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Mass Appeal Guitars 2023: Guitarists Invade Union Square With Songs Of Awesome
June 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mass Appeal Guitars: Guitarists Unite and Perform Songs Of Awesome in Union Square NYC on June 21. In Association with Union Square Partnership and [Make Music New York](https://makemusicny.org/about-us), hosted and sponsored by [NYC Guitar School](https://nycguitarschool.com/). (NOTE: Attendees RSVP in multiple places – this event is mirrored on our [Mass Appeal](https://www.meetup.com/mass-appeal-guitars/events/293763276/) Meetup Group)
JOIN A MASSIVE GUITAR JAM IN UNION SQUARE
4:30-6:30pm tutorials & open small group jams.
6:30 gather on the steps of Union Square South for a mass play & sing along. HAVE FUN!
7:00 hang out & enjoy live music and/or return to the city we love with the flame of awesome burning within you!
STEP ONE: RSVP for the play along (it is FREE) by clicking the RSVP button. TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS by sharing this link:
STEP TWO: LEARN TO PLAY OR SING ONE OR MORE OF THE BEGINNER FRIENDLY SONGS
REDEMPTION SONG (Bob Marley)
ROLLING IN THE DEEP (Adele)
SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD (The Eagles)
RESPECT (Aretha Franklin)
FREE FALLIN’ (Tom Petty)
We’ll have charts and cheat-sheets at the event, plus a booklet with full charts and lyrics for Seven Bridges Road and Redemption Song courtesy of the Hal Leonard publishing company, from the #1 Amazon Best Seller guitar book “[NYC Guitar School Book 1: A Step-By-Step and Song-By-Song Guide for Absolute Beginners.](https://a.co/d/3uzrjaC)” You can also scroll down for chart, tutorial & practice resources linked below.
STEP THREE: Show up to Union Square Park South by the steps on Wednesday, June 21st anytime starting at 4:30pm to practice, & then to play en masse at 6:30pm! There will be room for about 100 people on the steps…you can also bring your own chair or guitar strap to play standing up.
Check in at the welcome table near the steps to pick up song charts & enter a drawing for prizes like 3 months of guitar classes, T-shirts, & more.
Come early because we will have 20 guitar teacher volunteers giving free fifteen minute mini-lessons from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Use that lesson to learn the very basics of guitar-or to work on a song.
Bring your guitar, uke or other instrument. Electric guitarists & bassists are welcome to bring battery powered amps (no supplied power is available.)
Bring water, sunscreen, a hat or whatever it takes to be comfy. Keep in mind that Union Square is a crowded urban park-we recommend gig bags with name tags to avoid confusion.
If you’re available, sign up for one of the free practice sessions which will take place the week before the event (check back to this meetup to sign up.)
Click [HERE](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vKUABdk52krQGsnqv8UE0qwCqfolVuzp/view?usp=sharing) for the [ONE PAGE CHEAT SHEET OF AWESOMENESS](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vKUABdk52krQGsnqv8UE0qwCqfolVuzp/view?usp=sharing)-a good place to get started with a super-broken-down-simple-version of the songs.
*Note: we will not play songs note-for-note (although YOU are more than welcome to)-we will be doing simpler beginner-friendly versions.*
For full lyrics/charts for the songs, you can download charts like these from Sheet Music Plus (Most cost around $2.)
* [REDEMPTION SONG CHART ](https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/redemption-song-digital-sheet-music/21699799)
* [ROLLING IN THE DEEP CHART](https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/rolling-in-the-deep-digital-sheet-music/20157861)
* [RESPECT CHART](https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/respect-digital-sheet-music/21424187)
* [SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD CHART](https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/seven-bridges-road-digital-sheet-music/19962728)
* [FREE FALLIN’ CHART](https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/free-fallin-digital-sheet-music/20259535)
If you want to go more DIY, below are VIDEO TUTORIALS and Ultimate Guitar links.
* REDEMPTION SONG – [VIDEO TUTORIAL](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2y_nuoGpmg) – [TAB](https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/bob-marley/redemption-song-chords-417640)
* ROLLING IN THE DEEP – [VIDEO TUTORIAL](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I87xXdRT6v8) – [TAB](https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/adele/rolling-in-the-deep-chords-1028320)
* RESPECT – [VIDEO TUTORIAL](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_6vNDk9b-Q) – [TAB](https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/aretha-franklin/respect-chords-1200584)
* SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD -[ VIDEO TUTORIAL](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5b4oOB80f0) – [TAB](https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/eagles/seven-bridges-road-chords-941885)
* FREE FALLIN’ – [VIDEO TUTORIAL](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3kZ9XdvF-A) – [TAB](https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/tom-petty/free-fallin-chords-513018)
*Questions?* Want to volunteer? *Do you have a group you’d like to bring?* Message us!