My keyboard. I was out shopping for something to wear for my friend's upcoming wedding, and we were on a side of the city I haven't been too in a couple years, I lived there when I first moved here to Orlando but its so far away and touristy I tend to stay away. But the shop I wanted was over that way.
Lo and behold they had a new Music and Arts store next to my old barber and a new Coliseum of Comics (which is awesome cause the closest one beforehand was in the latino ghetto... yeah not going there). So I stopped in, esp since I am in the market to buy a guitar when I get up some extra cash, I have always wanted to learn. So I got to try out some guitars, found out from the salesclerk that the whole 'its better to learn acoustic first and then electric' is a total myth, and wound up buying the sheet music for Bruno Mars' Grenade and Gaga's Bad Romance. Was shocked how simple they really are, 4/4 beat (the easiest) and all.
It's a small store, and they have huge music stores right off of International Drive near Universal Studios, but they had a LOT of stuff and the salesclerks were awesome and really knowledgeable. The girl helping me played electric and bass herself and she was very excited and passionate talking to me about them, really cool. I was like 'this is where I am buying what I want, and I want her to sell it to me!' Yes, I am a sucker for great customer service :) They also have a great price of lessons per month, the problem with that though is it also requires almost a third tank of gas to go all the way over there and back home at least once a week. That gets expensive now that gas is $4 around here. But if I were going to do it, that is where I would go.
I also went home with the vision of blowing off the guitar and getting my first love, a bass, instead and learning to play Seven Nation Army. Oh if only I had money....
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