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Is it true that if you learn to play piano, you can play pretty much ANY other instrument ?

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No. Try playing a violin, trumpet, tuba, trombone, clarinet, flute, oboe, guitar, percussion instrument, baritone, cello, saxophone, bass, bagpipe, euphonium, flugelhorn, French horn, accordion, harmonica, etc. Piano will help you read music, but not play other instruments (except for similar instruments, like the harpsichord, organ, and other keyboard instruments).

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No. A piano has nothing to do with
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I dout Elton John could play the drums

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I've been playing the piano for 5 years now, and I believe that that is true. It helps in a lot of unexpected ways, actually.

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melodymaker7007
what all instruments can you play?
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and I never saw Liberace on a tuba......lol

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I know how to play piano but picking up a guitar is a whole different thing. I don't know how to play guitar, but when I tell a guitar player a chord that I use on piano, it isn't much different.

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Playing piano is completely different than playing any other instrument. You have to read vertically AND horizontally rather than just horizontal. One hand plays one line and the other the other. Rather than every finger being responsible on a single line. I play clarinet in my high school and I'm self teaching myself piano. It's a difficult task.

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Being able to play the piano helped me learn other instruments because I was already able to read music, but I don't know if it physically helped me with that instrument. ( I can play piano, saxophone, trumpet, and clarinet)

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It may help with the notes and reading the music. But think about position to hold the instrument and the fingerings.

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No because I do the piano and the guitar but using the hi hat rhythm in drumming is not used in piano my friend told me that were trying to make a band

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Theoretically seen u can play other instruments, because you wil know about chord theory, rhythm, many different scales, but you will have to practice alot to get it down to master the instrument practically. I play the guitar for 4 years now, and i could play bass piano and drums much faster. The first instrument is the hardest part.
And music notation is not needed at all, it's only for reading music not the making of it. It's all about your creativity.

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All these people are non musicians obviously.It does help,and Elton John would be a great drummer!

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