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. Lots of songs by Pink Floyd, but Comfortably Numb is my fav, so I’d love to play that one first 🙂

  2. My first thought was Stairway to Heaven but we know that’s not allowed. So I’ll say In My Dreams by Dokken!

  3. I would learn Zac Brown Band’s latest release, Stubborn Pride, because it has some amazing guitar riffs!

  4. I can’t wait to learn the rivers flows in you by Yiruma on the piano. I’ve always wanted to learn that beautiful song

  5. i would love to play first the song from STING that includes guitar Shape of my Heart just love it!

  6. “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. I love this song (my kids are not so fond of it, hee hee hee) – and it is listed as easy to learn.

  7. I would learn Reflection form the Mulan soundtrack because that is one of my favourite Disney movies

  8. The first thing I’d learn would be the scales. I did play guitar in my youth. It has been a while. I believe starting at the very beginning would be wisest. Once I’ve mastered the basics, I think I’d be brave enough to attempt Wish You Were Here.

  9. Someone like You by Adele because it touched me so much when it released and still holds up today like the first time heard.

  10. I would learn to play “Elderly woman behind the counter in a small town” by Pearl Jam because it’s my one of my daughter’s favorite songs!

  11. Omg where to start? The songs I would love to learn are The Beatles songs of course. Picking one is impossible but I will go with Norwegian Wood for its imagery and its guitar notes and Johns voice. Thank for the chance to dream of owning any of these instruments by Kramer and Yamaha. Good Luck to all

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