Legendary Guitarist Lee Ritenour Announces The Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition

October 5, 2009

Grand Prize Winner to be Special Guest on Superstar Guitar Album
STRING THEORY on Concord Records, Recipient of Berklee College of Music Scholarship and Yamaha Guitar Endorsement!

Beverly Hills, CA—Oct. 1, 2009 —  Lee Ritenour, in association with the Yamaha Corporation, Concord Records, Berklee College of Music, Monster, Cable, D’Addario Strings and the Broad Stage has announced THE YAMAHA SIX STRING THEORY GUITAR COMPETITION.

The competition, based on the vision of guitar icon Lee Ritenour for a superstar guitar recording, will culminate with an album to be released on Concord Records, STRING THEORY in the spring/summer of 2010.  The grand prize winner will be featured as a special guest on the album with legendary superstar guitarists, who along with Ritenour now include: George Benson, BB King, Steve Lukather and John Scofield.  Additional artists will be announced shortly.

The grand prize winner will also receive a four year, fully paid tuition to the prestigious Berklee College of Music.  Yamaha Corporation is awarding three guitar endorsements plus six high-end guitars to the top winners, one in each of the six categories and the top winners will also be awarded a host of prizes by the participating sponsors.

More Details and How to Submit:

•    The contest begins October 1, 2009 and will run through February 1, 2010.
•    Contestants can submit videos online from anywhere in the world to www.sixstringtheorycom
•    You can enter the contest in one of six categories:  Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Country, Acoustic, or Classical/Flamenco.
•    Six finalists will be chosen by a panel of top online judges including Lee Ritenour and will compete in a live performance to determine the grand prize winner on March 22, 2010 at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles.


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