The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #74025   Message #1291347
Posted By: Alaska Mike
07-Oct-04 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Higher percentage musicians 1900 v 2000
Subject: RE: Higher percentage musicians 1900 v 2000
There are exceptions to everything I believe. In my own family:

4 grandparents never sang or played music.
Of my two parents, my mother was a professional singer, my dad didn't play or sing.
Of my siblings, all of us sing, my brother and I both play music.
Of my 5 children, 3 of them play music and all sing. My brother's 3 kids all sing and 2 are learning guitar. My sister's 3 children all sing and play music.

The trend away from "home made music" is certainly there, but we can have an effect on it by our active promotion and encouragement. Of my 3 grandchildren, all of them love to sing songs with me whenever they come for a visit.