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. “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin…it has always been one of my favourites because it’s such a long song. Other long songs I loved back then included Hey Jude.

  2. I would learn how to play ” I can by Nas” This song is a reminder that I can be whoever I want to be if I work hard at it. My dream is to be really good with my notes on the piano

  3. I would like to learn Cannon. It is a very beautiful song and can be heard in most movies and events

  4. i want to learn “Mary had a little lamb” by Stevie Ray Vaughan, becuase i had a mad love for blues music . . i bought a guitar and a cord book of SRV chords and i began to try to play that particular song. hard times came along and it was the first thing my husband would sell to raise money for the family’. so i never got to go ahead with it, it literally came down to, learn to play guitar blues or feed the kids so i did what any mother would do . and the guitar went out the door and dinner was on the table. thats why i want to win the guitar and thats the song i want to learn.

  5. Unchained Melody, as a Pre teen I took Piano lessons, and I just started on my own to be able to play a few notes, But Now Being a Momma to 11 I would Love to sit with my Children and be able to learn all over again with them included – Amazing Giveaway! Thank you for the chance

  6. “Incomplete” by Phantasma would be my go-to for keyboard. Should be a good starting point given that it’s not super complicated.

  7. I would learn to play Kathy’s song by Simon and Garfunkel because they are my favourite band and that’s my favourite song I learned about Simon and Garfunkel at Summer Camp and loved them ever since

  8. I would learn Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul, and Mary. My kids love that song and we are always singing together as a homeschooling family.

  9. I would learn fur elise because I enjoy listening to classical music and it can be scaled in difficulty.

  10. There’s so many great tunes.. I like a huge array of songs from The Beatles to Sabbath, from Tool to Ed Sheeran. I guess I’d want to learn to play a Pink Floyd song for my first one lol.. one of my fav bands for sure..

  11. I will relearn to play “Someone Saved my life tonight” by Elton John, with the Yamaha Keyboard!

  12. I would love to win a portable keyboard – and honestly I’d learn some winter holiday songs first because it would make my mom so happy

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