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Well I've played guitar for awhile, and I really want to learn a new instrument. Right now I'm leaning towards a violin, and a little towards piano/keyboard. What do you guys think? Please provide negatives/positives if you can.
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Violin, THEN Piano.

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well I tried learning a lot of instruments, and of course after guitar I recomend Bass, drums, Piano/Keyboards, banjo, Violin, then theremin.
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I'd say piano. But if not, violin. Both are amazing.
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So you're down to violin and piano?
I'd say violin looks like a lot of fun. I mean, just looking at the fingerwork that guys like Alexander Markov do makes it look like a tonne of fun.

On the other hand...

Violin also looks like it could be mad wickied hard if you aren't intrinsically good at it, or haven't played for a fair amount of time.

Piano looks to be easier, as well as possibly more practical for you as a musician. On the flipside, a fair deal of people play piano adn I personally don't think it looks as fun as violin.

Of course, the middle ground here is a hurdy gurdy.

Keep in mind that I don't play any of these though.
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My first recommendation would be piano/keyboard for the following reasons:

Knowing your way around a keyboard translates well to numerous other instruments, like xylophones, marimbas, and general pitched percussion instruments, since they all use the same basic note layout. I.e., if you can play a tune on a piano, it's pretty easy to play the same tune on a vibraphone.

Knowing the piano (at least in my case) makes it much easier to understand music theory, since all the notes are easier to visualize in a straight-line keyboard format, and it will probably help your music reading ability as well.

A good electronic keyboard can be used to perform and record other instruments, like orchestral strings, brass, woodwinds, exotic percussion, synths and pads, etc. It's not a perfect substitute for most instruments, but it can open up a huge range of possibilities.

Finger strength and dexterity benefit hugely from a piano or weighted keyboard.
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So you're down to violin and piano?
I'd say violin looks like a lot of fun. I mean, just looking at the fingerwork that guys like Alexander Markov do makes it look like a tonne of fun.

On the other hand...

Violin also looks like it could be mad wickied hard if you aren't intrinsically good at it, or haven't played for a fair amount of time.

Piano looks to be easier, as well as possibly more practical for you as a musician. On the flipside, a fair deal of people play piano adn I personally don't think it looks as fun as violin.

Of course, the middle ground here is a hurdy gurdy.

Keep in mind that I don't play any of these though.


I like the sound of a violin, but it seems like a really uncomfortable instrument to play, having it all jammed up on your neck. I'd go with a cello if you have the cash.
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I like the sound of a violin, but it seems like a really uncomfortable instrument to play, having it all jammed up on your neck. I'd go with a cello if you have the cash.

I agree with cello, then you can cover apocalyptica stuff! But i think keyboard would be a better choice because it helps you understand theory easier, which also increases your skill as a guitarist. I dont know much about violin though so i can help too much there..
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I like the sound of a violin, but it seems like a really uncomfortable instrument to play, having it all jammed up on your neck. I'd go with a cello if you have the cash.


I don't think that would be a problem :P Thank you Sir Anonymous for your opinions.

I think I may go with violin for a few reasons. I know a ton of people who are just amazing at piano, so learning it from scratch is going to be hard, always comparing myself to them and whatnot. I also like how a violin is easily transportable, like I could bring it camping or whatever and jam with some friends. And I've heard some GREAT songs with violin in them... songs from Sting, and even rabidguitarist.

So yea, I think I'll go with violin (and no I don't have the money for a cello )
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