Posted by Irish Violin on Monday, October 26, 2009
I remember when I was little that I went to music group. This happened when I was a few months old up to about 4 years old. We played with maraccas and bells in time with music. We learned to play different instruments. Scarily enough the instrument I remember playing first was the cello. I have no memories of myself playing the violin until I was 5.
Do any of you have any memories like this?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @4:27:26 AM
When I was a toddler I had a child's music book with familiar songs and colorful drawings. I remember putting it on the floor, peering into the pages, and feeling like I was being transported into another world. And then when I was in elementary school in the late 1960s, a man presented a concert at an assembly using electronic equipment. I think it was probably a Moog synthesizer and I was very intrigued. I even gushed about it in my diary that evening. Family lore says that when I was really young, I announced that I was either going to be a Methodist or play the p-organ in the Catholic church. It didn't quite work out either of those ways (although I have played both piano and organ for a few small congregations when there was no one else around to do it) but it tells me that music was a very important focus in my life from very, very early on. I kind of like that! Cynthia
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @9:08:44 AM
I remember kindergarten. The teacher used to hand out various "instruments" to all us kids. A stick with a few "jingle bells" on it. A stick with a wooden block to bang on. A hollow tube with a couple loose small gauge chains fastened to both ends and a handle on one end to hold it and rattle it. A small washboard and stick. Some other similar implements. The teacher would put on a record and we'd all make noise in time to it. This was in the days before these sorts of things would be classified as "lethal weapons".
Ozarkian DL Says:
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @4:45:05 PM
In 1st grade at tha lil 2 rm. country school I received a red plastic harmonica fer Christmas
at the pagent we put on each yr. It took a good set'a lungs jus ta get sounds outt'a thet thing, but over time I larned many tunes on it.
Over tha yrs. I've always owned a harmonica. Today in my top chest drawer sits 4 of em, from a 12 note with 1/2 notes push button "Chrominica" to tha "Ole Stand-By" & "M. Honner" marine band in "G".
I'z kin still blow thet lonesome train whistle & do tha fox-chase.
( Beer-Barrel-Polka...my favorite).
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