I don't think Freud can help! My girls, 7 and 10, both who play the piano, and accompany us to community band and chamber group practice (they play games quietly at the back of the room while we play), have decided they're tired of listening to my husband's euphonium and my trumpet in practice at home. Although we own several brass instruments, we'll have to buy new (or gently used) ones for them, since the older one wants to play sax (time to get her started) and the 7-year-old wants to be a percussionist. I'm glad we've exposed them to enough music that they are making decisions based on what they've experienced first hand, and admire real people who play those instruments. Sounds like we can mess around with some jazz after awhile, especially if my husband will learn to read bass clef and put his mouthpiece in the 'bone we borrowed from my (primarily saxophonist) brother.
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1963 Reynolds Contempora French Horn
Well I guess other "instruments" have their place, ....
- Euphos and Tubas - the 'velvet cushion upon which the band sits'
- the percussion for whatever it is that percussion does
- the base for the bottom end with the tubas
- trombs to play counterpoint with the trumpets
- the horns to tickle the trumpeteers knees and keep them warm with sound
- the saxes to make duck sounds
- and the clarinets to act as sound deflectors for the oustandingly beautiful tones of the trumpets.
PLAY for them?I have a lot of cornets, trumpets and flugels at home, but none of my chidren never had a look on them.
What did I do wrong ?
Nothing is more contagious or tenacious than music. Once you are exposed it gets inside you and you can never get rid of it. It is also non-discriminating. It can be Ride of the Valkyries, In a Gadda da Vida, the Jeopardy 15 second thinking tune, your most disliked commercial jingle - it doesn't matter. Once triggered, off you go, like it or not.
Even though I have no children (that I know of...) I'd say, be glad that your kids take a serious interest in music at all, regardless of what instrument they play. There are so many kids that are slugs and sponges, and have no creative sparks in them, that any kids who DO have that spark should be cherished and nurtured.
I could have simply been a science dweeb, but my parents encouraged, cherished, and nurtured me into music from an early age. Thus, I became a science dweeb who also plays trumpet and cornet alot, and met both of my two (serial) wives playing music. Even better the last one is also a trumpet/cornet player!
My son played Elwood in a "Blues Brothers" band and my daughter plays the fool.
C'est la vie !!
Anyone who visits a psychiatrist needs their head examined....Sam Goldwyn.
At least they don't play viola!
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
You gotta love those musical families! None of my sisters, parents, in-laws, kids, spouse, etc play anything. Be thankful that you may be able to put together a family band, or at least enjoy instrumental music in general together. Best wishes.
M J Klashen The Yankee 1923
Concertone, Czech made, pre war
Olds Ambassador Cornet 1955
Olds Super Trumpet 1966
Yamaha 8335 Xeno 2008
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