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The top ten musical gifts to give this Christmas

Choosing Christmas presents can be tricky, but if the recipient is musical then there are a host of inspirational ideas that could be perfect for seasoned musicians and beginners.
Number 1 – Yamaha PSR-E223 Portable Digital Keyboard
This 61-key keyboard is ideal for bands or musicians who need a portable instrument to carry from gig to gig, being light weight and compact. It is also a great present for students heading to university who want to continue practicing while they are away. Beginners will also enjoy using the installed Yamaha Education Suite and 102 built-in songs for easy learning.
Number 2 – Mahalo Flying V Ukulele
Ukuleles have become hugely popular in recent years and this Mahalo Flying V uke is a great upgrade from a beginner’s instrument. Its iconic shape will also appeal to rock wannabes.
Number 3 – Spongebob Squarepants: Ukulele Outfit
Perfect for kids learning to play their first musical instrument, this ukulele from the Spongebob Instruments range is bright yellow and features the characters from the Nickelodeon show on the main body.
Number 4 – Florence + The Machine: Ceremonials
The highly-anticipated follow-up to Lungs, Ceremonials was released by Florence + The Machine in October and the official songbook features all 12 tracks, including the singles Shake It Out and What The Water Gave Me, arranged for piano, voice and guitar.
Number 5 – Ed Sheeran: +
One of this year’s new faces in the music charts was Ed Sheeran, who at age 20 already has one of the biggest-selling albums of the year. The accompanying songbook of + features all 12 tracks, including its hidden track.
Number 6 – Mini Belgian Milk Chocolate Grand Pianos
Looking for a stocking filler for a music fan? These mini chocolate grand pianos are a great idea. And using the finest Belgian chocolate, they’re also a winner for chocolate lovers too.
Number 7 – The Best Ever Christmas Ukulele Songbook
This songbook featuring 23 classic Christmas songs is suitable for skilled ukulele players as well as beginners as it includes a uke tutorial DVD to get you started on the popular instrument. Sing along to traditional carols and hits from Mariah Carey to Mud.
Number 8 – Recorder Fun! The Disney Collection Songbook
Kids will love to have the chance to play something different on their recorder and the Disney Collection Songbook features six hits from films including Toy Story and The Lion King, all arranged for easy recorder. The pack also includes a recorder for complete beginners.
Number 9 – The Very Best of Adele For Ukulele
Expand your ukulele playing this Christmas by playing music by the hottest artist of 2011, Adele. This songbook features 14 tracks from the singer’s albums 19 and 21, including Rolling in the Deep and Chasing Pavements, specially arranged for ukulele. It also features chord symbols and lyrics so you can sing along.
Number 10 – Casio: LK-120 Light Guided Keyboard
This keyboard is a brilliant way to learn the instrument, with 61 illuminating keys guiding you to the right notes. You can learn at your own speed by training with three different levels and practice with 100 built-in tunes and 50 rhythms.

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