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The guitar is a much easier instrument to play. It requires less technique than the violin, which can take years of practice to play even the simplest of melodies. The guitar also has frets which indicate where a certain pitch lies along the fingerboard, whereas a violin has no indication along the fingerboard of where a pitch is, making it INCREDIBLY more difficult to play in tune vs. the guitar.

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14y ago

I agree. Violin is much harder than the guitar, but the reasons that the previous person used make absolutely no sense... Right place on the holster?? Violins don't carry guns, smart one. but just like guitar, violins have pieces where the extended technique of dropped tuning is required. Learning the violin is like learning the guitar only if you were only allowed to practice the guitar with the slide. (I'm bored but I'll continue this one later.)

Violin- you have to have to have the string on the right place on the holster- It is strenues, learning it, you must be able to have patience.

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14y ago

If you ask a violinist, the answer will be "the violin"

If you as a cellist, the answer will be "the cello".

There is no way for anyone to say whether one or the other is easier to play ... you just have to try them both and decide for yourself. Renting one then the other for a few months each is a good way to tell.

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The violin and the viola are very similar in playing. The only difference is that the violin has a high E string and are easier to hear while the viola has a low C string and are lower in sound than the violin. It also depends on preferences; which instrument that you prefer better. If you are going to be switching from a violin to a viola, or vise versa, the playing is pretty much the same, other than getting used to either the low C string or the high E string. The other difference is that violins and violas have different notes and fingerings, as well as being in different 'Clefs'.

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12y ago

it differs on certain ppl

It does not differ much because of two reason. A Violion doesn't have any guidance to where certain pitch are located. The slightest of error can create big differences and a centermeter off the elbow position can change from one string to another.

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12y ago

That is totally up to the person. I play violin, and it comes quite easily to me. My mom played Flute, she liked it a lot, and I have a ton of friends who play flute too. So really, it depends on the person. Which do you like better and why? Go with that one, as long as you know, even if you can't describe it in words, why you like it best, and that instrument will most likely come easiest to you. =)

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9y ago

I do play the Saxophone, but not the violin. I enjoy the saxophone very much and would recommend buying an alto sax first. A violin is probably more difficult, as it is similar to a guitar but uses a bow. The saxophone is a surprisingly easy instrument when compared to other woodwinds. The fingerings are simple and easy to remember, and the octave key makes playing notes up the octave much easier than on an instrument without one.

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The instruments are identical, it is the music that differs. It is easiest to play music you like.

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Probably the violin will be the most versatile instrument in regards to Classical Music. However, there are classical pieces written for guitar, too, but not as many as for the violin.

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