Ssh, don’t tell the violinists. :-)

Pianists have the coolest brains in the universe

We have Braininators!

We are awesome and terrifying!

Accept us as a primal force of Nature before we destroy you!

*clears throat*

Anyhow, it’s a fun article.

Update: I like this one, too. Now, I don’t really think that any one instrument is “harder” than any others. More ergonomic instruments generally are expected to be played at a higher level with more challenging music, so it all evens out in the end. There are no “easy” and “hard” instruments; there are merely instruments with high and low expectations attached to them. But given the attitudes of some violinists other musicians, I just like pointing this out. Heh. We rock.