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Jonathan Fletcher Music July Newsletter!
Subject: Jonathan Fletcher Music July Newsletter!
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July 2009

Happy birthday, America! As of July 4th, we as a nation are 233 years old. Among the many strengths that has kept our country going is our First Amendment, allowing us the freedom of speech. This freedom is particularly important in popular music. Throughout our history, popular music has taken our social hopes and fears and amplified them across the airwaves for our entire nation to contemplate. From anti-war protest songs of the sixties and seventies to today’s sexually uninhibited rap tunes, music reflects the voice of the people, and the people can not be silenced. But not all nations share our ‘free speech’ philosophy. Below is a list of some of the songs banned in the United Kingdom by the BBC:

‘Charlie Brown’, by The Coasters, 1959
‘A Day in the Life’, by The Beatles, 1967
‘Eight Miles High’, by The Byrds., 1966
‘Hi Hi Hi’ by Wings, 1972
‘I Am The Walrus’, by The Beatles, 1967
‘In the Air Tonight’, by Phil Collins, 1981
‘Invisible Sun’, by The Police, 1981
‘It Would Be So Nice’, by Pink Floyd, 1968
‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’, by The Rolling Stones, 1967

 

Rock Camp

The Second Annual Jonathan Fletcher Music Rock&Roll Summer Camp begins this month. There are still a few spaces available, so come in and register now! This year’s showcase will be held at Townley’s Grill in Smyrna. Even if you weren’t part of the camp, we encourage you to come out and catch the show.

 

Recital DVD’s

This year’s recital DVD’s will soon be available for purchase! If you would like one, simply come by or call the store to place your order.

 

Don’t Give Up

These days it seems that every time I tell someone that I teach guitar lessons, they instantly begin telling me of their early music lesson experiences. “I used to take guitar lessons”, or “My parents made me take piano lessons”, or “I played flute in middle school”. Then they all say the same thing. “I wish I would have kept it up”. I see a brief distant look in their eyes as they consider how their lives might be if they had continued their pursuit of musical virtuosity. So don’t waste a single minute of your future wondering what might have been. Keep chasing your dreams. One thing is for sure: I’ve never heard anyone say “I’m glad I quit”.

 

 

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Jonathan Fletcher Music offers lessons for Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Voice, Violin, Flute, Viola, Saxophone, Mandolin, Trumpet, French Horn, Cello and more convenient to Smyrna, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, Antioch, and all of Rutherford and Davidson Counties!