The Start of Something New

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It took helping my daughter with her flute to inspire me to pick up an instrument of my own. My daughter was having trouble with a few notes for some pieces she would be playing at her first concert at school. She only begin playing the flute a few months ago, so she had simple songs to practice. I looked at her materials, figured out what she needed to do, and guided her through the songs. We went from familiar notes and progressed to the more challenging ones. It was thrilling for both of us to hear her produce familiar tunes, and she was excited about the idea of performing with her elementary school classmates on stage.

With all this music making, I looked at the old, sentimental guitar that was displayed in our living room. I always wanted to play the guitar, but I thought that old guitar was too delicate for me. My husband’s guitar isn’t the right size for me, so I took a chance and picked up that fragile-looking extra guitar. With the help of husband who has been playing guitar for years, and http://www.justinguitar.com, I began learning a few chords and actually making some music. Although I’ve had to adjust to the pain on my fingertips, I’ve felt pure joy ever since picking up that guitar.

I felt it was just the right time to start a musical instrument. Somehow everything was aligned to make this a possible and successful venture for me. How about you? Have you ever felt an activity or change came at just the right time in you life? Tell me about it!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “The Start of Something New

  1. Picking up the saxophone was one of the best things I did for myself. Keep working at the guitar! The experience of learning an instrument is a frustrating but ultimately rewarding process.

  2. Hey Ana, I’ve been thinking of picking up the guitar for years, so this is a nice nudge to pick it up and do it. Thanks for the link!

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