Get Started Now. Come on out and support your fellow students!? Our Rock Band students have been working hard in the rehearsal studio, and now it’s time for them to ROCK!!!? We have so many bands this session that we’ve split the Rocktacular into two separate evenings of awesomeness. Winter Rocktacular: 2013 Rock Band Show Saturdays March 9 & 16 Fontana’s (http://fontanasnyc.
Get Started Now. Have you always dreamed of recording your music, but aren’t sure where to start? Learn the basics of studio and home recording in this intensive hands-on training course. You’ll cut your teeth in a fully equipped professional recording studio under the expert guidance of a professional sound engineer. You’ll cover the basics of the equipment–how it works an
Get Started Now. Composer Dominic Marcella dropped by NYC Guitar School, and had this to say about music and learning: “Most of us have probably heard it said that music enhances learning/development. ?Well, it’s true! ?Neuroscience has shown us that the brains of musicians are “primed” to distinguish between what is meaningful sensory information, and what is just noise, w
Get Started Now. Summer Rock Camp at NYC Guitar School is an amazing place for Teenage Rockers to meet and influence each other. But sometimes just rocking at camp is not enough! Here are some of our Summer Rock Campers taking their talents to the stage at real rock clubs around NYC! Painted Rebellion plays Webster Hall, September 26 For more media and upcoming shows check out their band page: www
Get Started Now. What does is mean to be a music student? Is a successful music student someone who memorizes notes, learns the right way to play any given chord, and learns scales and theory before playing songs? Maybe?but maybe not. According to NYC Guitar School teacher and Guitar Player Magazine contributor Vincent DeMasi, guitar students can benefit from understanding the big picture of music
Get Started Now. Note: If you?re unfamiliar with the diatonic chords, read the very first entry on this blog (all the way at the bottom) before this one!We all know that Ke$ha writes great songs, but not everyone realizes that the music she, and countless other pop musicians, write is still heavily influenced by European composers who have been dead for over 300 years! 19th Century composers like
Get Started Now. In another life, I must have been a scientist. Ever since I was about 12 years old, I would lock myself in the library and read every book I could find on theoretical physics. Black holes, time travel, The Big Bang?it all fascinated me. I couldn?t understand most of the mathematics or pronounce the scientists? names, but the search for the fundamental nature of the universe kept m
Get Started Now. In my two years of teaching guitar, I have repeatedly encountered a phenomenon in adult students: ?Older Sister Syndrome?. Several of my adult students, usually just beginning the journey of learning guitar, from as diverse backgrounds as could be imagined, had an older sibling or family member that played an instrument or sang in adolescence, and is considered ?really musical?. T
Get Started Now. I still remember the first time I played guitar on stage. I was performing with my band at the Red Lion in New York City. The people in my band were complete pro?s hired by the indie record label I was working with. I was getting to play music on stage in the city of lights?. the city of great rock ?n? roll. Plus, I had just gotten a brand new sunburst Guild acoustic guitar. He wa
Get Started Now. The best thing about being a guitar player is that we have so many options for how to express ourselves on the instrument. I remember when I just started learning as a kid, how blown away I was when I discovered that little white button on my 10 watt practice amp that made my guitar distorted, bringing me one step closer to sounding like the hard rock gods I was trying to emulate.