Guitar playing is not just a craze but it is a lot more than that. Those who are so much into music love this instrument due to some seemingly unknown reasons but the fact remains that majority of the people who love to play instruments usually end up with guitars. It is actually a pretty tough question to answer as human psychology is very hard to understand. Regardless of how difficult or impossible this task looks to be, what I want to do is find out the most possible reasons of guitar's godlike popularity among the musicians. Let's see what gives this particular instrument the edge over other musical instruments.
A Reliable Singing Companion
This is pretty obvious that guitar makes a suitable singing companion as it forms the base and the rhythm of a song which makes it easier for a vocalist to sing along. If the correct chords are played then you will see that it will provide you with a backup or a base on which you can sing without fear of losing the tune. Perhaps this is why in most cases guitar is the most primary instrument played alongside a song – especially in the Western part of the world.
It Produces Great Solos
Guitar is not only used for playing along a song or for providing a rhythm to it; it is also used to provide great heart-wrench solos as well. For most of the serious guitarists this usually becomes the sole aim: to be the lead guitarist and play solos that can shake the world. However, not everyone will understand the importance of a lead guitarist. While base or rhythm guitarists do not often make the cut, the lead guitarists rule in the music world. Think of Santana and you will get the idea of what a star guitarist is all about!
The Sound is Different and Beautiful
People just love the way a guitar sounds! Someone said that the sound coming from the steel strings of an acoustic guitar is pretty much one of the most soothing and beautiful sounds ever heard by manankind and it seems to be true if you consider the level of popularity this instrument has today. Sometimes this is also why the girls are mostly attracted to the guys who play guitar than who play drums or the keyboard. So it is actually no wander that young guys would much more happily consider being a guitarist than being a drummer today.
While these are not the only reasons why people like to play guitar over the other instruments but it is also true that these are the most basic reasons that work behind the massive popularity of guitar these days. Almost in every part of the world you will find someone resting on the porch and playing a guitar and singing freely; at least this is how a boy called John became the famous John Denver one day, right?