For music beginners, the piano usually looks like the most welcoming door into music because of the way you touch a ‘key’ and immediately, you’d hear a sound. But how fulfilling is that compared to when you make sound from scratch with your bare fingers on the guitar! Still not convinced the guitar is the best way to start your music journey? Alright then, let me give you 4 hard-to-argue-with reasons on why the guitar should be your first love:
It’s instrument ‘class’ is the only one you can play, dance and sing with, all at the same time! The piano would keep you rooted to a fixed space. The instruments you need to blow into (woodwinds or brass) will deny you the use of your mouth to sing. The stringed brothers of the guitar (violins, cellos, etc.) would either have you fixed to a spot or your neck bent in an unnatural position for the duration of your play…and do we need to talk about the drums? But the guitar allows you the maximum level of expression while making music. Plus, when you can dance, sing, and play the instrument at the same time, that really makes the music-making experience much more enjoyable.
2. It can be enjoyed discreetly.
With the guitar- particularly the acoustic sort- you can make music by a sleeping baby. Still, if you live with a music-hating roommate or landlord (which would be really sad), you don’t need to go outside like the saxophonist to practice or enjoy your tunes. And finally, unlike the electric piano, you don’t need an electric port to plug into or to spend money buying batteries to make music outdoors. The guitar is really that instrument that can follow you almost anywhere!
3. You’ll be in high demand.
The sound from the guitar is the backbone of several genres of popular western music like rock, country, blues, makossa. So, if you become a guitar player, you are going to become a very very valuable member in many musician circles. Also, in such bands that would depend on your sound, you would be availed the opportunity to grow into a band-leader whose ideas and ingenuity on the instrument could drive the originality of your band’s music.
4. It’s the cheapest of the lot!
Among the instruments commonly used in modern bands, the guitar is hands down the most affordable. The average acoustic guitar would set you back by as low as $40. Compare this to the piano for which the least priced one would go for more than twice that price. Then, there’s the brass instruments like the saxophone, trumpet, and the 5-piece drum set which would cost you around $200 and $130 and $260 respectively. So, this simply means that with the guitar, you can enjoy the returns on your investment a lot faster.
Got any other reasons you can think of in support of the guitar, or do you want to defend your love for your own instrument? Then go ahead and share it in the comment section below.