These two online master class sessions will provide you the guitarist , with the concepts, techniques and skills necessary to expand your musical vocabulary beyond that of traditional Rock guitar styles. Through in-depth demonstrations and focused individual instruction, Mr. Butler will break down the key musical elements of Jazz-Rock/ Fusion, Progressive Rock and Neo -Classical Metal and more. This term we will pay special attention to the work, tone and lead/rhythm technique of the legendary Edward Van Halen. From two-hand tapping, whammy bar dive bombs, and his melodic yet explosive guitar solos. Edward Van Halen “lit up the skies” of rock guitar for generations and influenced just about every guitarist to follow.
Included: Analysis of the recorded works of influential musicians and composers known for expanding the musical landscape: Edward Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Alan Holdsworth, Angus Young, Miles Davis (Mike Stern/John Scofield), Jan Hammer, Joe Satriani, Jean-Luc Ponty, John McLaughlin , Gary Moore and Yngwie Malmsteen among others. Our friendly guitar community welcomes you to join us as we explore the richness of Jazz Fusion harmony, the intensity and raw power of Rock guitar and the passion and complexity of Classical music.
Each student should have an acoustic or electric guitar, and a notebook. Optional but recommended, a phone or other device for recording class instruction. Mr. Butler will provide all PDF file music charts, lead sheets and texts. Please contact Mr. Butler with any questions that you might have. GRYFFON8356@HOTMAIL.com