Grandpa’s Mandolin Coloring Book

I have another project I hope to release in the next 6 months or so. (It still has a lot of work to be done though) I call it a coloring book for children of all ages. By working thru the book, a child (or adult) can learn to play basic mandolin. Kristin Scott Benson read through an early prototype and thought it was a very cool item and even more from the perspective of a mother than a professional musician.

             The idea came to me after the announcement we were going to be granparents as I lay awake at night dreaming up a way to teach the child how to play. The book is designed to be an interactive adventure between an adult (parent or granparent) and  a child. The reason I think it will work is I tried it out and it works for me and I’m nothing but a large child.

        It is a ways off from print yet but I’ll keep you posted.

Dr. B

Dr. B      

A comment from 4 minute writer I couln’t get to post and pasted in: How do you come up with all of these original ways to combine ideas? Nice! I agree- you’re never too old for a colouring book. It always bugs me when restaurants give those colouring placemats just to kids. They look at ya funny when you ask for one for yourself…
Hoping you’re in good health.

How do you come up with all of these original ways to combine ideas? Nice! I agree- you’re never too old for a colouring book. It always bugs me when restaurants give those colouring placemats just to kids. They look at ya funny when you ask for one for yourself… Hoping you’re in good health.

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15 Comments on “Grandpa’s Mandolin Coloring Book”

  1. Anne Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful idea, Dr. B!!

  2. Carolyn Brooks Says:

    As a grandparent with 4 grandchildren, I am looking forward to this! Who knows, maybe it could even teach this Granna! ;0)

  3. GrannyPam Says:

    What a great idea. I am glad you are feeling well enough to continue writing.

    • drtombibey Says:

      guys, I think it will be one we’ll all have a lot fun with. I’ll shoot for it to be an inexpensive item so a family could buy one for each child (don’t want to slight anyone)

      Dr. B

  4. jel Says:

    that does sound like a good one, but when I first read it , I thought it said ” cookbook” and that sounded REAL GOOD!!! ;)

    guess I need new glasses :(

    hope y’all have a good week!

  5. kcleighton Says:

    What a fantastic idea!! My son began playing guitar about eight months ago and his progress was slow. A musician friend told me to borrow a guitar and start playing with him and he would improve quickly (I had not played in twenty five years…yikes). He’s doing so much better and really enjoying having someone to play with between lessons. Good Luck with your latest project. Oh, and I like Jel’s idea…perhaps you could recruit your patients to submit recipes : )

    • drtombibey Says:

      KC,

      So far the response even to the prototype has been very ncouraging. Several professional musicians have told me they’d like to try it out with their kids.

      zfr. B

  6. carmenbgml Says:

    Fab idea, my friend!

  7. drtombibey Says:

    I m excited about this one. The notion of being some kind of “Johnny Appleseed” in bluegrass music and passing it on tickles me.

    Dr. B

  8. jel Says:

    I haven’t thought of “Johnny Appleseed” in a long time.

    had a record of he, played it so much it fell apart.

    hope your day has been good :)


  9. How do you come up with all of these original ways to combine ideas? Nice! I agree- you’re never too old for a colouring book. It always bugs me when restaurants give those colouring placemats just to kids. They look at ya funny when you ask for one for yourself…
    Hoping you’re in good health.


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