Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Me and My Guitar

Hunter really enjoys playing with his new guitar. Usually once or twice a day he begs to play it.

His dexterity isn't all that great yet, so he's a little shaky on the chords. But he is simply fascinated with ever so carefully plucking the strings with his jumbo guitar pick (from First Act). It took him a while to figure out how to play the strings gently, but he's finally gotten the hang of it and is intrigued with the workings of the instrument.

He's gained a lot of respect for it. Whenever he gets it out, he carefully takes the bag off of it and brings it to me. It's amazing to see how thoughtfully and cautiously he slowly makes his way across the room, eyes pinned on his guitar, so that he doesn't bump it into anything. I make him let me tune it each time before he plays so that his ears will grow accustomed to the sound of a tuned guitar. And at this point, he always sits down while he plays, so that, once again, he doesn't bump into anything.

He usually only stays occupied with it for about five to seven minutes. And at this point, that is just fine. It's an exciting thing that he is learning how to play this wonderful instrument at such an early age. It will certainly be a benefit and a joy to him throughout his life.

"Praise him with stringed instruments...Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD."

Psalm 150:4, 6

Hunter is 2 years, 10 months old

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