Keeping a Beat at 9 Months Old………

I found this video the other day while going through all my home movies I’ve made.  I had forgotten all about it but when I saw it, it brought a smile to my face.  As a musician and father, I was always looking for ways where I could practice and watch my kids at the same time……….  I discovered that by putting my kids in a bouncy seat and playing tunes, I could practice while they worked on their ability to keep a beat.  It would work well for about 30 minutes and then they would get tired and start crying.  Later I’ll post the odd meter videos where Melissa is laying down some crazy 7/8, 11/8 and 19/16 time signatures.   A couple of times in this video you can see her slow down because she’s bored with the everyday 4/4 time we are playing Dexterity in.  This was filmed 10 years ago and today I can honestly say that all three of my girls have excellent timing and dance skills.   I like to think they owe it all to their father……………..Enjoy!

Steve About Steve

Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site


  1. Thanks for sharing! Inspiring to a new father of twins.

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