Strike A Chord

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Strike a chord, I’m showing my Grandson the basics of playing guitar, although he’s struggling with such small fingers, he is enjoying every moment. I’ve been playing for over 40 years now, not that I’m a virtuoso, but I can certainly pick out a tune. There’s nothing better than picking up my guitar and picking away. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Beatles classic like Blackbird or just something off the top of my head, it’s a wonderful way to unwind.

My Grandson loves to hear the sound of a ringing string, and even though he can’t walk yet, as soon as I have the guitar in my hands, he comes scurrying over on all fours as though Father Christmas is on his way. If he ever wants to take it up when ‘he’s all growed up’, I’ll certainly help him on his way.

I wish I had the ability to sing, but alas, I was not gifted with the voice of Paul McCartney. It wouldn’t be so bad if I had a voice that would stay in tune with the guitar.

I appreciate being able to play music, we have a piano too, and although I dabble in it now and then, the guitar is where it’s at for me. I also have a love of ‘Blues’ music, the old stuff that was sung from the heart by the likes of Robert Johnson and Big Bill Broonzy. These boys could play a tune from anything that had a string attached to it. The modern day equivalent of these guys would probably be someone like Seasick Steve.

I’ve got about half a dozen guitars, only one of which is electric. I’m not much of a player when it comes to lead guitar, I enjoy the full range that an acoustic can supply. So that’s my take on today’s daily post prompt.

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  • As Uar Iam
    December 6, 2015

    Wanted to thank you for liking post. I too, struggle with my fingers, & I have really big hands…lol He’s probably already better than me. Great post! #NOTHINGMatters

    • admin
      December 6, 2015

      He’s got a long way to go yet, but he certainly shows a lot of interest. Thank you for your comment, you need a guitar with a wide neck.

  • Scott
    December 6, 2015

    Outstanding. He will remember his grandpa from this day forward. Great job.

    • admin
      December 6, 2015

      Thank you, Scott.

  • davekingsbury
    December 7, 2015

    Good to hear your musical reflections … echoes, even? Music and human evolution … hmm, there’s an idea for a blog post …

    • admin
      December 7, 2015

      Thank you.

  • kutukamus
    December 14, 2015

    Pic-wise, love the gesture. So.. curious. 🙂

    • admin
      December 17, 2015

      Thank you

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