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. Hmmm, tough choice but I will go with John Lennon’s “Imagine” – always one of my favorites

  2. I would love ❤️ to have the Yamaha Keyboard or the Kramer Guitar for my family’s entertainment. This would be a good way to keep them off the gaming systems for awhile and learn to play beautiful music hopefully Thank You

  3. I always loved the music of Bob Marley and I would like to play Three Little Birds. I think I could learn it quickly and it would be fun to play.

  4. I would definitely have to start with the basics, but i would love to eventually learn to play “Runaway” on the keyboard.

  5. With my new guitar I would try to play ‘Wish you were here’ by Pink Floyd, coz it’s a classic!

  6. I would love to learn the Happy Birthday song so I can sing and play it for my grand children.

  7. I would learn California Dreamin by The Mamas & The Papas because it reminds me about the good old days.

  8. Hey there I’m Shikhar Rajkoomar. If I win this great Yamaha Keyboard or The Kramer Focus Electric Guitar. I would play Father Song by Prince on these musical instruments. The last song I played before my mum’s passing was this at her funeral which sounds very mellow but in my pursuit of a musical career this would indeed make her proud . Thank you.
    Shikhar Rajkoomar

  9. I’d learn you are my sunshine because my kids use this song to calm themselves when they are having big emotions or are going to bed

  10. I would love to learn Happy by Pharrell Williams on the keyboard, because my daughters and I love to jam out to that song to get hyped for a great day.

  11. If i had a guitar the first song i would learn would be come as you are bc ive heard its easy and then id learn thank you for the venom bc thats one of my favourite songs and the guitar in it is crazy

  12. After some thought, I think I would like to play ‘Jingle Bells’ because it would be GREAT to learn how to play a Christmas song such as this, and I love A Charlie Brown Christmas (that I even have on DVD I probably bought from Best Buy!) and I like the part where Schroeder is playing that song for Lucy. I think it would sound so nice on this Yamaha keyboard! : )

  13. I would learn to play “Yesterday” by the Beatles because It is one of my favorite tunes and so melancholy…

  14. When I picture myself sitting in my home with a new keyboard from Best Buy, I definitely think the first song I will learn with it is Blessing by Kari Jobe because it’s such a heart-touching song full of blessings for others and myself

  15. I want to say something classic like California Dreaming’ because it’s a slow, melodic song. Good for learning!

  16. I’d like to learn “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”. It’s cheesy I know, but I’ve always liked the piano parts.

  17. I’d probably switch the keyboard to an organ sound, and try out Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum

  18. I would love to learn how to play Riders on the Storm by the Doors because it is an amazing song from my favourite band

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