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Show Of Hands January 15th, 2013 12:00am

Would you rather be a world-class guitar player or a world-class piano player?

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/20/13 9:53 am

There are numerous world class country guitarists. John 5 comes to mind, among others.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/20/13 9:52 am

Guitar, since that's what I'm in school for.

01/19/13 10:06 am

What kind of guitar? I'm not a rock'n'roll type person but, yknow, if it were a guitar that could be played to, like, Brooks and Dunn or something, then sure. How come most of the people in Oklahoma picked piano? A piano isn't quite as good for playin a country song on :/

01/18/13 5:40 pm

I play both. Piano is much harder to learn, therefore is sounds more elegant. But I love the simplicity of the guitar. Both instruments have a way of playing on my heart strings????

01/17/13 2:26 pm

Have guitar, will travel...

01/17/13 11:52 am

False. Play me Chopin on the guitar.

01/17/13 7:55 am's way too hard to carry a piano down to the beach!

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/17/13 3:13 am

Personally, I'd rather 'lay' a pianist but that's just me.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/17/13 3:12 am

That's why it's such a beautiful instrument to me.

01/17/13 12:07 am

If I had any rythm at all I'd choose guitar. No rythm at all.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
01/16/13 10:32 pm

The map has changed a lot and not the way I predicted. I'm blessed that I get to heart my very talented husband play all the time. He plays both.

01/16/13 10:26 pm

Piano is just so elegant

zedd Desert Dweller
01/16/13 9:25 pm

Guitar because I already play it. I'm okay at it, but not world-class.

01/16/13 8:16 pm

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Little Richard, must I go on?

dispatcher Tennessee
01/16/13 8:11 pm

Isn't understanding of piano the basis of all music? Master that one and can easily grasp another.

ryno Flyover Country
01/16/13 8:11 pm

I'm not offended, I was only observing from your statement.

01/16/13 8:01 pm

Okay, I also heard of Elton John. Now name me ten more pianists in modern day who can get chicks with their piano skills. Cause there's so many guitar players, including just the regular joe playing his acoustic at a party, using guitar for poon.

moonshot More often I know nothing
01/16/13 7:30 pm

I love the Magic Piano app on my iPad. ...way too many hours invested in it, though....

01/16/13 6:56 pm

I said in my opinion. I didnt mean to make it sound braggish. Sorry if i offeded you.

ryno Flyover Country
01/16/13 6:49 pm

You must be so humble........

hmharris SoCal
01/16/13 6:30 pm

Guys who are great at piano are so hot

01/16/13 6:07 pm

What about Derek Menzerik ( bot sure if spelled correctly) from the doors?

godcyanide Probably gone for good
01/16/13 6:06 pm

I totally botched the end of that post. Most of what I like to play is all that, and in wacky time signatures requiring said shred skillz. ;)

01/16/13 6:05 pm

Well not world class. But, very talented in my opinion

cowboy Dog Father
01/16/13 5:11 pm

I guess you've never heard of Billy Joel.

01/16/13 4:42 pm

Guitar will get you laid. Piano will get you . . .?? I'd go with guitar.

oceania New Jersey
01/16/13 4:07 pm

I'm already good enough at piano and songwriting. Just give me a good singing voice pleaseeeee.

omniku dot com
01/16/13 3:48 pm

Quick! Turnaround and go back!! It's all downhill from here!!!!!

wiildkat Propertarian
01/16/13 3:22 pm

As of tomorrow, I'll be in the middle category! This is probably the last post I'll make as an under 21 year old! Wahoo!

cowboy Dog Father
01/16/13 3:14 pm

Are you Jason Newsted?

01/16/13 1:23 pm

I'm already a world class bass player; at least in my own mind. I have and still do gig a lot, but if I could have my way I'd quit my day job and become a rock star. My wife doesn't support this idea.

godcyanide Probably gone for good
01/16/13 1:20 pm

I play both already, though bass is my main instrument. Rather have the shred skillz than the piano chops, as most of the music I like is guitar-based and over 140BPM. :D

01/16/13 12:57 pm

keyboards! Like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman or Geoffrey Downes.

cowboy Dog Father
01/16/13 12:36 pm

I love playing guitar. and I had piano lessons a long time ago. The guitar is way easier to bring to the beach.

01/16/13 12:28 pm

I've tried learning the guitar but my fingers are too short, the piano seems easier to me my sister in law taught me a few songs in a day.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/16/13 12:21 pm

A world-class guitar is far more portable than a world-class piano...

timeout Boston Strong
01/16/13 11:40 am

I would love to play the piano, but unfortunately I just don't have the patience or the ear. Classical, jazz or rock I like them all.

Happy Hong Kong
01/16/13 9:19 am

Elton John, Tori Amos, Victoria Legrand (Beach House).

01/16/13 9:00 am

I LOVE my metal and I LOVE playing my guitars!!! Any string instrument really. I also play the cello in my school's orchestra and that is equally fun! My girlfriend is amazing at the piano, however, but I don't have a clue with it. Just whole and half steps between certain notes. Basic stuff.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
01/16/13 8:54 am

"You may drive around your town
In a brand new shiny car;
Your face in the wind and your haircut's in,
and your friends think you're bizarre.
You may find a cushy job and I hope
that you'll go far,
but if you really wanna taste some cool success,
You better learn to play guitar!"
-John Mellencamp

EarlyBird Portland
01/16/13 8:42 am

I like the sound of the piano but the hotness of guitar player :-)

Melon No Ducklips
01/16/13 8:17 am

I can't play either of them. Would love to learn both but being as I grew up with GNR, Metallica and the likes, I would like to rock out with my 'guitar' out.

Axl752 NY
01/16/13 7:59 am

Billy Joel?

01/16/13 7:55 am

Guitar seems so much cooler. Plus you can't lug around a piano.

bigdaddy1 Nashville
01/16/13 7:50 am

It does not say rock guitar, it could mean classical, country, etc.....