-From Paul Wells:
>Steve Wolfe sez:
>> I agree! As much as I enjoy listening to my CDs, Thistle, etc, I look
>> forward to them ending so I can get back to playing.
>For a slightly different take on this: I often find that I get inspired
>to play after putting on a recording. Some nights when I'm tired and
>don't really feel like playing, I'll put something on the stereo instead,
>and that'll do it--the music gets going and I just *gotta* get out the
>fiddle and play along!
Here's another angle on this thread:
What Steve didn't say (and I can because he's my spouse), is that putting on
the CD's sometimes helps to settle the kids down enough that we can play
music. Does anyone else have this problem in playing music: as soon as you
start playing, the kids decide that is when all of their problems need to be
resolved (all at once)? How do other musical families handle this
particular problem of dividing attention between practice time and spending
quality time with the kids. I guess I should note that our kids are fairly
young and will spend a few minutes banging on the bodhran or other
percussion instruments, but then they get bored with it and want to do other
things. Suggestions on how to involve the kids in more musical activities
would also be appreciated.
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