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Songs from the Anthology of American Folk Music - An 8 Week Class with Isto

Songs from the Anthology of American Folk Music - An 8 Week Class with Isto
Wednesdays at 7 pm

May 24th, 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, July 5th, 12th, Make Up July 19th
In this class, students will learn songs from Harry Smith's famous Anthology of American Folk Music, the collection of blues, country and folk music recordings from the 1920s and 30s that was an integral part of the folk revival of the 50s and 60s, and has inspired generations of musicians. In this class, students can expect to learn a collection of songs that will enable them to start performing in their own Jalopy-style music groups.
Open to anybody who knows the basic chords on the guitar. If you are comfortable with the following chords, you'll be fine: G, C, D, A, E, F, Em, Am, Dm, E7, A7, D7, B7. We'll encounter some other material along the way, but those chords should be enough to start with. This class is a good fit for people who have completed Guitar I and II and want to continue learning a repertoire of American folk music.

: $249.00
The Songs of the Carter Family - An 8 Week Class with Isto

The Songs of the Carter Family - An 8 Week Class with Isto
Wednesdays 8-9pm
May 24th, 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, July 5th, 12th, Make Up July 19th

In this class, we will learn to play some classic songs from the Carter Family's repertoire. We will play them with basic chords, but will also go over Maybelle Carter's guitar technique, and learn some of her arrangements. We will look at approaches for playing the songs with more than one guitarist, and if we have enthusiastic singers in the class, we may go over some vocal harmonies. Students should leave class with everything they need to start their own Carter-influenced folk/country groups. Open to anybody who knows the basic chords on the guitar. If you know most of these chords and feel comfortable moving between them, you'll be fine: E, A, D, G, C, F, E7, A7, D7, G7, B7, Em, Am, Dm. Students should get capos if they don't have them already. These can be purchased at the Jalopy.

: $249.00
Guitar I - An 8 Week Class with Isto

Guitar I - An 8 Week Class with Isto
Thursdays at 7pm
May 25th, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 13th, Make up Day July 20th
Guitar I Class is for absolute beginners. You don't have to have any musical background to begin playing. The class will introduce all the basics of playing guitar - forming chord shapes, tuning, rhythm, and playing some basic songs. We'll give you all you need to get started.
Class size is limited to 8 people. Don't have an instrument? Rent a guitar from us!

: $249.00
Guitar II - An 8 Week Class with Isto

Guitar II - An 8 Week Class with Isto
Thursdays at 8pm
May 25th, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 13th, Make up Day July 20th
For people who know a handful of chords, but want to become more familiar with them by learning new songs and strumming patterns. Students are welcome to re-take Guitar II as many times as they want - When there are return students, each session will consist of at least 50% new material. Songs from a variety of different genres will be presented. The main chords covered will be E, A, D, G, C, Am, Em, Dm, E7, A7, D7, G7, B7 and F. If you know some of these chords already and a few songs, this is the class for you!
Class size is limited to 8 people. Don't have an instrument? Rent a guitar from us!

: $249.00
Bluegrass Jam Ensemble Class - An 8 Week Class with Rick Snell

Bluegrass Jam Ensemble Class - An 8 Week Class with Rick Snell
Mondays at 7 pm

June 5th, June 12th, June 19th, June 26th, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st Make up day: August 7th
Wanna brush up on your jamming skills? In this class, learn to be ready to join in the jam circles, take your place by the fire and feel comfortable playing with more experienced players. The class will work on basic harmony singing as well.
Rick Snell, guitarist for New York's Bluegrass Sensation The Five Deadly Venoms, leader of the Bluegrass Jam at Mona's NYC and multi-instrumentalist will teach a bluegrass jamming ensemble class at the Jalopy Theatre.This is a class for beginning and intermediate musicians who want to play with others, build their skills and learn techniques for keeping up in jams. Students will learn about kick-offs and endings and what to play behind verses, choruses and solos in songs. A professional mandolin and professional banjo player will join Rick for a class, rounding out the experience for all.

: $249.00