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RossDuncanBoyle
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Orange-Juice
Con (against)

Piano is the best instrument

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Started: 2/16/2020 Category: Music
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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RossDuncanBoyle

Pro

Piano is the best instrument because it's very easy to make a sound, Unlike the violin, Where you have to practise for a few weeks just to make a decent sound. Plus the piano layout is very intuitive to the brain. Its layout is appeasing to the brain. You can also do far much more with the piano, As with many instruments you can only play one note at a time, Or basic chords. However with the piano, You can play elaborate chords, This makes it perfect for composition, And getting creative with it. You also can forgo intonation and focus on getting better at it rather than practising for weeks just to make an okay sound.
Orange-Juice

Con

Interesting thought, But you're unfortunately wrong. While the piano allows the player to utilize both hands to create more complex rhythms and melodies, The simplicity of instruments like the violin leave space for the skill of the musician to really shine through. The violin, In particular, Allows the player to play between the tradional ABCDEFG notes, Creating fascinating microtonal music that simply isn't possible with a piano. As a piano player of 9 years, I know that the layout of the piano is not necessarily intuitive. Playing in one key feels very different from playing in another due to the varying shapes and positions of the different keys. Why couldn't they all just be white? With a violin, The scale you're playing in has virtually no effect on your technique. And when you combine the subtle beauty of the violin with other instruments that share this attribute, You create an orchestral beauty that simply cannot be achieved by even the greatest piano player.
Debate Round No. 1
RossDuncanBoyle

Pro

Whilst the violin is a beautiful instrument in its own right, It also has the problem of neck strain. And with Violin, You need to learn many violin techniques all arranging in difficulty. You don't need to do this with a piano. I wasn't talking about the layout when it comes to different keys, I meant the whole piano, From the lowest notes being in the far-left, Then it climbs, To the highest notes in the far-rights. Plus your lack of intonation will definitely show in violin scales.
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Posted by anc2006 1 year ago
anc2006
the best instrument is technically a synth.
Posted by RossDuncanBoyle 1 year ago
RossDuncanBoyle
Also, A Violin can feel pretty empty without accompaniment. A piano doesn't need an accompaniment, As it feels full on its own. You're never accompanied on the piano. You are the accompaniment.
Posted by RossDuncanBoyle 1 year ago
RossDuncanBoyle
Also something I forgot to mention. You also need to learn many violin positions for the instrument. Something you don't need to do with a piano.
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