Thursday, March 08, 2007

Imagine these guys at 7 years old: in your class

John Frusciante (upside down, on the right) was recently named one of the top 20 guitarists in the world in a recent issue of Rolling Stone. Quick aside: I’m no feminist but there were no chicks on the list. I do see this as an opportunity.

The magazine also links to a video of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist talking with the other top three cover players about their early experiences with music. At 7 years old Frusciante says he quit playing guitar because someone wouldn’t teach him what he wanted to know, and that his parents refused to buy him an electric guitar. He later found a way.

What’s that old saying about the better way to learn? The child who walks the beach and finds a fish on the shore and wonders what’s inside, or the child given a fish in a biology class who is forced to see what’s inside.

Let the electric guitars wash ashore.

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