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225. A Real Guitar Hero
Albert had been playing the guitar almost all
life. His first guitar was given to him
his father. It was a Fender Stratocaster, and
absolutely loved it. As a young boy, Albert
spend hours and hours listening to songs trying
learn them on his guitar.
As he grew
, he didn't play the guitar as much. He
a girl and they started dating. Eventually they
a son. Every once in a while, Albert
take out the old Fender Stratocaster and play
song for his baby son named Max. He
playing guitar for Max, because it would calm
down when he started crying. As Max got
, he started listening to the same kind of
his father listened to.
Albert and his son
listen to music together and talk about what
thought the songs meant. During Max's tenth birthday,
gave his son a Fender Stratocaster as well.
same model his father had gotten him. It
him a bit more, but he wanted his
to have the same one as his. Max
happy, he asked his dad to teach him
the songs he knew. Albert smiled and said, "
When Max turned 17, he joined a
. They played local shows and were able to
some songs by themselves. One day as Max
walking home from band practice, someone stopped him
took away his guitar. He was devastated. He
home and locked himself in his room. He
't face his dad. He knew he had let
down. When it was time for dinner, Max
his bedroom door and saw his dad's Fender
on the guitar stand. There was a letter
a set of keys on the guitar. The
said "To my guitar hero, Max. Here is
guitar, you need it more than I do,
the key to your new car, so nothing
this will happen to you again."