Topic: New Guitar Day for my Grandaughter
The last few times my grandaughter had been around the house she had asked me to get my guitar out and play some tunes for her. She seemed to be showing an interest, so I got out my 30 year old Fender accoustic, put a strap and some new strings on it, bought an electronic tuner, packed it all in the case and took it to her for a Christmas present. Took her a chord chart and showed her just a couple of two chord songs and how to play them.
I am amazed at how responsive she was to this gift, especially when she heard it was my first guitar, kind of passing on a legacy of sorts. My son says she hasn't hardly put it down since Christmas day. She posted several times on Facebook about what a great gift I had given her. She is supposed to come up and stay for a couple of days so "we" can "practice" as she calls it. I never thought a 13 year old who is hung up on Justin Bieber would get so excited, but I am so glad she it. I really hadn't had the guitar out of the case for months since I had bought a new guitar earlier this year so I just thought it would be a nice gift and it turns out that it seems like it is. Just doing my thing to keep the music going and it gives me something else to create some commonality between my grandaughter and I.
Big Jim from Ashville Ohio