Have you ever wnated to learn the Guitar?
I’de say that most people in their lifetime have anted to pick up at the least the basics of this timeless instrument. I was in a music store yesterday and I saw a young adolescent with his father. Clearly the boy was keen to pick up and take classes with the instrument. And it struck me. It struck me that the guitar is in an instrument that never loses it’s appeal. I mean, how long has the guitar been part of our lives? Forever it seems.
And yet, with all the modern day gadgets and computers and video games and all that, here was a young lad. keen to get back to basics and learn the ultimate instrument, the guitar. Maybe he dreams of one day singing i a rock-n-roll band. Maybe he wants to be a lone performer crooning ballads. Whatever his goals there was something heartening in the child and his enthusiasm for the instrument.
Would more children be better off these days learning an instrument such as the guitar? I wouldn’t be surprised. With the growing malaise of the youger generation I don’t think actually being challenged and picking up a skill would hurt them at all.
So if you have a little one who is starting to get a little wiser and more mature. I suggest you start playing some old rock favourites to inspire in them a sense of want for the guitar. Stir their emotions, use it’s timeless appeal. Bring out the rock star in your child!