Community Music Making Events at The 2019 NAMM Show

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Get ready to be energized and play music at The 2019 NAMM Show!

Community Music Making (CMM) programming begins on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 with the All-industry Drum Circle and continues on Sunday, Jan. 27 with the Community Music Making Forum, and Guitar and Ukulele Circles.

View the CMM event schedule below.

Community Music Making Facilitators

All-industry Drum Circle

Facilitator: Arthur Hull, Remo, Inc.

“Drumming is not about filling up space with notes. It’s really about making space for other people’s creativity.” - Arthur Hull

Guitar Circle

Facilitator: Glen McCarthy, Guitar & Accessories Manufacturers Association (GAMA) 

“I [have] the pleasure of teaching guitar rookies to play everything from Brown Eyed Girl to Brain-stew. I love spreading the guitar gospel!” – Glen McCarthy

Ukulele Circle

Ukulenny, Kala Brand Music

“To bring a new group of people into our world to share a love of [the ukulele] is truly special.” – Ukulenny

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Friday, Jan. 255:45 pmBetween Hilton and ACC, Palm Terrace, Outside All-industry Drum CircleDrum up enthusiasm for the music industry at NAMM’s annual All-industry Drum Circle, a can’t-miss NAMM Show rhythm celebration! Blow off some steam and get ideas for setting up fun, group-based Community Music Making experiences. Percussion instruments provided. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Remo, Inc.
Sunday, Jan. 2711 amACC, Level 1, NAMM Member CenterCommunity Music Making Forum: Brunch and LearnThe Community Music Making Forum is the place to discover tips for hosting in-store music-making events and activities that will engage first-time and seasoned music-makers. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.
1 pmACC, Level 1, NAMM Member CenterUkulele CircleAdd the uke to your musical repertoire! Unleash your “island spirit” at the annual ukulele circle, where you'll learn the basics of the instrument known as the jumping flea. No experience required, and we provide the ukes! Facilitated by Ukulenny. Presented by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music.
3:30 pmACC, Level 1, NAMM Member CenterGuitar CircleStrum along in a group guitar lesson taught by the legendary Glen McCarthy, who will have you playing songs before you can say ‘EADGBE.’ Instruments supplied; no experience required. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with the Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) and Fender Play.
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