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Sunday, January 5, 2014

8 Reasons To Play A Guitar

by Wong Zhiwei  |  in music at  2:30 AM

 I love my guitar and I love playing it. There's just something about the sound of a guitar that attracted me to it and I guess that's why I started playing. If you haven't picked up any instrument yet, this is one instrument you definitely should learn and I'm going to tell you not just one, not just two but EIGHT reasons why. Let's get started :)

1. It's easy (to pick up)

Unlike most instruments such as the piano or the saxophone, a guitar is relatively easy to learn. In just a few months, you can learn pretty much all the chords needed to play most songs under the sun! Because most songs use a fixed progression of chords, learning just 4 chords can help you play tons of songs. Other instruments such as the piano require more practice and speed to reach the level of 'impressive'. However, that doesn't mean that the guitar is easy to master. For the adventurous, there are plenty of chord variations you can learn and guitar solos that are extremely difficult to master. The guitar is definitely a versatile instrument for all kinds of people.

2. It makes you a million times more attractive!

Nothing else spells out the words 'I'm hot' as well as a guy playing a guitar (ladies you know it!). If you want a way to get those girls (or guys) to look at you, a guitar is the way to go! For some reason, guitar players come off as incredibly sexy and talented (I'm a personal testimony! Hehe). Pick up a few songs, bring that guitar to the next party you're attending, serenade the ladies and watch them drool over you! What are you waiting for?

3. It's easy to carry around

If you're looking for an instrument that you can bring wherever you go, look no further! Guitars look awesome in any landscape, from forests to beaches. The guitar also seems to be the only instrument that looks cooler with wear and tear as it doesn't have to look elegant like a big fat piano. Just dump it in the back of your car and drive off to a musical adventure!

4. It's cheap

Compared to other instruments, guitars are like a year end sale. The prices are much cheaper than most instruments such as drums, pianos and violins. If you want to develop that hidden musical talent you might have but you're on a budget, pick a guitar. 

5. It comes in different styles and colors

Just visit any guitar shop and you'll see that they don't just come in a shade of brown and a rigid shape. Guitars are made to not just play music but to bring out your identity as a musician! Not only do they come in different colors and shapes, some even have beautiful designs on them. Although the design shouldn't be your main concern when picking out a guitar, a unique guitar that you can call your own will definitely make you appreciate it more.

6. Every band needs you

Have you ever seen a band without a guitarist? Exactly. If you have a dream of being in a band (I do hehe) but you don't have the voice to make it as a lead singer, being lead guitarist is just as cool. Of course, if you want to make it to a real band, you probably have to practice really hard. So get off Guitar Hero and go pick up a real one instead!

7. You don't really need classes

Since picking up guitar is pretty easy, you don't have to attend classes to start playing. All you have to do is go on the Internet and look for resources that'll teach you how to play the basics. The basics, coupled with some practice, should be enough to help you learn songs that'll last you a lifetime. Minus the cost of classes, guitar is definitely the cheapest instrument you can learn. Click here for some of the best youtube channels for learning how to play the guitar. If you lack discipline when learning how to play the guitar or if you want to learn more advanced skills, then you should go for some classes.

8. Gives you a reason to not be sociable

Maybe not everyone wants this, but I personally get tired and lazy at parties sometimes (anti-socials you know what I'm talking about). Sometimes you just want to sit down and rest but people just drag you into one thing to do after another. That's when a guitar comes in handy. Bring it along anywhere you go so that whenever you want a rest, just take it out and start serenading. People definitely won't stop you from giving free entertainment now. 

To sum it up, I really love guitars and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to pick up an instrument. Look no further, just go buy a guitar already!

Have another reason to play the guitar or want to share an interesting experience you had with your guitar? Share them with me at the comments below!

Thanks for reading :) 


  1. hi there!! this is such a really nice post! im currently learning ukulele..because im small & guitar is too big for me i guess..haha

  2. Heloo! Thank you :) I appreciate it hehe. Oh that's cool! Maybe I'll go learn the ukelele too someday haha.

  3. Never been able to play one but my son plays both the ukulele and guitar.


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