Family Kids And The Guitar
When we visited grandma on her birthday in September, there were also some kids of our family. My grandpa has one of my guitars in his rooms as my 12 years old cousin wants to learn guitar. I gave her my guitar to learn. My grandpa was guitarist and singer in a local band years ago and I do play guitar since two decades too. This means she gets support of us. I mention it just as a side line.
But on the birthday of grandma, I went with one of the other kids of the family in the room where the guitar is. She is two years old and I’d say it is one of my cousins too but that is probably not correct. I always find it complicated to find the right terms for the family relations. She is basically the daughter of my mother’s cousin and I think it is the best way to explain how she is related to me. She’s very cute and funny.
She’s also very curious and as all kids that are so young she likes to observe her surroundings and all the people of the family. So, we thought we keep her a little bit busy and I grabbed the acoustic guitar and played on it for her. I don’t know, I think there is a huge difference between playing something on the guitar because friends asked you to do so or playing guitar for a kid. It’s both fun but seeing a kid smile and listening to the guitar, this is so much more pleasant because if you see a kid smile, there is no way you couldn’t smile as well.
I couldn’t stop play the guitar, because if I did, she didn’t smile anymore and she showed her opinion with her impulsively moving arms and legs. Everyone present in the room started to laugh and I had to go on with more melodies. She especially loved to listen to “All my little ducklings” that I by the way never learned to play but that you don’t really need to learn if you have experience with the guitar. I spontaneously started to play it and she recognized the melody and I was rewarded with her smiling. She also seems to like blues music. I think she is already a little music expert and knows what good music is!
Grandpa played guitar for me too when I was very little and I think it was one of the reasons why I wanted to learn it too. Seeing my 12 years old cousin starting to learn guitar and seeing another 2 years old kid listening and smiling when she hears guitar, that is truly pleasant.
The photo is two months old as I can’t always publish things timely because other things keep me busy too. Found the photo and got inspired to tell you what happened in that situation. I hope you liked it.