Thursday, May 17, 2012
Magoo Gets Musical
It's close to the end of third grade for Magoo. In his school, that means that he will be choosing an instrument soon to learn next year. So we've been discussing what Magoo might like to play. He started by saying "trumpet" which surprised me, but alright. Then I remembered that Mike had a clarinet hidden somewhere in the house, so Mike pulled that out along with his saxophone.
Magoo took to the clarinet right away. We explained that it might be a little challenging to get a sound out of it. It's not like a harmonica or kazoo. But Magoo persisted and eventually got a nice toot.
We needed new reeds, for sure. And once we got some nice, soft ones, Magoo played even better on it. Now, I'm not saying he's Mozart and whipping out the melodies or anything, but he's getting sound out of it.
I think we're going to take the instrument in for a little love and care and then maybe get Magoo a few summer lessons to set up the basics. Right now, Magoo is into it. And I find it's best to jump on something when there is interest rather than to push it on him later after he's moved onto something else.
We'll see how it goes. But if he's anything like his father (and he certainly is) then Magoo will have a little music in his bones.