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Exploring the world of jazz can be daunting. The music is often both complex and abstract, the venues are off the beaten path, and the press rarely covers it. In fact, New York is home to one of the most thriving jazz scenes in the world, and many of jazz's greatest historical happenings took place right here. This course will give students a...

$10
Th.   Sep 10th, 8:30pm
All levels
(216)

Music History 1 is the first in a series of four one-semester courses that survey the history of Western music, from the earliest notated music in the 9th century to the present. In this course, students will survey music ranging from medieval sacred chant and early polyphony to the music of the Renaissance. Students will be given listening, reading...

$1,007
M.W.   Aug 31st, 5pm
Intermediate
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There is an old joke among musicians (or at least guitarists): How does one persuade an electric guitarist to turn down the volume on his amplifier? Simple: Put written music in front of him! While many amateur musicians do very well with little or no knowledge of how to read music, a basic understanding of notation, rhythm, and harmony will contribute...

$507
M.   Aug 31st, 6pm
All levels

This course explores the ways that music is both shaped by and gives shape to the cultural settings in which it is performed. By looking at selected international communities in detail, students will better understand that music is, in most cases, connected to culture and cannot be understood without an awareness of cultural contexts. In addition,...

$507
M.   Aug 31st, 6pm
All levels

Young musicians explore a range of percussion instruments, sound-makers and drums all while learning how to read music and perform with a group in this ‘groovy’ class.

$285
Th.   Sep 10th, 4pm
Beginner
(18)

Unlock your music through the use of computers. Using GarageBand and Ableton Live 9, participants will explore the background of musical composition, sound synthesis, and mixing tracks. Apply these methods in a lab-like setting, results include a completed recording and deep appreciation of electronic sound.

$100
Th.   Sep 10th, 7pm
All levels
(18)
Thursday September 10 7pm - 8pm 6 Sessions $100
Thursday September 10 7pm - 8pm 12 Sessions $200
Thursday October 29 7pm - 8pm 6 Sessions $100
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This introductory guitar class explores the fundamentals of reading music, constructing chords, and playing scales. Participants will learn a combination of classical and contemporary styles building towards the ability to improvise and compose.

$285
Sa.   Sep 12th, 11am
Beginner
(18)

Students develop vocal, rhythmic, and performance skills while singing together the music they love. The class will also teach beginning techniques in breath control, tone, and sight-singing.

$285
Sa.   Sep 12th, 1pm
All levels
(18)

Time to sing out! Learn to sing in harmony to a repertoire that will include a mix of pop, rock, musical theatre and jazz. Learn techniques in breath control, tone, and sight-singing.

$285
Sa.   Sep 12th, 2pm
All levels
(18)

Music History 3 is a survey of music in the 19th century, beginning with early Romanticism and continuing through to the post-Wagnerian period. Students will be given listening, reading and brief writing assignments, and there will be a midterm and final exam. Note: Price includes $7 Registration Fee.

$1,007
T.Th.   Sep 1st, 6pm
Intermediate

An introduction to the chamber music of "the long 19th century" (ca. Haydn to Schoenberg), this course will focus string quartets, piano trios, and sonatas for piano and solo instrument. Emphasis given to the analysis of scores and the problems they pose for interpretation. Where possible, students will present on works they are currently studying...

$507
T.   Sep 1st, 7pm
Beginner

Calling musicians, vocalists, and sound makers of all genres to join us for our new monthly improvisation sessions! Expand your music community in New York City while sharing your passion and skill. Participants should bring their own instruments.

Free
M.   Sep 21st, 7pm
All levels
(18)
Monday September 21 7pm - 9pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 19 7pm - 9pm 1 Session Free
Monday November 23 7pm - 9pm 1 Session Free
Monday December 21 7pm - 9pm 1 Session Free
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Throughout its history, Music, Literature, Art and Politics intertwined to make Russia a treasure trove of incredible masterpieces we enjoy today. Russia’s rich musical history includes ritual folk song, sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church, the rise of classical music in the 19th century, and Soviet-era giants such as Stravinsky and Shostakovitch....

$507
W.   Sep 2nd, 6pm
All levels

his 5-week workshop covers basic theory from scratch with an introduction to chart writing concepts. Reading and writing music, notating rhythm, time signatures, major scales, transposing melodies, transcribing simple rhythms, intro to chords in a key. Basic chart/lead-sheet writing techniques such as notating the overall rhythmic feel of a song, repeat...

$240
T.   Sep 8th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(1)
Tuesday September 8 6:30pm - 8:30pm 5 Sessions $240
Sunday September 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm 5 Sessions $240
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Guitars are recognized the world over and used in all types of musical settings. This class will teacher guitar in relation to accompanying Irish music. Designed for students who have a very basic knowledge of standard guitar playing, this class will teach guitar in relation to accompanying Irish music.  Lessons will include:  strum techniques...

$170
M.   Sep 21st, 7pm
Beginner
(13)
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