Saturday, December 22, 2012
Piano versus Violin for Beginners
Learning music is a beautiful world of its own. It helps you realize that there is pleasure in playing music beautifully especially if you are able to play one musical instrument.
If you have always wanted to be a musician, but you might have thought that you lost your chances since you no longer are a young person but as an adult, then you do not have to lose heart as you can always start a musical career even though you are in your twenties, or in your thirties. Some even start started much later than that. I have seen personally and I know people who learned to play an instrument when they were in their forties.
There will be endless debates regarding what instrument is better when it comes to learning music. Beginners often have to make a choice between piano and violin as their first instrument when it comes to learning music. If you are the one to make the choice for yourself or for your child, then read on the following points why the piano is a good instrument to start for beginners.
Although many have started their musical careers with violin as their first instrument, this article will lay down points why the piano is the better choice when starting to learn music:
1 The piano teaches you to read both treble and bass clef. Playing piano requires that you are able to read both clefs while violin only requires that you read the treble clef. You can learn how a middle C sounds like when playing the piano. If you learn the violin later, you will be able to play the middle C properly as you know how it sounds like.
2. The piano lets you play right away. Since the notes in the piano are defined compared with the violin that is not, you can produce a decent tune in six months. Playing the violin takes a longer time when it comes to producing a good sound.
3. The piano does not have problems with intonation. Learning violin for beginners involves difficulties in terms of intonation. Piano players solve that problem by having a piano tuner. A slight slip by a few millimeters is the formula between success and tragedy for a violin player. It is easier to play piano for aspiring new musicians.
4. The piano teaches sight reading better. With both hands playing different sets of notes, the piano can provide better sight reading skills to a beginner. Although it is not expected that a beginner can play Moonlight Sonata in the first few months, it can still teach you how to be better in finding patterns within the piece.
Playing a musical instrument is a great skill to be learned. Choosing between piano and violin depends on your preference. However, both are instruments are different from each other.
Do you have other thoughts regarding the choice between piano and violin for beginners? Share your ideas in the comments section.