I play both (as well as 10 other instruments). Is there any reason why you can't learn both? Why limit yourself?
If you absolutely have to pick just one instrument to learn, this is a no-brainer.
Violin Player=nerd, square, not asked to parties often, few women around (or men, depending on what you prefer), usually winds up driving a Pinto, or Pacer, playing in boring orchestras, or worse, a Blugrass Band, and lives a life of quiet desperation.
Guitar Player-Certified Extra-Cool, gets invited everywhere. Lives in Open Mic establishments, drives cool cars with lots of women (or men) around, gets plenty of killer gigs, and gets to hang out with other cool people. Drawbacks: If you lose your girlfriend/boyfriend, you are homeless.......(LOL)
Seriously, I'd start with guitar, then piano, then go to violin, and other instruments. The guitar is the most versatile instrument there is.
I soncerely hope you work hard, cross-over and become one of US....This Poster will self-destrct in 5 seconds. Good Luc.......
Originally posted by RainebowSerpent:
Hi, i'm a singer and a songwriter, but i want to learn to play an instrument too. I'm twenty years old, but dedicated.
I'm torn between acoustic guitar which everyone tells me is the logical choice (the cliche is my reply), or the violin which i love the sound of.
Could you tell me the pros and cons of learning each?
How long on average can i expect to take to reach proficiency if not pro in either of these?
I can only afford a half hour private lessons a week, but will practice about two hours a day.
Which instrument is the easiest to handle? (especially for a left hander).