For the past few weeks, I've been telling my hubby that I wanted to learn to play the mandolin. I have always wanted to play an instrument, but never took the time to do it. I took voice and piano lessons for about 3 years as a kid, but I never cared too much about the piano. I've always loved string instruments, and especially anything that had to do with bluegrass. It is my absolute favorite style of music. I've thought the mandolin was such a sweet sound for years, but it wasn't until seeing Sonya Isaacs play that I though I could possibly do it. You usually see men playing it, but she is so good (the fact that her voice sounds like angels doesn't hurt much either)!
Anyway, my sweet step-dad has a friend who deals in musical instruments so he called and asked if he ever got mandolins. Well, what do you know?!? He happened to have one! I was so excited. He brought it to my parents for me to look at yesterday, and I fell in love. It was exactly what I wanted (from all my research, I decided I wanted a F-style instead of an A-style). Of course my sweet husband said I could have it. In his words, "I've never seen you start something you didn't finish." That made me so happy. It is nice to know that he has such confidence in me! Lord knows I need it! hehe.
So, not wanting to pay $80 a month for lessons, I looked around today and found some great FREE lessons online! Yep, that's right. I've already learned to play, "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain." (No big feat, mind you. It's only 3 chords, but it was an accomplishment none the less!) I can't wait to learn more! So, there ya go. This should keep me plenty busy. As if I didn't have enough going on already!
Here's a little video from my inspiration! Hopefully I can post one of me playing one day :)