Join veteran session musicians Jack Petruzzelli (Fab Faux, Patti Smith, Joan Osborne)
and Cameron Greider (Chris Cornell, Sean Lennon)
for a deep dive into the music of the Fab Four, hosted on Zoom. Guests will include Beatles experts Walter Everett (author, The Beatles as Musicians), Jerry Hammack (author, The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals) and Robert Rodriguez (author, Revolver: How The Beatles Reimagined Rock 'N' Roll).
Choose your level of involvement: just enjoy online lecture-demonstrations, or stay on afterwards for a small-group “virtual band” recording project.
Each session starts with All Together Now––a live multimedia presentation exploring classic Beatles songs from a variety of angles––music, lyrics, recording techniques, the influence of early rock 'n roll, classical and world music, the connection to the Beatles' personal lives and to the world around them.
For a deeper dive, stay on after All Together Now for Virtual Band, where you'll learn Beatles songs and record your own versions together with a small group of musicians at your level, led by Jack Petruzzelli, Cameron Greider, or another expert musician.
One of the foremost authorities on the music of the Beatles, Walter Everett is Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. His two-volume study The Beatles as Musicians (Oxford University Press) has been hailed as “a milestone in Beatles research” and “without a doubt, the most important work on the Beatles to date”.
One of New York’s most sought-after session and touring musicians, Jack Petruzzelli has played with Patti Smith, Joan Osborne, Ian Hunter and Rufus Wainwright, to name a few. A multi-instrumentalist triple threat on guitars, vocals and keyboards, he is also a founding member of the world’s foremost band for the Beatle-obsessed, The Fab Faux.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The class was amazing. Challenging and at the same time accommodated all kinds of level of play.
I’d take it again in a heartbeat.
I came to the class thinking I knew so much….wrong! They pulled out all the stops for us. Music, history, class materials, guest speakers…They truly put the Beatles in context both musically and everything else. It’s an excellent deep dive.
Singing and playing for anyone else besides myself is a BIG stretch out of my comfort zone. One of the (many) terrific things about your class is how genuinely non-judgmental it was. Just pure encouragement.