One of the best memories I have of my childhood was spending time with my dad in the living room in front of the record player. We would lay on the floor for hours listening to music and singing all the words to the songs. I have loved to sing as long as I could remember, and my dad has loved to sing even longer than that. I remember my dad playing a song called the Dueling Banjos from the movie Deliverance. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000002KEL/102-4169640-2348938?v=glance&n=5174 This song really inspired me, along with this entire experience, to learn to play the guitar. Ever since I mentioned that I wanted learn to play, my parents were always really supportive. My dad and I always joked that he would learn to play the banjo and we would play together. I don't think he really knows how much that would mean to me to be able to play together like that! Maybe someday!
What great times we had! If it wasn't for him taking the time to sing with me, and teach me about different instruments and music, I am not sure that I would have learned how to play the guitar. Today I got to relive a little bit of this memory with my father. I got a new book of guitar music from the 60's and I had a few questions. So I called my dad. He got online and pulled up a bunch of songs that we used to sing together. So what do we start doing? Sing! He was at work, me at home and we just sang to the songs like we used to when I was a kid! This was so much fun for me because it brought back so many memories. My dad and I have always been able to enjoy this together and many years later we can still do this. I love that I have this connection with my dad. I hope that by teaching my kids to play the guitar and how to sing will help them to have great memories like this someday too.