Our 2012 Summer Camp was a hit. A room full of campers were treated to a week of jamming and intense learning. Look for this program to come back in 2013!
Our program is more than just getting together to jam. You will also learn the lessons that veterans in the Cleveland rock scene have learned the hard way . . .
- Understand the business side of Rock and Roll
- Learn the technical skills you’ll need to rock out
- Jam with a BAND!
- And much more
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Music Reading and Terminology
Sounds like work doesn’t it? There are a few things you must know and you must learn now. We’ll show you how easy it is to communicate with other musicians using a common language.
The 12-Bar Format
The foundation for rock music is the blues. Know the progressions and the 5 easy shapes and you can play anything. We’ll teach you the CAGED chord system and have you jamming before the day is through.
Proper Practice Habits
The gig is the fun part. The work is when you are alone in your bedroom working out a song. Learn how to make the most out of your practice time. Hint: Playing Sweet Child Of Mine a thousand times is not the answer!
Practicing With A Loop Station
Learn how to use the Boss RC-20XL to make you an awesome rhythm AND lead player. No more metronomes!
Learning Songs by Ear
Rock guitar players don’t rely on sheet music. Have you ever seen a music stand in front of Slash? They listen to the song and then figure it out. We’ll show you how they do it and do it quickly.
Being in a cover band is great. But writing your own cover tunes is even better. Learn the formats of songs and how to make rhymes work.
Getting Great Tone
The biggest mystery in life is pedal board design. Learn how the pros do it. What pedals do you need? We’ll take you through them all.
Knowing Rock Instruments
OK, you know how to change the strings on your guitar. What if a tube blows on your amp right before a gig - Now what? The drummer is late. You need to set up his drums. You have 8 minutes to get on stage. Help!!
Music Business 101
So you think you want to be a rock star? What does that mean? Learn from the guys who have done it.
Promoting Your Band
You’ve worked hard in practice and you want people to hear your music. Now what? A lot of other bands know the tricks. We’ll teach you how to get your music out there.
Getting together and rehearsing is what it’s all about. It’s where you create your band’s sound. How do you get everyone on the same page without arguing with each other? You’re going to learn by doing it – all 5 days!
8am – 9am: Classroom Instruction
Our instructors will deliver interactive lectures that cover each of the camp modules. The lectures and activities will prepare the students for the afternoon jam sessions.
9am – 10am: Lab Time
Lab time will be used to provide detailed, hands on teaching that will incorporate the skills learned in the lecture session
10am – 10:30am: Break with music listening exercises
During our break we will be playing select pieces of music that will reinforce the concepts and exercises taught during the lecture time and lab time. Special guests will be speaking on certain days.
10:30 – 12:00: Jamming
The 2nd half of the day is dedicated to making music as a band. Each student will work with instructors and the other students to learn a song that they will perform at a local restaurant a few weeks after camp.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This camp is open to all students between the ages of 8 and 15. Students should have some experience playing the guitar, bass, piano, or drums. This camp is geared for all levels of musicians. We’ll split you up when necessary. Everyone is going to get to sample the tools of rock and roll - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, and bass. We’ll help you chart your musical course.
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WHAT YOU GET
- Snacks and soft drinks
- Lesson Books
- A week of intense Rock and Roll training
- Live instruction from real musicians
- Live performance as a band at a local restaurant CAMP
All classes are held at the GitterPicker String Factory on Ravenna Rd in Twinsburg. Our store is closed to the public during these events. Parents are welcome to observe. - Visit www.gitterpicker.com and click on the graphic. - Visit us in person or mail to 10735 Ravenna Rd. Twinsburg, OH 44087 - $100 is due at time of registration. Master Card, Visa, or Discover - Make checks payable to GitterPicker String Factory.