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Lämmchen

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If you already know how to play one instrument do you find that it's easy for you to learn another? I play the flute and I've been told that the saxophone fingerings are so similar that I could easily switch to that instrument if I wanted a change. I don't know if I could get used to playing a reed though.
 

Jason

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Well, the bass guitar, generally speaking, has the same fingering as the lower strings of a guitar Also, if you can read piano music - then you have a heads up on learning any instrument - and if you can read bass guitar music - you can learn bass instruments (tuba, French horn, etc.).

Anyway, they do make music majors study piano - regardless of concentration.
 
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MeowsePad

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Anyway, they do make music majors study piano - regardless of concentration.
Yes, it is a requirement that one passes a piano proficiency exam in order to earn any kind of music degree. It makes sense, really. Being able to play the piano and read piano music is a good gateway to learning any other instrument. I think that learning how to read music is a big hurdle, and once you are past that, it's much easier to learn any instrument.