Wednesday, September 12, 2007

School of Rock...

I know I wrote about this idea some time ago, but it looks like it is finally going to happen.

Starting tonight, I am officially giving my niece guitar lessons. She has been having lessons from someone else for 2 years now, but has been becoming increasingly frustrated by a lack of progress - still doing the same sort of thing she was when she started, and wanting to get more adventurous.

Similarly, Arthur, my son, has asked for bass guitar lessons which I intend to start at the weekend. I think he has the ideal temperament for playing bass and should learn really fast.

Now it is just a case of smoothing things over between these two so they will work together (remember the Bhangra head dress incident back in July?)...

To add to this, my daughter has started fiddling around on our keyboard thingy that we have and has started making up little tunes, so I might be able to rope her in at some point.

Just the drums now - my youngest would love to be a drummer and I have noticed that electric kits are dropping in price rather nicely...

7 comments:

Logziella said...

Sounds like you might have enough for a traveling act...The Partridge Family...but WAY better!

Maybe you will become so famous that you'll tour in the U.S. and we will all finally be able to meet up!

I can dream can't I? :0)

Ali said...

Sounds like quite the rockin' family you've got there John...

Terri said...

I'm jealous. My son has a natural musical ability but unfortunately, NO desire to continue on with it. He took a guitar class at school last year, was a natural (I got him to play Smoke on the Water before the lessons even began. He just figured it out!) I SO wanted one of my kids to be a rockstar, since the musical gene passed me by.

James said...

I wish I was musical. I just can't seem to hear the difference between the notes.

Rock Chef said...

Logzie - sounds like a plan, I will make sure you all have backstage passes.

Ali - yes there is a lot of potential. I just want to make sure they are doing it because THEY want to, not because I am pushing them into doing it.

Terri - ah, Smoke on the Water, a classic. Your lad sounds like a friend of mine - a natural talent who taught himself how to play like Eddie Van Halen (really!!!) in a couple of years. He is still playing but never made a career out of it. Shame.

James - how about drums, then?

James said...

Even my drumming is kind of un-musical and I wander off the beat. There is no hope for me guys

Rock Chef said...

Maybe you could be like that guy in the Happy Mondays that didn't seem to do anything.