Welcome

Join us for a virtual Christmas concert featuring some of our 2020 Strings Attached students starting on Winter Make Music Day – Monday, December 21st.  

For over a decade Strings Attached project has welcomed the community with our annual “Christmas Guitars” concert recital of students performing holiday songs. Due to the 2020 pandemic we had to suspend live performances. But we continued with our weekly music lessons and invite you to join us for our video presentations of students sharing song. Get cozy around the Christmas tree with some hot chocolate, eggnog, Christmas cookies and a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the entire playlist!

The full playlist can be found starting December 21st at Winter Make Music Day with Strings Attached 2020

Winter Make Music Day

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

~~ The Strings Attached project 

We’re not shut down during the Covid19 emergency

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During the Covid19 lockdown and social distancing, we are operating safely through our virtual one-room schoolhouse.old school

 

Contact us at stringsattached75@gmail.com. NOTE: WE HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLES RECEIVING EMAILS THROUGH OUR HOTMAIL ACCOUNT.  PLEASE TRY REACHING US AT stringsattached75@gmail.com   You can register for classes at  https://app.teacherzone.com/Registration/RegistrationPlan?PlanID=9335

 

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During the Covid-19 lockdown we gave away a significant portion of our student loaner instrument collection to kids staying-a-home so they could continue to practice and play music with NO STRINGS ATTACHED.  To proceed safely, we are not asking loaner instruments and cases to be returned to help minimize risk of spreading the virus. We are grateful to a generous contribution by Reverb Gives and Reverb.com that will enable us to replace our loaner instrument collection for future use by new entering students. Thanks Reverb Gives!

Did you participate in “Play Music on the Porch Day?”  play-music-porch-2020

“Play Music on the Porch Day” spotlights musicians, young and old, professional and not professional in their natural settings, usually their front porches – just the way our grandparents and great grandparents would share music with friends, family and passers-by. As most of us are sticking close to home and family currently, it’s a great time to share some music from the porch.  Watch our student, Zander Mae share her wonderful voice on,”Play Music from the Porch Day!”

 

Join us on FACEBOOK -STRINGS ATTACHED PROJECT for this year’s Make Music Day (2020) on June 21st.  We’ll be sharing students performances via video and through audio recordings. We’ll also participate in a Music Track Meet, where students (and teacher) will each take relay race turns creating songs online with Soundtrap Education.  Through the gift of remote multi-track recording (thanks les Paul!) we’ll compose quicky socially distant tunes on Make Music Day using our instruments and loops, then post the results on Facebook to share with anyone that wants to listen.  Watch and Listen to some of our Make Music Day student performances and recordings:

Listen to student Jadon’s composition, “Ender Drive” created during our songwriting relay using Soundtrap for Education:

Stories of the Pandemic

History Museum Collects Photos, Other Items To Document Life During Coronavirus Pandemic

Our social distancing recording, “Great Gratitude” has become part of the archived collection of the Missouri Historical Society’s,  “Stories of the Pandemic” along with writings, journals, photos and recordings collected during the pandemic.  The collection is the subject of a StL Public Radio story.  Listen here: History Museum Collects Photos, Other Items To Document Life During Coronavirus Pandemic by Chad Davis

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If you have cabin fever, we’ve created an experiment in social distancing songwriting and collaboration on HitRecord.org! The tentative title is, “The Great Gratitude. Simply go to this link: Cabin Jam

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Download “Cabin Jam”  remix from the contributions, upload it to your home recording setup and create your contribution!  Could be more vocals, a choir, more instruments, fiddle, doboro, spoons, percussion, hand claps, anything Americana!  Upload it back to the Cabin Jam page and we’ll build on it.

This is what we’ve built so far with people we’ve never met, recording remotely during the Covid19 isolation:

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Strings Attached is at it again ….  Producing music that is!

We’re back at Native Sound in January, 2020 starting a new collection of American song recordings featuring project students and combining some of St. Louis’ best roots musicians.  In previous recordings we focused on a variety of music genres including cowboy, ragtime, blues, jazz, rockabilly.  This time,  we’re having fun with traditional folk tunes again like, “Crawdad,” “Blackberry Blossom, “Old Joe Clark” – some gospel, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” “I’ll Fly Away” and the Bing Crosby classic, “I’m An Old Cowhand (from the Rio Grande)”

Look for the new collection to come out sometime in the spring of ’20.  We’ll add it to some of our other work for your streaming pleasure at Reverb Nation   and at Sound Cloud

 

The Strings Attached project connects youth, ages 5 to 17, with music education using American roots music. We learn to play instruments such as guitar, ukulele, dobro, banjitar and mandolin.  If you would like to learn more about the project, please click on the file symbol above and to the left.

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You can also email us with any questions at stringsattachedproject@hotmail.com.

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