trey gunn & markus reuter: music and the tapping technique
Monday 18th June 2012 1:00PM (Monday 18th June 2012 1:00PM)
The main question we all are asking is how to turn notes, rhythms, technique, and fret board knowledge into music? And how to do it immediately. Practicing scales and fret board calisthenics develop one's capacity to play scales and calisthenics - not necessarily to play music. Our belief is that playing music and developing one's own musical vision should be the beginning. Then technique should be the work that follows. This way you are truly working on the things that support where you want to go as a player.
For this course we will be presenting a variety of work in tapping mechanics, ear training, fret board knowledge, improvisation, alternate approaches of the touch techniques, and other challenges that will help to focus your own musical vision. The players who come will be exposed to a plethora of ideas and practices to try out and see what truly fits their musical life.
Cost: 870,- EUR (tuition and accommodation)
Special terms available to those travelling from other continents. Limited number of spaces. Register early.
The fee of 870 EUR includes costs for the instruction, a bed to sleep in, food, and the amazing mountain scenery of Innsbruck! Discounts are available for people travelling from different continents. By all means contact us if you have special needs. The primary language used will be English, but there will also be experienced students who can translate into German and Spanish if necessary. Please bring your preferred instrument. We will also have some touch guitars available for people to try/use during the seminar.
If you are going to fly in, please check for connections to either Innsbruck/Austria directly, or Munich/Germany, which might be much cheaper, depending on where you come from. A comfortable shuttle service from Munich airport can be arranged for approx 70 EUR (return ticket). Ask me for assistance.
Please send us your responses to these questions to [email@example.com]:
1. What currently excites you the most in your field of interest?
2. Where you are interested in going?
3. How do you think we could help?
A downpayment of 400 EUR is needed to reserve your space in the seminar. The deadline is May 1st 2012.
About Trey and Markus:
In addition to his ten solo recordings, touch-guitarist Trey Gunn has worked with King Crimson, David Sylvian, Vernon Reid, Brian Eno, TOOL, Azam Ali, and Puscifer. Based in Seattle, he run a media label and coaches musicians in the creative process. http://www.treygunn.com
Markus Reuter is a professional player and psychologist who's researched and studied the touch/tapping technique for almost 20 years. He's worked with centrozoon, TUNER, Stick Men, and many others. http://www.markusreuter.com