Dear Musician – So Thankful for You!
By Dendy Jarrett | (edited)
This year has flown by, and we find ourselves in the US embarking on another Thanksgiving holiday. What a whirlwind year it’s been! A lot of things have happened, especially here at Harmony Central.
As those of you who are regular readers know, I was asked to take on a new position this year as the Executive Director of the Gibson Foundation (now Gibson Gives). What I’ve seen in the last 6 months is how thankful people are to receive the gift of music. I recently had the pleasure of presenting guitars to Guitars For Vets, and it was an honor to place guitars in the hands of heroes.
We’ve said it here in our Dear Musician over and over again about how music is the universal language and how music binds us together, Uniting us events through which money is raised for healing. I believe we all could agree that musicians have a unique ability to cause a butterfly effect!
With Harmony Central, we’ve seen how music can bring together musicians to create a robust community through which they create, share and learn. And to most, making music is an affair of the heart.
Music, and the ability to make it, is something for which to be eternally grateful. We can be thankful also for the ability to hear music and experience it. If you thank music, it'll thank you back. So, hey music – thank you!
You, the musicians, are the reason why we do what we do. For Team HC, Make Better Music has become a labor of love. It’s our way of “giving back,” if you will, and hopefully inspiring you to keep on making better music.
And while we are so thankful for music, what we are most thankful for is you. Go...be awesome! -HC-
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 and music 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.
Edited by Dendy Jarrett