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    Intro to Musical Improv

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    Do you love to sing, act and make things up? Even if you don't, this is the perfect class to put a little music in your life. You'll learn the ins and outs of thinking on your feet and turning those thoughts into a spontaneous musical. The Magnet Theater will teach you the mechanics of a song, the structures used in creating a larger musical piece, and how to start singing confidently within your own voice. Don't you feel the urge to suddenly break out in song?
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    Intro to Musical Improv

    22 W 32nd St, New York

    • Participate in exercises that teach you how to think quickly on your feet and in verse
    • Understand the mechanics of a song
    • Learn how to sing confidently within your own voice
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    Beginners Button Accordion

    Is playing just one keyboard not complicated enough for you? In this fun and exciting class, you will learn in detail how to perform virtually every operation on the Irish B/C button accordion! Under the guidance of an expert, practice using the bellows control, or the accordions bass equivalent, and creating ornamentations, such as grace notes, triplets, and rolls. Develop crucial aural, rhythm and sight-reading skills through a diverse range of Irish tunes such as reels, jigs, polkas, slides, and hornpipes. Leave with a comprehensive knowledge of regional style approaches to phrasing and rhythm, and the ability to perform potentially the most interesting party spectacle of all time!
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    Beginners Button Accordion

    150 W 46th St, New York

    • Experience playing an utterly unique instrument during this fun and immersive lesson
    • Learn how to perform virtually every operation on the Irish B/C button accordion
    • Practice using the bellows control and creating ornamentations like grace notes, triplets, and rolls
    • Develop crucial aural, rhythm and sight-reading skills through a diverse range of Irish tunes
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    Booze Violin Lesson

    Need to loosen up a little before you get into your musical flow? This class will teach you the important basics of playing violin, all with the added treat of wine and beer to aid your learning. You will be taught sight reading, a repertoire of classical pieces, fiddle tunes, and chamber music duets. In addition to what you'll learn to play, you'll expand your knowledge of notable violinists and genres. With complimentary drinks, this is sure to be an energetic and social violin lesson!
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    Booze Violin Lesson

    126 St Felix St, Brooklyn

    • Learn beginner violin techniques while relaxing with complimentary wine and beer
    • Train yourself to know a variety of styles and genres of violin playing
    • Relax in a social atmosphere while bringing out the best of your music skills
    • Have fun learning something new while enjoying a refreshing drink
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    Spanish Flamenco Guitar Course

    Finally, a chance to fulfill your lifelong ambition of being a Spanish troubadour! With this introductory guitar series you'll learn to play classical Spanish and Flamenco guitar over the course of eight weekly classes. You'll learn the five fundamental right hand techniques of this style, which are rasgueo, picado, arpeggio, pulgar, and golpe, while mastering Flamenco styles such as Rumba, Malaguena, Solea, and Tangos. With added practice at home, by the end of this series you'll be able to play solo pieces on your own. Or, if you've already got some experience behind you, you can opt for a more advanced level Flamenco class, with five different levels available. Now you just need to nail your vocals. Tra la la!
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    Spanish Flamenco Guitar Course

    1239 Broadway, New York

    • Learn the fundamentals of Flamenco guitar by playing the iconic songs of this Spanish tradition
    • Improve and reinforce skills over time with weekly sessions held over the course of eight weeks
    • Master playing chords and hand techniques popular to the Flamenco and classical Spanish guitar
    • Enjoy learning to express yourself musically and creatively with a captivating guitar style
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    Family Harlem Jazz Tour with Soul Food

    Enjoy an authentic jazz walking tour of Harlem with an hour of great music, historic sightseeing and an included Southern soul food meal! You’ll walk with your expert guide and learn the history of Harlem’s jazz scene, hear about Harlem’s stories and past and current scene. Seamlessly weave in an included Southern soul food meal where you choose the food you would like to sample; and an early set of live jazz at one of our 3 favorite hidden jazz haunts.
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    Family Harlem Jazz Tour with Soul Food

    300 West 116th St, New York

    • Travel through Harlem's historic jazz neighborhoods
    • Learn about Harlem's role in the development of jazz styles
    • Dine on true Southern home cooking
    • Visit current Jazz venues to hear great jam sessions by the locals
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    4 Week Guitar Course

    Got an upcoming gig as a lead guitarist, but maybe exaggerated on your musical talents? Been there, done that. This 4-week course will get you up and playing fast, teaching you the fundamentals you need to know to launch your career. You'll learn proper posture, strumming, picking, and chords, as well as music theory, tab reading, and even proper maintenance. With added practice at home to supplement your lessons, by the end of this series you'll be able to play basic songs. World tour, here you come.
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    4 Week Guitar Course

    1239 Broadway, New York

    • Learn the fundamental skills of guitar playing through practicing songs by popular artists
    • Improve and reinforce skills over time with weekly sessions held over the course of four weeks
    • Grasp open chords, learn finger techniques and strumming patterns, and develop good habits
    • Enjoy learning to express yourself musically on one of the world's most popular instruments
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    Blues Guitar Course

    Da nah-nah nah-nah. You don't know how to play guitar. Da nah-nah nah-nah. But soon you will. This guitar class will teach you everything you need to know to play the blues. You'll learn over the course of eight weekly sessions, and together with at-home practice, you'll be able play open chords, pentatonic scales, and a variety of different rhythms and licks popular with this style. You'll be getting tons of personal attention thanks to a small class size as you develop your understanding of musicality and develop the hand coordination and strength to execute stirring riffs. You couldn't pick a better way to learn guitar!
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    Blues Guitar Course

    1239 Broadway, New York

    • Learn the fundamental skills of blues guitar playing through practicing songs by popular artists
    • Improve and reinforce skills over time with weekly sessions held over the course of eight weeks
    • Master playing open chords, as well as a variety of picking and strumming patterns
    • Enjoy learning to express yourself musically on one of the world's most popular instruments
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    Rock Guitar Course

    This class has strings attached. Six, in fact. You'll be learning to play a traditional six-string acoustic guitar by playing thesongs of some of the most iconic and popular artists in rock music, from the Beatles to Coldplay. This instruction takes place over the course of 8 weekly sessions, backed by practice on your own time, so that by the end of it you should be able to strum chords, pick melodies, and be comfortable playing full songs. Several different instructional levels are available, so that those with a little bit of background don't need to start from the basics. Don't fret the small stuff - learn to play rock n' roll!
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    Rock Guitar Course

    1239 Broadway, New York

    • Learn the fundamental skills of guitar playing through practicing songs by popular rock artists
    • Improve and reinforce skills over time with weekly sessions held over the course of eight weeks
    • Master playing open chords, as well as a variety of picking and strumming patterns
    • Enjoy learning to express yourself musically on one of the world's most popular instruments
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    Intro Harmonica

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    The harmonica: one of the few instruments you can comfortably fit into your pocket. Come drop-in on a group lesson and get a grasp on basic harmonica technique. Explore chords accompaniment, playing single-note melodies, bending, vibrato, and how to play along with a band. Advance at your own pace and learn all of your favorite styles of music. Feel the intrinsic satisfaction of discovering a new form of expression, and enjoy the process of learning something through the guidance of an experienced instructor. Who knows what musical endeavors it may lead to!
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    Intro Harmonica

    244 W 54th St, New York

    • Partake in an introductory group lesson and learn the harmonica
    • Gain a solid grasp of basic harmonica technique such as note bending and positioning
    • Explore the musical variety of this revered, handheld instrument
    • Express yourself through a medium you never knew you could
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    Spanish / Classical / Flamenco Guitar Course

    You might be looking for a fun hobby to keep you sane, or maybe you're just super obsessed with Spanish folk music. Whichever it is, New York Guitar Academy has a great time in store for you! Whether you're looking to start playing the guitar or you want to improve on your acoustic skills, you'll surely get a kick out of this Spanish/Classical/Flamenco guitar class! In this guitar class, you'll learn how to play five right hand techniques including Rasgueo, Picado, and Arpeggio! You'll also discover Spanish Classical guitar tunes as well as Flamenco styles like Rumba and Tangos. At the end of 8 weeks, your qualified instructors will make sure you know how to play full solo pieces without any assistance- so get ready, you're about to take a musical trip to Southern Spain!
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    Spanish / Classical / Flamenco Guitar Course

    1239 Broadway, New York

    • Learn the basics of Classical and Flamenco guitar
    • Discover how to play 5 right hand techniques, including Rasgueo and Picado
    • Gain the ability to play full solo pieces by the end of 8 weeks
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