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THE BAND EXPERIENCE 
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Music Makers Premier Adult Band Ensemble Program will enhance your understanding of how a band works.  We’ll break down the songs in detail, stretch out, learn beginnings & endings, refine solos, rhythms, patterns & leads.  You’ll gain control over sound and technique, go over individual parts & combine them to create a better band sound.  Learn different ways to approach a song while gaining confidence as a player.  Play & learn from an advanced level instructor.  Each participant receives access to our student portal where you'll be able to access all class materials.  

Don't see the class you want?   Not sure which class is right for you?  Have a scheduling conflict?  
email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com or call 212-967-6124.
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The Mountain Dews Performing 10.27.17
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00
9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
The Black Crowes, Lynard Skynard, 38 Special, The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gov't Mule, The Georgia Satallites, Marshall Tucker Band, JJ Cale, ZZ TopPure Prairie League, Outlaws, Little Feat. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands talents. Musical Director: Sergio Ortega
The Mountain Dews Performing 10.27.17 <br>
The Be Sharps Performing 10.27.17
Sold Out
Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00
9/6, 9/13, (no class Wed 9/20 Rosh Hashanah)
Friday 9/22 (6:30 – 8:30)
Wed 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
It’s all about Jazz Standards…. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter and many other Jazz figures will be considered for the repertoire selection. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands talents. Musical Director: Baden Goyo
The Be Sharps Performing 10.27.17 <br>  Sold Out
Electric Avenue Performing 10.27.17
Sold Out
Thursday 7:00 – 9:00
9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
We’re rocking the 80s. Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Blondie, Talking Heads, Cars, Pretenders, Police, Clash, INXS & more. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands' talents. Musical Director: Kelley Kelley

Electric Avenue Performing 10.27.17 <br> Sold Out
Carnegie Hall & Oates Performing 10.27.17
Open for vocals, Guitar
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30
9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
This workshop will cover songs from great bands/artists such as: 4 Non Blondes, Jackson Browne, Hall & Oates, Seals & Croft, Fleetwood Mac, Dobie Gray, The Lumineers, Elton John and more! Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands talents. Musical Director: Baden Goyo
Carnegie Hall & Oates Performing 10.27.17 <br> Open for vocals, Guitar
Riff On It Performing 10.27.17
Sold Out
Monday 6:30 – 8:30 - 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9
6:30 - 9:30 10/16, 10/23
Performance: Friday, October 27, 2017 at The Bitter End
Stones, Zeppelin, Clapton, Doors, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Pretenders, Jeff Beck, Bonnie Raitt, etc. Each workshop band consists of 1 or 2 vocals, 2 guitars & keyboard or 3 guitars & no keyboard, bass, drums, harp, horn, other. Your Musical Director will select several songs for the first rehearsal. We encourage everyone to bring 2 song suggestions to the first session. Your Musical director will take your suggestions into consideration. The set list will be determined based on guidance from your Musical Director as to what songs will showcase the bands talents.
Instructor: Kelley Kelley
Riff On It Performing 10.27.17 <br>  Sold Out
Inside The Rock Band W. Baden Goyo (Wednesdays)
Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23
What does it take to be a great rock band? Join this summer workshop & explore techniques, phrasing, and rhythmic patterns to achieve proper feel in songs using your instrument or voice. For the vocalist, you will learn to use proper diaphragmic breathing when singing complex phrases, while exploring and expanding the current vocal range (to belt or not to belt) in a healthy way. Bassists, will learn how and when to use correct bass technique for a given song, i.e. when to slap, pick, or use fingerstyle, which finger to lead with when playing behind the beat, or a shuffle or swing feel. Guitarists will develop a loose wrist to improve rhythm chops, i.e. when to mute, chicken scratch, or to sweep chords, how to use guitar, amp, and effect combos for various styles, as well as how to select your pick-up switch and tone balance for a given style. Drummers, learn how to play behind the beat (fatback groove), how and when to use ghost notes and the right place to play them on the snare when playing rock & funkier styles. Keyboard players, let's explore how to groove in the classic rock styles. When to use or choose a Rhodes or Wurlitzer, and how to expand chord voicings. Come join us and have fun in this summer workshop. Bring your song suggestions!
Instructor: Baden Goyo
Inside The Rock Band W. Baden Goyo (Wednesdays)
Rock & Blues 101 (Thursdays)
Thursdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24
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This workshop covers a wide variety of rock & blues. Are you currently taking lessons? No experience or limited experience playing with others? This workshop is for you! Learn band dynamics! Learn the ins and outs of what's going on in each song. Determine what key the song is in, how to solo over the changes, find the right rhythm to play and sing along with the other instruments. For vocalists, this workshop will allow you to feel the songs & work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru each song. For guitarists, you will learn how to use technique and effects to compliment or lead the band's sound. For bassists, you will learn how to lay the rhythmic and harmonic foundation for the band. For drummers, you will also learn to lay the rhythmic foundation alongside the bassist, driving the band forward with percussion. For keyboardists, you will learn to enrich the band's sound with an assortment of synthesized sounds. Let's open that music door together. You'll have fun making music in a non-judgmental, welcoming environment.
Rock & Blues 101 (Thursdays)
Inside The Rock Band W. Kelley Kelley (Tuesdays)
Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
7/11, 7/18, (No Class 7/25), 8/1, 8/8
What does it take to be a great rock band? Join this summer workshop & explore techniques, phrasing, and rhythmic patterns to achieve proper feel in songs using your instrument or voice. For the vocalist, you will learn to use proper diaphragmic breathing when singing complex phrases, while exploring and expanding the current vocal range (to belt or not to belt) in a healthy way. Bassists, will learn how and when to use correct bass technique for a given song, i.e. when to slap, pick, or use fingerstyle, which finger to lead with when playing behind the beat, or a shuffle or swing feel. Guitarists will develop a loose wrist to improve rhythm chops, i.e. when to mute, chicken scratch, or to sweep chords, how to use guitar, amp, and effect combos for various styles, as well as how to select your pick-up switch and tone balance for a given style. Drummers, learn how to play behind the beat (fatback groove), how and when to use ghost notes and the right place to play them on the snare when playing rock & funkier styles. Keyboard players, let's explore how to groove in the classic rock styles. When to use or choose a Rhodes or Wurlitzer, and how to expand chord voicings. Come join us and have fun in this summer workshop. Bring your song suggestions!
Instructor: Kelley Kelley
Inside The Rock Band W. Kelley Kelley (Tuesdays)
Blues within Jazz W. Baden Goyo
Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2
This class will explore the differences between playing blues in a rock/folk context and playing it within a jazz framework. We will explore the characteristics that make the blues sound different in jazz music and will work on these elements one by one in order to incorporate those sounds into our playing. The focus will be on the harmonic changes and how it will provide the basic tools to improvise with a jazzy flavor. It's a great opportunity as a first approach to jazz music. All blues lovers are welcome to this workshop even if you don't have any experience with jazz before! Instructor: Baden Goyo
Blues within Jazz W. Baden Goyo
Rock & Blues 101 Tuesdays
Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1
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This workshop covers a wide variety of rock & blues. Are you currently taking lessons? No experience or limited experience playing with others? This workshop is for you! Learn band dynamics! Learn the ins and outs of what's going on in each song. Determine what key the song is in, how to solo over the changes, find the right rhythm to play and sing along with the other instruments. For vocalists, this workshop will allow you to feel the songs & work on getting the right vocal accompaniment without having to rush thru each song. For guitarists, you will learn how to use technique and effects to compliment or lead the band's sound. For bassists, you will learn how to lay the rhythmic and harmonic foundation for the band. For drummers, you will also learn to lay the rhythmic foundation alongside the bassist, driving the band forward with percussion. For keyboardists, you will learn to enrich the band's sound with an assortment of synthesized sounds. Let's open that music door together. You'll have fun making music in a non-judgmental, welcoming environment. Instructor: Baden Goyo
Rock & Blues 101 Tuesdays
I Love Jazz Standards! W. Baden Goyo
Thursdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Explore the jazz genre in a friendly and relaxed environment. Rhythmic feel in jazz music, traditional jazz chords/harmonies, how to play along with the band (or comping) in a swing situation and a brief introduction to the improvisation process. Play and learn some of the greatest all time Jazz standards. Tunes from: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Mile Davis, Thelonious Monk, and many other Jazz figures will be taken. We will focus on a short list of tunes, but exploring its critical elements deeply in order to fully understand the songs and be able to sound good both playing and improvising over them! Instructor: Baden Goyo
I Love Jazz Standards! W. Baden Goyo

TERMS & CONDITIONS

We ask all workshop participants to please make every effort to attend all rehearsals.  If you're unable to attend any rehearsals, you are required to notify Music Makers NY via email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com at least 48 hours in advance.  When registering, should you have a conflict with a rehearsal date, please make Music Makers aware of the conflict.  Not attending more than 2 rehearsals within an 8-week performance program can greatly affect the band as a whole.

Cancellation Policy: Once you submit the registration form & authorize payment to Music Makers NY your slot is guaranteed and reserved exclusively for you, therefore, all fees are non-refundable.  

Instrumentalists are guaranteed a slot for their particular instrument, not a vocal slot as well.

Performance Workshops:  We encourage everyone to take an active role in promoting their performance.  

Submitting the Registration Form & authorizing payment  to Music Makers NY means you agree to all of the above terms & conditions

Thank you.

CALL 212-967-6124  or EMAIL musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com with any questions about our Band Experience Workshops or any of the other programs we offer.