We've discovered something over the last year about the 9yr old. The boy has an ear for music.
Awww. Just like his Mum, hey?
He started guitar lessons last year, and took to it instantly. However, we've also found that he can sit at a keyboard and just pick out a song on it. Just like that. *clicks fingers*
In fact, on Saturday - using the same toy piano I used to write BLOGGING! The Musical (ahem) - he completely put me to shame (some may argue that's not a particularly difficult thing to do) by working out how to play Dynamite by Taio Cruz on the darn thing. Can you believe it? I mean, mostly single notes, but there's a section he actually worked out the chords for. And even with my piano 'skills' I couldn't have worked that out. (I did actually play piano for a couple of years in primary school, people - but then, you probably guessed that already when you saw my musical writing, huh?)
So yesterday, we drove in to the city and decided to invest in this:
Oh, people, let me tell you...I've been rediscovering my youth the last couple of days by picking out the same songs that used to stump me as a child: The Blue Danube (my mother's favourite), Fur Elise (I can only play the first bit) and English Country Garden (I can only remember the right hand so far). I even managed to work out how to change the sound to a harpsichord and picked out Greensleeves by ear (you know...the ice cream truck song that apparently King Henry VIII wrote). When I'm in one of my devilish moods, I'm going to mess with the kids' heads with that one. ;)
Anyway, the plan is to get some lessons happening for the boys. Then, my kids will no doubt form the better-looking
Do you play an instrument, or did you as a child? (Recorders don't count, readers. They're not instruments - just parent torturing devices, aka 'PTDs'.) Do, or will, your kids play an instrument do you think? If so, which one?