Thursday, September 18, 2008

Reusing Instruments

Our nephew's birthday is coming up.  The other day he told me about a gift he was saving up for.  A green bass guitar that he found at Music Go Round, a store that specializes in used musical equipment.

I think it's awesome that he's getting into music.  I know my brother, a musician himself, is totally psyched about this! (I hear he can't wait to join his 10 year old son's band.)  And I think it's fantastic that his parents have introduced him to the concept of reuse.  

There are many instruments out there just waiting to be loved and reused. Kind of like the Island of Misfit Toys! Purchasing  a reused instrument is cheaper, and buying used isn't so painful if it doesn't catch on.  Many of us have learned (or attempted to learn) an instrument, only to leave it in the dust after a while.  I know I have (the flute - 5th to 9th grade).

I'm happy to promote the love of music and reuse.  Dear Nephew: the check's in the mail!

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