Glad you asked. However, it all comes up to personal preference.
Ask yourself this question: What kind of music do i like to listen to? Which songs would i love to be able to play? Which is the most profitable? (if you’re after money).
I am sure that made it easier. If you listen to rock music with guitar riffs all the time, then becoming a piano player isn’t the smartest thing. That’s why, i highly recommend you follow your passion.
Personally, I’ve always loved blues music, because it helps me relax and think about things. That’s why, i got myself a blues guitar and i started learning to play it. After a while, i was able to perform my favorite songs which i learned through following online video tutorials on YouTube.
Now that we have the internet, learning ANY instrument is really easy. All you have to do is look for tutorials online and you’re set. Long gone are the days where you had to hire an expensive guitar instructor to teach you the basics. If you want it badly enough, you will be able to learn and do anything you want.
My brother, on the other hand, loves rock music. After doing a lot of research about the best fingerstyle guitars, be was able to find a suitable one for him and he dropped some serious money over a high-end guitar. After around 3 months of intensive playing, he became a semi-professional player, which really made me wonder why we pay all that money to guitar instructors.
What if I don’t like rock music?
Let’s say you’re not interested in rock music, and you want to be able to play pop and classical music.
There are many different instruments that can be learned for being able to perform pop & classical music. A good thing about that is that modern pop songs use many different instruments in them, such as guitars, pianos, flutes and more. Most of them are computer-generated, but if you learn to play one of these instruments, you will be able to play covers of your favorite songs.
With that being said, it all comes down to your personal preference. Here is the conclusion
- Rock Music – Guitars, Drums
- Pop Music – Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Amplifiers, Cymbals & More
- Classical Music – Violins, Cellos, Harp, Guitar, Mandolin, Trumpet
- Blues Music – Electric Guitars, Drums
- Jazz Music – Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones & Pianos
In the end, you will be able to play any song you want on any instrument, if you have the necessary skills.