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Hardest instrument to learn?

Discussion in 'Music' started by George95, May 1, 2020.

  1. George95

    George95 CF Tech Master Staff Member Purple Team - Moderator CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    What would you say is the hardest instrument to learn and why?
     
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  2. JIMINZ

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    The hardest instrument by far is, the very instrument you are attempting to learn, mainly because you do not know the language of music, (Notes) and then comes the physical playing of said instrument, placing your fingers, tongue, lips in the correct position which are not positions you have ever done before on your own, then coordination of fingers, hand, bow if needed.

    Might as well give up it's to difficult.
     
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  3. George95

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    Good response. But why give up? Then you’ll look back and wish you didn’t give up. ;)
     
  4. Llleopard

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    I think it depends on how you are naturally gifted, what you desperately want to excel at, and how much you are willing to practice. I play piano and variants like accordion, harpsichord, pipe organ. I play recorder and clarinet to university level, and pretty well on other woodwind including bagpipes, saxophone etc.. But give me a stringed instrument and your ears will suffer. Although I started violin and recorder at about the same age, one is much harder for me than the other. To me anything not keys or woodwind seems like the hardest. Brass, percussion.... not happening. So I think that is an answer that varies for each person.
     
  5. JIMINZ

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    I know what you mean, I do regret it all the time.

    I forgot to mention the calluses you will have to not only develop, but maintain otherwise you will have to go through the process of building them all over again.
     
  6. George95

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    Which instruments did you play, or rather attempted to learn?
     
  7. Radagast

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    It depends on exactly what you mean. With instruments that are in some senses easier, like the piano, musicians are expected to do much more (in terms of playing multiple notes at the same time).

    There are multiple, quite different, milestones, like (1) how long does it take before you can play "Mary had a Little Lamb"? and (2) how long does it take before you can play like a professional?
     
  8. JIMINZ

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    Guitar, Trumpet, Harmonica, Irish Whistle, Violin.

    The only thing that I can play is my Radio, but I sing like an Angel.
     
  9. Radagast

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    I sing like an angel too. In my case, like a fallen angel, unfortunately.
     
  10. George95

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    Good points.

    Always wanted to learn guitar, trumpet, and violin.

    :p
     
  11. JIMINZ

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    I forgot I can play the Triangle, Cymbals, and Tambourine.
     
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  12. Carl Emerson

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    Wow... how do you get them apart? :)
     
  13. JIMINZ

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    That is why they are so hard to play.
     
  14. Carl Emerson

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    My uncle used to play the saw !!

    That is difficult with being able to bow and maintain the right tension...

    My father built the first electrified autoharp we know of and played it on the radio in 1944.
    It had 96 cords.

    He also built an upright harp and played it...
     
  15. JIMINZ

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    Must be a hit in Heaven, but would have to have a long extension cord.
     
  16. Carl Emerson

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    You cant play cords on a saw silly...

    Seriously though I think it would be among the hardest to play...
     
  17. JIMINZ

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    You finish playing and you can cut more than 96 cords with your instrument.
     
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  18. lightninboy

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    I think the accordion is the hardest instrument to learn, but then the guitar can be harder to learn than you'd think it would be, what with the hard chords and sore fingers.
     
  19. Tiburon

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    I think a diamond piano would be the hardest.
    Why would that be the hardest?
    Because it's made out of diamond.
     
  20. axelthefox

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    Guitar i think.

    I wonder if the bass guitar is easier, since a bass has only 4 strings.
     
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