Music Exploration month 18 – drumming

We’ve been a bit rubbish recently listening to music.  After the Paddington Concert last month, N’s still just been obsessed with rock music, although there’s been some other music floating round.

Here’s what we’ve been doing musically this month.

Listened to

World music.  Unintentionally though.  With a bit of Strictly Come Dancing providing samba and other latin music on occasion, N does seem to turn from what he’s doing to listen and watch anything that sounds out of context.  As well as the bits of Strictly he’s caught, we also had Four to the Bar playing on the radio in the car one day.  In the past, I used to enjoy dancing to them, and it seemed to go down well with N.  Maybe we should try listening to more world music.

Watching and dancing to

Foo Fighters.  Yes N has moved on from ACDC although they are still a favourite.  The Foo Fighters have been added into the mix, and one morning I came downstairs to find him watching Led Zeppelin.

In the evenings it’s always lights off, his toy guitar comes out and N rocks, dancing around the room with the music at full volume.  Nothing like a ‘calm’ pre-bedtime routine.  Thankfully the hyper-ness doesn’t seem to impact his want to go to bed.

My main concern now is that the OH’s hair is a bit overgrown (he finds it a hassle to go to the hairdressers) and he’s threatening to grow his hair long like rock bands.  He suggested it to N as well.  N was wavering, but thankfully in the end, decided that his own hair would need a hair cut after all.  Phew.  Not sure I want a rocker with long hair in the house.

Playing

The drums.  Well, a box really.

We have a large box in the living room at the moment and it’s had plenty of uses…den, house, snack place, and drums.  When he’s rocking, he’ll often have a breather, pull his little chair over, find some wooden spoons and thrash out with his ‘drumsticks’.  He’s not bad at keeping in time.

watching and drumming to Foo Fighters

What’s N’s now decided is that he needs to go to his aunt’s house where they’ve got a drum set.  He wants to have a go on those.  If he does decide he wants to play the drums, hopefully I can also steer him into wider percussion as well.  Orchestras are always looking for percussionists so it’s good to keep options open.  At least we don’t live near lots of other people so no-one else would be deafened by practising.

Went to

Watch the Paddington’s First Concert at Warwick Arts Centre.  It was a lovely concert along with lots of musical activities for children beforehand.  It’s noticeable that N prefers fast music, whether it’s classical or rock.

double bass at rest at the Paddington's First concert

What have you been up to musically this month?  If you’ve written about it, do link up below, I’d love to read it.

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38 thoughts on “Music Exploration month 18 – drumming

    1. Dancing’s a great start. It’s not only good for musicality but also fitness, and it’s fun so you don’t feel like you’re doing exercise. One for everyone to join in with

  1. It would be really great if I could go and do more stuff with my 3 year old but we are always stuck in the house either because of bad weather or daddy working. I was supposed to bring him to Disney on ice last weekend but couldn’t because of daddy’s work. Hopefully next time.
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  2. I love music and what an array of music you have provided here! My son (6) loves Queen whilst Molly is into Johnny Cash… I was tempted to start a ‘music appreciation’ session a while ago and it looks like you’ve just helped me to finally take the plunge! Thank you! x

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