Pop Music 101 for Strings

Ages 10 & up
Intermediate to Advanced (Teacher Recommendation)
Violin, Viola, Cello, and Upright Bass (possibility for advanced acoustic guitar)
More than 2 on a part

Brand new at Cornerstone Music Studios, Pop Music 101 for Strings will be taught by Berklee College of Music graduate, Peter Pezzino! Students will learn melodies by ear, create their own harmonies, and improvise over a chord progression. This class will use music from various pop artists such as Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon, Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, Adele, and others! Students will start by arranging pop music together, which is a popular trend on YouTube and social media. They will learn how to improvise over a chord progression, as well as over a melody already being played. As the class progresses, students will learn chords together, as well as use music theory to develop different harmonic structures.  Please note that all students need either a smart phone with a recording or voice memo app or a small tape/ digital recorder. There will be little to no sheet music past the first week and moving forward the music will be taught by ear. The class will culminate in a final performance where all are welcome to enjoy the students’ hard work!

Tuesdays, 4:45PM-5:45PM

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