My daughter bested me!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Depth_Charge, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. The other day I'm driving my 8yo home from school, and she keeps repeating notes - "GA, GA, GAAC. GAAC BBB BC".

    After a while, I ask her what that is...and she says it's "her notes" she made up in music that day.

    While I was practicing bass that night she comes into the room and starts reciting "her notes". So I ask her to show them to me, and I play them on the bass. Starting on the low G-A, I play the notes while she laughs at me for struggling with the triplet feel on the B's.

    I finally get it right so I crank up the speed, move up an octave and hammer onto the A's from the G's and my oh my is that a cool little bass ditty we came up with.

    I've been trying to write my own lines for a while now and I have to say her line is probably better than most anything I've come up with. Darn her :) :)
  2. bimmerfan99

    bimmerfan99 Guest

    Jul 15, 2007
    Um... if she doesn't have a bass already, why not?
  3. Stuggi

    Stuggi Guest

    May 7, 2006
    Pietarsaari, Finland
    Get the girl a bass pronto.
  4. ...or at least post the resulting line:)
  5. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I'll be a proud dad when my daughter is a better musician than me. Since she's only two, I think I'm safe for another year at least. ;)

  6. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    So get her a bass! Rondo has a cheap short scale models. :D

    My son doesn't practice his trumpet as much as he should, but he's already a much better sight reader that I ever was and probably ever will be.

    He also enjoys watching me struggle with exercises in the books I'm using. That drove me crazy at first, but then I grew to appreciate what it was teaching him. For one thing, it shows him that it simply takes work to get better. It also shows him that if you love it you WILL work through it and you'll come out better because of your persistence. I just hope he's paying attention. ;)

    I've found it to be kind of fun being bested by my kid because it fills me with pride twice. First, I'm proud simply because my kid has accomplished something - and probably learned far more from the experience of working hard on something in order to achieve it. And second, that you can see and feel your kid's pride in himself for having accomplished something. Parenting is tough, but joys like that make it worthwhile.
  7. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Yeah man, bass her up! Sounds like a natural!