The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree is an annual event in the small town of Smithville, Tennesee. The Jamboree was founded in 1972 to showcase music played by musically inclined hands rather than instruments. It features live acoustic performances from around 10 am to midnight.
For decades, musicians have come from all over the country to showcase their skills on stage with no amplification or electronic enhancements. There are two stages for sound, and there are also open microphones throughout the day for impromptu performance opportunities.
In years past, the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree has been held at different locations around Smithville. In 2007 the location was moved to the Town Square. In 2010, the town square was brought back and became a primary stage for music performance. In 2018, The event will be held at the old Mabel Wilkerson schoolhouse on South Main Street.
With thousands of people attending each year. The event is free and open to all ages of musicians, and musicians of every instrument type are welcome to play with or without accompaniment.
The event is organized by grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Smithville Municipal Authority. The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree is a cooperative effort to promote and preserve the arts in Smithville, TN.
The pace of our lives has vastly increased with the advent of technology. We have access to a plethora of information at the touch of a button, but ironically we have lost our ability to slow down and slow everything else around us. It can be hard to find time for yourself or even think about anything remotely relaxing in today’s society without feeling as though you’re taking too much time from those around you. When everyone is busy, why would anyone want to take the time out for music?
It’s a fact that music changes moods, and helps you forget about all our worries and stress for a little while before returning with renewed energy and enthusiasm for life once again.
Music holds the ability to change us. It can blot out what’s going on around us, and it can even change our mood from being down to being filled with joy. Music has been found to affect our emotions profoundly, and many therapists use it as a method of relaxation and meditation.
Music therapy has been used for a long time as a form of treatment for those suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, and other mental disorders. Music therapy helps individuals focus on their emotions and positively express themselves instead of feeling as if they are stuck inside their heads without any way out.
Music therapy has been used for years to help individuals forget about their troubles and find inner peace. It works by allowing the patient to focus on the music instead of their thoughts or worries, which is a more natural way of healing. By listening to music, an individual can get in touch with positive emotions. This form of therapy is also helpful for people with autism, dementia, or any other disease where communication is impaired. Music acts as a substitute for words in this case. A person can get lost in the beat of a song or be moved by the lyrics being sung without expressing themselves through words.
Another type of music therapy is binaural beat therapy. In this treatment, a person wears headphones that contain two tones of different frequencies. The tones are similar to someone’s heartbeat, and one is faster than the other. The theory is that when these tones are played together simultaneously, they will cause a shift in consciousness from being harmful to being positive.
Think of everything going on around you as a small record player and your music as a new album or song you’d like to spin. When you decide which song you want to hear, make sure it lifts your spirits.