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What string-instrument learning strategy should I use?

RODGE C asked:

I would very much like to learn (in the long run) the guitar, the banjo, and the sitar. I am greatly interested in all three for different reasons…the guitar seems to be the “standard” with a good deal of potential, the banjo possibly the most fun and intriguing, and the sitar (while not my number one priority) fascinates me.

The problem is, I have (effectively) no practical experience with musical instruments. So, my question: how should I best go about learning these things? Should I take them one at a time (which is best to start/end with?) or learn them all together?

I intend on finding a teacher(s). I realize there are various methods, for example with the banjo, but I would like to learn as much as I can eventually and would like to be more proficient than a casual player. I feel that I can be patient with whatever strategy is best.
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So, any advice? Thanks.

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2 Responses to “What string-instrument learning strategy should I use?”

  1. dominik on April 7th, 2009 1:18 am

    i suggest learning the guitar first then move on to the banjo or sitar. the guitar will prolly be the easiest then your skills and technique will transfer to the other instruments even though you may need to relearn a few things.

  2. yazzrox101 on April 7th, 2009 1:40 am

    hey i think you should totally play the guitar. There are so many private tutors that you could go to, that you could be as good as a professional in a couple of weeks. i play the violin, which is another string instrument and my teacher taught us how to be GOOD in one YEAR!!!!!!!!!! that’s pretty good for a bunch of 4th graders. Now we are in 7th grade and are almost as good as the high school. We are good enough to play in Music in the Parks contest in Cedar Point. So do what ever pleases you but remember to always have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!