Guitar is becoming the number 1 instrument for kids and adults at the moment but why is it so popular???
They say the electric guitar has taken over the violin in the list of popular instruments to learn. Figures suggest a music boom in West Midlands but poorer children maybe missing out. Over a fifth of children said they had taught themselves rather than taking lessons locally – but why the guitar ?
- Guitars are cheap to buy.
- Most people own guitars but just don’t use play- so borrowing one is pretty easy.
- YouTube videos and magazines can make learning Guitar easy.
- Electric Guitar lessons should not be expensive, average around £13 per lesson and £7.50 in groups.
Piano and recorder are played by at least 28%, classical guitar by 20% and drum kit by 14% with keyboard coming top at 30%.
Sadly the Bass Guitar is at the bottom of the pile, children seem to think playing an electric guitar is harder than the bass guitar- mainly because children see less strings to deal with.
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