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#beginquote# ..and her hairdresser, and the guy who mows her lawn, and almost everyone else, plays the guitar, of course:) There are many magnificant classical pieces for guitar, we should remember...Nat should be able to choose the instrument he learns, not have an off chance of liking the one he gets forced upon him. I have found the technique of forcing a child to learn an instrument they are not interested in is, in most cases, a disaster. Also, like it or not, the fact that children will lean toward a particular instrument is influenced by their gender, not by peer pressure, just as choice in sport is governed to a large extent by the same factor. In Nicholson's study of choice of instrument by gender, published in 2001, and in many others I have seen, guitar is right next to drums/percussion on one (the male) end of the scale, and violin is right at the other (female) end. Not PC, I know.. but fact nevertheless. Take me to your Lieder... #endquote#
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