Saturday, July 23, 2011

Guitar Man...

So my oldest son has finally started showing an interest in learning guitar.

As I have played guitar since I was in high school and continue to play almost everyday for my children, I've wondered when it would happen.

I've been careful to not try to push it, as I don't want to be that parent living out their "I-wanted-to-be-a-Rock-Star-but-since-I-didn't-I'm-going-to-push-it-on-my-kids" dream.

But he was recently given a youth sized guitar and it has inspired him.

So the lessons have began...and as the first assignment I created a playlist of "great" guitarists for him to listen to so we can find the type of guitar playing he wants to move towards.

In doing that, I've been reminded of how many truly great guitarists there are out there.

And here is probably one of my all-time favorites, Mark Knopfler, playing with one of his heroes, Chet Atkins:

Hope you enjoy.

And if you are into music and/or guitars, who is your favorite?


Shannon said...

Your blog was nice but the video--a little creepy. Why did they have to keep looking into the other's eyes that way?

Anonymous said...

From Cannon -
If you never let him hear Phil Keaggy or Ty Tabor (King's X), he'll never hear greatness. Love you guys!!!