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, Sep 22, 2014, 6 pm - 7 pm

    Instructor: Nelson Riveros  show bio

    New York based guitarist Nelson Riveros recently released his debut recording titled Camino Al Barrio, a Contemporary Latin-Jazz CD with a diverse array of rhythms and fresh improvisations. Camino al Barrio peaked at #8 on the Jazz Week World Music Chart. He was nominated among his peers as ‘Next Best Generation Artist’ and ‘Best Latin Jazz Guitar’ for the 2010 Latin Jazz Corner Best of The Year Awards.

    Born of Colombian parents, Nelson grew up listening to his parent’s record collection, which was a staple that instilled him with a musical appreciation at an early age. Nelson began playing guitar in high school and became well versed in the styles of rock, jazz and latin. He studied with a very in demand guitar teacher named George Bien who turned him on to recordings by Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour a...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Monday

    Sessions: 15

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    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S272, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $470.00

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  • Group Guitar (Beginner)

    First Session: Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Instructor: Nelson Riveros  show bio

    New York based guitarist Nelson Riveros recently released his debut recording titled Camino Al Barrio, a Contemporary Latin-Jazz CD with a diverse array of rhythms and fresh improvisations. Camino al Barrio peaked at #8 on the Jazz Week World Music Chart. He was nominated among his peers as ‘Next Best Generation Artist’ and ‘Best Latin Jazz Guitar’ for the 2010 Latin Jazz Corner Best of The Year Awards.

    Born of Colombian parents, Nelson grew up listening to his parent’s record collection, which was a staple that instilled him with a musical appreciation at an early age. Nelson began playing guitar in high school and became well versed in the styles of rock, jazz and latin. He studied with a very in demand guitar teacher named George Bien who turned him on to recordings by Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour a...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Thursday

    Sessions: 14

    Class Calendar: View class calendar

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S250, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $440.00

    THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
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