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Dear Musician: Holiday Hope

It's something music can provide


by Dendy Jarrett




Hope, by definition, is  “a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain thing to happen.”


In last year’s holiday Dear Musician, we explored giving the gift of music and encouraged you to do so. We have the same hope this year. Harmony Central’s purpose is to inspire people to make better music and, equally important, to instill hope through the joy of music.


Lots of great things have been said about music. May some of these quotes inspire you –


“Music can change the world because it can change people” — Bono


“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen


“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” — Maya Angelou


“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we’re all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” — Billy Joel


“Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer … it has the power to unite us.” — Lady Gaga


“Music doesn’t lie. If there’s something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” — Jimi Hendrix


“Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue. There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.” — Ed Sheeran


“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” — Ray Charles


“Music washes away the dust of everyday life.” — Art Blakey


“The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.” — Bruce Springsteen


“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.” — Stevie Wonder


“Music is for every single person that walks the planet.” — Robert Plant



Music is for every single person that walks the planet—I don’t think it could have been said any better.


Many quotes throughout history reference keeping hope alive. In this season of family, relaxation, and religious significance for many, we hope you will keep hope alive through music. Happy Holidays!





Dendy Jarrett is the Publisher and Executive Director of Harmony Central. He has been heavily involved at the executive level in many aspects of the drum and percussion industry for over 25 years and has been a professional player since he was 16. His articles and product reviews have been featured in InTune Monthly, Gig Magazine, DRUM! and Modern Drummer Magazines.


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