Last January was when I made a resolution to RE-learn guitar. I’d fiddled around when I was younger but resolved myself that 2011 I was to get serious and get practicing! Happy to say that that was one resolution that I did keep. Then this summer, I received this lovely gift from a friend. Boy, is it such a joy to play! I actually sound like I’m making music… or something close to it. *grin*
Though it’s not easy, I try to make a habit of practicing a bit each day and, from that perseverance, I got me some nice looking callouses. Now it takes about an hour’s worth of playing for my finger tips to start smarting. So, I guess I am making inroads in that department. As for the strumming, I(think) am getting better at timing and have a few basics songs that I’m learning.
Music brings such joy to lives. Homesteaders of old relied on music to wind down after a hard day’s work.
In the popular and beloved Little House books music and Pa’s fiddle the musical renditions of Pa were an important part of Laura’s childhood. From the Big Woods to the Dakota plains, Pa’s voice and music transported his little clan to a musical land of dance and song.
To celebrate the importance of homegrown music, we are offering a giveaway from the Abbot family music project.
You haven’t heard about the Abbot family? This talented (and homeschooled) family is bringing music back to the people.
It’s rare to see a family playing music together these days, especially one with children in their 20’s, but the Abbotts hope to inspire more folks to join in the fun. They’ve dedicated themselves to teaching others to play this very approachable ‘people music’ with their friends and family, and have created a unique learning method to greatly simplify the process of learning to play music, and to play with others.
We are going to giveaway their “Mountain Music if for Everyone” Song book and CD set (Check out their GETTING STARTED Free Workshop Series)
And for some fun… featuring brothers Luke & Kyle Abbot
To enter, please comment below how much music means to you and which instrument you play… or would LIKE to play for that matter.
If you POST this giveaway on your Blog or Facebook page, thanks! This mean you must comment AGAIN (twice likely to win) and tell us where you shared this musical giveaway.
Winner will be picked by Random.org
Comments will close Sunday January 22 nd at 12 midnight PST