Tuesday, March 27, 2007 @6:46:45 AM
That SO reminds me of my family.I remember jam sessions from my youth with my mom on piano and her brothers on guitar,her dad and uncle on fiddle.
Now she's still on the piano,I'm on banjo,and my son and daughter play guitar.I've witnessed the handing down of a musical heritage spanning 4 generations.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 @8:47:58 PM
Hi Rod! Yep, playin' music with the family is lots of fun. Our families do sound very similar in the "handing down of a musical heritage"! Thanks for the comment and for sharing. Get some photos of your entire family on your site so we can see ya'll!
Monday, October 15, 2007 @4:45:36 PM
I come from a family with zero musicians. Some music fans but no players. Now I have a 5 year old who just started showing interest in music but not really in playing an instrument yet. My wife plays a little bit of piano. I would really be excited if my son showed some interest in playing, but I don't want to push him. Do you have any advice?
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 @9:30:58 PM
In response to your question....I suggest that you get your young child a toy guitar and other musical things that make noise. Play music at your house often and dance around with him/her in your arms and with each other. Get silly with it. Sing together--to the radio and stuff. That's what I did with my girls and they both have turned out very interested in music. Nevermind the nearly 10 years of piano lessons costing lots of money.....They could just about care less about reading music and playing piano. Now they both love playing mostly guitar and singing (which is fine by me). Though they both can read piano music, they mostly enjoy playing by ear. But I still do advise you to get your kid started with some kind of lesosns (piano, guitar, banjo, or even drums) as early as maybe seven years old. Mine started younger, but I think seven or eight years old is probably better. Sorry for the rambling, but I hope this helps you decide to get your kid going with the music. Keep me posted! Joy (BanjoChicky)
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