The Sad Guitar
This lady brought a guitar in to be fixed today. It looked really sad and Jake told her it was time to take it to the guitar graveyard. She wasn’t very happy but seemed to understand.
She said someone in her neighborhood told her they would teach her five year old little boy how to play guitar. That’s totally awesome, to learn about music and how to play an instrument…wait, that isn’t the story. She didn’t want to spend a lot on a guitar for her son, after all he’s only five, so she went to a big department store and bought something that said guitar on the box. She didn’t realize that most of those guitars are really just toys.
Her son played the guitar for a few days and broke a string. The guy in her neighborhood restrung the guitar for her, but he put real strings on the toy guitar. It didn’t take long before the strings ripped the bridge right off the guitar. (Jake says there’s 110 pounds of pressure per string in a “real” guitar and the guitar they had just wasn’t built to withstand that. What are pounds of pressure, anyway.)
So the sad little boy’s guitar was broke forever. At least Jake was able to help them find a new guitar that would last a long, long time!
Local Music Students Experience the Music Industry Up Close and Personal
June 16, 2016
Cumming, Georgia – Two local music students will experience the music industry up close and personal this month as they travel to Nashville for the NAMM Show. Jake Lanni and Christian Strandquist, students at Music Authority located in Cumming, will attend the music industry convention as part of Music Authority’s educational Showcase Band program.
Both students will arrive in Nashville on Thursday, June 23, to network with industry professionals. They will be able to look at new products, talk to regional and international products vendors, take part in educational offerings, and maybe even make time to listen to some live music.
“The NAMM Show is closed to the public on Thursday and Friday, the days most business is done,” explains Music Authority owner, Melissa Loggins, “It’s a special opportunity for these two students to have access to and experience how business is done.”
There will be plenty to see in Nashville. Vendors like Taylor Guitars, Yamaha, G&L, Mapex, and more will be there demonstrating their products. Artists will be giving demonstrations and product managers will be available to answer questions.
“I’m very excited to be going to Nashville,” Jake Lanni says. “It’s a great opportunity to learn how that side of the industry works, to learn how to communicate better, to network, and to meet some interesting people.”
Jake Lanni and Christian Strandquist are a part of Music Authority’s Showcase Band program. Jake, the lead guitarist for Music Authority’s Rise, has been a student at Music Authority since 2009. Christian Strandquist is the drummer for Music Authority’s Eclipse and has been a student at Music Authority since 2011. Both young men plan on pursuing careers in the music industry after high school.
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