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Music Minute Monday: Staying Healthy During Seasonal Changes

Have you ever found that in those “weird” months between seasons, your allergies just seem to sneak up on you? Or, perhaps your voice and/or musical performance just isn’t what it should be?

The weather is changing, and SO ARE YOU! It’s the (sing it with me,) CIIIIIIIRCLE OF LIIIIIIIIIFE! (Don’t @ us, Disney.)

Your body is literally trying to keep up with the rise and fall of atmospheric pressures, the changes in winds, temperatures, and pollen floating around! So, what can you do to stay healthy?

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you out!

Songs You Should Hear… from UMC Contributor Jenna Rose!

Hey, everyone! Gerard here. I’m up in Bethlehem, PA (the cradle of UMC’s very existence) for Musikfest, the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival. I’m throwing it back with my northern work family and pitching in with this year’s festival, which means you’re going to see some guest contributions here over the next week and a half.

That includes next week’s UMC20, curated by our very own UMC Contributor Jenna Rose! But… before we get there, Jenna is popping in to give you all a little preview with this week’s Songs You Should Hear.

Get ready for a whole lot more where this came from next week. In the meantime, I’ll let Jenna take it from here with her picks!

Hear What You Should

NEW SHOW ALERT: CH3LS, Allan Fine & The Finites, and The Z-Man Experience at The 5 Spot Sept. 30

Let’s kick off your month the best way we know how: with yet another NashLive! show announcement!

We’ll return once again to The 5 Spot (1006 Forrest Ave., Nashville) for another night rooted in the grand tradition of rock and roll. This time, we’re bringing CH3LS, Allan Fine & The Finites, and The Z-Man Experience into the fold!

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Sunday Funday Xperience Returns to Flash Me Xperience Aug. 7

While you enjoy your Sunday Funday, we turn your attention to next Sunday, August 7.

That’s when the Sunday Funday Crew — that’s Lord Goldie, Foundation Mecca, and ViB — will once again bring their Sunday Funday Xperience to Flash Me Xperience, located at 1048 Jefferson St. in Nashville.

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ON SALE NOW: Music on the Move’s Aug. 31 LGBTQ+ Showcase at The East Room

A couple weeks back, we let you know that Music on the Move Studios had rescheduled their upcoming LGBTQ+ showcase — originally intended to take place on the eve of Nashville Pride Week — for Wednesday, August 31 at The East Room.

We’re back to tell you that the lineup is now complete!

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Meet the Lineup: NashLive! Takeover at The Listening Room

As announced just a few days ago, NashLive! will be taking over Nashville’s iconic The Listening Room Cafe on Monday, October 3 with a special writers round event, featuring songwriters from here in Nashville — and beyond.

We couldn’t wait any longer. Let’s introduce you to the four songwriters who will join us in front of The Listening Room’s brick wall backdrop!

Meet the Songwriters

Music Minute Monday: String Wrapping Dos and Don’ts

Every Monday, our partners at Music on the Move Studios take to their own blog for Music Minute Monday — a chance to share knowledge about proper technique, music business, and even instrument care.

Yesterday, Music on the Move co-founder Caitie Thompson (pictured above, right) — a multi-instrumentalist and instructor in her own right — took to the blog to share tips on how to tune your guitar — and to make sure it stays in tune.

Head over to get Caitie’s dos and don’ts!

Building Community Through Music: How to Do It and Why It’s Important

In any creative endeavor, it is those who build strong communities who are most likely to see their platforms grow over time. Certainly, anybody can pick up an instrument, learn to play, and become adept enough at engineering and/or performing to put their music out into the world in some form. However, without building a strong support system of collaborators, patrons, and professional contacts, it becomes much more difficult to have your work reach and impact larger audiences.

If you’re going to put all of that work in, you might as well share it with other people. To do that, you must think about how your music – and all it encompasses – will help connect you to your audience. You must work to build community.

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