Monday, March 11, 2013

Musical Moments

Last weekend we stopped by a friends house. He's a DJ and apparently into keyboards. Animal (like most children) loves to make noise music. He had so much fun playing with this keyboard. So much in fact, that our friend gifted it to him.

Now what? What should I try next...
Every morning after Animal nurses, he runs to the keyboard, turns it on and starts jamming out. When he gets a beat going he likes, he steps back and dances, smiling in delight.

I love to watch him experiment with sound. I love to see him dance. I love to see the wheels turning as he tries to figure out his next move. I so want for Animal to love and appreciate music. The hubby loves music, can't live without it, and I remember feeling that way in my youth. I still enjoy music a lot, but it's not the constant in my life the way it was when I was young. I hope Animal takes after his dad in this capacity. 

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I used to play the violin. I couldn't get past beginner. It's something I regret (leaving it I mean). There are musical people in both our families and I so hope that we discover it's a passion for him. I can't really explain why, but music I think is essential to the human experience. It's an art everyone can relate to. I think people that have music in their lives have a calm and inner peace they can come back to always. 

Since I don't have that, I guess I don't know that that's true. Just something I think. Something I believe. Something I want for Animal.


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10 comments:

  1. I don't get on with my brother although our mutual dislike is mostly confined to insulting birthday cards. Last year though I played my trump card. I bought my nine year old nephew a drum kit. He loves it, my brother hates it, perfect!

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    1. Hahaha! We're getting Animal a drum kit for his second birthday. I expect the neighbors won't love it either.

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  2. I think it is great that you are letting him explore. You are right--the peace stays with you. I took my clarinet out for the first time since junior high this weekend. I was shocked that I was able to still play it. All you think about is the music.

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    1. That is so cool. I can still read notes, which makes me feel somewhat musical...

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  3. I think it's awesome to get kids excited about music at a young age...my 13 year old is in year 2 of band at school (regular and jazz band)and the improvement just in the last year has been amazing! I hope your son sticks with his love of music :)

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    1. That's awesome!

      me too, I would love if my teen spent his free time practicing...

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  4. Animal is so cute! You are so right - music is universal and integral to life. It enhances life so much. Love this post!

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  5. Little ones seem to enjoy music SO much and I love watching them. When I taught first grade, the kids only had music class once a week and they couldn't wait to go! On those days, when they returned from music class, they were so much more receptive to the lesson. We started incorporating music into the regular classroom for this very reason.

    I'm a new visitor the I Don't Like Mondays linkup. Looking forward to future posts.

    Penny at Green Moms and Kids
    http://greenmomsandkids.wordpress.com

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    1. I said in this post music isn't the constant in my life it once was, but I use it daily in my classroom too.

      I'll check out your blog, thanx for stopping by

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