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Slowjam with Hilary Hawke

Sunday January 26th, 2017
3:30pm-6:00pm

Play all those tunes you learned in your classes at Jalopy from the Oldtime and Bluegrass world.

The oldtime slow jam will take place every second and fourth Sunday @ Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
This jam is not just for beginners but good for people doubling on another instrument. Welcome to banjos, fiddles, mandolins, guitars, singers, etc... Free to come and join in on the fun, but please buy a drink!
The jam will have four leaders on banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass who will be there from 3:30-6pm

Free!
Harmony-Singing Intensive with Val Mindel

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Harmony-Singing Intensive with Val Mindel
1pm-4:30pm
A quick roll through the basics and on to all the fun bits of singing American country harmony (and lead) – everything from adding crunchy notes to crossing harmonies and splitting leads. We'll work on blend, stacks, voice production and more in a variety of American “roots” styles. Great songs, lots of one-on-one (or two-on-two) singing. Each workshop features new material; come to one or all of them!

: $55.00
Slowjam with Hilary Hawke

Sunday February 26th, 2017
4:30pm-7:00pm

Play all those tunes you learned in your classes at Jalopy from the Oldtime and Bluegrass world.

The oldtime slow jam will take place every second and fourth Sunday @ Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
This jam is not just for beginners but good for people doubling on another instrument. Welcome to banjos, fiddles, mandolins, guitars, singers, etc... Free to come and join in on the fun, but please buy a drink!
The jam will have four leaders on banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass who will be there from 3:30-6pm

Free!
Instrumental Klezmer Workshop

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
6:30pm

In 2011 we added a Klezmer Workshop to the series, and it has been slowly and steadily gaining momentum. We hope that in our beautiful new setting it will continue to flourish. Often led by series director, Aaron Alexander, the focus is on learning classic klezmer repertoire – usually we’ll learn a couple tunes every week. We learn common dance forms and their proper rhythms, the common klezmer modes, melodic ornamentation, accompanying parts, and whatever people want to learn. We often will have the concert artist lead the workshop. In the past we’ve had Pete Sokolow, Frank London, Michael Winograd, Margot Leverett, Zevy Zions, Matt Darriau, and others guest lead the workshop.

Bring your own instrument and music stand. We learn both by ear and with written music. Music will usually, but not always, be available for C, Bb, and Eb instruments.

There is a discounted fee if you take the workshop and attend the concert – $35

: $25.00
Shape Note Singing Masterclass with Neha Jiwrajka Saturday

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Shape Note Singing Masterclass
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn the history of shape note singing and the basics of shape note singing to sing Northern Harmony music in three parts. We'll learn each of the shapes and their matching pitches, and put this knowledge together to sing parts of songs line by line, eventually putting them together to create three part harmony. We'll also discuss fundamentals of vocal technique, breath support and group singing as well. I will arm you with a range of warm-ups and exercises for breath, support, intonation and vocal development that will greatly aid your singing in the short and long term.
This is a 2-part workshop series, and we will be covering different but related material at each session. Coming to both sessions will be informative, but If you can only come to one of the sessions you will still have a full experience with the material. Some previous group singing is preferred, but not required. Class level: Beginner - intermediate.

: $30.00
Shape Note Singing Masterclass with Neha Jiwrajka Sunday

Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Shape Note Singing Masterclass
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn the history of shape note singing and the basics of shape note singing to sing Northern Harmony music in three parts. We'll learn each of the shapes and their matching pitches, and put this knowledge together to sing parts of songs line by line, eventually putting them together to create three part harmony. We'll also discuss fundamentals of vocal technique, breath support and group singing as well. I will arm you with a range of warm-ups and exercises for breath, support, intonation and vocal development that will greatly aid your singing in the short and long term.
This is a 2-part workshop series, and we will be covering different but related material at each session. Coming to both sessions will be informative, but If you can only come to one of the sessions you will still have a full experience with the material. Some previous group singing is preferred, but not required. Class level: Beginner - intermediate.

: $30.00
Instrumental Klezmer Workshop

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
6:30pm

In 2011 we added a Klezmer Workshop to the series, and it has been slowly and steadily gaining momentum. We hope that in our beautiful new setting it will continue to flourish. Often led by series director, Aaron Alexander, the focus is on learning classic klezmer repertoire – usually we’ll learn a couple tunes every week. We learn common dance forms and their proper rhythms, the common klezmer modes, melodic ornamentation, accompanying parts, and whatever people want to learn. We often will have the concert artist lead the workshop. In the past we’ve had Pete Sokolow, Frank London, Michael Winograd, Margot Leverett, Zevy Zions, Matt Darriau, and others guest lead the workshop.

Bring your own instrument and music stand. We learn both by ear and with written music. Music will usually, but not always, be available for C, Bb, and Eb instruments.

There is a discounted fee if you take the workshop and attend the concert – $35

: $25.00
Miles of Music's Brooklyn House Camp March 10th - 12th

Saturday, March 10th - Sunday March 12th
Miles of Music's Brooklyn House Camp

BROOKLYN HOUSE CAMP is a multi-class, weekend workshop presented by Miles of Music at Brooklyn's Jalopy Theatre & School of Music. We explore traditional folk music, modern songwriting, and how they work together. The weekend begins on Friday night with an instructor concert and square dance. Workshops take place from 10am-6pm on Saturday with a break for a gourmet buffet lunch, followed by a music-listening cocktail hour at Jalopy Tavern, a sitdown banquet style dinner and a camper concert. Classes on Sunday go from 10am till around 3pm, with a break in the middle for lunch and cookies for our farewell jam.
Musical workshops will include fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, singing and an introduction to Gnawa music as well as non-instrument-specific skills like songwriting, ensemble playing, ear training, visual arts, arranging and performance.
House Camp is a great place to meet other traditional musicians and songwriters in your local community. Two, three sometimes even four classes take place simultaneously in various Jalopy-related locations (theater, tavern, classrooms, etc.) Campers and volunteers help transform the space from classroom to communal banquet hall and back again throughout the weekend.

​For more info about scheduling and to register visit: http://www.milesofmusiccamp.com/brooklyn/
Instrumental Klezmer Workshop

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
6:30pm

In 2011 we added a Klezmer Workshop to the series, and it has been slowly and steadily gaining momentum. We hope that in our beautiful new setting it will continue to flourish. Often led by series director, Aaron Alexander, the focus is on learning classic klezmer repertoire – usually we’ll learn a couple tunes every week. We learn common dance forms and their proper rhythms, the common klezmer modes, melodic ornamentation, accompanying parts, and whatever people want to learn. We often will have the concert artist lead the workshop. In the past we’ve had Pete Sokolow, Frank London, Michael Winograd, Margot Leverett, Zevy Zions, Matt Darriau, and others guest lead the workshop.

Bring your own instrument and music stand. We learn both by ear and with written music. Music will usually, but not always, be available for C, Bb, and Eb instruments.

There is a discounted fee if you take the workshop and attend the concert – $35

: $25.00