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is there any contradiction learning different instruments?

It's good to keep in mind that it takes a lot of practice to learn an instrument. You have to dedicate a lot of time and it will take years to become a good piano player (same for all the instruments)....
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Can multiple instruments make a chord?

Yes, any collection of instruments can make a chord. "Chord" just means several simultaneous, different pitches, and the various terms like "major" and "minor" designate ...
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Would piano or accordion be easier for me as a guitarist?

It's generally considered that keyboard (piano) is the best instrument to use when trying to understand (unravel!) theory. If you mean a piano accordion, then the keyboard part is similar - except it'...
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Recording drum machine and electric guitar on the looper during live performance

Regarding destroying the amplifier, this is not going to be a problem with the Looper. It is designed to be in line with a guitar or a keyboard, and you can set the volume levels of your loops. You ...
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Can multiple instruments make a chord?

Yes, absolutely! Stuff like, say, a whole symphonic orchestra playing the final chord of a piece is something you can definitely hear about using just these words. First violins contribute one tone, ...
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Can multiple instruments make a chord?

It could be added, if it's not obvious, that voices can also make chords.
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Would piano or accordion be easier for me as a guitarist?

I'd recommend chromatic button accordion since its keys are arranged according to chromatic pitch, like those of the guitar, making it better suitable for improvised playing. The keys of a piano (or ...
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is there any contradiction learning different instruments?

The first thing to emphasise is that "professional" and "highly skilled" do not necessarily go hand in hand. The Sex Pistols were professional musicians, but you wouldn't use them as examples of how ...
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Would piano or accordion be easier for me as a guitarist?

I play both piano and accordion and I would say piano, because: There's a huge amount of piano learning material and sheet music for piano. Accordion has some learning material and music but it's not ...
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Does learning multiple instruments synergize musical skill?

Certainly! When I was learning piano and guitar (a long, long time ago) if there was something that didn't make sense musically on one, the other was consulted, often making sense of the problem. ...
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Does learning multiple instruments synergize musical skill?

Yes, to a small extent. I play piano and sax. To steal a quote, I'm not just untalented, I'm multi-untalented! From my experience, the different instruments have taught me different aspects of music, ...
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Does learning multiple instruments synergize musical skill?

To add to other answers: Yes. Here's why: Learning multiple instruments multiplies synaptic connections. The more resources your brain has for learning stuff, the more comprehensively it will ...
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Does learning multiple instruments synergize musical skill?

I would just add to the above answers that there are some purely physical skills that do transfer- to some extent. For instance, dexterity of fingers and precise timing of their motions to the music ...
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Recording drum machine and electric guitar on the looper during live performance

I think I am getting a better idea of what you want to do following your comments! It would be a good idea to make sure that the drum machine that you choose has good playable pads - a lot of people ...
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Would piano or accordion be easier for me as a guitarist?

You mentioned two goals in your question. You want to enhance your understanding of music theory but also wonder which of two instruments are easier to play. I think the other answers have ...
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is there any contradiction learning different instruments?

Don't construct excuses. With the possible exception of some atheletic pursuits, where over-development of one set of muscles might hinder other requirements - a body-builder is probably not suited ...
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single looper pedal with two instruments into separate amps

I do this myself using a looper with stereo inputs and outputs. Guitar goes into input A and out output A. Bass does the same via in/out B. Simple and easy, but not an inexpensive piece of gear, at ...
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Can multiple instruments make a chord?

One concrete example is with complex chords on a guitar, e.g. 11th or 13th. They might be hard or impossible to play (there are 7 notes in a 13th chord, and only 6 strings). One solution is to leave ...
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single looper pedal with two instruments into separate amps

In the setup you drawn it seems that the looper has no way to know to which amp it is supposed to send the signal. You need another A/B before RC-2, directing the signal to its desired input. The ...
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How can I practice rhythm awareness when singing and playing at the same time?

For most songs, I'm perfectly capable of playing and singing at the same time. But there are some songs where the guitar rhythm and vocal rhythm don't correlate clearly. To me AC/DC's Back in Black is ...
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Warnings/Comments/Suggestions for low brass player learning tenor sax?

Best tips ever 1) --> book 10 lessons with a teacher that both really knows the instrument and really knows how to teach. The risk if not, is that you will learn a lot of bad habits that you will ...
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