Music Authority Family Newsletter - September 3, 2019
Inspiration; Effects Pedals; Bearfoot Ranch; Fairy Tales and Spooky Stories; and Guitar Ensemble
There's an important part of being an artist (whether it's a musician or a writer) that many of us forget about. We get busy making our own art, doing homework for school, keeping up with our day job. We forget to immerse ourselves in our passion - for me that means going to concerts and conferences where I can listen to other writers talk.
I've spent the last two weeks deep in the world of music and art. First, six concerts in seven days (only three of those were Music Authority shows). Then, three days of listening to authors talk about writing, research, the business of being a writer, and more. The result on Tuesday morning is a more focused, newly inspired version of myself that's ready to get back to work.
It's like a vacation for a musician.
The last concert I went to in the series was the Queen show in Atlanta. Andrew and I had seen Queen once before, at Gwinnett Arena, when the toured with Paul Rodgers. But, Queen being one of Andrew's favorite bands, these tickets were a Christmas present.
The show was incredible. Production was entrancing, sets were stellar, costuming, set list, all of it gave the concert-goer an immersion into the band's world.
There's something absolutely eloquent about being in a building the size of State Farm Arena when the lights are down and everyone in the building is singing Bohemian Rhapsody together.
Inspiration is important. Without it, we get bored and move on to other activities. Music gets left behind as our focus deviates to whatever newly inspires us.
The next time your student gives you the indication they're getting bored, go to a concert. It doesn't need to be Queen. There are shows around us all the time. Find a new band; check out a local band at Rosati's, Wild Wing, or 37 Main. Head to the Fairgrounds for one of their festival shows. Tickets to the one on September 7 are only $15 in advance.
Is it time to update your guitar sounds? If you're not ready to invest in a new guitar or amplifier, an effective way to improve and update your sound is by adding effects pedals to your gear.
The most important, and the least exciting, is the TU-3 tuner from Boss. After that, you can add distortion, reverb, or any other effect to customize your sound. Stop by Music Authority to try out effects pedals today!
Bearfoot Ranch Service Day
Don't forget the Bearfoot Ranch Service Day - Sunday, September 8, 2-5pm! Sign up at the front desk and fill out the registration form.
Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit equestrian center dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and riding activities in a safe, effective, and compassionate environment.
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Fairy Tales and Scary Stories
Registration is open for the October Classical Department show, Fairy Tales and Scary Stories. This recital is for soloists on all solo instruments - voice, piano, violin, guitar, clarinet, and more.
For more information, or to register, stop by the front desk at Music Authority. Space is limited.