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Musicians Day - Charlie Christian

Today is Musicians Day! Today’s Musicians Day was inspired by Jazz guitarist Charlie Christian! Christian is from a neighborhood in Oklahoma City called Deep Deuce and he changed the way the guitar was played. He brought it to the forefront as a solo instrument, amplified its sound, and changed what it could do with his single-string solo technique. He’s the father of bebop, and he used to play right here in Oklahoma! To learn more about Charlie Christian, check out his Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography!

You can also check out these musicians who are in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame: Reba McEntire and Vince Gill.

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Movie Time! Soul is a fun movie that talks about the passions of life and music! You can rent this movie on Disney Plus now!

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Story Time! Bello the Cello is a book about finding your voice and what makes you unique! Listen to this story time being read aloud on YouTube!

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Arts and Crafts! There are so many different unique instruments out there! From guitar to flute, and trombone to drums there are so many different ways to make music. Well, we couldn’t pick just one instrument so we picked four for you to choose from! Follow this video to see all four fun DIY instruments!

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Make and Eat it! Did you know that you’re not supposed to eat before playing your instrument? Well don’t worry! The instruments we’re making today are meant to be eaten! Why not try some drumstick snacks? They’re useful and delicious! All you need is a pretzel and marshmallows! Simply stick the marshmallow at the end and you’ve got a drumstick! Or if you are more into vocal music try this microphone cupcake recipe!

Vocal Practice! Don’t forget to warm up your voices before you use your microphone cupcakes! Follow this short video to warm up your voice.

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home learning about Oklahoma musicians! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Musicians Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

We'd love to see the art you make! Share with us by emailing your name and a picture of your project to pics@oklahomahof.com. We can't wait to see your awesome crafts!

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