Studies show that the electric guitar has taken over the violin in the list of popular instruments to learn. Figures suggest that there has recently been a music boom in the West Midlands but poorer children may be missing out on the opportunity to learn and therefore, choose to learn the guitar over any other musical instrument for many reasons. 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.