It’s a battle of the ages, a fight for supremacy, today we’ll answer the age-old question of “Which instrument is better, the piano or the guitar?” While we scoff at the fact that such a question even needs to be asked when the answer is so obviously obvious, we’ve still decided to a concoct a list to hit the point home. Meanwhile, our “friends” at GuitarTricks foolishly think they’ve concocted a more convincing list to persuade you that guitars are in fact better than piano (har har har). So read our list, and compare it to theirs, we’re sure you know the real winner already, Pianos > Guitars.
With that said, let the Battle of the Instruments begin! Presenting 13 reasons why the piano is better than the guitar:
1. Piano benches are ridiculously small.
Which means it’s a perfect activity for you and a special someone. 😉
2. So many more octaves are available for you to choose from.
So everyone can sing along, both the musically-impaired and the musically-gifted alike!
The guitar doesn’t have this magical feature that allows for immediate oriental music!
4. A piano allows you to play a bass part and a higher part simultaneously.
5. No broken strings!
Maybe only broken hearts, as you won’t be able to keep track of your millions of admirers fawning over your classy piano music.
6. You had me at “Arpeggios”.
Even Tony Montana is getting in on it. Oh, and say hello to his little friend.
7. A piano makes for great living room decor.
You can fill up an empty room with only a piano, and it’ll even be called “modern art”.
8. You never risk being upstaged by another person.
*Clap* *Clap* Indeed Sir. See, a pianist would never have this problem.
9. No need to re-string for left/right handed players.
The piano accepts both righties, lefties and paws as one.
10. You are expected to play it sitting down.
Let your legs rest for a change! Only your hands are required to play the piano, though swaying is totally an option.
11. You don’t need to carry your instrument around.
Unlike the guitar, the piano needs no lugging around in airports, long train rides etc… Unless you really insist on it, in which case it will come with U-haul. 😉
12. Piano cats.
No one can explain the weird phenomenon that is the love all cats seem to possess for pianos (not guitars). But we sure don’t mind! We can never get enough of these videos.
13. It’s much easier to kill zombies with a piano.
You must be ready for the zombie apocalypse AT. ALL. TIMES.
So readers, after reading both arguments, who won? The guitar or the piano? Sound-off in the comments below!
About our collaboration partner, GuitarTricks.com:
Founded in 1998, Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons is the Web’s first multimedia guitar lesson site. 16 years later, Guitartricks.com features over 40 guitar instructors continuously creating a massive library of online video guitar lessons (11,000+) covering every musical style, technique, and level of ability.