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 would like to play Hotel California, because I know every word to go along with it, and because can hear the instrumental playing in head as I think about the song.

  2. Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel would be the first song i would learn Great song, and it is fairly easy to learn

  3. I would learn to play Stairway to Heaven as it is an old classic and one of my favourites! Thanks for the chance!

  4. I would like learn to play “3 Little Birds” by Bob Marley.
    It is a relaxing and I like listening to it.

  5. Way back in ages, I used to be able to play guitar and any keyboard. LOL, that is probably about 40 or more years ago. So I probably would chose any song that would come to my mind at that set time IF and WHEN would win one of them lovely instruments. And hopefully time has not disabled my capability to be able to play and with at least not much struggle through some song.

  6. If I won the first song I would want to learn first is ‘Only You’ on the Yamaha keyboard. It’s still my #1 favourite song and classic of all time. It gives me a great feeling whenever I play it while driving, going to work.

  7. I would learn to play Winkin’ Blinkin’ & Nod because I would love to play it for my grand kids. They might love this song as much as I do.

  8. I would learn more than words by the Extreme since it was one of the first songs I learned on guitar or keyboard in front of people.

  9. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman who doesn’t dream of escaping it all just take a fast car and keep on driving

  10. This would be wonderful because I’ve been wanting to get my son a keyboard to learn on. The first song I would teach him would be the first song I learned as a child. We would play Merrily we Row Along.

  11. I would love to learn “I ain’t mad at cha” by Tupac Shakur. I always loved the piano in that song and now would be my chance to learn. Thanks for the chance Best Buy!

  12. Took guitar in the 1970s but those teachers could not teach rock guitar. Would take years to learn but anything would be great. Thanks…

  13. I’d learn Multiplied by Needtobreathe. An acoustic doesn’t do that song justice and I’ve always wanted to have an electric guitar that I could learn it on.

  14. My folks are in their 80s and both have birthdays coming up (within 2 weeks of each other!). I’d surprise them with a rendition of “Happy Birthday to Youse”.

    • If I won the Kramer Guitar the first song I would want to learn first is “Mr Brightside” by The Killers. It’s still my #1 favourite song from the band that I had on repeat in my old Panasonic Shockwave cd player ages ago.

  15. Sweet City Woman by the Stampeders they are friends on Facebook and I love that song

  16. I need to learn to play Margaritaville. A friend that is a real musician invited me up on stage to sing with him. All my other friends that know how bad I sing couldn’t believe it. The musician explained that anybody can sing Margaritaville, something about not needing any tone. That’s been my song ever since. Now I just need to learn how to play it.

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