music lesson set world record in Chicago
9] CHICAGO, US--nearly 1,400 guitar players from he Old Town School
of Folk Music gathered in Welles Park on the Northwest Side to obliterate
the world record for largest music lesson.
“It only had to last 10 minutes to qualify”, said Jimmy
Tomasello, the Old Town School’s guitar-program manager
and one of the coordinators of the giant strum-in.
here to enlarge photo)
But the lesson, led from the gazebo near the middle
of the park by more than two dozen teachers from the school, lasted
nearly an hour and offered a little something for intermediate players
(instructions on suspended second chords and strum variations) as
well as beginners (what number to give to each finger in chord diagrams).
Previous record: a group harmonica lesson for 539 students staged
in Switzerland last year.
Zorn's report in Chicago Tribune