Musicians love to receive a new musical instrument for many reasons. One is just the joy that anyone feels to get something new. But that feeling fades fast. What lasts is the learning and experimenting that can go on for months, taking the musician out of their comfort zone (or worse, their rehearsal rut) and allowing a new platform for their self-expression. This contest might be the perfect elixir for three musicians in Canada since we are giving away one Kramer guitar and two Yamaha keyboards.

Kramer Focus VT211S Guitar delivers the fat-strat sound you love

Vintage-style guitars - Kramer

You know you want this guitar. I know I do. It brings me back to the great hair bands of the eighties. The Best Buy Blog review by Nikolai should be your first stop to learn more about this instrument. He discussed why the Kramer Focus VT211S Guitar is a fun instrument to play and demonstrated it’s tone and range with a selection of songs (including one Van Halen piece).

Yamaha keyboards expand musical abilities of any level of player

Yamaha PSR-e373 Keyboard

Learning new songs has never been more fun than it is on one of the two Yamaha keyboards we are giving away in this contest. Again, to learn more about the PSR-E273 or the PSR-E373, you should read the reviews by Nikolai Olekhnovitch. He discussed many of the features of these two instruments and demonstrated how Yamaha makes learning fun and easy. These two keyboards are incredibly versatile and offer something for every keyboard player, from beginner to experienced.

Imagine playing a new instrument right now

Some people say musical ability comes mostly from practice; others say it’s from talent. Both are likely involved, but to get the most enjoyment, I believe you need to exercise your musical imagination. I love the lyric, “Picture yourself in a boat on a river,” because it’s a great example of the marriage of imagination and music. I challenge you to picture yourself with a Yamaha or Kramer, learning to play Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds or some other song you’ve heard a million times and want to be able to reproduce on your own. Then enter this contest for your chance to win a great instrument from Best Buy.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy, but you can only enter once. First, picture yourself sitting in a quiet room in your home with a new guitar or keyboard from Best Buy, and then tell us in a comment below what song you are going to learn first and why you chose that song.

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will randomly select three winners from all eligible comments on the blog. One person will win the black Kramer Focus VT211S Guitar that Nikolai reviewed, one will win the Yamaha PSR-E373 that Nikolai reviewed, and one person will win the Yamaha PSR-E273 that Nikolai reviewed.

This contest runs from July 29th to August 15th.

Remember, you can only enter once by leaving a comment beneath this article. However, there are many people in your life who would be inspired after winning one of these instruments, so share this contest and give them a chance to win too.

Win a Kramer guitar or Yamaha keyboard Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck


  1. I used to play the organ so I would love to relearn Christmas music for the upcoming Holidays. I know…too soon haha

  2. Since I don’t know how to play a musical instrument it will probably be something simple like ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ or maybe something a little more adult but on the same skill set.

  3. Id love to change the world by Ten Years After as this song really fits about now in this crazy world.

  4. I would learn ,Smoke on the Water, by Deep Purple. I loved to listen to it when I was growing up; and I still do

  5. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, because it’s the only song I know how to play on the keyboard.

  6. I would love to learn any Beatles songs. When I relate to music I relate to them the most.

  7. On the keyboard I would learn Fur Elise – I read that it is a good first song to learn, but SOUNDS like you have been playing for years.

  8. I would love to learn to play More than words by Extreme because it’s an easier song to learn on guitar and I love it.

  9. I’m picturing myself learning how to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

    I always loved that song ever since I heard it in Earthworm Jim

  10. I am going to learn how to play Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day first because it is a song I loved listening to growing up.

  11. I’d love to learn Disney songs on the piano – especially Can you feel the love tonight from the Lion King!

  12. I would love to learn anything by Pink Floyd such as wish You Were Here as I love the group

  13. I would learn under the bridge by red hot chili peppers for guitar and any legend zelda song on the piano

  14. I would finally learn Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
    My brother tried to teach me years ago on his guitar but gave up as I was a leftie

  15. something easy to start, simple chords, fun and with an upbeat tempo John Mellencamps’ Jack & Diane

  16. I would try to play 3am by Matchbox Twenty, it is a slower tune I could take my time exploring how it unfolds.

  17. Piano Man by Billy Joel. My wife says if I learn to play that she will learn to play the harmonica to accompany me. Its a catchy tune but I also sympathize with some of the characters, particularly John at the bar.

  18. I have memories of learning songs like The Entertainer and Fur Elise on the piano. If I win the keyboard I want to relearn a bunch of the songs I used to play. I even still have my old piano books!

  19. My daughter’s favourite song is Beauty and the Beast, that’s the first song I’ll play on the new piano or guitar.

  20. I would like to learn I lSonny’s Dream so I can play it by the fire and have my froends sing along.

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