Friday, March 30, 2007

School of Rock?

My brother bought his daughter a new guitar for her birthday - a lovely Peavey with a Floyd-Rose trem system. I popped over and sorted it out for her, having a good play to make sure it was OK :-)

Then we got talking about her guitar lessons and the fact that she is getting disillusioned with them. 2 years on and she has half learned a few songs and is still not sure how to tune her guitar! Hm. Maybe Uncle John can do some lessons. Well I have started to give some of my kids lessons, so why not?

Then I started thinking. We could start up a band. With a bit of tutoring, my kids and my neice could have 2 on guitar, a bass and keyboards, with the keyboard providing the drum track. Hm, wonder if I could pull it off? Even if they only manage one easy song together it would be a great experience for them, and they could play it at family barbeques this summer!

LET'S ROCK!!!

8 comments:

Logziella said...

That's a GREAT idea! I love it. Your family sounds like so much fun!!!

Terri said...

Obviously you are a COOL dad (and uncle.) I think you should go for it. Dewey Finn would be SO proud!

John said...

We just need The Pick of Destiny now...

Chris said...

Call me if you need a drummer.
I always wanted to do a European tour....

Ali said...

Hey John - I am officially ordering my guitar on Monday and should have it by Wednesday. I'm so excited that I can hardly contain myself...maybe I can come out for a jam session this summer too?

Rick said...

You could be the new Partridge family.

amazingbrenda said...

hmmm..is this to benefit uncle John or the band??? haha. That sounds like loads of fun. A nice band on a warm sunny day, doing a tour on the back yard, barbequeing sounds great!

Hey maaybe I can be one of the vocalist. I sing alto..as an alto can ever get. lol! My husband Steve can be the sound man. Since this is his proffesion. hehe! I think you got your self a band. haha!

John said...

Wow, looks like we have the whole crew!

Ali and Chris - it is more likely that you 2 will one day need a bass player! I would be happy to do that job. Shame about the several thousand miles between us, though.

Chris - the new Partridge family? I had erased them from my memory! Curse you!