Joel Harrison and Life Force Arts present a 3 day immersive camp with Marc Ribot, Steve Cardenas, Miles Okazaki, Joel Harrison, and Larry Campbell (tentative)
Join us in a gathering of some of the most creative, acclaimed improvising guitarists in America. Each is brilliant in their own right, and together they are a formidable teaching team with a vast knowledge across all stylistic boundaries.
Whether you're looking to study jazz, Americana, avant-garde, gritty funk-rock, gorgeous balladry or the newest concepts inrhythms, you'll find it here. The camp is an offshoot of the Alternative Guitar Summit, a yearly gathering in NYC of some of the most creative guitarists on earth. 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."
Some classes you can expect:
1. Rhythm boot camp- developing your inner groove no matter the time cycle
2. Finding your own sound in any style
3. Free improv
4. The art of accompaniment
5. Ways to approach jazz tunes
6. The new landscape of electronic effects
7. Playing a great solo
8. Jazz fundamentals: theory and practice ideas
9. Funk guitar
10. Business boot camp- how to make a living
The benefits of attending our camp extend beyond the strengths of the teachers. Of equal import are the connections you will make with other dedicated students in this gorgeous setting. You can participate in any number of organized and impromptu jam sessions, share insights and ideas, and perform with the teachers as well. There will be ample time for conversation with fellow students and teachers alike, and if you need a break there are miles of hiking trails nearby. You'll walk away from your stay with enough inspiration to last the whole year.