolin and the banjo that's what I'm gonna do, sooner or later


Ooh, the mandolin is a good idea. I wanted to learn something sort of fiddle-y, but not go so far as violin, so that sounds excellent.

So I've decided on guitar, piano, bass, probably mandolin and possibly ocarina. Thanks for all your help everyone.
Play the music, not the instrument. ~Author Unknown


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Who's the band that could become the next led zeppelin?
Ovenman
Iron blimp.
J.A.M
Aluminum helicopter.
Ovenman
*Breaks out periodic table* Magnesium bi-plane.
#14
I play guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and as of recently, sax, and I just need to say that learning multiple instruments is a great great great great great idea. Each helps with the others. Enjoy.
#15
Play a transposing instrument, you've learned all concert pitch instruments....Learn how to read music on both.....
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Play a transposing instrument, you've learned all concert pitch instruments....Learn how to read music on both.....
Yeah, great idea actually. Learn ideally one of each, maybe alto sax(Eb), clarinet(Bb), and like...French Horn(F). If I had to pick I'd pick a Bb instrument and I have(tenor sax), and IMO F instruments are significantly less common.