Do your kids play?

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Do your kids play?

Post by ryla » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:53 am

My 8 year old doesnt seem too into music but my 4 year old cant get enough, he wont try our kiddy piano or the tin whistle we have, anyone have any comments or stories, he rocks out to cds and goes straight to the musical bits in dvds but i want him to ask for something rather than it come from me.

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Post by beagle » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:11 am

That's cool Ryla :) My kids are similar but younger. My mrs has taken both my boys to community run kids music which I think helps. The 4 yr old was more interested in the water cooler! :lol:
My 1.5 yr old loves bashing around on the drums any chance he can sneak into the room. Split his eyebrow open on the snare drum around 3 months back! Sings in bed, boogies to any music. Older one still enjoys a good bash on the drums with dad which is cool. Good for co-ordination I recon.
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Post by joppo » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:11 am

I have a 12 year old who has done recorder/fife/flute and is now learning piano and a 10 year old who is learning guitar. Both are having lessons, but have got to the point where they are over the hump, and can mostly figure out music for themselves (with sheet music or tabs). The 10 year old has even started writing his own songs - well, he has one done and is working on another. Neither were terribly interested before they were 8 or 9, and now they are both really into it. The challenge will be to keep them both going through their early teens when it can become uncool (I gave up learning classical piano at 13).

From the believe it or not files... music (at least classical anyway) helps with the 'wiring' of kids brains for maths!

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Post by beagle » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:25 am

That's great to have 2 kids who have reached that stage so early Joppo. Yeah I've heard that about music and maths... interesting huh.
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Post by john » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:29 am

ha ,good thread. kids are so funny , my 5year old sounds similar to your 4 year old beagle loves a good bash on the drums but try to show him something and he gets distracted easy. he likes to strum on the guitar along with music . i think he thinks he is angus young.
an interesting side topic to this could be what music do your kids like most, my boy really likes suzi quatro for some reason ( might be the jump suit) and roxy musics avalon but im sure the only reason for that is the cover. hes into nights.

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Post by beagle » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:10 am

john wrote:my 5year old sounds similar to your 4 year old beagle loves a good bash on the drums but try to show him something and he gets distracted easy
Yeah mines exactly the same :-) He shows a lot of patience when sitting on my lap, holding the sticks while I hold his wrists and we'll play along to a CD. Great way to kill some time. ;-)
For kids music ... the old Don Lindon nursery rhymes are best. More so than modern CD's. If we're drums along to some music then Eric Clapton tends to get the best response. Beats me why??
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Re: Do your kids play?

Post by ryla » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:35 am

wiggles are ok (murrays a bit cheesy), arnt they the biggest grossing band in oz?, they beat that barney stuff :roll: man i find that show scary, ,don lindens the guy with the big mouth huh?, i think ive got some of his stuff lying around somewhere, -'Maori Songs", by kiri is fantastic (recommended) and the boys love the imagery that puts out, i remember listening to my dads jazz records when i was a nipper and remember that the music had an almost visual quality to it, that and the 1812 overture, we used to hide behind the couch and then sneak up on the record player to that one.

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Post by joppo » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:43 am

Now that we are past the Wiggles (hang in there fellas... there is an end to the Big Red Car!), mine will listen to just about anything which is really good. I was fiddling on the bass with Come Together and they both said.. "Wow Dad that's great! That's the music off the Telecom ad!!!" :oops: I went straight down and bought a Beatles CD for their music education

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Post by beagle » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:07 pm

ryla wrote:don lindens the guy with the big mouth huh?
Yeah I think he ran a radio show... (before my time) My kids just seem to get off on the style of music.
Re: Wiggles... I got very sick of Big Red Car. Barney... should be extinct. There is a lot of nasty kids stuff that punishes any parent for letting their kid listen to it. :wink:
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Re: Do your kids play?

Post by Jazzbass » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:10 pm

My eldest son was the bassist in my last band.

My daughter played guitar in 3 Rockquests.

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Post by beagle » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:14 pm

Jazzbass wrote:My eldest son was the bassist in my last band.
Now that would be great!
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Re: Do your kids play?

Post by ryla » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:29 am

well done Rog that would have been a hoot, playing music seems to be a very fulfilling and satisfying form of expression (not to mention a lot of fun and positive madness), i'd be rapt if my kids played for their enjoyment, as well as sports and other outdoor pursuits its important to keep amused, you know what they say about idleness and what that attracts, -my two bobs worth.

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Re: Do your kids play?

Post by john » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:19 am

id love to play music with my boy one day , thats so cool rog ...
.barney and wiggles aside . who does'nt mind if there kids watch high 5 .

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Post by Cory » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:20 pm

I remember walking past the civic theater in Auckland after a Hi 5 show and noticed the number of "Dedicated Dads" accompanying their kids. I don't blame them one little bit.

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Post by foal30 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:29 pm

my 2 eldest daughters did keys for a couple of years...interest seems to have waned totally. Still I got a keyboard out of it.
I bought one of those Samick 2/3 size Bass, my eldest son just turned 7 seems to be enjoying it.
"Can it go louder Dad?".
so I think he is on the right track.

better than watching Juice...

"Dad why hasn't Madonna got any pants on?"
"Um... she is allergic to trousers, I think"
" well I bet she has a cold arse!"

"Dad Madonna has got no pants on again"
"um, er, ... maybe she couldn't find any in time"
"well she's too old for that...how old is Madonna dad?"
"um, er, about 100 I think"
"Hey Levi! Madonna is older than Dad!"

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