I started playing music with the piano, later on touching the drums and adding bass, guitar, and voice to the bunch. People who are multi-instrumentalists, what are the unknown advantages that comes with that skill?
Writing for an instrument through another one is really fun, for example you can write for guitar through the piano, you’re going to hear some of the piano in the guitar!
When I used to run a studio complex, we would have producers, engineers, bands/artists and tutors in and we’d talk. There seemed to be a pattern and agreed notion that if piano was the first instrument you learnt, learning others would come easier than if say guitar was your first instrument then learning other instruments.
Having piano as a first instrument seemed to help in engineering and production too. Any instrument helps and learning more instruments definitely helps in song writing and production.
Multi-instrumentalists are like a jack-of-all-trades. Plus it’s always good to be able to approach music from multiple perspectives at once.