Learn to play as an adult - piano or guitar?
October 23, 2007 2:37 PM Subscribe
Assuming no musical talent, which would be better for a n00b to try to learn - piano or guitar?
posted by penciltopper to sports, hobbies, & recreation (38 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing the "I should learn to play a musical instrument before I die" thing.
In my dreams, I am one day able to play:
Guitar - (Acoustic) the occasional folk song, working my way up to classical and/or flamenco style.
Piano - Cole Porter type stuff, working my way up to classical.
I'm leaning toward piano, as I think it might be more soothing to vent by aggressively attacking a keyboard.
Also, I'm easily embarrassed by lack of skill, and thus discouraged from practicing. But a keyboard/electric piano would allow me to practice silently, right?
Advice, please, mefi musicians.