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TwistedLefty
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voice isn't one of the choices....

maybe it should have been?..................................................................................

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I chose drums and percussion.

Why?

I dunno, cuz no one else did :!:

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I don't want to work,

I want to bang on the drum all day...
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I voted for guitar. Main thing that makes it versatile is its portability, granted the piano has a much broader range, but try to put one in your car :wink: I don't consider drums to be versatile at all (sorry drummers).


   
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So if we can introduce new options, what about violins? They've been around longer then either piano and guitar and are more portable. Plus they are used in a huge variety of music, from classical to trance and from traditional celtic tunes to bluesrock. Besides that it's fretless, which would negate the 'slide-guitar' argument. All of the sonical stuff of the electric guitar is just as easy to apply to electric violin, as has been done countless times.

Just be happy there are so many instruments to chose from. :P


   
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Don't forget the harmonica. You can safely play it while cruising down the freeway.

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I chose drums and percussion.

Why?

I dunno, cuz no one else did :!:

Even if you didn't post and simply voted, we would know who was the one who voted for drums. :wink:

But to be serious, I do have some support for drums as well. Drums would let you have any beat in the world and they can be tuned in a number of ways. Acoustic drums are many in design and in size. With electric kits I think the possibilities are virtually endless.


   
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Ricochet
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Tuvan throat singing is of course appropriate for any occasion.

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Leon Redbone blows a mean throat trumpet

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How about the ukulele? It's got a range of...well, a bit over an 1.5 octaves, but you can use it to play all kinds of music from Hawaiian to....Hawaiian...it's portable though :-P

Seriously though, the uke is great - you can play slide, use vibrato, and it's very very portable. It's also very easy to learn. And you know what they say - you can truly tell how good a song is based on whether it sounds good on a ukulele or not :-P


   
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I reckon there's NO WAY a pianist can emulate the sound a slide guitarist can get - wanna prove me wrong?

That's easy, just pop the top and reach over with a bottleneck slide...and Bob's your uncle! As you can plainly tell, I don't play piano...


   
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LOL! :lol:

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gnease
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And some pianists can easily approximate some of the bad slide playing I've heard.

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blah, blah.
actually, i think i've changed my mind. piano is probably more versatile. and easier to learn, at least in a very basic way.
Really do you think the piano is easier to learn? Have you played piano?

+1 for the piano.

Yes and it is easier. It's laid out much more logically.

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Ricochet
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Yes and it is easier. It's laid out much more logically.
As is a guitar in an open tuning. :D

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