Jalopy Theatre and School of Music

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    Country Harmony

    Y’all interested in down-home country music, from the Appalachians in West Virginia to Southern Georgia where the peaches grow? Country Harmony covers your basic him-ho’s and yee-haw’s of old time, classic country music. This isn’t your Taylor Swift, Toby McGraw, “Red Solo Cup” country. Jalopy Theatre focuses on channeling your inner Johnny Cash and Patsy Montana. You will learn and gain confidence in harmonizing and singing with others, maintaining pitch, and maybe, if you’re lucky, perfecting that Southern drawl. Walk the line and get a taste of the country music of yesteryear.
    Country Harmony

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Discover all you need to know about singing old time, classic country music
    • Learn where to find a harmony part and practice singing with others
    • Gain confidence in your vocals and singing in front of people
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    Beginner Banjo - Clawhammer

    Hey there little lion man or little lion woman! Want to learn how to play the banjo? Yes, the banjo: that different sounding instrument you heard in your favorite alternative rock or bluegrass song, where you thought, “huh, wait WHAT is that sound? I freakin’ love that sound!!” Here’s your chance to learn it! Discover the banjo using the clawhammer, the legendary down-picking style used in Old-Time music. You’ll also get to practice written tablature and ear training, while receiving a basic foundation in this unique instrument. Do it my fellow banjo lover, go get your Neil Young on!
    Beginner Banjo - Clawhammer

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the basics of clawhammer style banjo, used in Old-Time music
    • Explore the techniques as you learn to play a tune
    • Become acquainted with written tablature and ear training
    • No experience necessary
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    Beginner Banjo - Fingerpicking

    Hey there little lion man or little lion woman! Want to learn how to play the banjo using the fingerpicking style? Yes -- the banjo: that different sounding instrument you heard in your favorite alternative rock or bluegrass song, where you thought, “huh, wait WHAT is that sound? I freakin’ love that sound!!” Here’s your chance to learn it using the fingerpicking style! With Jalopy Theatre, learn how to play fingerpicking patterns, banjo tuning, three chords, a simple yet beautiful melody, songs in the fingerpicking tradition, and the basics of playing along with others. Do it my fellow banjo lover, go get your Earl Scruggs on!
    Beginner Banjo - Fingerpicking

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the basics of banjo fingerpicking, patterns, tuning, and three chords
    • Play a melody on the banjo by ear and tab notation
    • Receive resources helpful for learning in real settings
    • No experience necessary
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    Beginner Mandolin

    Obtain all the necessary skills and techniques for playing the mandolin in this introductory class. As you begin your journey into one of the finest instruments to date, you’ll be introduced to forming chord shapes, playing melodies, tuning, and rhythm. Embrace the instrument that’s been made famous for being used in many romantic Italian concertos. Because of its beautiful sound, the mandolin can always be found in country music, folk music, and bluegrass. Begin your musical journey now and discover a hidden talent you never knew you had.
    Beginner Mandolin

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the basic fundamentals of playing the mandolin
    • Gain knowledge in forming chord shapes, playing melodies, tuning, and rhythm
    • Explore playing multiple songs in different styles
    • No experience necessary
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    Beginner Traditional Singing

    When you’re around the right people it doesn’t matter if you’re a good or bad singer, because they’ll always listen, give you tips, offer feedback, and smile when they see you smiling -- that’s exactly what this class offers. Learn how to sing songs from a range of genres, while exploring the nuances of each, and gaining insights into fundamental techniques like style, tone, timing, pitch, ornamentation, and harmony. On top of it all, this class contains online features, like lyrics, recordings, and other helpful materials. Tell your story through the songs you’ll sing.
    Beginner Traditional Singing

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Learn basic techniques to singing in a music session, jam, or gathering
    • Gain insight on style, tone, timing, pitch, ornamentation and harmony
    • Receive online resources including lyrics, recordings, and other materials
    • No experience necessary
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    Beginner Guitar

    Strum like Bob Dylan, sing it like Hank Williams, and keep the good times rocking and rolling by learning the guitar! In this beginners class, discover the basic fundamentals of playing the instrument prevalent in most genres of music. You will be trained on forming chord shapes, reading music, tuning, and learning rhythms. Practice songs like “Wanted Man” by Bob Dylan, and do something interesting for a change. Be cool, be yourself... learn the guitar!
    Beginner Guitar

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the basic fundamentals of playing the guitar
    • Gain insight on forming chord shapes, reading music, tuning, and rhythm
    • Practice songs like “Wanted Man” by Bob Dylan
    • No experience necessary
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    Beginner Ukulele

    Whenever you hear a ukulele being strummed, doesn’t it make you just want to jump up and blurt out “Yodel-Ay-Hee-Hoo!” Alright, maybe not all the time, but it definitely makes you want to learn it. With Jalopy Theatre, you will get the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of playing the ukulele, and gain insight into forming chord shapes, playing melodies, tuning, and rhythm. This introductory class is great for beginners, with absolutely no musical background required. Embrace the ukulele, and play that distinct sound the world can’t help but adore.
    Beginner Ukulele

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamentals of playing the ukulele
    • Gain knowledge on forming chord shapes, playing melodies, tuning, and rhythm
    • Explore playing multiple songs in different styles
    • No experience necessary
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    Vocal Harmony Basics

    When people think of America, images of excess, stupidity, and maybe a Kardashian come to mind. But rooted in this country’s deep history resides traditional, old-time harmony singing. This class dives into the joys of American singing, including harmonies of bluegrass, old time, early country and gospel. You will learn the fundamentals of singing close harmony with others and develop an understanding of chords and intervals. You’ll even gain the knowledge to find harmony parts by yourself. This isn’t Taylor Swift country music. It’s old-fashioned America at its finest.
    Vocal Harmony Basics

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamentals of close harmony singing with others
    • Develop an understanding of chords and intervals
    • Experience the excitement of singing with others
    • All experience levels are welcome
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    Beginner Fiddle

    Here’s an interesting fact: playing a fiddle is even more fun than saying the word “fiddle.” Fiddling, however, is the act of playing a fiddle instrument, a member of the viol family. During this basic introduction, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques of playing the fiddle, including how to play major scales and basic “fiddle” rhythms. This class is perfect for beginners because it’s taught completely by ear! Express your creativity, learn the basics, and who knows, maybe play a love song for the world.
    Beginner Fiddle

    315 Columbia St, Brooklyn

    • Explore the fundamental techniques of playing the fiddle
    • Learn to play major scales and how to play a basic “fiddle” rhythm
    • Discover how to play classic fiddle tunes completely by ear
    • No experience necessary
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