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October 22nd, 2008 at 2:25 am

Baby Boomer-Too Old To Learn The Guitar?

Are you too old to learn the guitar? I am ashamed to say that for a nano second I thought my husband was too old for the guitar. NO WAY. I WAS HAVING AN AARP MOMENT.  We are convinced that you are not too old to be creative, to learn to share your learning.

Sure he has been the main person who has taught me about creativity. Probably because he is an Artist, Teacher and Carpenter I am always amazed at how much he knows. So why was I amazed that he wanted to learn the guitar for that crazy nano second? Probably fell into the trap that so many fall into of believing the lie about age and new opportunities.

So once he decided to learn the guitar we put up a  blog called Midlife Guitar to be a place where he could keep things we come across related to the guitar. Meanwhile, dispite his insane schedule he still practices and promises that he will soon play the blues for me. And when he does that I will sing!!!! Do I sing the blues now? Nope, but sure can learn.

So this is somewhat of a ramble inspired by an article I read by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker about aging and creativity. But tell me, all that are reading this, are you learning something new and creative?

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    What a guy you must be married to! Creative, fun and looking for new experiences. Actually, learning an instrument, a new language, or taking dance lesson are all supposed to be fabulous for keeping your brain active and young.

    Mary Eileen Williams on October 25th, 2008
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    You are never too old to bring some music into your life! Congrats to Ray – I think it’s great! I learned guitar when I was 13 and wish I still had my guitar sometimes!

    PopArtDiva on October 25th, 2008
  • 3

    Way to go, hubby!

    I am eager to learn, and try, lots of new things. Learning to do new things keeps you young!

    I am learning to be an author…this is challenging, that’s for sure.

    I learned how to do Venetian plaster today!

    Pam Archer on October 25th, 2008
  • 4

    I am STILL learning how to work a computer. Once I think I’ve figured out one thing, something new comes along. It is a challenging process!

    Beverly Mahone on October 26th, 2008
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    Thank you Pam, Beverly,Pop Art Diva, Mary Ellen and Joyce!!! Pam, Ventian Blinds? Are you giving lessons? I am actually inspired when I see the power of Baby Boomer determination. All you you illustrate it so very well. You have my admiration.
    Also, Ray said THANK YOU FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT!

    Rosie on October 27th, 2008
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    Inspiring! Music is good for the soul no matter what form it takes. I may not be able to play guitar or even sing very well, but I can hum a mean tune.

    Cathy Warren on November 13th, 2008
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    Thanks for the comment Cathy. I find music to be theraputic as well as fun. I think any way we can share it works!

    Rosie on November 13th, 2008
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