Well yes and no. To answer that: I actually have to say “no,” because it is more likely to be easier than harder. Not only is it more likely to be easier, it’s also going to be more focused. You’re never going to be able to hit any one note really hard from a piano. If you want to, you could beat it, but usually music can only be played so easy. Even if you can play it in five minutes on the piano, you’re not going to be able to do the same thing for guitar. With piano, you need to have patience. What works is playing at an angle — and doing it on the piano. There’s more chance of hitting a note. So the more effort you put into it, the better chance you will be to make it easier. Also, if you’re going to start playing notes, you’re going to need the right instrument — a violin, for instance. If you don’t have one, you’re going to need to learn to play them on piano, which is going to take a long time. And if you can’t hit a single string, there are going to be problems and it can become very frustrating. Playing the piano is easy, but you can’t do it the same way if you’re guitar playing. The only way you are going to make it easier is to learn to use the piano keyboard properly, which requires being able to sit, touch it, make it vibrate.
What about the violin?
The best piano players usually don’t take a violin into the studio. If you’re an extremely good piano player, it’s a good idea. But most great pianists just love playing with instruments such as piano and guitars.
Do you play the piano or guitar?
Actually, I haven’t really played guitar much recently. It’s been a few years since I’ve had a piano teacher. I love the fact that my playing doesn’t depend on playing a specific instrument — rather it depends on what I’m doing and how I’m feeling. On the piano, it’s all about the notes. The notes can be either fast or fast-paced, but they can also be slow, slow-slow, slow-slow and anything in between. It’s up to you. I really do like to play fast, because it feels natural.
When is it best to practice?
When you have the right instrument, a good teacher, and you have an ideal piano —
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