Trey Gunn and Markus Reuter
Music and The Tapping Technique
For all tapping instruments and all levels
June 18 - 23, 2012
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.
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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.
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.