Musicians, artists and connected businesses are coming up with new ideas to help out people with social distancing, isolation, or quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flood Magazine reports on one such initiative by the giant guitar maker Fender. The company is offering three months of “free online guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons to the first 100,000 people who sign up for Fender Play.“ Fender calls it “play through this together.” The company adds that “we’re all going to be spending more time inside—so we might as well make some noise.”
According to the Fender Play site, “world-class musicians will school you via phone, tablet, or computer.” The course(s) offer, bite-sized lessons with professional quality videos. The students can track their progress, play the songs they love, and as Fender says, “practice anywhere, any time or on any device.
Those with musical and artistic inclinations might as well try this out, because who knows when people will be able to move around freely again, and just watching and listening to your favorite music might not do the trick.
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