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Jonathan Fletcher Music Newsletter: Christmas is Near!
Subject: Jonathan Fletcher Music Newsletter: Christmas is Near!
Send date: 2008-12-19 19:10:31
Issue #: 7
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So, have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? No? Well, your not alone. Some online polls suggest that nearly 40% of consumers still have more to buy. But fret not, for we are here to help. From now until Christmas, you’ll find great deals on guitars, basses, amplifiers, effects pedals, and anything else the musician in your life needs. Don’t forget about the stocking stuffers! There are tons of accessories that will make Christmas morning special for any musician, yet not break Santa’s bank. Below are some of the best (and most overlooked) musical gifts for under $50!

Guitar Straps: There are tons of styles to choose from, ranging in price from $6.50.

Tuners: The best player sounds horrible when he plays out of tune.

Guitar Stands: Protect your investment. Keep your guitar off the floor.

Guitar Polish and Polish Cloth: The kind of thing a musician wants but never buys.

Music Books: You can’t go wrong with a couple of these.

Stick Bag and Drum Sticks: Drummers need love too.

Capos and Slides: Open a whole new world of guitar playing.


Little Known Facts:

The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.

Oliver Cromwell, in England banned Christmas Carols between 1649 and 1660. Cromwell thought that Christmas should be a very solemn day so he banned carols and parties. The only celebration was by a sermon and a prayer service.

The common abbreviation for Christmas to Xmas is derived from the Greek alphabet. X is letter Chi, which is the first letter of Christ's name in the Greek alphabet.

Silent Night was written in 1818, by an Austrian priest Joseph Mohr. He was told the day before Christmas that the church organ was broken and would not be prepared in time for Christmas Eve. He was saddened by this and could not think of Christmas without music, so he wanted to write a carol that could be sung by choir to guitar music. He sat down and wrote three stanzas. Later that night the people in the little Austrian Church sang "Stille Nacht" for the first time.

Billy Joel: I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Jonathan Fletcher Music!




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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!