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Occupy Guitarmy is seeking 1000 musicians for May Day Music March

APR 23, 2012 – A group of New York area musician activists have formed "Occupy Guitarmy", and seek to gather 1000 guitarists, from beginner to shredder, in a massive May Day Music March on May 1, 2012 in Bryant Park. It is the brainchild of Occupy Wall Street Music Group, and they have put together the songs they want to play that day all on a website, chords and all, for everyone to practice and learn before the march. There will be 1000 guitarists all playing and singing "One Guitar", "We Shall Not Be Moved", "Worldwide Rebel Songs""El Pueblo Unido" and of course the classic "This Land is Your Land".

They have people there willing to help you learn guitar, and they also encourage others to form their Occupy Guitarmy in their hometown. Check out their website here.

Here is their Press Release:

"New York, NY (Occupy Wall Street)—Legions of guitarists, string players, singers, and DIY-shaker makers will converge on Bryant Park May 1, 2012 for Occupy Guitarmy, part of the Occupy Wall Street May Day actions for social and economic justice.

Occupy Guitarmy is a large gathering of New York-area guitarists and string players from complete beginner to master shredder, from bedroom artist to legend. All are equal in this guitarmy. We play and march to support Occupy, to raise our voices, to recognize each other was musicians, music workers, community. We ask all New York City-area guitarists and string players to join us on this day."

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Legendary Fender Guitars Files For Initial Public Offering

MAR 9, 2012 – Fender Musical Instruments Inc., makers of some of the top guitars in Rock and Roll history, have filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the filing they said, "We have a portfolio of some of the most recognized global music lifestyle brands and products. Our brands are used by many of the world’s best known musicians and groups, both current and historical. We believe that the use of our products by these professional musicians, whose popularity and actions often influence consumers, establishes the authenticity of our brands so consumers aspire to own our products and are inspired to create their own music using our products." Read the filing here.   (photo credit: Bearfaced/Flickr)

 

Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars to LA Schools

JAN 12, 2012 – Eddie Van Halen, through the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, has donated 75 of his own guitars to LA area schools, to help them with their mission of inspiring creativity and expression through playing music. Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation was founded in 1996, inspired the great movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus" starring Richard Dreyfuss. The film's composer, Michael Kamen, is the founder and they donate instruments to schools to help with their music programs. 

Read more here, and check out the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation here.

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