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New York City Guitarists to Unite for 5th annual Mass Appeal: Guitars

New York City Guitarists to Unite for 5th Annual Mass Appeal: Guitars -

Guitar World Magazine and New York City Guitar School join forces to present the 5th annual Mass Appeal: Guitars.

On Friday, June 21st, hundreds of guitarists will gather in Union Square in New York City for a large-scale play-along jam. Mass Appeal: Guitars takes place during MakeMusicNY; New York City's all-day music festival involving thousands of musicians throughout the entire city.

Mass Appeal: Guitars will take place in Union Square Park at the South Pavilion on Friday, June 21st, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. New York City Guitar School will hold a practice session starting at 4pm followed by opening act The Spanish Channel at 4:45pm.

This free event is open to all guitarists and will begin at 6:00pm with opening remarks by Brad Tolinski, Editor in Chief of Guitar World Magazine. Other highlights include songs led by Guitar World's Paul Riario and Laura B. Whitmore, with a rousing finale lead by Judas Priestess front woman MilitiA.

The following songs will be included in the Mass Appeal: Guitars program. Instructional videos and further information can be found at

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Gimme Three Steps": Paul Riario (Gear Editor, Guitar World)

The Beatles - "I Saw Her Standing There": Mark Stewart (Musical Director/MD, Guitar Mash, guitarist for Paul Simon)

Tom Petty - "Free Falling": NYC Guitar School/Brooklyn Guitar School/Upper East Side Guitar School/Queens Guitar School directors Jen Elliott, Shane Chapman, Amy Molewski and Ivan Orellana

Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Bad Moon Rising": Rob Davidson (VH1 Save The Music)

The Lumineers - "Ho Hey": Laura B. Whitmore (Guitar World/Founder of Women's International Music Network)

Florence and the Machine - "Dog Days are Over": Vanessa Malanga (NYC Guitar School)

The Beatles - "I Want To Hold Your Hand"

Judas Priest - "Living After Midnight": MilitiA (Judas Priestess)

Participants must bring their own instruments. Mass Appeal: Guitars would like to acknowledge sponsors Guitar World, New York City Guitar School, Guitar Mash, Guitar Center and D'Addario.





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