For almost a year now, some of my friends and I have been sharing an album with one another, partly for exposure to new music and partly to give us something to listen to while we work, etc. 1,078 more words
Here's a great TED Talk from Victor Wooten. I love how he approaches music, and appreciate it even more now that I have a daughter who's 2 1/2 years old. Just the other day, I was talking to my wife about her and music. I told her that I'd read on Wikipedia that Victor had started learning how to play bass when he was 2 years old, and that I wondered how Reggie Wooten had gone about teaching him. I told her that I wanted to learn more about it, and that last year, I'd gone online and looked at music schools in the area to get an idea about how young a student could be. This video answers a lot of that, in approach. Our daughter already loves singing, playing with my basses (even though to her they're all guitars) and with the Dora the Explorer ukulele I got for her last year (another guitar!) and wife's keyboard. She also plays drums on everything (including my bald head). So, in a big way, she's speaking the language already. I have to find the right way and right time to encourage her to continue.