Homeschoolers and music?

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Postby Mark » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:44 pm

thoughts...

Violet: I know that an electric keyboard isn't the same, but it's better than nothing. And it would help you regain some of what you have misplaced. :)

papooses: If you can squeeze in just a little time per week that will come back to you as well.

I put my music aside for 20 years.. and no, I'm not where I should be or would have been... but I have come a long way back. :)
Sooo... don't wait as long as I did. :)


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Postby papooses » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:16 pm

It's been a decade so far -- takes me nearly an hour to *almost* get it tuned.... Really unmotivating :oops: I'm hoping my old teacher might help me get them restrung & then it should be easier! 1st I've gotta finish this semester, but you're right, Mark: some bit of time put into it is certainly better than none :idea:
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Postby Mommymosier » Tue May 15, 2007 7:40 am

Violet: If you are looking for a piano, you might check with some piano movers/tuners. We recently had a piano moved and in talking to the man, he says he takes more pianos to the dump because people call him to get rid of them and he doesn't have room to keep them. He said he frequently runs across ones in good condition that are just unwanted. It might be a good way to get an inexpensive, albeit possibly starter, piano from someone who could both move and tune it for you. Just a thought.

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Postby Mark » Wed May 16, 2007 11:59 pm

papooses wrote:It's been a decade so far -- takes me nearly an hour to *almost* get it tuned.... Really unmotivating :oops: I'm hoping my old teacher might help me get them restrung & then it should be easier! 1st I've gotta finish this semester, but you're right, Mark: some bit of time put into it is certainly better than none :idea:
one more thing about that tuning issue...
you can get a Sabine digital tuner for around $40.
I use it for my daughters violin and used to use it to help with piano
tunings before I got my Korg tuner.

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Postby 4given » Thu May 17, 2007 5:59 am

I was a back-up singer in our worship team. Then one day BAM! I'm the worship leader! I'm still a back-up singer at heart. I love to find harmonies and support the melody. I've never had any training as a vocalist. I just do it by ear.

Flute and oboe were my life when I was growing up. It's been over a decade since I've done much with them. I have not introduced my sons to musical instruments, yet. They all want to play drums right now :lol:

I want to start some lessons with them...not sure what to do. I would have to teach them and that is a very overwhelming idea, right now. Hmmm...

Any suggestions?

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Postby Mark » Thu May 17, 2007 7:55 am

Start with flute would be my suggestion. flutes, recorders... etc..

That way you are familiar with the instrument. they can branch out later.
Go with used instruments that have been rebuilt rather than rentals or
the cheap instrument shaped objects you can get at dept stores.

for flutes.. Armstrong 104's are solid student lines.
you can get a playable one for not too much..

saxophone is a good way to go as well, if one of them leans towards that. :)

simple melodies after they know where the notes are..
folk songs and hymns are a good place to start.


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Postby frogguruami » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:07 pm

We are all learning Violin together.
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Postby Mark » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:07 pm

outstanding!!

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Postby toddler20 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:01 pm

It's quite common to have classes together. Kids enjoy company of their parents and great source for parents as well.

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Postby Blessings4all » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:49 pm

We're a musical family too. I played clarinet for 12 years and minored in music in college. I had quite music until I started homeschooling my kids, then I got to enjoy it again. My oldest daughters sings and is learning the organ. I am learning how to sing and play organ too. My youngest likes to sing too sometimes. We all participate in a Passion Play and Advent Play (both have songs). It's so nice to do music with my kids.
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