September 2019 - "Colors"

Since 1979, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has helped students tell their stories through its innovative Words & Music program. More than 100,000 students have learned to write song lyrics while developing key skills in language arts. Words & Music also provides classroom teachers with new resources, tools, and techniques that get students excited about writing. David Schnaufer was one of the artists who participated in that program. In 1991, he was paired with Sharina Smith and Kelli Wiggins, 2 students from one of Nashville’s public middle schools who had written a set of lyrics for a song they titled “Colors”.

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August 2019 - "Dulcimer Daze"

In the fall of 1976, a junior high school art teacher named Gil Anderson happened to wander into a coffee house in Syracuse, NY, and heard someone playing a mountain dulcimer. He was instantly mesmerized by the haunting sound of the instrument, and set out to find one for himself to learn to play.

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July 2019 - "Anchors Aweigh"

Just in time for the July 4th holiday celebrations, this month’s free tab is an arrangement of the patriotic march “Anchors Aweigh”. It was written by Lieutenant Charles A. Zimmermann, a graduate of Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory of Music, who had been appointed as the U.S. Naval Academy’s bandmaster in 1887. He began the practice of writing a new march for each year’s graduating class, which he continued throughout his 26-year tenure in that post.

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