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The most complex musical instrument [message #85812] Sun, 06 August 2017 11:49 Go to next message
bcharlton  is currently offline bcharlton
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For me, this would have to be the piano, considering that it took more than 100 years to evolve to what it by the 1910s, after which it hasn't changed much. What's you call on this?
Re: The most complex musical instrument [message #85879 is a reply to message #85812 ] Wed, 16 August 2017 12:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For me, it would have to be the sax or violin. Somehow, they seem harder to learn. If we are talking about ease of play, I'd say that the piano is the easiest, its rich history notwithstanding.
Re: The most complex musical instrument [message #86190 is a reply to message #85812 ] Sun, 24 September 2017 10:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frankie  is currently offline Frankie
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If you're talking about difficulty to learn, then I wouldn't say the piano. But if you're talking about the actual instrument, then I'd say the piano. There's also this interesting instrument I've only heard about in the last couple of days, the orchestrion. It seems pretty complex. As for learning difficulty, I'm going to go with the accordion or banjo.
Re: The most complex musical instrument [message #86567 is a reply to message #85812 ] Thu, 16 November 2017 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fuplia  is currently offline Fuplia
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In terms of complexity of the actual instrument? I'd say the organ. It's this giant monster of an instrument. In terms of learning, I'd say the violin is the most difficult. You have to be really good to just get the notes to sound right. If you are even slightly off, the sound of an incompetent violin player just sounds awful. On the other hand, I've heard that piano is easy for beginners, but one of the most difficult instruments to master.
Re: The most complex musical instrument [message #86576 is a reply to message #85812 ] Fri, 17 November 2017 10:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I agree with Fupila. Organs are some of the most complex, not to mention largest, instruments out there. I'm also agreeing with her about novice violin players are downright insufferable to be around (I'm still haunted by the few months my brother attempted to learn the violin). The French Horn seems very difficult to learn - that's what I've been told anyways. I think the organ probably wins for me overall; complex in a physical way and I believe difficult to learn as well.
Re: The most complex musical instrument [message #86587 is a reply to message #86576 ] Sat, 18 November 2017 06:34 Go to previous message
Fuplia  is currently offline Fuplia
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Charlie82 wrote on Fri, 17 November 2017 10:39
I agree with Fupila. Organs are some of the most complex, not to mention largest, instruments out there. I'm also agreeing with her about novice violin players are downright insufferable to be around (I'm still haunted by the few months my brother attempted to learn the violin). The French Horn seems very difficult to learn - that's what I've been told anyways. I think the organ probably wins for me overall; complex in a physical way and I believe difficult to learn as well.


Now that you mention it, an organ could be even more complex than a piano to play since you sometimes use your feet as well to play a keyboard on the floor.
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