Saturday, October 4, 2014
My little brother doesn't know how to play a guitar. He has a toy instrument, and he uses a quarter (Yup, a coin) as a pick. His guitar is badly untuned, and is missing two strings. He fingers the remaining strings from the top of the neck, and he doesn't know a single chord. He's a lefty, but doesn't have a left-handed guitar, so he holds it upside-down. But no-one in the house cares, and he doesn't care for lessons from me. We listen to him strum out, and nobody flinches when he starts his off-key piece. He's the sweetest.
I took this picture to show him what he does. It was just a quick shot, no in-camera framing. But I found how great it looked, especially in black and white.
So, this is a post about my little brother who plays a 4-string guitar upside-down with a quarter for a pick, doesn't have a chord chart, and doesn't worry about people not liking his concert. Because everyone always likes it, and sometimes, we ask for more.