ArtistWorks’ New Online Guitar School Allows Students of All Ages and Ability Levels to Watch, Question, Respond, and Learn with Legendary Guitarist Paul Gilbert
Napa, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2012
ArtistWorks, the first collaborative global learning community comprised of master artists and ambitious amateurs, announces the launch of the online, interactive Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert.
Most noted as a member of the 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 guitar lessons ranging from beginner to advanced – covering everything from classic riffs and guitar licks to Paul’s signature blazing arpeggios and string skipping.
The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert utilizes ArtistWorks’ patent-pending, Video Exchange Learning™ Platform to create a direct, personalized educational experience. Subscribing students view Gilbert’s lessons and submit their video questions/performances directly to Gilbert via webcam or smart phone for critique and guidance. Gilbert then reviews and responds to each student with a personalized video response. This Video Exchange technology allows students to learn directly from Gilbert – and from each other – creating a “virtual classroom” with an ever-expanding curriculum.
ArtistWorks students study in a guided, self-paced environment that allows them to drive the learning process according to their schedule and at their own pace. Multiple camera angles allow students to see lessons from alternate viewpoints so they can analyze techniques from different vantage points. In addition, students can loop sections of the lessons to practice along with, and break down lessons even further using Slow Motion Isolation.
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.”
“I know there are people out there who are hungry to learn the guitar, or just want to improve, or get back to playing,” says Gilbert. “But there are so many things that can keep you from it – lack of time, money or even access to great teachers – my Rock Guitar School really eliminates all of those barriers and lets me have a real conversation with people who are passionate about playing guitar.”
“We are honored to welcome Paul Gilbert to ArtistWorks’ growing roster of top teaching artists,” said David Butler, CEO of ArtistWorks, Inc. “Paul’s reputation as a powerhouse rock performer coupled with his extensive experience as a leading guitar educator makes him the perfect partner to establish our Rock Guitar School.”
Paul Gilbert joins ArtistWorks’ current line up of world-renowned guitar teachers, which include Martin Taylor (Fingerstyle Guitar), Andreas Oberg (Jazz and More Guitar), Bryan Sutton (Flatpick Guitar), and Andy Hall (Dobro).
The Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert is open immediately to guitar players at all skill levels. 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 Exchange™ 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 to their teacher for individualized feedback and guidance – creating a two-way, individualized educational experience. ArtistWorks currently offers online music lessons from such world-class, virtuoso artists as: Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons); Howard Levy (harmonica lessons); Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons); DJ Qbert (DJ lessons); Christie Peery (piano lessons); Thomas Lang (rock drum lessons), Billy Cobham (jazz drum lessons), Luis Conte (percussion lessons), as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons), Missy Raines (double bass lessons), guitar player Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons); Andy Hall (dobro lessons); Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons); and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons).
Watch Video: Paul Gilbert – Guitar Lessons from ArtistWorks
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A new feature film about the life of Grateful Dead founding member Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, “Pigpen…a blues singer,” is in the works honoring a talent that remains forever in the hearts of many and is sure to delight blues fans and deadheads alike.
Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012
A new feature film about the life of Grateful Dead founding member Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, “Pigpen…a blues singer,” is in the works. Producers Terry Allen Fraser and Diana Raquel Sainz are embarking on a feature film about the music and life of Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. This biopic about the American blues legend and co-founder of the Grateful Dead follows the life Pigpen from his start as a young blues musician to his time as the Grateful Dead’s front man and is sure to delight blues fans and deadheads alike.
At an early age, Pigpen taught himself the harmonica, keyboards, and guitar, developing what would become a ground breaking and unique talent that would change rock music forever. Bringing the blues to a young new audience, Pigpen was heavily influenced by the styles and sounds of the friends he collected along the way: Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Vince Guaraldi, Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker and many others. He also became the front man for one of the most popular, controversial, and prolific bands of all time… the Grateful Dead.
On the heels of their first film, “The Encore of Tony Duran,” a Fred Sayeg Film, Fraser and Sainz consider this project a labor of love. Fraser developed the original story for “Tony Duran” and served as Co-Producer. Sainz was project coordinator, Director of Publicity and Media Relations. The film received awards at each festival it entered including the Jury Award/Best Feature Film at the Las Vegas International Film Festival, and Best Feature Film at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, among others.
A longtime Grateful Dead fan, Fraser started seeing shows in the mid-seventies at the Winterland in San Francisco. Like many “next generation” Deadheads, he was intrigued by the folklore from the “Good Ole Grateful Dead” days with Pigpen. Fascinated by the edge and rebellion Pigpen brought to the Grateful Dead’s music, look, and spirit, the filmmaker strove to find out more about the man. What he uncovered was the story of a short but incredible life. Pigpen was a man full of heart, love, and laughter, a beautiful soul uninterested in racial or class divides, the trappings of fame, or in living anyone else’s idea of a conventional life. He always valued the chance to play for a few close friends over fame and celebrity.
“The world of the Grateful Dead continues to be huge,” Sainz says. “It’s still a strong international community of creative fans and loyal followers. Pigpen was part of the big picture, but met an early and untimely death at the age of 27. We are still in the development stages of this project, but the response, support, and feedback has been overwhelming. With the story transforming into what will entertain and illuminate music fans everywhere, the film will honor a talent that remains forever in the hearts of many – and is unknown to many more.”
Although Fraser and Sainz have someone in mind that they think would cast as a “Perfect Pigpen”, all possibility are endless. They will eventually open casting on social media sites allowing friends, fans, and musicians to send in videos of the “Perfect Pigpen”, someone that has the talent, the looks and can play the blues. “By involving the fans to vote on entries, helps to develop ‘their film,’” Fraser says. “Social media will give the opportunity to someone we may otherwise not know of, it will add a new dimension to casting, and will be exciting for all!”
Currently Pigpen… a blues singer is raising funds to help with the start-up expenses on http://www.indiegogo.com/pigpenblues with donation amounts available as low as $10.00 giving special thanks on their Facebook and Twitter pages to donation amounts giving someone an Executive Producer Credit.
“Pigpen’s life and music was developed in a communal spirit, it is our aim to make this film in the the same way.”
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Following in the footsteps of the popular Bob Dylan and Steven Tyler Signature Series, Hohner Inc. announces the release of the John Lennon IMAGINE Signature Series harmonica.
Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) February 19, 2012
Featuring brilliant white cover-plates, stylish white packaging, and a clear acrylic comb, the ‘IMAGINE’ harmonica will pay tribute to the legacy of John Lennon, one of the greatest musicians and composers of the 20th century.
John Lennon began playing the harmonica when he was a child in Liverpool and was greatly influenced in the 1960’s by American blues music. His playing on #1 hit songs by the “Fab Four” like “Love Me Do,’ “From Me to You,” “Please Please Me,” and “I Should Have Known Better” inspired a whole new generation of harmonicas players.
“Hand-made in Trossingen, Germany, this premium harp is perfect for any collector, fan, or serious harmonica player,” commented Scott Emmerman, Director of Marketing and Sales. “Hohner is proud to celebrate John Lennon’s spirit of creativity which continues to inspire musical and popular culture,” he added.
The 592JLS John Lennon Series harmonica will debut at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA and will be available through select Hohner dealers beginning in April, 2012.
For more information, please visit http://www.hohnerusa.com.
Purchase now by clicking here: Hohner John Lennon Signature Series Harmonica
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Gregg Allman and The Steve Miller Band to Headline The 15th Annual DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL May 19 & 20 at Doheny State Beach
Weekend Passes On-Sale Friday, January 20
DANA POINT, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrating the 15th year of Blues On The Beach in Southern California, Omega Events is proud to announce that GREGG ALLMAN and THE STEVE MILLER BAND will headline the Doheny Blues Festival on May 19 & 20, 2012.
As founding member & vocalist for pioneering Southern rockers The Allman Brothers Band, GREGG ALLMAN’S soulful voice is one of the defining sounds in American music history. Long considered an interpreter of blues music, Allman released Low Country Blues this year, his seventh solo recording and first in more than 13 years, earning a GRAMMY Nomination in the category of Best Blues Album.
One of rock music’s all-time greats, The STEVE MILLER BAND have sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning 40 years. Miller developed his trademark blues-rock sound with his first band – the Goldberg Miller Blues Band – where he learned alongside Muddy Waters and Paul Butterfield. His newest album, Let Your Hair Down, is a set of blues covers featuring the last recordings of harmonica virtuoso Norton Buffalo.
Joining Gregg Allman and The Steve Miller Band are Chicago Blues Legend BUDDY GUY, Texican rockers LOS LONELY BOYS, TROMBONE SHORTY & Orleans Avenue from NOLA, roots artist and conservationist TAB BENOIT, Texas Blues guitarist JOHNNY WINTER and Irish-born vocalist IMELDA MAY. Many more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Beginning January 20, Weekend Passes will go on-sale, while supplies last. Single-Day tickets will go on-sale in mid-March, and General Admission tickets will be sold at ticket outlets in April.
|WHAT||15th Annual Doheny Blues Festival|
|WHEN||May 19 & 20, 2012 Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily|
|WHERE||Doheny State Beach; 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629|
|WHO||Steve Miller Band, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Los Lonely Boys, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Tab Benoit, Imelda May.|
|Various attractions are located throughout the festival including: The Kidz EcoFest, International Food Court; eclectic Vendor Village; Bike Valet and Blackstone Wine Lounge. The Backporch is a tree-lined setting where fans can enjoy intimate sets of music and microbrew beers.|
|WHERE TO BUY||www.omegaevents.com - (949) 360-7800|
SOURCE Omega Events
Web Site: http://www.omegaevents.com
Purchase Gregg Allman’s: Low Country Blues
Purchase The Steve Miller Band’s: Let Your Hair Down (Special Edition)
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