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. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
For this five-day course, we will be presenting a variety of work in
tapping mechanics, ear training, fret board knowledge, improvisation,
alternate approaches of the touch techniques, and other challenges
that will help to focus your own musical vision.
A special addition to the course will be a daily class with Bruce
Bookman Sensei of the Tenzan Aikido dojo. He will be
giving a basic introduction to aikido practice, especially focused to
connect with our work as musicians. Trey has been working with
Bookman Sensei for the last seven years.
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.
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.