6.29.2010

all i have to do is act naturally

The other day I was trying to teach myself to play heart of gold and looked up the harmonica tabs on some website. Because I'm self taught - I'm pretty rough around the edges and one of the things I noticed I was doing incorrectly was the breathing technique. Without getting too technical, the site recommended breathing with your diaphragm, and less with your mouth.

You know how babies have perfect posture. Turns out they have perfect harmonica breathing techniques too. Picasso said, "it took me a four years to paint like Raphael, and a lifetime to paint like a child."

Kids are just naturally better at a lot of things. It's kind of funny that things are intrinsic to us at one point, have to be relearned.

On a lighter note, George is the next John Popper (in skill, hopefully not in girth).


9 comments:

Disco Mom said...

truly, outstandingly adorable. when did he get big? maybe over the last year+ that i have fallen behind on checking blogs. i think the harmonica is the perfect instrument. along with the bag pipes and accordian. and banjo.

Liz said...

I like that George staggers around like a drunk while playing the harmonica. He really does remind me of Neil Young.

david said...

we're teaching him the jug and jaw harp next. we're trying to get him to be the renaissance man of hobo instruments.

Anonymous said...

I need it to be another 30 minutes longer. George is so cute.

Dawn D. Lion said...

That was adorable.

Serena Cherry said...

So amazing! Lane says "How does George do it? I can't even play that good!" :)

clyde said...

I didn't know you were still playing. I'd love to get into it. Surely your not playing the one from England?

david said...

clyde - george is playing one of my harmonicas from england.

i bought several when i got back. though i don't play as much as i should..

the youngs said...

wow...look out Bobby Dylan! we got a new blue's traveler in town.......
literally! he could use a neck holster, do they make those in 18-24 month size?