Sing A Song – Papa Pointer

January 7, 2011 in Dad Tips  

Sing A Song – Papa Pointer

When I first saw this video I thought the same thing as you: HOLY CRAP HE’S PLAYING THE GUITAR UPSIDE DOWN!

Check out this adorable video of a father and daughter learning a song, singing it together a bunch of times, and recording it. A great little idea for playtime, and a great way for you to drop the whole “lumberjack” thing and get in touch with your “dude looks like a lady” side – or maybe that side of you that recently passed away in someones arms… was it something they said?

Do you sing with your kids? What are some songs you sing, or pointers to help us not-so-minstrel men get into the musical moments with our offspring?

Please Comment & Add Your Voice!

Mellisa January 7, 2011 at 10:08 am

*sob*.

The best part is where she yawns at the end.

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Nick January 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

I am a drummer so I don’t know if I could ever have this kind of moment with my sons…but damn it’d be awesome if we could. Great find, broseph.

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Chase January 7, 2011 at 10:23 am

You totally could… we just gotta get creative! Did you see this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWpVXctJ0VA

Nick January 7, 2011 at 10:33 am

that’s awesome! he composes himself well…how old is he again? just over a year? I’ve been thinking about learning how to play the piano so I could do that with my sons since my short chubby fingers don’t fit on a guitar well. btw-saw the first haircut vid-friggen hilarious!

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Chase January 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

He’s 1.5 yrs old. lol.haircutvid!

Piano would be a good choice… cuz you can just do 2 notes at a time… also, desperado!

Portland Dad January 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This music thing is great and makes for a sweet video but doing what you love with the kids is the key. You may not be the composing, guitar playing guy but sharing what you love with the kids will lead to you own beautiful moments.

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Chase January 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm

ya, good words, sir!

Courtney January 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

That was dad-awesomeness.

My kids don’t quite have the focus yet but they got a mess of instruments for Christmas. Our jams are more John Cage-esque but we are establishing a love of music. Agree with Portland Dad. Do whatever it is you love. My kid loves getting a wrench on his bicycle when I’m in the garage working on my motorcycle. They just want to be with you and do what you do.

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AdamBam January 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

Incredible! There should be a Family Open Mic night sometime, somewhere… hmmm.

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Jim in Portland January 10, 2011 at 3:17 am

Chase, That is a good one. I have never figured out what a dad is trying to protect when he doesn’t participate with his kids at these levels?

My 6.5 yr old Winston and I have this DVD of the Chieftains: “Down The Ole Plank Road” On it are the Pilatzke Brothers who dance a Ottawa Valley dance style jig that is inspiring to say the least. This DVD features Green-grass mixing with Blue-grass. It’s filmed in Nashville with many greats (Singers/musicians)weaved in. This DVD captured my sons musical attention like nothing else. He regularly turns down cartoons for The Chieftains. We took him to the Chieftains PDX concert and we all went back stage to meet and chat. Great photos of my boy with Paddy. The oldest touring band in the World.

So we do Chieftain concerts at our home . . . acting out all the parts. He even thinks he is the 3rd Pilatzke brother and jigs off and on all day long. Good music that is accessible and clear, can catch a young heart rather easily.

Dads might look into this particular DVD and see what all the rage is in our home.

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Chase January 10, 2011 at 7:34 am

ha! That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing Jim.

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