Scientists speculate that music may be the most effective way to communicate with extraterrestrials, with guitar solos indicating when they can go to the restroom. Educate yourself in this vital medium with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for one 50-minute guitar or vocal workshop (a $39 value)
- $59 for four 50-minute guitar or vocal workshops (a $149 value)<p>
Chris Mariner, a 20-year fret veteran who can be heard in ensembles ranging from freeform jazz to experimental electronica, leads group guitar classes every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. He teaches students to play popular songs as well as blues and jazz standbys, and imparts the theory and confidence needed to write a tune, improvise, or kick through an amplifier.
Alternatively, globe hoppers Olivia Foschi and Fay Victor lead Everyone Can Sing! classes on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Despite possessing a rigorous formalism honed at the University of Music in Rome and the Academy of Music in Bologna, Foschi favors freer-flowing styles such as jazz, funk, dub, and folk. Garnering praise from Time Out New York, Victor improvises vocals in combination with traditional song forms, referring to the approach as “FreeSong.” Like the guitar courses, these classes are appropriate for beginners.