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Playing mechanics of Piano v.s. Guitar (Read 1550 times)

Offline allegromaestoso

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Playing mechanics of Piano v.s. Guitar
« on: July 13, 2012, 06:20:45 PM »
I've noticed that there are a lot of guitar players on this forum. How would you compare the mechanics of playing guitar to playing piano? I've always told guitarists I know who want to play piano it's like playing a two guitars, each with a 5 foot long fretboard, without any hammer ons or pull offs, while playing only downstrokes.

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Re: Playing mechanics of Piano v.s. Guitar
«Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 02:10:46 AM »
When it comes to jazz, I find it helpful to dabble in guitar too, it helps with discovering new voicings, due to inevitability to play inversions, and a cool way to find substitutes in any scale or key. What do you play? Just classical? There are some beautiful classical guitar pieces, but I do not know any names, just knew someone who introduced me to this. I really enjoy a good 8 string, although I had to sell mine and a vintage twin reverb for a down payment on my baby grand(so worth it)
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Re: Playing mechanics of Piano v.s. Guitar
«Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 06:06:18 AM »
I don't like the sound of classical music on guitar, so I don't usually play classical on guitar. What is playing an 8 string like?

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Re: Playing mechanics of Piano v.s. Guitar
«Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 11:01:32 PM »
You will love it! It is seriously sweet! I can reccomend you a nice inexpensive one that i loved very dearly and jazz was way more fun on this! wait jazz is always fun!
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."