Our next 6 week FREE session of ukulele classes for the younger crowd, ages 5 to 8, starts the week of April 12, 2021. To register please go to our Teacherzone registration link at https://app.teacherzone.com/Registration/RegistrationPlan?PlanID=9335 Classes are FREE and sponsored by our generous foundation supporters. Classes are individual 20 to 30 minute sessions conducted on ZOOM. Materials are provided through Teacherzone learning platform. If your child needs a loaner ukulele for the session, please let us know and we will help provide one. Once registered, we will contact you with times available for scheduled weekly class. We hope you’ll get your child started on a musical path! Many of our long-term students started small on ukulele, then moved into baritone ukulele and guitar as they got older. Children involved will learn to make basic chords, strum and read simple chord charts during the 6 weeks.
Strings Attached project’s soundtrack experience continues to grow! Over the years our student studio recordings have been used as background tracks in a variety of film and video projects. This year we make a cameo in Joe Gordon-Levitt’s first season of HitRecord’s “Create Together: We Are 2020 – Class of 2020.” Create Together draws on our Cabin Jam music in a segment on collaborative music making during the pandemic. Even better news – the first season of HitRecord won an Emmy! We received our Emmy recognition in the mail as contributors.
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
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
~~ The Strings Attached project
We’re not shut down during the Covid19 emergency
During the Covid19 lockdown and social distancing, we are operating safely through our virtual one-room schoolhouse.
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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 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:
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
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
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:
Strings Attached project · Great Gratitude
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)”
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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