$50 for Four 30-Minute Kids' Music Classes at Bach to Rock ($140 Value)

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Kids' Music Classes

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  • $50 for four 30-minute kids' music classes ($140 value)

Bach to Rock's instructors can teach you how to master the electric guitar's power. To learn what supplies it, read on:

Electric Guitars: Turning a Magnet into Music

It's a common high-school experiment: moving a magnet through a coil of copper wire to create a tiny electric current. But like anything else found in high schools, this principle proved ideal fodder for rebellion and exploration. Electric guitars create sound when metal strings vibrate within a magnetic field generated by the pickup. The current generated by the now-magnetized string is fed into an amplifier, which then broadcasts the pitch of the plucked string. These complex interactions make the electric guitar’s sound more expansive and unpredictable than other instruments, making it a key character in the story of early rock ‘n’ roll.

Players discovered one unique property of the instrument early on when they overloaded their speakers with volume, clipping the tops of the sound waves and creating harsher, fuzzier sounds. Later, players began intentionally applying effects devices, such as the wah-wah pedal, which modulates sounds into a register that resembles a trumpet or human voice. Other distinctive enhancements include the whammy bar (also called a “tremolo” or “vibrato arm”), which modulates pitch at the touch of a hand by tightening and loosening the strings to create the "dive-bomb" sound made famous by surf guitarists and such psychedelic innovators as Jimi Hendrix.

The first truly modern electric guitar arose in the early 1930s. George Beauchamp, a Los Angeles musician, was dissatisfied with early experiments with attaching amplifiers to acoustic guitars—they created feedback and their signals were weak. Working at home, Beauchamp created a primitive pickup by coiling his wire with such improvised tools as the motor of his family's washing machine. The resulting guitar had a tiny body taken up almost completely by the ad hoc pickup, earning it the nickname the Frying Pan.

In a Nutshell

Instructors help kids of all ages learn instruments from piano to electric guitar

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per family. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Expires 90 days after purchase. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon. All lessons expire 2 months from activation date. Lesson reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 7 or older. New customers only. Valid only at Wayne PA location. Extra fee for instructional materials. All lessons must be used by the same student. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Wayne (130.9 miles)

    226 Sugartown Rd

    Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

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