Why is the guitar the most popular instrument?

We Filipinos are very musically inclined people. Its in our DNA to excel in music and we have conquered the world in terms of our talent. That is why, at such at an early age, most parents nurture the talent of music by letting their kids learn their first instrument. And most likely, it’s the guitar that is the instrument of choice. We are going to cover in this blog why the guitar is the most popular kind of music instrument.

Reasons why the guitar is so popular


In terms of price range, you can get a good acoustic “practice” guitar for as low as 5,000 pesos ($100). Though once you get a handle of the instrument, you will most likely shop for more established brands to get a better sound while you play.


The guitar is the instrument with the most reputation and is known across different social classes and cultures. Famous guitar players like Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix and Slash has inspired countless generations to pick up the instrument in the hopes of making it big in the music industry.

Flexibility and Portability

Guitars can cross genres like no other musical instrument can. So, if you want to build a set of songs from different artists of different genres, the guitar is your best bet. It’s also easier to carry around and take it from place to place as opposed to other musical instruments.

Learning Curve

All you need is to learn at least 4 chords to be able to play a song. A band in Australia actually noticed that and made a medly of songs that are entirely composed of 4 chords.  You can watch their video by clicking on this link.

Speaking of learning curve, The Bailiwick Academy offers courses in acoustic guitar. We have created an easy format for newbies to follow and get the best tips and tricks from a leading expert in the industry. Check out the classes by Chin Alcantara of MYMP  as well as view a free course in setting up an acoustic guitar for gigs.

Hope you enjoyed this installment of our bi-weekly blog posts. Leave us a comment or check out our blog if you want more articles like these or if you have any feedback to what we have just written.

The Bailiwick Team



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