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Hardest Instrument To Play

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Vimana, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Vimana

    Vimana Member

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    In my opinion probably the Harmonica, its hard to play an instrument when you can't even see what you're doing.
     
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    Definitely the sitar.
     
  3. Vimana

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    It doesn't look all that hard.
     
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    But you think the harmonica is hard? Look at some indian instruments, you wouldn't even know what to do with some of them.
     
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    Piano - two rythmns going on at once. Sycropation and coordination challenge
    Violin and other fretless string - violin is a very small area to make music on and must all be done by ear and feel

    harmonica just takes the time to get the feel.

    Sitar - The Indians dont even know what to do with it, a very abrasive instrument
     
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    the organ
     
  7. BlackMetalWhiteGuy

    BlackMetalWhiteGuy Manly Man!

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    Skinflute, because you can't even play it unless it's hard.
     
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    :lol: ....fukin classic response.




    I M H O...im thinking somthing like the accordian or a concert harp would be extremely challenging to get "good" at.
     
  9. Mighty_Morrigan

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    Well i'd say the violin. The sound of it if you are a new one is really awful...
     
  10. Vimana

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    And you have to poke holes too :zombie:
     
  11. BlackMetalWhiteGuy

    BlackMetalWhiteGuy Manly Man!

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    Yeah, but it's worth it :cool:
     
  12. Vimana

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    Keith Emerson was a master at that, I couldn't do it though, it is pretty damn hard.
     
  13. Vimana

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    Some Chinese instruments look hard.

    Like these

    Pipa
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    Konghou
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    Yangqin
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  14. BlackMetalWhiteGuy

    BlackMetalWhiteGuy Manly Man!

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    Before the picture loaded, I thought this was going to be another dirty joke :lol:
     
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    What do you mean, thought I was gonna post porn or something?
     
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    The Hurdy-Gurdy seems like it's challenging. You have a keyboard to create the sound as you spin the crank, and you have to speed up and slow down your spinning to create a percussive effect with the buzzing bridge. Seems to me like it would be really mentally challenging to get good at it.

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  17. BlackMetalWhiteGuy

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    Not quite, but we went from making skinflute jokes, to an instrument that in English sounds like "yankin'."
     
  18. unearthly

    unearthly How dare you!!

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    it's not that hard to play imo, but you're right about the sound problem:zombie:

    tuba must be very hard, it requires quite a lot of breath..
     
  19. Vimana

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    And a lot of social problems for the player...

    It looks like a shoe.

    At this one church the organ was so fucking loud, it was louder than the people singing and the player was playing really high notes, I had to scream to be able to talk to my dad when it was playing.
     
  20. TheCatharsisEffect

    TheCatharsisEffect New Metal Member

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    I just had a two hour debate... and I stand by my original argument.... This question is flawed... each instrument presents its ownn challenges... and those challenges are overcome by playing and practicing... once those challenges aren't there, new problems arise... I think music is too realitive to say "this instrument is harder than this one" because how do you compare... what is is based on??? Of course learning to play guitar is easier if you have played cello... (e.g.) or learning to play trumpet is harder if you have never played a wind instrument... so, I say... the question is flawed... NEXT.
     

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