|boamedt ||09-20-2013 06:47 PM |
anyone not from a musical family?
It seems like everyone who plays music is from a family that plays music....ok it makes sense, but what about people like me? My family is not musical. They don't even really like music. We never got to play an instrument. We got a plastic flute to learn how to play in 5th grade music class. my moms response to " I need to practice" was "not anywhere I can hear it. So you could imagine the response to " I want to get a bass, guitar,drums?" Most famous musicians usually come from a music oriented family or the parents were pros ect...... Icouldn't buy a bass till I moved out. anyone not come from a musical family that didnt let them play or listen to music whilst living with their parents or were they just all encouraged by family members?
|knumbskull ||09-20-2013 06:49 PM |
nope. my dad's never touched an instrument in his life. my mum owns 1 cassette and 1 CD.
EDIT just after i'd moved out my dad and his buddies raided my room and had a drunken jam on all available instruments. so he played bongos then. wish i'd been there!
|Jes_971 ||09-20-2013 06:57 PM |
No one in my immediate family or surrounding family play an instrument. My mother and father listen to music and always have. They were supportive when I wanted to learn to play bass. Bought me my first bass and amp. Never took lessons though. I'm sure they would have payed for lessons had I asked. I was always just jamming with my friends from school and learned things from them and books. Probably one of the best players I jammed with had a supportive and musical family. He can play multiple instruments and play them well. I'm not saying his background alone was the reason he played and played well. I just think it definitely didn't hurt.
|Duuuuuuuuuude ||09-20-2013 07:17 PM |
No one in my family is musical but a few are artistic
|RedLeg ||09-20-2013 07:22 PM |
Dad is a piping engineer for Edison International, Mom was corporate plain clothes security for Edison International. Both could play the radio pretty good, but not much else!
|Tupac ||09-20-2013 08:32 PM |
My brother is a PHD in Physics and my dad is a scientist. My family is EXTREMELY good at anything math or science, and obviously no one has time for these right brained exercises! I'm the only one. My dad is very supportive of my playing though. Don't have much proclivity for it at all but I really do love it and made up for my lack of "knack" my practicing my ass off and now I impress everyone.
|Dbt25677 ||09-20-2013 08:36 PM |
3 brothers, 1 plays guitar a bit, 1 sings (poorly) and 1 plays piano (pretty well).
Mum used to play piano but not much any more. Dad plays guitar from time time to time.
But I'm the only one who plays something every day.
|AaronVonRock ||09-20-2013 08:40 PM |
No one in my immediate family plays a musical instrument.
|PimasterPearson ||09-20-2013 08:55 PM |
My dad plays bluegrass banjo every once in a while and he's pretty good, but it's not much of a hobby for him. No one else in my family can play a single note on any instrument, although I wish my brother would learn the bass. It would suit his personality.
|Jim Nazium ||09-20-2013 08:56 PM |
Same here, no one else in my immediate family plays an instrument, sings, or owns more than a handful of recorded music. I wasn't discouraged or forbidden to study music, but no one really thought it was an interesting thing to do.
|mrb327 ||09-20-2013 09:00 PM |
Now my folks liked music and certainly influenced my tastes, but no way playing for sure.
My Mom did buy my first bass. So it's still her fault! I have GAS!
|4StringAxe ||09-20-2013 09:02 PM |
My Grandmother played piano and the flexatone.
Neither of my parents played an instrument. My son plays guitar.
It's a lot fun to jam with him, our version of catch I guess.
|Stilettoprefer ||09-21-2013 03:31 AM |
A lot of people in my family played music, but quickly gave it up for other things. My 2nd cousin and I are the only two that still play musical instruments after high school, in the entirety of my extended family.
Dad was a trumpeter, grandma played bass, mom played accordion, sister sings (what girl doesn't, though?), my aunt played organ. My cousin plays guitar and I play guitar, bass, piano (poorly) and trombone.
|spaz21387 ||09-21-2013 04:03 AM |
Nobody in my family plays music. They did support me and allow me to practice in the house. They didn't care when I brought my guitarist over to jam but didn't like when drummers came over.
my parents listened to music but never played any instruments (neither did my family). I started by playing flute then sax and moved to guitar and finally bass. From the age of 12, I cut grass/worked on local farms/roofing companies...whatever I could to purchase my own instruments. I'm now 55 and glad I took the initiative to buy and learn how play every instrument. But, there was no encouragement from home because it was seen as a frivolous activity.
|FreshTrooperXBL ||09-21-2013 05:44 AM |
Sort of?? An uncle and aunt both play piano (I always enjoyed tinkering with it since its huge and makes big thunderous noises) & now my cousin is an actor and a singer, another cousin tours the world in some kind of choir group, my grandma was in a few films in the 1930-40s & sang choir in those films.
I started on trumpet and hated it (forced by parents), then took a cruise to Hawaii and bought a ukulele (and played that intensely for a long time), friends started a band ...now bass guitar, guitar (mildly), piano (when I go to friends' houses), Hammond organ, combo organs, synths, harmonica, and recording. At least my parents are supportive. My parents are science teachers, I'm going for math degree. Interestingly my brother works on electronics for a private company and can troubleshoot and fix ALL of my gear issues ...he programs computers, fixes huge circuit boards, and designs electronics for massive network/communication companies.
|boamedt ||09-21-2013 08:55 AM |
|ChessTiger ||09-21-2013 09:02 AM |
I'm not from a musical family; I didn't start playing bass until I was 45 years old. Which means I've been playing for almost a year now. :hyper:
|C.Linton ||09-21-2013 09:09 AM |
Not by much. My mother took piano and singing lessons when she was a child, but, being raised in the British isles (Ireland specifically), that was pretty much par for the course when you were a kid in those days over there, whether the kid had any interest in music or not. Apparently my Mom didn't have any interest, because she never kept up with it after she grew up. My brother had a passing phase where he played a little guitar and banjo (he was a folkie in the 60's), that only lasted a very few years. My Dad, as far as I know never dabbled.
|MattZilla ||09-21-2013 09:16 AM |
For all of the family that I know about, up into the Great-Greats, music has been a hobby for most of them with more focus on paying the bills with other work. All of us were pushed to do at least one instrument in school, right back to the Great-Greats. We're a musical family, but AFAIK, I'm the only one who's earned a living at it.
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