I told my dad I wanted to learn to play an instrument...

Canada
March 31, 2007 6:44pm CST
And he told me to buy a cd player and some cds... it's easier to learn. Little bugger, I thought he'd be happy for me to be interested in music since he likes to play the guitar. Maybe if I told him I wanted to play the guitar he'd have been happier. Oh well, I'll learn to play with headphones on so he doesn't have to hear me lol
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
You're already a grown up, just think of it as your father do trust you in whatever decisions you make. You may not see it thru his actions, but I think he does support you deep inside his heart. I remember the time when I was so into playing guuitar, I told my parents a hundred times to have one so I can learn and practice it but they just ignored me. Then one afternoon after I went home from xchool, there it was! a guitar that I mostly wished having eversince!;) Best things does come in a very unexpected situation, as I am very thankful for them and I truly appreciate the gift. Just continue doing what you think is right, as I also did some of those!;) Some might not turned out as what you expect them to be, but the fun part is the experience that we learn from it.
• Canada
2 Apr 07
That's a great story, I'm glad that it all worked out for you. I'm sure once I have my keyboard, and I show him what I've been able to learn on it, then he'll be happy that I wanted to play it, but I think he thinks that it's too hard for me to learn it. He told me it's really hard to learn how to do anything more than just one fingered playing on it one hand, but I tried to tell him that maybe I could do more than one fingered playing on it and learn to make both hands work at the same time. I think maybe it's like when he's typing on a keyboard, he only uses one finger and has to search for the letters, but I use all my fingers and don't have to look, I know where the letters are. And once I learn where the notes are on the music keyboard and I practice lots with it, that I'll be able to use my whole hand and then later two hands at once to play.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
I'm sure practice will help you prefect it, as you are more eager to learn on new things too. There's no harm in trying, as long as you feel that you seem to enjoy what you're doing, then that's a great start!;) I am also fond to learn how to properly play a keyboard, sadly, I can't find time in practicing it though.
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• Canada
2 Apr 07
Well, since I work from home, I save time on travelling to work and all that lol... so I think it will be nice to be able to take a break from things I'm doing around the house and just play a little on the keyboard.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
2 Apr 07
You can get a fairly inexpensive keyboard. There are some great teach your self to play materials to by. Good luck and have fun with it. Let us know what you take on.
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• Canada
2 Apr 07
I'll definately post up here for you all which one I decide to get and how it's working out for me :) Thanks :)
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• India
1 Apr 07
LOL!! all these dads r d same.. just chill him out n do what u want ...thats the best way of doin things!
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• Canada
1 Apr 07
haha, true enough :P Thanks for the support :)
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@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
31 Mar 07
It's actually quite hard to learn an instrument. You have to go through the boring monotonous stuff before you can do the interesting tuneful stuff. That's probably why it's best to learn as a child. Children just accept that they have to do scales and excercises, and by the time they are older and more rebellious, they are ready for the interesting stuff.
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• Canada
31 Mar 07
That's true lol... but it's not like I'm going into the whole music thing blind. I played music for years on another instrument, and I learned the theory and all of that stuff, so I can read music and things too... But I know what you mean about being more rebellious, I just want to get right in there and playing when that probably won't be what I'll be doing as I learn a new one lol
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