Cheltenham Guitar Festival
International Guitar Foundation (IGF) presents the 2010 festival and summer school brochure.
IGF2010 EDUCATION Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July â€“ 6 August 2010 igf.org.uk Experience a class at www.igf.org.uk Media partners Charity no: 1050109 Non-profit company no: 2932317 Welcome to IGF2010, we have moved!! Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July-6 August 2010 Celebrate Europe’s number 1 summer school for guitar, drums and voice at the stunning Park campus in Cheltenham. Our workshops cover rock, blues, classical, funk, jazz, acoustic and fingerstyle. Yes, we have moved from Bath! We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for making IGF the best place to listen, play and create music. Principal partner: Media partners: The big news is that we have a new home. We travelled the length and breadth of the UK in search of the ideal campus to relocate the famous IGF summer school and we are delighted to announce that we found the perfect place. The Park Campus of the University of Gloucestershire is located in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham. As usual we have a fantastic line-up of workshops, masterclasses and concerts presenting some of the best-established and emerging guitarists in the world. Major sponsors: The 2010 season On page 22, you can find early details for our Ministry of Guitar youth rock camp series in London, Gateshead and Bath. The London Guitar Festival at the Southbank, the North East Guitar Festival and the London Guitar Festival in the Fall all return with exceptional artists in every style. Full details available from our web site from 15 January. On page 24 you’ll find details of our other festivals in 2010. Exam partners: Join us in 2010! Other sponsors: Make it happen. Apply Now! drum guitar bass vocal Degree Higher Diploma Diploma Certificate 020 7328 0222 email@example.com www.icmp.co.uk the guitar institute is part of London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance iCMP London Tom Kerstens Artistic Director Philip Castang Managing Director Listen. Play. Create. Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August Classical Key Facts Guests: David Russell, Nigel North, Scott Tennant Tutors: Tom Kerstens and Amanda Cook Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Dates: 24 - 30 July Levels: All levels Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £310 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 influential champions of the guitar’s cause as a performer, recording artist and festival director. Since 1995, Tom Kerstens has led the IGF as Artistic Director, bringing with him a passion for the guitar’s heritage and a genuine commitment to its future having commissioned over 70 new works for guitar from many leading composers. Tom has released eight highly-acclaimed CDs and his latest recordings include GOYA, the music of Enrique Granados and UTOPIA, new music by Joby Talbot and John Metcalfe performed with his G Plus Ensemble and released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World label in March 2010. www.tomkerstens.com Guest performers & tutors Amanda Cook is one of the leading guitarists of her generation. She has appeared in the USA, South America and throughout Europe. In the UK she has performed at the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead and King’s Place. She has broadcast on radio and TV, having performed live and been interviewed on BBC Radio 3 and Woman’s Hour. She currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music, is a Patron of the Federation of Guitar Societies and regularly gives masterclasses and adjudicates. www.amandacook.co.uk Nigel North British lutenist Nigel North has been sharing music with audiences for nearly 30 years. Through his outstanding virtuosity as soloist, accompanist and ensemble musician, Nigel has inspired a generation. His quiet passion and artistry have produced benchmark recordings and performances, such as “Bach on the Lute” recorded on Linn Records. For over 20 years Nigel was Professor of Lute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London. He has also held prestigious teaching positions at the Hochschule der David Russell GRAMMY award winner David Russell is one of the giants of the classical guitar today. His beautifully polished and refined playing have combined to make him a hero to young guitarists all over the world. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. His concert and masterclass represents a rare visit to the UK. Students wanting to attend David’s masterclass should book early to avoid disappointment. Künste, the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, Netherlands, and more recently at the Early Music Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington in the USA. This is a very rare teaching appearance by a truly inspirational artist. Scott Tennant Scott Tennant is one of the world's most recognized American guitarists. He is the author of the best-selling book and video on guitar technique, Pumping Nylon, and he is a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, which is now well into its second decade as a groundbreaking ensemble. Their album "Guitar Heroes" won a 2005 Grammy award in the "Best Classical Crossover" category. His performances both as a soloist and with the LAGQ have taken him all over the world several times over. He is in the process of recording the complete solo guitar works of Joaquin Rodrigo for the Belgian label GHA, which will include Rodrigo's guitar concertos with Leo Brouwer conducting. Whilst not performing and recording Scott devotes his time to teaching, and is on the faculty of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Course profile Overview The classical guitar week consists of open classes for early stage, intermediate and advanced students. With the help of professional tutors, students will explore new repertoire, expand technical ability and improve performance confidence. There will also be an opportunity to join a series of masterclasses and additional afternoon activities with lectures, small ensemble coaching sessions and guitar orchestra. Are you studying towards an exam? Or just playing for pleasure? Join Tom Kerstens, Amanda Cook and guests and take your playing to the next level. The IGF Classical Summer School has featured many great artists from the Assad brothers to John Williams and this year is no exception. To celebrate our move to Cheltenham in style we are delighted to announce an exceptional programme representing something for every classical guitar student. Guests include Grammy award winner David Russell, British lutenist and early music specialist Nigel North and author of the Pumping Nylon series and founder member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Scott Tennant. Students attending the summer school will be able to book private lessons with the classical guests artists and tutors. More artists and teachers will be added to the programme, check our website for more details: www.igf.org.uk. Q: Is it for me? A: Yes! Whether you’re an enthusiastic amateur, studying for your diploma or somewhere in between, IGF’s classical programme can cater for all levels and ages. If you have any questions about your suitability or level contact IGF for advice: firstname.lastname@example.org Any questions email: email@example.com About the tutors Tom Kerstens is a major figure in guitar music today: a versatile performer on modern and period instruments and one of the most Nigel North 4 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk David Russell Trinity Guildhall is part of Trinity College London, a leading international examinations board that conducts over half a million assessments each year in over 60 countries worldwide. Trinity Guildhall provides recognition of musical performance through accredited Grade, Certificate and Diploma qualifications in all instruments and voice. Encouraging and developing individuality in performance is at the heart of all our examinations with music syllabuses that offer flexibility and choice within a wideranging, structured and progressive framework. They support a variety of learning and teaching styles and allow candidates to build on and develop their strengths. Trinity Guildhall is delighted to be working with the IGF throughout 2010. Scott Tennant Amanda Cook Cheltenham Guitar Festival: T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.igf.org.uk | 5 Listen. Play. Create. Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August Fingerstyle, Acoustic and Song Writing Key Facts Tutors: Progressive Fingerstyle with Clive Carroll guest Tommy Emmanuel, Acoustic Echoes with Tristan Seume, The Handmade Song with Chris Wood Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Dates: Acoustic Echoes 24 - 30 July Progressive Fingerstyle 31 July- 6 August The Handmade Song (Song Writing weekend) 24 July-26 July Levels: See course profile Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £310 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Song Writing Weekend: Tuition only £250, Residential Ensuite £98, Hostel £85 Overview It’s not every year IGF can claim to have the very best fingerpicker on the planet but this year we can! IGF is honoured and delighted in equal measure to welcome Tommy Emmanuel back for his 3rd visit. This is a rare opportunity to study with a true legend so book early to avoid disappointment. IGF’s acoustic programme offers a comprehensive and wholly enjoyable week for guitarists of a range of abilities. Benefit from group and individual tuition. IGF’s expert tutors will take your playing to the next level. New for 2010 and for musicians and vocalists of any ability is the song writing weekend ‘The Handmade Song’. Join the award winning Chris Wood for an unforgettable creative session. See IGF tutors and guests at www.youtube.com/guitarfoundation. Level 2 Acoustic EchoesPopular Strumming with Tristan Seume Just want to strum? This fun but intensive course will focus on the acoustic guitar as an accompaniment to the voice, looking at artists as diverse as Jeff Buckley, John Martyn and The Beatles, to popular contemporary artists such as Coldplay, KT Tunstall, Jose Gonzalez, David Gray and Fleet Foxes. We will look at strumming, rhythm, muting and finger picking, as we prepare for the student concert at the end of the week. Students are also encouraged to bring either their own work or covers they would like to be looked at in class. Level 3/4 Progressive Fingerstyle with Clive Carroll and special guest Tommy Emmanuel Inspired by the ever-increasing popularity of fingerstyle music, IGF have invited two of the world’s leading players to coach advanced and intermediate students through a unique week of exciting music and technical wizardry. Clive is a master of altered tunings, so expect to explore a wide -range of different tunings, picking techniques, percussive sounds and arrangements from the world of fingerstyle guitar. Clive is joined by Australian legend Tommy Emmanuel, an exceptional fingerpicker Tommy will join Clive for a special day dedicated to his love of music inspired by the his passion for the great American fingerpickers. (Please note dates 31 July-6 August and book early to avoid disappointment) The Handmade Song with Chris Wood Song writing can be a deeply personal process built on passion and the desire to share emotions and thoughts with others. Chris Wood invites you to join his song writing weekend. Express yourself, be edgy, be emotional, be political but above all tell a story. Chris Wood consistently celebrates the “ordinary” with his gift for articulating that which 6 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk toured extensively throughout Europe, the USA and Australia with legends John Renbourn and Tommy Emmanuel. As well as his own highly acclaimed recordings Clive has recorded for BMG/RCA and November 2008 saw the release of Clive’s 3rd solo album, ‘Life in Colour’ to rave reviews. Check out his live clips at www.clivecarroll.co.uk. Course profile Both the fingerstyle and acoustic workshops take the form of open classes for early stage, intermediate and advanced students. Your tutor will help you to explore new music, expand your technical ability and improve your performance confidence. Tristan Seume has been a member of the IGF guitar faculty since 2000, and loves teaching. He is a tutor at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, and writes regularly for Guitarist Magazine. He can be seen up and down the UK at festivals and arts centres performing his unique blend of folk, country and classically influenced music, delighting audiences wherever he plays. www.tristanseume.co.uk A large part of the course will lead up to the student showcase concert which is open to the general public. Students are encouraged to take part either as soloists or in groups. There will also be many opportunities for students of all abilities to perform in an informal setting at open mic sessions in the Students Union or under a tree in the beautiful grounds of the Cheltenham Park Campus. Q: What is the difference between fingerstyle and acoustic? A: Fingerstyle refers to a style of playing, usually on an acoustic guitar, that centres around finger picking techniques. Musically, fingerstyle is often instrumental and covers a diverse range of genres from traditional folk through to jazz, blues and even world music. Fingerstyle can be lyrical and melodic or percussive and hard-hitting. Acoustic guitar can be described as any music played on an acoustic guitar. Typical techniques include strumming with a plectrum and finger picking. Musically, anything goes, but acoustic guitar lends itself to accompany the voice and is closely associated with singer-songwriters such as James Taylor and KT Tunstall. Tommy Emmanuel (special guest) Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The now legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Tommy as a child. Decades later, Chet himself became one of Tommy Emmanuel’s biggest fans. With a host of top honors and awards Tommy’s popularity in the US skied. In 2005 Tommy was inducted into the National Thumbpickers’ Hall of Fame in Muhlenberg, KY and awarded with Thumbpicker of the Year and Album of the Year. His The Mystery album earned a Grammy nomination in 2006 for Best Country Instrumental. In 2008, Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine named him Best Acoustic Guitarist and Gold Medalist - Fingerstyle category in the Readers’ Choice and Players’ Choice Awards, respectively. Tommy Emmanuel See IGF tutors and guests at www. youtube.com/user/guitarfoundation so many thousands feel in their daily lives. The Handmade Song follows his highly acclaimed album ‘Handmade Life’ and invites students to enter into Wood’s celebrity free zone, come and write as you are! About the tutors Clive Carroll is described by Acoustic Guitar magazine as “The best and most original young acoustic guitar player and composer in Britain”. Clive is a virtuoso performer with an exceptional understanding of the acoustic guitar and its historical importance. Clive has Clive Carroll Chris Wood Award winning Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. His appeal as an artist extends beyond the modern folk scene. His writing has been said to share the same timeless quality as Richard Thompson at his best. Chris’s latest projects include the new album, Handmade Life and he is also an integral part of, ‘The Imagined Village’. Singer of the Year and Best Album BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 Cheltenham Guitar Festival: T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: email@example.com W: www.igf.org.uk | 7 Listen. Play. Create. Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August Blues Key Facts Guests: Alvin Young Blood Hart and Skip McDonald Tutors: Denny Ilett and Simon McBride Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Dates: 24 - 30 July Levels: All levels (see course description for suitability) Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £356 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Overview For 2010 IGF welcomes back the exceptional Denny Ilett (by popular demand), and three exciting new guests for a week of workshops, concerts and jamming. We are extremely lucky to have, all the way from the USA, Alvin Young Blood Hart. Alvin is an exceptional acoustic and electric player with an authentic soul that oozes the blues from ever pore. Alvin will spend time with both the acoustic and electric classes Simon McBride also makes his IGF debut, tipped by Guitarist Magazine to be the revelation of the 2009-2010 blues scene, Simon is an almighty player with a passion for Hendrix and SRV. Students joining Simon’s class will be able to take part in a special Hendrix focus commemorating 40years since his passing. And last but not least, pioneering blues artist Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald joins IGF to take students on an amazing acoustic journey. IGF’s famous blues programme is extremely popular and places are limited so be sure to book early!! See IGF tutors and guests at www.youtube.com/guitarfoundation. Acoustic Blues with Skip McDonald and Alvin Young Blood Hart This workshop is about the acoustic blues music associated with the Mississippi Delta and artists such as Bukka White, Son House, Tampa Red, Blind Boy Fuller and more recently Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb and Bob Brozman. Students don’t need to play a Resonator to join any acoustic will do as this is also about the music and techniques that are transferable to any guitar: altered tunings, standard position and lap and of course the bottleneck! Immerse yourself in the music and historical traditions of the Deep South. Level 2/3 Heavy Blues with Simon McBride incorporating stylistic trademarks. Getting a good tone from your instrument, with left and right hand tone production. Rhythm playing Turn-arounds, double stops, chord substitutions and extended chord voicings. Timing, playing with a strong swing feel, different shuffle rhythms and classic major and minor blues progressions. The importance of having a strong rhythmic foundation and understanding of chords in order to develop your improvisational lead guitar ability. Jamming In addition to the evening jam sessions, students will have the opportunity to play with the IGF house band under the guidance of Denny and Simon to help improve both improvising and performance confidence. Much of the week’s work will lead up to the student showcase, which takes place on the Get Qualified Level 4 The IGF Blues Academy with Denny Ilett The Blues Academy will help students to discover their own blues sound. Exploring a range of techniques, these workshops are for students with good listening skills. Denny will provide both an aural demonstration for nonreaders and chord charts and tab for students wanting formal reference material. About the tutors Turn up, plug in, play and walk away with a Rockschool vocational award. Easy Life! Skip McDonald he released his first full length CD in his own name “Callin The Children”. The album has received excellent reviews in the UK, USA and Europe. “Denny Ilett is a knockout player, soulful jazztinged guitar” Guitarist Magazine Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by many great artists including Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. Since his 1996 debut recording, ‘Big Mamma’s Door’, Alvin Youngblood Hart has carried his musical message the world over and attracted much critical acclaim. Denny Ilett is rare commodity, a virtuoso British guitarist who has honed his chops not on the UK scene, but rather by playing and touring with some of New Orleans finest including Lillian Boutte and members of such notable bands as The Meters, Dr John and the Harry Connick Jnr Big Band. After receiving the 1997 W.C Handy Award for Best New Artist, as well as 2 Living Blues Awards, Alvin’s 1998 release ‘Territory’ received the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll Award for Best Blues Album. The album ‘Start With The Soul’ was chosen in the New York Times top 10 releases of 2000 as well as the BBC Radio 2 Blues record of the year. In 2003, Hart's album ‘Down in the Alley’ was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. Alvin has appeared in several films and was featured in the 2003 Wim Wenders film "The Soul of a Man," which was featured in Martin Scorsese's film series ‘The Blues’. Denny has been a member of Lillian Boutte’s band for some ten years, as guitarist, musical director and occasional arranger for both her small group and big band line-ups. Touring with Lillian, Denny has played throughout Europe and Scandinavia, the Mediterranean countries, Australia and the USA. In 2008, Skip ‘ Little Axe’ McDonald has had an eclectic career. Born in 1949, Dayton, Ohio in the USA. Skip McDonald learned to play the blues on his father’s guitar from the age of 8, but from picking up a guitar as a child, and returning to his roots with Little Axe, there has been a long twisting road. McDonald, along “Blues Rock par excellence” Classic Rock Magazine Blues Workshop Profile 8 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk final night of the week. Vist the IGF website to see the Blues and Mojo film. Simon McBride Coming from the same recording stable (Nugene Records) as Matt Schofield, Denny Ilett and Ian Siegal places Simon in the company of greats! Recently featured in Guitarist Magazine’s 6 to listen out for in 2009, Simon’s debut album ‘Rich Man Falling’ has attracted serious attention from the music scene and excellent reviews in the press. Simon is a seasoned player with a long track record of playing and touring with leading artists including Slash and Steve Lukather. This is Simon’s IGF debut and we are delighted to welcome him to the blues faculty. Simon is endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars. Heavy Blues is for students that like a rock edge to their blues and is aimed at adventurous students of an intermediate and advanced level. You don have to read tab or notes, Simon will demonstrate the music aurally. Students can expect to cover a range of blues and blues rock artists from Buddy Guy to SRV and befitting the 40th anniversary of his death, Jimi Hendrix. Areas covered throughout the week will include improvisation, rhythm and lead playing, left and right hand technique, tone etc. Soloing techniques Bending, vibrato, hammer-ons and pull-offs, multiple picking techniques. Improvising using both traditional blues scales and other scales. Creative improvisation by aural means, combining scales to build solos with a focus on phrasing, melodic development and Alvin Youngblood Hart Simon McBride with bassplayer Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc formed the house band for the pioneering rap label Sugar Hill, providing the music for some of the most seminal records of the era by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Force M.D.’s and others. With ‘Little Axe’ Skip pioneered the fusion of blues and electronic music that inspired artists such as Moby. Little Axe has several releases on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records. Skip still has got the blues but this time the emphasis is on the gospel, another of Skip’s old loves. This week sees Skip return to his first love of simple acoustic blues and the art of story telling. Cheltenham Guitar Festival: T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.igf.org.uk | 9 D N I S E B G E A L C E K H ! T Listen. Play. Create. Jazz & Beyond Key Facts Tutors: Dario Cortese Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham View the complete range at www.ant oriaguita rs.com NEW a i r o t An s n a Orle MOD EL! free s e d u l Inc se! a c d r a h Dates: 24 - 30 July Levels: Level 4 Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £356 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Jazz and Beyond with Dario Cortese Jazz and beyond is aimed at musicians wanting to explore cutting edge jazz techniques extending the fretboard into fusion and jazzrock. Students will focus on advanced harmonic voicing, extended scales and modes, picking exercises and left hand legato. The set list includes music by John Scofield, Jeff Beck, Scott Henderson and Ralph Towner. Students will be expected to be of an advanced level or seriously quick to learn! a regular contributor to Guitar Techniques magazine and he also works for Steve Trovato’s Chameleon Music, recording and writing material. This is Dario’s second year at IGF and he is back by popular demand. www.myspace.com/dariocortese About the tutor Dario Cortese has studied with, amongst others, Frank Gambale, Maurizio Colonna, Ralph Towner, Steve Trovato and Richard Smith. After graduating from CPM in Milan, he relocated to London to join the Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance faculty. He has more than 15 years experience as a professional guitar tutor and session musician working alongside world-class artists such as Larry Carlton and Pete Vettese. Dario is Dario Cortese Mojo Key Facts Tutors: Neville Marten Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Dates: 24 - 30 July Levels: Level 2-3 Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £356 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Call 01702 613922 or e-mail email@example.com Level 4 Level 2-3 About the tutor This exciting musical mystery tour will cover a range of rock, pop and blues music from the last 50 years. From classic early rock’n roll to modern rock and pop classics. Improve your jamming skills and gain the necessary knowledge and confidence needed to be able to pick up the guitar and play a classic song anytime and anywhere. Neville Marten is perhaps best known for having edited two of Europe’s leading guitar magazines Guitarist and Guitar Techniques magazines (Future Publishing). He has written numerous columns on blues playing, as well as the best selling Giants of Blues (Sanctuary Publishing). In addition to his career as a journalist Neville is a highly rated guitarist whose regular gig is with Marty Wilde’s band, The Wilde Cats. Mojo with Neville Marten During the workshops students will form an extended band and be joined by the IGF house rhythm section. Players are coached in how to faithfully decipher a classic track, replicate the style and techniques implicit to the original and are then encouraged to inject their own personality into performing the piece. The set list will focus on music from major recording artists such as by Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, David Bowie, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and also some more recent releases. Neville Marten Cheltenham Guitar Festival: T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.igf.org.uk | 11 Listen. Play. Create. Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August high voltage Rock Academy Key Facts Guests: Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster and Alex Hutchings Tutors: John Wheatcroft, Martin Goulding, Tolis Zavaliaris, Stephen Lawson, Jonny Scaramanga and Jim Clark Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Dates: 31 July- 6 August Levels: All levels (see course description for suitability) Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £310 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Rock Apprentice Highway to Hell with Stephen Lawson, Total Guitar If you’re a beginner or an early learner with less than a year’s playing experience, then our Apprentice course could be just what you’re looking for. Focusing on a thorough grounding in playing basics, this course addresses key areas of learning, providing a solid base upon which to build in the future. Principal areas covered include: Harmony - what chords do you need to know and which is the best order to learn them in? Melody - the importance of setting up a good fingering regime for all the basic level scales. Rhythm - covering song accompaniment, simple riff playing and correct plectrum technique. The Rock Apprentice course also looks at essential techniques like string bending and vibrato, how to get the very best from your guitar/amplifier combination, as well as the use of effects. The set list includes music by bands such as Cream, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Queen, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and more. Join the Editor of Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine on a voyage of discovery down the Highway to Hellishly good rock techniques! Level 2 Classic Rock with Tolis Zavaliaris This unique course is for students wanting to work purely on rock rhythm skills. This is not about strumming but about ‘rhythmic riffing’ bridging the gap between solo and rhythm work and will appeal to those wanting to take control of both lead and rhythm duties. Techniques studied will include exploring common riff approaches, scales (pentatonics and modes), the flat 5 (interval of doom!), picking techniques and chord families. Students will also learn to maximise speed, control and a range of FX including pinch harmonics, string jumping and slurs. The set list includes music by alternative rock artists: Plug in and play, showcase your skills and finish up with a Rockschool Award A fully QCA Accredited Qualification, the award comprises two individual units aimed at assessing Live Performance and Instrumental aptitude. These qualifications are industry supported and will be fully integrated in to the regular workshop timetable. Simply completing a questionnaire, being observed by a tutor and undergoing brief assessment by a Rockschool moderator is all it takes! Muse, Audioslave, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Radiohead, Lost Prophets, Linkin Park, White Stripes, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy. Play guitar all day and jam into the night. Come to IGF and live the dream! IGF brings you: the best tutors, state of the art band practice facilities, a stomping house band, lots of guitar people, drum people and wailers so you can make music! Whether you play solo or in a band this is a place for you to work hard have fun and take your playing to the next level. Level 3 Monsters of Rock with Jim Clark Join IGF on the front line and liberate people with your music! Dave Kilminster 12 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk © Anna Abbate 2009 RotoSound Guests Extreme Rock with Martin Goulding Level 2/3 Alternative Rock with Jonny Scaramanga Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Bryan Adams, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy and Queen. Level 4 Learn how to build powerful rhythm parts and construct effective sounding solos. During the week we will explore power chords, open position chords and other ‘clever’ chord voicings. Lead guitar technique will focus on pentatonic tricks, blues scale licks, hammerons and pull-offs, and tips on improving your improvisation and vibrato. You will also have the opportunity to perform in public at the student showcase on the final evening. The set list includes classic rock artists: AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Bryan Adams, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Thin Lizzy. Overview Come and learn from the best: John Wheatcroft, Martin Goulding, Tolis Zavaliaris, Stephen Lawson, Jonny Scaramanga, Jim Clark and special guests Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster and Alex Hutchings. Rockschool Awards This exciting workshop will focus on a range of techniques to help improve your soloing and rhythm control. Students will explore left and right hand techniques including: picking, bending, legato, vibrato and harmonics. We will also concentrate on improvising with modes, movable scales and arpeggios. Rhythm and tone control will all be studied in detail to help improve tonal clarity and timing. Much of the week will be spent learning material and rehearsing for the student showcase. The set list includes classic rock artists: AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Throughout the week, we will be taking a look at the main technical components that make up the modern rock guitar style. We will be studying the mechanics and musical application of a range of subjects including: alternate picking, legato, sweeping and tapping, along with vibrato, string bending and other related phrasing concepts. The workshops will draw reference to the main modern rock exponents including Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and Greg Howe. Level 5 Rock and Beyond with John Wheatcroft The Rock and Beyond Masterclass is for advanced students that are looking to take their playing to a new dimension in rock, jazz and blues. If you have already completed Rock level 4, RAB should form the next stage in your development. Expanding your chord and scale vocabulary and exploring complex time signatures will help you to stand out from the crowd. The week will focus on advanced phrasing concepts, intervallic ideas, outside playing, chromatic passing notes, substitution ideas, playing over changes, chord sequences, extended and altered chords and comping. Includes music by: Bireli Lagrene, Larry Carlton, Joe Bonamassa, Django Reinhardt, John Scofield, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai, Pat Metheny and Yngwie Malmsteen. Special Guest Dave Kilminster Guitar Virtuoso Dave Kilminster's radical techniques and mesmerizing sounds captivate fans and fellow musicians alike. In 1991 Dave was named Guitarist Magazine's ‘Guitarist of the Year’ and since then he has gone on to fulfill a super-charged career as a multifaceted guitarist. Dave has been on numerous worldwide tours with an array of legendary artists from Keith Emerson to Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, as part of the extraordinary global staging of Dark Side of the Moon. Fans will also know Dave from his work along side rock luminaries John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Ken Hensley, and John Young, among others. Guthrie Govan Guthrie Govan Celebrated cult guitarist Guthrie Govan is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and outstanding guitarists to emerge in modern times. Describing himself as coming from a ‘blues rock background’ his earliest influences were Jimi Hendrix and Cream-era Eric Clapton. Inspired by the imagination and passion of original artists like Frank Zappa, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen Guthrie is also an innovator and a genuine one-off. Guthrie is known for his virtuoso command of the electric guitar and his proficiency in various styles, from out and out rock to jazz-fusion and blues. Joe Satriani referred to Guthrie as “amazing” www.guthriegovan.co.uk Alex Hutchings Alex Hutchings is an exceptional guitarist and a highly gifted composer. At home in the UK, Alex has toured extensively playing at prestigious festivals and venues such as Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott’s and on the international circuit at major festivals worldwide. Described by Jazzwise magazine as “ an inspired guitarist…. a cross between Scott Henderson and Carlos Santana”. Alex possesses an immaculate technique that places him in a different league to many of his contemporaries. His playing has an authenticity and passion that is often lacking in the modern approach. As a composer, Alex’s music can be heard on TV and radio on shows such as Brainiac and he is in demand as a demonstrator for companies such as Rotosound. www.myspace.com/alexhutchingscomposer Cheltenham Guitar Festival: T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: email@example.com W: www.igf.org.uk | 13 Listen. Play. Create. Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August high voltage Rock Academy About the tutors Jonny Scaramanga is IGF’s loudest rock tutor! He is best known for his abuse of hairspray and screaming harmonics. Also a singer and songwriter, he is currently finishing his first solo album. He also writes for Total Guitar and Guitar Techniques magazines. From September 2008, he will be a tutor at the new BIMM Bristol College. Jonny can say, “Do you wanna get rocked?” in 19 languages. John Wheatcroft (head of Faculty) leads a busy double-life as a performer and an educator, recently completing world tours with both Carl Palmer (ELP) and John Jorgenson (Elton John/ Hellecasters). He is a regular contributor to both Guitar Techniques and Guitarist magazines. John is currently Head of Guitar at Guitar-X, based in London. Martin Goulding is a busy player specialising in guitar styles of the post-Van Halen era. He has over a decade of session experience and currently teaches at the Guitar Institute in London. He has written for international best-seller ‘Guitar - A Complete Guide For The Player,’ and is a columnist for Guitar Techniques magazine. This is Martin’s 5th year at IGF. Jim Clark is a busy session musician and a highly regarded guitar teacher. Jim is a regular contributor to the Future Publishing music portfolio working on titles such as Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar. When not in the studio, he teaches at the Guitar X academy. Stephen Lawson is Editor of Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine Total Guitar, a publication dedicated to beginners and improvers. As a professional guitarist specialising in rock and pop, Stephen is passionate about delivering the fundamentals of these styles to the next generation of players. His CV includes regular gigs with his functions band, studio sessions and teaching at various events throughout the UK. Currently band leader for Tolis Zavaliaris Project and teacher at the London Institute of Contemporary Music, Greek born Tolis Zavaliaris has been performing throughout Europe for more than ten years. Experienced session guitarist/song writer/producer, he has worked with some of the UK’s top producers. His unique sound and versatility blends sounds from rock and modern jazz/fusion to Eastern European music. Tolis also is a contributor to Guitar Techniques magazine. Academy courses: the lowdown High Voltage courses take on a workshop format, with open classes for early stage, intermediate and advanced students. Your tutor will help you to explore new music, expand your technical ability and improve your performance confidence. Each day will contain four elements: practice and developing your own sound is all part of the journey. Application is about guitar exploration. Melodic lines over harmonic changes driven by rhythmic patterns. Performance: IGF encourages performance and each day will include a special performance hour. Playing in front of others is the ONLY way to gain confidence. There will be opportunities to play solo, unplugged in groups and with full-on bands. Live performance/Jam nights/ Student showcase: A great deal of the week’s course work will lead up to the student concert. The concert will be open to the general public, and students are encouraged to take part in this concert to show off new skills, either as soloists or in bands. Throughout your time with IGF, there will be many opportunities for students of all abilities to jam in an informal setting. These are good opportunities to try out pieces for the student concert or to just let rip with a few evil riffs. Students will be able to work with drummers and bass players from 14 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk Tutors: Terry Blyth and Alan Mian Dates: 31 July-6 August Levels: All levels (see course description for suitability) guitar. Students will receive resources and an activity schedule for the week, as well as a list of study songs. This is your chance to get maximum mileage on your instrument without interruption – every day. See course descriptions for more details. Application: Putting the theory into Key Facts Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Practical: Just as it sounds: hands-on Theory: Being a complete musician means that you need to know your theory! It will be aimed at your area of interest or workshop, and give you the opportunity to ask questions. Diatonic harmony forms the basis for all western music and learning how this works and perfecting it will change the way you play forever. BASS Academy Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £310 the house band and other courses, and acoustic soloists and singer songwriters are also encouraged to perform. See some previous performers at www.youtube.com/ guitarfoundation. Special interest workshops: For rock students attending the summer school between 31 July - 6 August, there is also the opportunity to take part in a series of separate afternoon workshops focusing on various playing techniques and styles. There are also daily band workshops for those who just want to jam. Students can select their own programme from the options below. Visit www.igf.org.uk for updates from June. Live performance: Faculty tutors and the IGF house rhythm section provided by ICMP will be on hand to provide expert advice. These are open sessions and students do not have to participate every day. The Rock Expander: A series of different daily workshops covering a range of techniques relating to rock guitar playing (example: shred workout, slide special and improvisation) hosted by faculty and guests Dave Kilminster, Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings, Martin Goulding, Jim Clark, Jonny Scaramanga, John Wheatcroft and Tolis Zavaliaris. Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Bass Apprentice Bassics with Terry Blyth The ideal foundation for budding bassists. If you’re a beginner or an early learner with less than a year’s playing experience, then our foundation course could be just what you’re looking for. Focusing on a thorough grounding in playing basics, this course addresses key areas of learning, providing a solid base upon which to build in the future. Students will also rehearse with the early stage guitar and drum students to prepare for the student showcase. Principal areas covered include: Harmony - what chords do you need to know and which is the best order to learn them in? Melody - the importance of setting up a good fingering regime for all the basic level scales. Rhythm - timing is everything! Bass Level 3/4 Bass Boomers Academy with Andy Mian sponsored by GHS strings The fine art of bass playing explored with top session player Alan Mian. This is a unique opportunity for serious bass musicians to study at the very highest level. The new Bass Academy will focus on helping students to develop a flawless technique and rock solid sense of rhythm. Mastering killer bass lines, understanding how to apply the right notes for the right chords and creative improvising to the max! Chords, scales and complex time signatures will also be covered in depth. About the tutors Terry Blyth is an experienced bassist and band leader. He’s worked with producers such as Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Tom Jones) and Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet). Terry has been signed to various rock bands and has co-written numerous songs that appeared on film and TV soundtracks. A firm believer in education, he is also a contributor to the Rockschool grade series for bass. (He’s performed with X-Factor’s Chico too, but don’t tell anybody). Alan Mian is one of the most “in demand” bassists on the London music scene. He has played with many top jazz and funk artists including Wynton Marsalis, Julian Joseph, Amit Chatterjee and The Drifters. Alan has also worked in musical theatre playing in The Blues Brothers, The Rocky Horror Show, 42nd Street and the world’s premier Rolling Stones tribute band, The Counterfeit Stones. Alan is currently playing with The Amit Chatterjee Alliance and The Allstars Collective who have backed such stars as Joss Stone, Hamish Stuart, Jocelyn Brown, Heather Small and Alexander O’Neal. Alan has written columns for Total guitar magazine and has been a tutor at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance for over 10 years. www.alanmian.com Additional IGF faculty tutors Andy Cook is a graduate of the Commercial Music Degree course run at Bath Spa University, where he received professional music industry training. He now works as a full-time guitar tutor in the Bath and North East Somerset region. Andy has extensive live experience with bands ranging from Snow Patrol, InMe and a Rage Against The machine tribute act. Andy was part of the IGF team in 2007, working in Bath and Gateshead. Tyrian Serpell started his formal music studies at The Royal Academy of Music and The London College of Music. He went on to study at both the Purcell School and the famous The BRIT School receiving full scholarships for in each case. Tyrian splits his time between being a full time student at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and lead guitarist in the Metal band Omega. Tyrian has been coming to IGF since he was 11 years old, and joined the guitar faculty in 2006. Elio Videla is a graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and this is his second year as an assistant tutor at IGF. Elio is an extreme rock specialist and when not performing in various bands he can be found in the studio perfecting his studio tan. Richard Perkins has a degree in Commercial Music from Bath Spa University, and runs the successful Bath Guitar School. He performs regularly alongside award winning guitarist Stuart Ryan under the guise of The Bath Guitar Duo and has been a regular member of the IGF team since 2005. www.bathguitarschool.com Cheltenham Guitar Festival: T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.igf.org.uk | 15 Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August Funk and Beyond Key Facts Tutors: Jason Sidwell Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Dates: 31 July- 6 August Levels: Level 2/3 Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £356 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Jason Sidwell Level 2/3 Funk & Beyond with Jason Sidwell Very special guests – Rob Harris from Jamiroquai Workshop Profile Funk and Beyond is the UK’s only serious course for groove based music. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the role of guitar and bass in styles as wide as funk, soul, rock, jazz and fusion. Not only will you learn numerous iconic song parts but lessons are linked with the drummers on the rhythm course, working together in groups to put theory and technique into practice. course, he offers a unique opportunity for you to really impress on your next gig/audition! His funk DVD, ‘Funk Empowerment - Groove Guitar Mastery using the CAGED system’ is out now. More info at www.ukmastersdvd.com. Rockschool Awards About the tutors Jason Sidwell, Senior Music Editor of Future Publishing’s guitar magazines Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Techniques will be your tutor. He has produced numerous funk and rhythm tutorials in Guitar Techniques, as well as having written and edited countless tutorials in Total Guitar and Guitarist. He’s a popular UK tutor of various guitar styles and regularly gigs in funk rock based bands, musical shows or as a solo guitarist (www.uniquedayguitar.com). Having interviewed (and jammed with) many of the guitarists covered on the funk academy 16 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk recognition your talent deserves with Trinity Guildhall exams in classical and plectrum guitar Guitar For guitar, emphasis will be placed on funk/RnB guitarists like Nile Rodgers (Chic, Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross), Curtis Mayfield, Al McKay (Earth, Wind and Fire), Leo Neocentelli (The Meters), Jimmy Nolen (James Brown), Prince, and David Williams (Michael Jackson, Madonna). In the area of rock, players covered will include John Frusciante (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Tom Morello (Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) as well as 'guitarist's guitarists' like Steve Lukather, Mike Stern, Jeff Beck, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and Joe Satriani. Although the majority of time will be spent learning numerous licks and grooves from rhythm masters, there’ll also be workshops on developing 'hook focused' guitar parts, improving chord and harmony knowledge, expanding picking techniques, and developing creativity with scales like the pentatonic, Dorian and Mixolydian modes. Solid playing chops of at least two years experience is required for this intense course as a lot of material will be covered with much playing expected from you! Get the Plug in and play, showcase your skills and finish up with a Rockschool Award A fully QCA Accredited Qualification, the award comprises two individual units aimed at assessing Live Performance and Instrumental aptitude. These qualifications are industry supported and will be fully integrated in to the regular workshop timetable. Simply completing a questionnaire, being observed by a tutor and undergoing brief assessment by a Rockschool moderator is all it takes! www.trinityguildhall.co.uk/guitar photo: Luke Garwood Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August Big Voice Academy Key Facts Tutors: Katrin Yr Oskardottier Big Voice Academy Venue: University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham Join the Big Voice Academy with Kat – a fun and intensive course for anyone that enjoys singing. Students will work with Kat learning a range of techniques aimed at improving your singing and performance abilities. Dates: 31 July- 6 August About the tutor Levels: See course profile Katrin Yr Oskardottier has extensive experience in music and performance skills. Early on in her career, Kat taught in youth centres in Iceland, whilst she herself studied classic vocals at Reykjavik academy of singing and vocal arts. Kat relocated to the UK in 2006 to study at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance at Higher Diploma level and has gone on to complete the vocal Degree at Honours level. Whilst studying Katrin has worked solidly on extending and developing her teaching, performance and writing skill set. This has seen her work in conjunction with Nokia, BBC, LIMS, Mushroom Records, Tim Rice, Shola Ama, TMS Productions and China National TV. Age: All ages (minimum unaccompanied residential students 14yrs) Tuition only: from £310 Residential: (all private rooms with breakfast and evening meals) Ensuite £298, Hostel £255 Her teaching experience is vast and includes working with the ICMP, IGF, Dance Bites, and Music For Youth as well as being in high demand as a private vocal coach. Course profile The workshop is aimed at early stage and intermediate students and will focus on teaching students how to perform in tune and with confidence. Kat’s teaching is geared towards people who love singing, but aren’t necessarily comfortable with reading notation. The only prerequisites to joining her sessions are a pair of ears and lots of enthusiasm! Areas covered include: voice projection, pitching, dynamics, microphone technique and harmonising for backing vocals and acappella. Get Qualified GHS Corporation 2813 Wilber Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49015 USA tel. 269.968.3351 fax 269.968.6913 www.ghsstrings.com Turn up, plug in, play and walk away with a Rockschool vocational award. Easy Life! 18 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk get Stu’s new CD ‘Live Stu X 2’ at cdbaby.com www.stuarthamm.net Listen. Play. Create. Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August Booking and general information Cheltenham International Guitar Festival & Summer School 24 July - 6 August How to book Step 1 You will need to fill in a booking form. You can download a booking form from the website www.igf.org.uk. You can request that we email you a booking form by phoning or emailing the contact number below. You can also book online at www.glos.ac.uk/events. Step 2 You will need to send your booking form to the University of Gloucestershire by email, or post. T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: email@example.com P: Ellen Taylor, Commercial Services, University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50 2 RH W: Book online at: www.glos.ac.uk/events. The Gathering Join us the night before classes start for a relaxed evening out in Cheltenham. An additional nights B&B is £45 in Park Villas or £34 in Challinor Halls Facilities at the Park Camps Our first-rate facilities are located within the exceptionally beautiful Park Campus in Cheltenham. The Park has an Arboretum and is only a short walk to the historic spa town centre. There is a 350-seater auditorium and a modern classroom block equipped with the latest backline gear. The student union is a first rate modern performance area with a well stocked bar. Accommodation at the Park Campus in Cheltenham The Park was originally planned as a Victorian ornamental zoo and so the modern architecture stands proud in 24 acres of landscaped parkland. The site is situated less than ten minutes walk from Montpellier and the Bath Road with its numerous shops, restaurants, bars, banks, cafes and just 15 minutes walk from the lively and cosmopolitan centre of Cheltenham. Step 3 Payment. You can pay a deposit or the full amount by credit or debit card by emailing your completed booking form with the card details included. Alternatively, you can make a credit card payment by telephoning 01242 714 830. Standard Accommodation (Single En-Suite) - Park Villas Five regency style villas accommodate up to 180 single en-suite bedrooms. Each flat provides a shared kitchen area. Bedding, linen and towels are provided and rooms are cleaned daily. What Happens next? Usually within 7 days you will receive a receipt and confirmation of your booking by email. If you paid a deposit you will receive a reminder to pay the balance by the 31st May. Once you have paid the full amount, in June, you will receive a course guide and course notes in pdf format for you to print out and bring with you. You will also receive a concert programme so that you can book festival concerts at external venues. Approximately 2 weeks before your course you will receive a schedule of activities for the week including registration details. If you are booking for an under 18 year old you will receive a behaviour contract which should be signed and returned by post at least 7 days before the course is due to start. Hostel Accommodation (Single) - Challinor Halls With more basic facilities, Challinor offers good value for money. The generously sized bedrooms have a sink provided in each room, and shared bathrooms are available in each flat. Bedding, linen and towels are provided and rooms are cleaned twice weekly. Limited availability. For help and guidance on educational matters contact: Phil Castang T: 08702406783 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument Insurance and safety Do not leave your instrument or valuables unattended. We have never had a theft of any kind from an IGF event. Our campuses are extremely safe, but we strongly advise you take out additional instrument insurance before coming to IGF. Most household policies would not cover your instrument on the campus or at the student showcase. There are many providers of instrument insurance including Allianz Musical Insurance, which the Foundation has had a long association with. www.allianzmusic.co.uk 20 | Get all the latest information online at www.igf.org.uk Rock School Exams Rock School is the number exam syllabus for rock musicians. The best way to assess your level and move forward in a structured way is to start the grades or take a vocational award. Grades help to set goals and promote incremental achievement. Check out www.rockschool.co.uk and sign up for an award at IGF this summer. Young people At IGF we observe strict standards and we are subject to close scrutiny from various bodies to observe these. IGF staff are CRB checked and we maintain accurate attendance records. We have an exemplary record of caring for young people, achieved with the help of parents. All young people under the age of 18 and their parents will be required to sign a behaviour and acceptance of campus rules contract. We operate a strict zero tolerance policy to alcohol, drugs, bullying and violence. General rules are subject to a ‘three strikes and out’ policy. We reserve the right to send home, without a refund, anyone found breaking the rules repeatedly. Damage to property will be recovered. The minimum age for an unaccompanied child is 14 (residential) or 10 (non-residential). Important message to young people, parents please take note: Under UK law we are required to operate a very strict code of conduct for all young people under the age of 18. It does not matter whether a young person of 17 is completely independent and living away from home, at IGF there will be specific rules regarding lights out and other behaviour guidelines. We don’t feel these rules are extreme or unreasonable but they may affect your sense of freedom. If you feel you may have difficulties with these issues please call us to discuss them in detail. Ninety percent of young people and their parents are perfectly happy to accept the campus rules as a means to protect themselves and others but a small minority find the law and resulting campus rules too restrictive. For a copy of the code of conduct and the behavior contract please contact email@example.com. Cancellation policy IGF reserves the right to cancel workshops up to 4 weeks prior to the start date. In the unlikely event that this happens an alternative course or full refund will be offered. Student cancellations are only accepted at our discretion for medical or extreme circumstances. Any booking cancellations after the full balance payment date will be subject to an admin charge of £50. All deposits are non refundable unless otherwise stated. We reserve the right to change artists and tutors at any time. Parents accompanying a minor are not permitted to attend classes. All children accompanying adults must be enrolled in a class. Accessibility University of Gloucestershire is wheelchair accessible and we will do our best to accommodate everyone. Unfortunately we do not have crèche facilities at the present time. Health & Safety All students' electrical equipment must comply with up to date CE, British and European safety standards. This includes amplifiers, extension leads and effects units. You may be asked to produce a PAT test certificate, available from electricians or music equipment repair stores. If you are worried about your gear and don’t have a PAT test please let us know and we can arrange to have it looked at on campus. Details on lifting heavy equipment is available from the IGF office. Please ask for assistance or a trolley when carrying heavy equipment. We Course Q&As Q: Do I need to be able to read music? At IGF, it is not essential that you are able to read music. Most tutors use some written charts and guides but you will manage perfectly well with little or no reading experience. Q: What level am I? Don’t get too worried about which level you are: this can be easily assessed on arrival. Otherwise see below for a very basic guide or feel free to contact us for advice firstname.lastname@example.org At a glance level finder Level 1: 0 - 18 months (or too long!) playing. Difficulty with chord changes/little knowledge of scales. Rockschool equivalent: preliminary-grade 1 Level 2: 1 - 2 years playing, reasonable knowledge of basic open position and bar chords scales in more than one position, Pentatonic etc…or 2 - 3 years playing, little knowledge of theory but some good chops. Rockschool equivalent: grade 2-3 Level 3: 3 years or more playing, with good knowledge of theory and some top chops. Students should be of an advanced level. Rockschool equivalent: grade 4-5 recommend small portable practice amps where possible. Volunteers We are looking for music loving volunteers (18 and over) to act as youth workers, stewards, tech crew, house parents and general summer school staff. Send your CV to email@example.com. Scholarship programme for young people To apply for a scholarship, send us a letter detailing your playing experience and reasons for requiring assistance. You will also need to include a reference from your school, college or teacher. This scheme is intended for talented and motivated students without the necessary financial means to otherwise attend. The scholarship may take the form of a full or partial award. Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of our industry partners listed under sponsorship. Please forward you application to Phil Castang, International Guitar Foundation, Abbey Chambers, Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LY or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Level 4: 3 years or more playing, seriously in control with excellent theory and technique. Rockschool equivalent: grade 6-7 Level 5: Advanced players looking for a new challenge and/or considering going professional by obtaining teaching or performance qualifications. Rockschool equivalent: grade 8 + Q: What is a ‘typical day’? 8am - 9am Breakfast 10am - 12:30pm Workshop session 1:30pm - 2:30pm Lunchtime concert 2:30pm - 6pm Workshop session or special interest workshop 6pm Evening meal 8pm Evening concert 10pm till late! Late night jam Q: What should I bring? Pen, paper, blank tab sheets, guitar, amp (unless acoustic), leads, tuner, slide, capo. IGF needs your help In a world of uncertainty it is nice to know that IGF is ever present supporting young musicians and emerging artists through education and performance opportunities. IGF is an educational charity and our activities support and deliver wellbeing, enhancing self-esteem and improving confidence. IGF takes the guitar and turns it into an instrument, not just to “kill fascists” as Woody Guthrie said but also to improve the life experience and opportunities of thousands of everyday people. This sounds like a grand statement but a little research will demonstrate the 100s of instruments we have provided to schools, the life changing scholarships to 100s of young musicians without the financial means to otherwise study at the highest level, outreach projects reaching literally thousands of school children planting the seeds of possibility. IGF makes history, be a part of it! If you would like to support a student without the financial means to attend an IGF week, please contact email@example.com to make a donation. concerts, the campus, the friendships. Q: I have only been playing for six months, can I still enrol? Of course. The teachers are very experienced and will make sure that you attend classes best suited to your level of ability. Q: Can I change class if I joined the wrong one? Yes, as long as there is space available. Q: Should I bring an amplifier? Please bring along a small practice amp if possible. It isn’t the end of the world if you don’t have one, but it is certainly useful. Q: Will I actually improve in such a short time? Quite simply, yes! You may come away with a year’s worth of work or even one piece of new information that can change the way you play for the better. Q: Who comes to learn at IGF? School children, teenagers and adults. All professions and occupations. EVERYONE is welcome. At IGF we are all just guitarists or drummers or singers or whatever! (Please note: the IGF Rock Camps are specifically for under18s only) Q: Can I afford it? IGF Summer Schools offer great value for money. We are a charitable organization and make no profit. If you really can’t afford to come, we may be able to offer some financial assistance. This will depend on your application and the level of support IGF receives. Q: Why do most people come? To get the chance to meet other like-minded people, to be taught by professionals, the Q: Is there a deadline to send in my application? No, but the sooner the better! Cheltenham Guitar Festival: T: (+44) 01242 714 830 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.igf.org.uk | 21 Cheltenham Guitar Festival 24 July – 6 August __________________ _10_0_% __O_r _g __a_n_ic __R_o __c_k_ : The Ministry of Guitar presents IGF Youth Rock 2010 Facilities South West Rocks City of Bath College 26-30 July 2010 Rock the North The Sage Gateshead 2-6 August 2010 All three locations are strategically well placed in terms of transport and include state-of-the-art, fully-equipped, sound-proofed rehearsal and recording studios. The Sage Gateshead is an important cultural landmark and is well placed to receive young people. The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London and City of Bath College are geared towards educational excellence for young people. Workshop format There are open classes for early stage, intermediate and advanced students. These are Music Industry subsidised places for Level 2 Each day will contain four elements: Practical, Theory, Application and Performance. for a full description visit the Ministry of Guitar website in early February. www.minstryofguitar.co.uk Any questions? Send your questions to The Orcale at: email@example.com Learn how to build powerful rhythm parts and construct effective solos. Explore power chords, open position chords and other ‘clever’ chord voicing. Lead guitar technique will focus on pentatonic and blues scale licks and riffs. The set list includes: AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Bryan Adams, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Thin Lizzy. We will be studying the mechanics and musical application of the modern rock guitar style. Alternate picking, legato, sweeping and tapping, along with vibrato, string bending and other related phrasing concepts. Set List including Hendrix, Metallica, Queen Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Joe Satriani. This unique course is for students wanting to work purely on rock rhythm skills and will appeal to those wanting to take control of both lead and rhythm duties. The set list Rock Apprentice If you’re an ‘early learner’ with less than a year’s playing experience, then our Apprentice course could be just what you’re looking for. The set list includes: Eric Clapton and Cream, The Darkness, Jimi Hendrix on for your m ind Bass Academy All levels The Bass Academy will focus on helping students to develop a flawless technique and rock solid sense of rhythm. Ministry of Drums All levels Rock drumming Serious Rock drumming is a fine art. Learn the stylistic trademarks that make great drummers from Chad Smith to John Bonham. Vocals, bass and drums Vocal Academy All levels Discover your singing voice! Express yourself, learn real rock vocal techniques and develop your own style. visit formation For more in ofguitar.co.uk istry www.min ary 2010. from Febru MUSIC YOU LOVE GRADE 6 GRADE 6 6 Enjoy! 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