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#beginquote# the hardest? well, I play the guitar, cello, violin, piano, sax, and the penny whistle. out of those right there, I would have to say definitely cello, then violin, piano, whistle, then sax. I have also played brass before, and the flute, and oboe. but the hardest I still have to say cello is the hardest. although it is easier to get vibrato on the cello then it is on the violin. but it is a lot harder to master the cello, on the account of its range, the fact that theres a lot more neck to work with, and you still need to move quite fast( just listen to Bach's 6 cello suites) needless to say all the strings are difficult, and in my opinion are more difficult then then the winds. sax and clarinet are easy, oboe is actually pretty hard, but not as hard as the strings. brass are difficult to get a nice, pure sound out of, but still not as hard as the strings. believe it or not, the penny whistle may be easy to strike a few tunes on, but its a whole different animal when it comes to mastering it(along with the fife and other six holed small winds that ppl think are little kid starter instruments). the guitar may have frets, and may be easy to start, but it is quite the instrument to learn well, especially finger picking. It is also a lot harder to move fast on the guitar then it is for say... a violin. The piano is easy to start(most lil kids can pick out a tune in 10 min.) but It isnt a walk in the park to master. the big fat con to learning the piano is learning to read treble and bass staff at the same time, but when get experience and try and look at it as one bigger staff instead of 2 staves it isnt so cumbersome. bagpipes are difficult, but i was able to play it quite well in the week i borrowed it from my friend for the sole reason of seeing how hard it was.I have to admit I have never played a set of drums, so I have no opinion on them. in conclusion, you cant say one instrument is harder then the other unless you have tried them both. the instruments I gave opinions about I CAN play. hope this helps. if you would like a more detail on a particular instrument feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org #endquote#
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