Bumblefoot, “Thinking of holding the first-ever Bumblefoot Music Camp” @ Inch Island

Bumblefoot: “Thinking of holding the first-ever Bumblefoot Music Camp up by the northern coast of Ireland at beautiful Inch Island (an island on the lake that inspired the song Amazing Grace,) just a month away in late August. Will include classes on guitar, vocals, songwriting, business, gear, plus jamming & a gig for a local charity. Accommodations & meals at a bed & breakfast, and tour of the local peninsula seeing ancient sites, modern places… before moving forward I’d love some feedback – does that sound like something you’d be interested in?”

BUMBLE MUSIC CAMP UPDATE (7/24)… starting to accept PayPal registration (PayPal addy info@bumblefoot.com, thank you for the signups!) Working on the schedule, curriculum, here’s a draft of what the classes will be…
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*Theory – from the ground up, dissecting how modes & intervals make you feel, and using them to shape the emotions in your music
*The string – understanding waves and the string itself, using divisions of the string to access more sounds and range, harmonics, thimble, etc
*Songwriting – arranging songs, the simple secret to making beautiful melodies, solos, and always hitting the right notes
*Rhythm – dynamics, muting, accenting, leading and following the groove, and more…
*Economy picking patterns – ways of comfortably and smoothly picking, while using unusual patterns and groupings
*Fingers on the neck – multi-finger tapping, left-hand legato, and more
*Improvising – keys, scales, melodies, techniques, easy tricks for getting out of the ‘rut’, adding outside notes
*Thinking – torturous mental exercises that strengthen your ability to foresee the music as you’re playing *Singing – breathing, resonation, relaxation, range, throat health, exercises
*Bizz – understanding copyright, publishing, distribution, touring, and more
*Studio & gear – guitars, pickups, amps, FX, shaping the sound through processing, studio tips for recording, mixing and mastering
*Music & Irish identity, by lecturer Eoghan Johnston

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