Learn the basics of guitar in a relaxed group setting.
Topics covered are: how to tune, learning the names of the strings and learning open position chords.
This class teaches the chords and strumming patterns to tunes like "Let it Be," "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Imagine." The songs learned progress in degree of difficulty culminating in the ability to pick bass notes out of chords and develop more sophisticated accompaniment techniques.
No experience is necessary at the beginner level. Class size is limited. Provide your own guitar.
For class syllabus, click here.
Part of the 92nd Street Y Guitar Institute.
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Group Guitar (Beginner)
First Session: Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Ed MacEachen is a jazz guitarist who got his professional start in 1977 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio where he studied with Bill D'Arrango (sideman with Ben Webster and Dizzy Gillespie). Ed moved to New York in 1984 where he has worked in the bands of Jack McDuff, Chico Hamilton and Erestine Anderson among many others. He currently lives and performs in the New York City area and can be heard on Eliot Zigmund's Starlight on Jazz Today Records and Bill Mobley's Singularity on Space Time Records along with others. Ed teaches at both 92nd Street Y (since 1996) and in the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music program (since 1989).
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Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Room: S272, 2nd Fl, S Bldg
Price: from $500.00
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