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Playing an instrument takes more effort and skill than singing

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Started: 10/3/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Xoblitz

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I will provide a short description on the debate, and the debate will start when you post your first reply Anahita.
Debate: Playing a musical instrument is harder and takes more skill than singing.

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anahitastyles

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I disagree with the topic.

Instruments have discreet sounds. You play the second string on a violin, it makes the same sound, no matter who's playing the violin or which violin it is. You pluck a guitar, it makes the same sound globally.

Singing is different.

You can definitely improve how you sing throughout your life, but you can't change the facts: Some people are just born with great voices, and some are not. Unless they come up with some weird voice-altering surgery in the near future, we're stuck with the voices we have. And trying to make the best of the voice you have is a challenge.

For example: Yes, in instruments like the saxophone or trombone, you need a strong pair of lungs, but you're just blowing into something that's making the music for you. Holding long notes when singing can mean being completely flat towards the end, resultantly screwing up the piece you're singing.

And in instruments, you can play notes as high or low as the instrument will let you, but all singers have a certain range. For example, I'm a soprano, and can't sing half the notes the altos can without effort. But if we were all playing instruments, I could play what they were playing easily.

Instruments definitely require skill and effort, but singing is all YOU, raw and fresh, and that's harder to master.
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Posted by TheMusicCriticCompany 2 years ago
TheMusicCriticCompany
Singing is limited. One cannot develop their voice forever, unless you are born with the perfect voice, singing will have its limits. Guitar playing however, can be developed; one can learn different techniques and it will always be possible to achieve aims in guitar playing, whereas singers can't learn how to sing some notes because they are born with the wrong voice.

Guitarists all have their own individual sound and guitars can be tuned differently, so no two guitarists sound the same, just like two singers.
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