Earlier today I was watching TV on demand, part of the new Late Show featuring Stephen Colbert, and I saw that his band-leader, John Batiste, was playing an instrument that I had never seen before. The instrument was a wind instrument he was blowing into with his mouth, and it was equipped with a keyboard (like an accordian.) It was about the same size as maybe a saxophone, and he held it in a similar manner. I had never seen an instrument like that before!
I determined to find out what that is, and discovered that it is a melodica! Some people call it an “airboard”
Here is a video of the musician, John Batiste, talking about, and playing the melodica!
Have you ever thought about buying drums for one of your kids? My father used to play in a band, and I really enjoyed going to his performances. I loved to watch the drummer. The primal urge to dance to the beat is strong within me. I’ve thought from time to time about buying a drum set for my kids, but now that they are grown and gone, I realize that I was only kidding myself. I think I’d like to learn to play the drums myself! So, I’m going to check out different drums for beginners and look into taking some classes. Wish me luck!
I have great plans to watch the fireworks tonight. I love to see the show every year and the kids enjoy it as well. One goal that I have is to take this opportunity to explain to the kids why our country is so great and how it came to be. Many people sacrificed themselves for the freedom we enjoy today and we should all be thankful for that.