The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76272   Message #2700047
Posted By: Howard Jones
14-Aug-09 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: Who influenced you to become a musician
Subject: RE: Who influenced you to become a musician
Me too. I always wanted to play music from my earliest days. I can still remember the excitement of my first music lesson at primary school, and my disappointment at being made to play triangle when I wanted to play the drum.

I learned recorder at school, because you do, but I wanted to play guitar because that was what the pop stars played. However, by the time I had taught myself to play 3 chords pop music had gone all psychedelic and didn't work on an acoustic guitar. I found "Burl Ives' Book of Australian Folk Songs" in the local music shop, with tunes I could play, and that led me to folk music.