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Mass Appeal: Guitarists Invade Union Square 2012!

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Mass Appeal Guitars: Guitarists Unite and Perform in Union Square NYC on June 21st

In Association with Union Square Partnership and Make Music New York, hosted by Guitar World Magazine and NYC Guitar School and sponsored by Guitar World, NYC Guitar School, Lagunitas Brewery, Agile Partners (AmpKit,GuitarToolkit), La Bella Strings, Marshall Headphones & Guitar Center



STEP ONE: RSVP for the jam (it is FREE) by clicking the RSVP button or going to:


Click on "more" above, and then "files" to download the songs, including "Rolling In The Deep", "Smoke On The Water", "Hey Joe", "Wonderwall", "One Love", "What's Up" and "Horse With No Name". (If you are a beginner, don't worry! Start with "Horse With No Name" and "What's Up"!!! for a couple of easy songs.) Check out some video tutorials for extra help: Click here ( for the "Wonderwall" tutorial video. Click here ( for the "Hey Joe" tutorial video. Click here ( for the "Hey Joe" guitar riff tutorial video. Click here ( for the "One Love" tutorial video. Click here ( for the "A Horse with no Name" tutorial video. Click here ( for the "Smoke on the Water" guitar riff tutorial video. Click here ( for the "Rolling in the Deep" tutorial video. Click here ( for the "Rolling in the Deep" play along video. Click here ( for the "What's Up" tutorial video. Listen to the songs and practice, practice, practice! Sign up for one of the free practice sessions if you are able. STEP THREE: Tell ALL your friends to either come play guitar with you or come and join the fun.

STEP FOUR: SHOW UP at Union Square on Thursday, June 21st.

Bring your guitar! There will be space for a couple of hundred guitarists to sit on the steps for the performance, but feel free to bring a chair or stool if you want. Other optional bringalongs include a music stand and sunscreen! Come at 4pm for exhibits from Guitar World Magazine, Lagunitas Brewery, Agile Partners (AmpKit, GuitarToolkit), LaBella Guitar Strings, Marshall Headphones & Guitar Center PLUS extra practice sessions with NYC Guitar School and live music by The Spanish Channel. STEP FIVE: At 5:25 Brad Tolinski, editor of Guitar World, introduces the play along event and THE JAM IS ON!!!

One Love by Bob Marley(led by Brooklyn Guitar School Director Shane Chapman, Queens Guitar School Director Cariad Harmon, and NYC Guitar School Director Jenn Elliott) Wonderwall by Oasis ( led by local high school students from KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program and sung by students from Brooklyn Piano and Voice Horse With No Name by America (led by Jay Moran of VH1, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Save the Music Foundation) What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes (led by Laura B. Whitmore, journalist for Guitar World and producer of The Women's Music Summit) Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix (led by Jimmy Brown from Guitar World Magazine) Rolling in the Deep by Adele (led by voice instructors Clara Lafaro and Rebecca Rossi from Brooklyn Piano and Voice) ***Percussion for the jam provided byMark Feldmen of Bang The Drumdrum school.

STEP SIX: Good job!!! Now, hang out and enjoy music from Alex Skolnick with his group “Planetary Coalition”--but keep your guitar handy, because at the end of his set, Alex will lead us all in one final jam: Smoke On The Water!

Questions? Want to volunteer? E-mail SEE YOU ON THE 21st!





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