The instrument that I intend to learn is the bass. The bass is what gets me excited to study theory in the first place. I've done a bit of reading on theory and I find it's fun to practice it on the bass.
However, I'm also kind of worried that I might miss out on something since the bass is mostly a monophonic instrument and I'm going to need to learn chords after all. Now I understand I can simply play the intervals on the bass one note at a time(arpeggio?)and still get an idea of what the chord sounds like. But the piano/keyboard allows you to pull those big extended and suspended chords on the fly and I find it's quite frightening. I also have tried to visualize theory on the piano and admire how it simplify theory so I get why it's the standard instrument for music.
Now I have nothing against the piano. I like it a lot as well. It's just that the instrument that have always seduced me is the bass and good keyboards don't come cheap so I gotta pick one or the other.
Hence I'm in a bit of dilemma at the moment. So what do you guys think? Am I really just going to make it harder for myself for attempting to study theory without a piano or will I be doing just fine except I'm gonna have to put more efforts in everything I will be doing?
Thanks in advance.