|ArtistWorks, the first collaborative global learning community comprised of master artists and ambitious amateurs, announces the May 23rd launch of the online, interactive Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert. Most noted as a member acclaimed Heavy Metal band Racer X, platinum-selling Hard Rock band Mr. Big and a recent member of the G3 guitar super tour, “guitar deity” Paul Gilbert’s distinctive playing has influenced and inspired an entire generation of guitar players across the globe. Gilbert’s new Rock Guitar School will feature a complete course of beginner-to-advanced guitar lessons – ranging from classic riffs and guitar licks to Paul’s signature blazing arpeggios and string skipping.
World-renowned guitarist Paul Gilbert, is one of Guitar World‘s “50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time and one of Guitar One magazine‘s “Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time.”
“When I was just 15-years-old, Guitar Player put me in the magazine – I’ve learned a lot since then and it seems only fitting that we take this full circle and put Guitar Player readers first in line for VIP early admission to my online school,” says Gilbert. “I can’t wait to talk to and work with all the students – this is going to be very cool!”
The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert utilizes ArtistWorks’ patent-pending, breakout video technology to create a direct, personalized educational experience. Subscribing students view Gilbert’s lessons and submit video questions/performances directly to Gilbert via webcam or smart phone for critique and guidance. Gilbert then reviews and responds personally to each student with a personalized video response. This Video Exchange Learning™ Platform is available in the Rock Guitar School for all subscribing students to view and subsequently learn from Gilbert - and from watching each other – creating a “virtual classroom” with an ever-evolving curriculum.
In the nearly three decades since, Gilbert has continued to distance himself from the shredding hordes. His sense of melody, composition, and humor in his solos is world class, and his chops and execution— which have always been off the freaking hook—just keep getting better. – Guitar Player
ArtistWorks students study in a guided, self-paced environment that allows them to drive the learning process according to their schedule and access instructor guidance and feedback at their own pace. Multiple camera angles allow students to see lessons from alternate viewpoints so they may analyze techniques from different vantage points. In addition, students can slow lessons down, and loop lessons to allow them to break lessons down and focus on every detail.
The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert paulgilbertguitar.com, is open to guitar players at all levels of proficiency. Subscription fees are reasonably priced at $90.00 for 3 months, $150.00 for 6 months and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription.
Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc is a Napa California-based technology and music education company that has created a proprietary, patent pending, online Video ExchangeTM interactive education platform which allows virtuoso musicians to “teach the world” by presenting their full method, technique or curriculum in HD video to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, iPhones, iPads and more, students are able to submit videos through the site to the ArtistWorks’ instructors for individualized feedback and guidance – creating a two-way, individualized educational experience. ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class, virtuoso artists as: guitarist Andreas Oberg; harmonica artist, Howard Levy; guitarist Martin Taylor; DJ Qbert; pianist Christie Peery; drummer Thomas Lang, drummer, Billy Cobham, percussionist Luis Conte as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with banjo player, Tony Trischka, double bassist Missy Raines, flat pick guitar player Bryan Sutton; dobro player Andy Hall; mandolin player Mike Marshall and fiddle player Darol Anger.
Go to www.artistworks.com/paul-gilbert now to be one of the first to be admitted to The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert.