NDSMR will be closed Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving observance. Enjoy!
Celebrate Classical Music by finding some classical music to listen to alone or with friends and family. If there is a concert to go to, take a few friends or family along.
All during the month, take time to honor everything piano. Pay tribute to pianists everywhere, piano makers and those who simply enjoy piano music.
Help students prepare for their arts & music endeavors! Check your supply list, tour your new school, learn your schedule. Volunteer to show a new student around your stomping grounds. How do you get ready for back to school? Share on social media using #NationalBackToSchoolMonth.
Put online shopping on the back burner during July. Experience a cool & refreshing visit to local & area retailers!
DJs, masters at their craft with technical skill, keep the nightclubs dancing, fitness studios sweating and music festivals feeling the rhythm. Whether broadcasting to listeners on the radio, engaging TV audiences, or setting a mood for a special occasion the DJ is an essential part of our culture.
Pick up your sticks or use your hands & fingers to create a percussive beat!
Listen to and enjoy a genre that is American music and culture!
On April 1, 2018 Reverb.com sent an email to members & subscribers announcing a ‘Bold New Vision’ to left-handed players… April Fools!
Now let me state as a dedicated lefty; Good one Reverb.com! Fooled me! I thought for a moment an influential entity finally saw value & benefit in a niche market.
Though very funny & I can take a joke, there’s definitely a feeling of disservice & insult to lefties like me. Walk in our shoes for all the times & years entering a music store & all one can do is look at the guitars on display or find weak, limited, & questionable-quality inventory of such instruments. Then add insult to injury when checking the price tag as manufacturers & retailers impose significant price markups on left-handed instruments.
Of course there a many solutions to such dilemmas like building your own & buying online, but wouldn’t it be wondrous to walk into a local music store & be able to try several, quality left-handed instruments -the hope of every dedicated lefty.
Kudos to Reverb.com on a well thought out & executed April Fools prank. I’m sure all recipients had a good laugh. Being lefty one has to have a good sense of humor to survive in a right-handed world. Disappointingly Reverb.com is laughing at lefties, as portrayed in the video, instead of laughing with them.
To Reverb.com, take a trip some time to Southpaw Guitars in Texas & reflect on if that was the norm. As the three Reverb.com reps said in the video “… and right is wrong”… & smug.
Thank you for entertaining this mild-mannered rant. Time for me to return to the margins. -Neil @ NDSMR