First, I think there are instruments not on the list that are harder than the acoustic guitar (harp anyone? ) But based on the instruments in the list, I think the acoustic guitar is harder to fully master and also harder to begin playing (building finger toughness), compared to electric guitar, so acoustic guitar should be higher up in the list.
'Learning' an instrument is a vague term. Playing a few fairly easy songs or pieces or really mastering an instrument? I've been playing Classical Guitar for almost 20 years now and surely mastering classical guitar is absolutely one of the most difficult things there is. But is it harder than mastering piano, violin or whatever..? I don't know. What I do know, for what it's worth, is that there are only a handful of classical guitarists that truly mastered it. And even then, there's jazz and flamenco which is something completely different to learn..
My goal is to be able to play guitar and sing... I can sing just as a giving talent from God, but I dying for more... I can do just about every sport and instrument, but never tried guitar! It looks hard but I'll do anything because it's such a beautiful instrument! My brother sister and dad all play the acoustic guitar. My mom doesn't do much really... But that doesn't mean I can't either. God gave me a brain and I think I should try to use it.
Best players of the acoustic guitar state that it is a very difficult instrument.
It is difficult to start playing, easier to form bad habits and injure yourself. It is not as established as other musical instruments in terms of teaching and music theory, meaning that getting a teacher who can read notes is not easy.
The guitar is known to betray anyone who stops playing it for a while, and time is needed to get as skillful as before.
You will not be a good guitarist, unless you really love the instrument and beat all the setbacks.
I don't know where I would rank it as a whole as I can only play the guitar, but acoustic guitar is definitely more challenging for a beginner because of how easily a chord can be scuffed if insufficient pressure is exerted compared to an electric which is almost like touching the chords down rather than pressing. Plus the stage before growing calluses hurts like a bitch.
I have been a musician for 8 years and have won many awards for it. I am a pianist, a flutist, and of course, a guitarist. It's fairly difficult to play guitar because of you have to get all the chords to sound right or they'll make a bad sound. You also have to come up with your own rhythm or "strum pattern" if you play with chord music. Some guitarists even add in their own kind of strum that can include flicks, mute strums, even pinches. I recommend listening to Feltbeats: Time Well Spent to try to listen for the different types of strums. My point is that it's difficult with all the different technique. ~Tom Felton
I think that the acoustic guitar is harder to play then the electric for a few simple factors, one being the gauge of the strings, the string are really thick and hard to press down, and they tear your flesh of your fingers a lot quicker then that of an electric, also the distance between the fretboard and the strings is a lot greater so makes it harder to play chords and stuff, the electric is easier to press down strings, easier to hold, has thiner string and is so much easier to play higher notes!
I like how acoustic is below electric. Everyone who voted electric has probably never even tried acoustic. Much harder.
Electric is just a derivative of acoustic. They made the electric smaller and easier to resonate sounds. I learned electric before acoustic, and acoustic is physically a little tougher to play. I would just put "guitar" in general as number 3. I wouldn't go so far as to differentiate between the two.
After you have been playing both electric and acoustic for ages, they become a easy as each other. But in my opinion the acoustic guitar was slightly harder to learn because of how hard you have to press the strings down, especially on barre chords
I'm going to be honest, even for a person as virtuoso as I am and in love with music, the guitar is one of the most difficult instruments I've ever had to deal with, although I haven't had much experience in my defense, but I still have to hand it to guitar players you guys rock!
Many people think playing guitar is easy but it really isn't it takes major hand control which most people do not have. It is an endless journey and you can not master the guitar unlike other instruments on top of it.
Obviously harder than the electric guitar, don't know why that's up there! I would say that Acoustic guitar is hard to learn, but if you want to learn electric, then do Acoustic first, because it will make electric so much easier!
Acoustic is way harder in my opinion. You have to put way more pressure on the string to produce a clear sound whereas for electric you have to apply a little pressure on the strings
I guess playing acoustic guitar is tough as one has to manipulate the strings of the guitar. Also the strings of an acoustic guitar are harder than that of an electric one... Thus making it tougher to play.
It is really not that hard if you just practice like you are supposed. Practice and patience could make the difference from being bad to making a career out of the guitar.
The Acoustic Guitar is hard when you first start out, but when you get better, it gets easier. But I think the hardest instrument to play is the Oboe.
I play guitar and I am 9. It was very hard at first but I got the hang of it. I think you can get the hang of it to. If you try.
I agree that classical guitar is really hard. And so is electric. But acoustic is by far one of the easiest instruments to play. I mean, no instrument for is EASY but acoustic guitar comes really close. You have to be born to play certain instruments but anyone can learn guitar.
Honestly the acoustic guitar is easy for strumming, but mastering it and classical guitar is really hard to perfect.
Acoustic guitar should be at least top 5 by wrist sprained as well as my thumb this, and the fleshy part of your fingers always bleeds, and chords are just like the begening want to see something harder go and play some finger style or some bouree in e minor and you will see what I mean, acoustic is way harder than a flute and an electric guitar I have more experience so yeah, make some research before you make a list!
Because you have to not let it have buzz sound and you got to get your fingers move very fast.
It is very hard I play it and at first I thought it was easy but it's not!
I've never played but I'm going to try to start soon... It looks very hard!
It is even harder than the trombone and the electric guitar