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I haven't seen this on the board and thought it would be fun to see how many talents we have, or do you wish you could play one? How important is it your children have music in their lives?
I use to be able to play guitar which I hated! My boyfriend plays the guitar a little I like to hear but hate to play weird!
I love the guitar I like to listen to the greats Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and an amazing spanish flamenco guitar player called
I also use to be able to play Piano and now well I can play very little and we're thinking of buying a piano when we move so I can start again, I love the piano it sparks something in me.
For me I also want the piano so I can teach my kids to play if they want that is, and they have the opportunity to go and tinker on it at least it's there!
I think music is a important part of a childs creative imagination, despite the noise!
As a kid I was spoilt we had a square piano, a normal one, drums, guitars, recorders, My father was an amazing piano player I guess that's where I get my passion for it. :D
I have been playing music all my life and ds is very musical too. I play saxophone and keyboards in a blues band and do some session work, and also play a bit of guitar, bass, drums, accordian, harmonica and a few others. I'm lucky to have good ears.
Ds has a little keyboard - it's nothing fancy and is about 20 years old, but it's the right size for his chubby baby fingers and he LOVES it. His whole face lights up when I get it out for him to play. He's been playing since we got a highchair (at about 5 months) and he's definitely getting better.
He has a ukelale too and he strums along while I play nursery rhymes on the piano - it's so cute. He loves playing along with the country music channel too, because he can see them playing guitar at the same time.
If there's any mums out there going to buy a toy instrument for their baby, I'd recommend buying one without too many lights and auto tunes, they're just distracting from the real sound of an instrument. Sometimes the simple ones at a music shop can be better than all the fancy gizmo's in the toy shop, and cheaper. But that's just my opinion.
Goodness, I have rambled on a bit but then I'm pretty passionate about music.
Music was a huge part of me growing up :D I've had lessons in and loved playing recorder, clarinet, saxaphone, trumpet, flugel horn (sp?). Also learnt Guitar for a year, liked it just didn't love it. Also used to muck around and play my friends flute.
I was also in a brass band that used to do concerts, shopping centres at Christmas, Anzac day etc.
I used to love music at school, and i want to get MJ into it as soon as i can. She has really long fingers so i'm thinking piano. I'd love her to play the violin but its up to her ultimately. I just hope she has an interest.
i played the violin for many yrs, from the age of 5, i stopped when i was about 12 as my teacher retired and at the time there was noone else in our area who taught it. i have recently bought thomas one and i am looking for someone to teach him. id also love to learn the basics of guitar for music time with my kids and at playgroup etc
I played Flugle Horn too,
I was sick the day of the brass section try outs for the school band and thats what I got left with, lol. My mum bought me a trumpet a few years later, and then I played cornet in a junior marching band. We had to wear sailor suits with white gloves, well I had fun anyway.......
I agree wattle, the real thing is much better in ways, I mean sure have the flashing light ones but have the real thing if possible!
:D We could form a band lol
Aye I can play piano, not bad either!
My DH plays guitar, not so bad :D
I have a good ear for music and tend to be able to get a tune out of anything i pick up. Having said that, there isn't any one thing that i'm particularly good at. I have a whole collection of instruments from the normal guitar and keyboard to the truly bizarre indonesian and african instruments. I love music but my husband is not very supportive of my playing and makes fun of me so i haven't really played much of anything for a while.
Edit: That sounded bad didn't it? I didn't mean he makes fun of me, he just doesn't have a musical bone in his body and so carries on about preferring to listen to CD's than individual instruments!
I would love to be able to play an instrument. I used to be able to play a trumpet but i cant do it any more. I would also love to have the ability to sing! :D
I play piano, guitar, flute, violin, recorder, clarinet, oboe and ukelele. I was fortunate enough to go to a school where tuition was basically free and they had loaner instruments. My parents encouraged me to learn as much as possible and as I really enjoyed it and seemed to have a bit of talent ... I went for it ... can you tell???
My dh is an amazing bass guitar player and also plays guitar and drums. He is in our church music group and has to commit to a lot of practices, so, in an effort to try and make the kids happy about this, we often go as a family! If Daniel isn't up to it (and being 2 ½, there are times when he isn't!), I send Bella along with Mark and she really enjoys it!
She has been in the choir on some sunday nights ... it is sooooo cute ... a little 4 ½ year old singing along with all of the adults and putting her all into it!
We want our kids to enjoy music. Daniel already spends some time on the drums geting a bit of tuition from a friend and both of the kids love singing (which would be my passion!).
I can whistle real well, does that count? :rolleyes:
I'm sure our kids will be very musical because DH and I both have music flowing through our bloodstream.
With any luck the kids will learn how to read music, unlike me.
do you whistle whenever you feel a happy tune? :D
i learned piano as a kid and got to grade three but i was never really good at it. pity really - my mum and her brother are very musical but unfortunately the musical genes weren't passed on to either my brother or me. i bought spencer a small keyboard but at the moment he's more interested in playing with the flap at the back where the batteries are. i wonder where those musical genes actually ended up? :D
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