As you know, I am all about thinking of ways that we can change the world and make it a better place for us and future generations. Clean energy, renewable resources, and less destructive behaviors are only part of what can be done to change the world we live in. We not only need to sustain our earth, we also need to help each other in the process. Music is one of the best ways to touch someone else’s life and one of the best ways to change the heart of the world.
I often think about John Lennon’s Imagine. Look at all the people who were touched by that song. Music can soften people’s hearts and bring peace to many people in need. That is why I am so passionate about it and organizations that promote such great ideals.
The Give the Gift of Music campaign is sponsoring music stores that give free guitar lessons out to students in need. Could there be a better way to effect change in the world? I 100 percent support this cause. This will help inner city kids stay out of the streets and do something positive with their lives. Music is one way that everyone and anyone can be positive and create value. Just think about all of the popular musicians who have come out of poverty because of music. It’s amazing.
All kinds of celebrity musicians and guitarists are recording video training for students and young people to participate in and learn from. This is a great source for some of the best online guitar lessons that you could ask for. You will not only be getting training from some of the most talented musicians in the world like Ed Shehan, Michael Buble, and Taylor Swift, you will also be supporting a great cause.
Interactive guitar training isn’t always the easiest thing to follow, but these online lessons are made for beginners. Please go check them out.
This campaign is also supports music history education. Each training session will not only cover actually learning how to read music and how to play an instrument, it will also cover all kinds of music history topics from popular music culture to musical instrument history.
For example, the most widely used guitar in the world is the Fender electric guitar. Everyone can recognize its shape and most people can even recognize its sound. One class teaches the history of Fender as a company and shows students how to identify Telecaster serial Numbers by looking them up on a database.
Students will then be able to date the guitar and know a little about rock n’ roll history. This is such a cool campaign and project. I hope everyone gets involved in it in one-way or another. We can all change the world through music.
In the words of John Lennon, “you might say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one… and the world will be as one.”