Thursday, June 28, 2012

Awaken the guitar and we might sense the unknown

The second youngest daughter is interested in learning to play the guitar. Today I walked past a shop selling all kinds of music instruments. I'm not sure what kind of acoustic guitar is the best for learning (are there different sizes for children?), but that should clear up when the lessons start in autumn.

We had quite a show of clouds today, but no heavy rain. And tomorrow should be a fine day for commuting by bicycle.

(Posting title is from the poem If I Were Another by Mahmoud Darwish, translated By Fady Joudah.)


Eric Jeschke said...

Hi Juha.
The Taylor GS Mini is a great guitar for not too much money. A bit smaller for smaller hands, and yet a fabulous guitar for any adult to travel with or take camping, etc. Stays in tune and has good intonation up the neck, something I cannot say for other cheaper or travel guitars.

I love mine.

Juha Haataja said...

@Eric: Thanks for the hint, this guitar seems to have gotten rave reviews, and it isn't terribly expensive even here in Finland.

However, there was an article about guitar sizes for children, and the writer said that a full-sized guitar is ok for children above 10 years of age. And we do have such a guitar at home. She could try it first. It is quite old, but I guess that shouldn't matter as it seems to be in working order.