Seattle, WA -- Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Markus Reuter (Stick Men, Crimson ProjeKct) present a tapping instrument workshop in Seattle at the Seattle Creative Arts Center on October 16 through 20. The workshop entitled, "Music and the Tapping Technique," is designed for all tapping instruments and all levels.
Tapping technique on the guitar -- using the fingers of both hands on the strings -- is now common practice amongst players of all styles and instruments. Two of the most celebrated, and boundary-pushing, touch guitarists will be leading this intensive workshop, previously only available in Europe.
For this five-day course, Gunn and Reuter will be presenting a variety of work in tapping mechanics, ear training, fretboard knowledge, improvisation, alternate approaches of the touch techniques, and other challenges that will help to focus the attendee's own musical vision.
A special addition to the course will be a daily class with Bruce Bookman Sensei of the Tenzan Aikido dojo <www.tenzanaikido.com>. He will be giving a basic introduction to aikido practice, especially focused to connect with work as a musician. Gunn has been working with Bookman Sensei for the last seven years.
About Gunn and Reuter:
In addition to his eleven solo recordings, touch-guitarist Trey Gunn has worked with King Crimson, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Vernon Reid, Brian Eno, TOOL, Azam Ali, and Puscifer. Based in Seattle, he runs a media label and coaches musicians in the creative process.
Markus Reuter is a professional player, contemporary classical composer, and psychologist who's researched and studied the touch/tapping technique for over 20 years. The result of this work is "The Family", a systematic and practical approach to the touch technique. He's worked with many groups including Centrozoon, TUNER, Stick Men, The Crimson ProjeKCt and with The Colorado Chamber Orchestra.