“It has been exciting to watch the Alt Guitar Summit emerge as one of the most interesting and distinguished forums for our instrument on the planet. The work that Joel has done with this festival to showcase the development of the guitar and the expanded role that it has taken in music is a testament to the almost unlimited sonic dimensions the word “guitar” can invoke in the imagination of musicians and fans alike.”
— Pat Metheny

FULL MOON RESORT | JUNE 11-15, 2018

Welcome to The Alternative Guitar Summit 2018. We aim to offer you an experience with guitar that you cannot find anywhere else. We prize individuality and creativity. Our first year was a massive success and we're back! Our teachers this year are Oz Noy, David Gilmore, Nir Felder and Joel Harrison. By December we will know if Marc Ribot is available, and if not we'll find a replacement for him. The teachers listed above have a vast amount of experience and are able communicators. Some of the legends they have performed with include Steve Coleman, Warren Haynes, Snarky Puppy, Chaka Khan, John Medeski, Nels Cline, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Jeff Chimenti, Greg Osby, Mike Stern, and....well- you get the point. There's very little that between all of us we haven't done.

We're primarily a camp for improvisers with a strong focus on jazz. But we define jazz very broadly. We value great playing beyond style and genre. All our teachers are truly great rock and blues musicians as well, and we will provide a lot of information across all traditions. So if you're a rocker, and you want to rock harder while stretching your boundaries, you'll be in good hands. Or if you're a jazz player who wants to groove harder, or play more free, same thing. You should not feel bashful about signing up if you don't know a lot about jazz. We welcome novice to advanced, no beginners please.

You'll get to jam with other students and perform with the teachers and we'll make the classes elastic enough to suit all needs and levels. Stay tuned for bio information on all the artists and a sample curriculum.

This year the legendary Creative Music Studio, founded by Karl Berger in the 80's, will be on campus with us. We're working on ways that the two camps can interact, which will create spectacular opportunities for all.


If you sign up before January we offer a $300 discount, by Feb. $200, and by March, $100. As usual scholarships are available. Please contact Joel Harrison directly for possible selection, at joel@joelharrison.com.
For more info go to www.alternativeguitarsummit.com


In the words of Summit founder Joel Harrison,
"This camp represents the type of learning situation I longed for growing up, but could never find."

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A LOOK INSIDE THE ALL-INCLUSIVE ALTERNATIVE GUITAR SUMMIT

CHECK IN: Monday, June 11th @ 3:00pm | CHECK OUT: Friday, June 15th @ 11:00am

Primarily a camp for improvisers, especially in the jazz realm, but all teachers are truly great rock and blues musicians as well, so you should not feel bashful about signing up if you don't know a lot about jazz. 

You'll get to perform with the teachers and who will make the classes elastic enough to suit all needs and levels. Novice to advanced welcome, no beginners please.

This year the legendary Creative Music Studio, founded by Karl Berger in the 80's, will be on campus with us. We're working on ways that the two camps can interact, which will create spectacular opportunities for all.

 

  • Rhythm boot camp- developing your inner groove no matter the time cycle
  • Finding your own sound in any style
  • Free improv
  • The art of accompaniment
  • Ways to approach jazz tunes
  • The new landscape of electronic effects
  • Playing a great solo
  • Jazz fundamentals: theory and practice ideas
  • Funk guitar
  • Business boot camp- how to make a living
  • Incorporating music from India and Africa into your playing
  • Jazz Rock Approaches
  • Playing slide guitar in rock and jazz contexts

SIGN UP BY JANUARY 1st TO RECEIVE
$300 DISCOUNT!

A Magical Blend of Lodging, Music and Nature

Full Moon Resort, located one half hour west of Woodstock, New York is a year-round mountain resort located in the heart of the "Forever Wild" Catskill Forest Preserve. Dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts, this one hundred-acre wonderland of mountains, fields, and streams is a world of its own. "Music and art in nature" is a central theme at Full Moon Resort. Music is always in the air with the Music Masters Camps offering special interactive experiences with world renowned artists.

 

Dining

Lovingly prepared, fresh, healthy cuisine served by a friendly, professional staff is the trademark of Full Moon CateringThe menus offer a full range of possibilities – hot buffet breakfasts and lunches, down-home country barbecues and formal gourmet dinners. Fresh, natural ingredients (often organic) are the common thread throughout.

 

 

 

Accommodations

Accommodations are charming in their simplicity, with guest rooms available in a variety of lodges – some in a simple B&B style with shared hallway baths and others with a more traditional country inn style with private bath.

 

 

 

Wi-Fi, cable television and complimentary phone service are all available at the Inn (please bring a phone card for international calls). Please Note: Cell phone reception is not reliable at Full Moon Resort or in Big Indian.

PACKAGES ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Packages include all workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, performances, use of the grounds and your choice of accommodations. All activities will be held at Full Moon Resort which features an eclectic array of comfortable, rustic country-inn style accommodations including simple B&B style guest rooms with shared hallway baths as well as private guest rooms with private baths. New to 2018 are premium cottages equipped with private deck with mountain views, air conditioning, television, radiant floor heating and dual head shower heads in the luxury and spacious bathroom. All accommodations are just steps away from the daily activities. The grounds offer a spring-fed swimming pool and one hundred acres of meadows, forests and streams. In addition, guests are welcome to explore the splendors of the Catskills on the nearby network of hiking trails.

Cable television and complimentary phone service are available at the Inn (please bring a phone card for international calls) and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility. Please Note: There is no cell phone reception in this area of the forest preserve and guest rooms do not have telephones, televisions, air conditioning or daily housekeeping services.


Scholarships are available 
Please contact Joel Harrison directly for possible selection at joel@joelharrison.com


Your decision to register constitutes your acknowledgement of and consent to all of the registration, payment and cancellation terms and conditions listed below:

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS:

  • All rates are per-person
  • Shared Room Packages require you to share your room
  • You may request a roommate on your registration form (roommates must purchase the same package type)
  • All rates are subject to Tax and the Service & Processing Fee
  • All registrations and payments are 100% non-refundable

CANCELLATION: All payments and deposits are non-refundable.
Due to the nature of our events and strict cancellation policies, Creative Environments, LLC DBA Full Moon Resort strongly suggests purchasing travel insurance.
 

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE:

By registering, you hereby release Full Moon Resort, its employees, and all associated entities, from all claims, liabilities, loss to property, damages, injuries, etc. arising out of or in connection with your participation in any aspect Rhythm, Sound and Magic at Full Moon Resort.

PHOTO RELEASE:

Full Moon Resort and Music Masters Camps reserves the right to take photos and/or video during.Rhythm, Sound and Magic and to use such photos and/or video for advertising and marketing purposes. By registering for Rhythm, Sound and Magic, you agree to release your photograph to Full Moon Resort. Music Masters Camps without compensation and understand that Full Moon Resort Music Masters Camps reserves all rights in regard to reproduction of said photograph.

MINOR POLICY:

Music Masters Camps are designed for Adults and the majority of participants are adults. 
16 and 17 year olds are permitted with consent forms. Participants under 16 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone.