Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape

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Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert

Much like Steve Howe and his upcoming Cross Styles Music Retreat, Paul Gilbert has laid the ground work for his second Great Guitar Escape. Gilbert has already made plans to outdo the first year by focusing even more on the guitar and the individual players that come along for the ride. With a total of six instructors the team – including Andy Timmons, Mimi Fox, Scotty Johnson, Tony Spinner, and Adam Fulara – is plenty well equipped to assist in any style you could have an inquiry about and any technique you want to perfect; and beyond that an experience and insight into the world of a working musician.

It’s a week of learning, jamming, and having an all around great time with seminars and workshops galore. Bring your guitar and they’ll supply the gear.

The Schedule

The Great Guitar Escape is a week-long excursion from Monday, July 8th through Friday, July 12th.

Monday
3:00 PM – Sign In
4:30 – 5:15 PM Meet and Greet with Instructors
5:30 – 6:30 PM Paul Gilbert – Introduction Seminar
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert with Paul Gilbert Band

Tuesday
8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:15 – 11:15 AM Scotty Johnson – Morning Music Theory
11:30 – 12:45 PM Mimi Fox – Creative Jazz Improvisation
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 PM Paul Gilbert – Jam with Paul… All students play! (or just sit back and listen)
3:45 – 5:00 PM Tony Spinner – Blues and Slide Authenticity
3:45 – 5:00 PM Adam Fulara – Elements of Music as a Tool for Style Creation (true virtuosity vs. speed)
5:15 – 6:30 PM Andy Timmons – Rock Phrasing Workshop
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors

Wednesday
8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:15 – 11:15 AM Scotty Johnson – Morning Music Theory II
11:30 – 12:45 PM Andy Timmons – Rock Phrasing Workshop II
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 PM Paul Gilbert – Scales and Arpeggios for Rock Guitar
3:45 – 5:00 PM Mimi Fox – Great Jazz/Blues Licks
3:45 – 5:00 PM Scotty Johnson – How to Turn Rock Into Fusion (bring your guitar!)
5:15 – 6:30 PM Tony Spinner – Blues and Slide Authenticity II
5:15 – 6:30 PM Adam Fulara – Extraordinary Tapping in the Context of Style (plus how to learn & memorize new music quickly)
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors

Thursday
8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:15 – 11:15 AM Adam Fulara – Counterpoint Improvisation Ideas for Tapping, Fast Shred Soloing (single lines built on counterpoint, J.S. Bach’s violin method. Fingerstyle and classical guitar.)
11:30 – 12:45 PM Scotty Johnson – Going “Outside” with Rhythmic Intention (bring your guitar!)
11:30 – 12:45 PM Tony Spinner – Singing and Playing Live
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 – 3:30 PM Andy Timmons – Rock Phrasing Workshop IIII
3:45 – 5:00 PM Mimi Fox – Flying Solo, The Art of Solo Guitar Playing
5:15 – 6:30 PM Paul Gilbert – Songs, the Best Guitar Teacher for Rock
6:45 – 8:00 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Concert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors

Friday
8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 AM Paul Gilbert – Final GGE Jam with Paul… All students play!

Pricing and Location

Andy Timmons
Andy Timmons

The Great Guitar Escape will be held at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. There are a total of seven different pricing options. For $1,199 you can camp in a tent (gotta supply your own gear). For $1,295 you get a double occupancy with a shared bathroom or for $1,495 you get the double occupancy with a private bathroom For $2,195 you get a single occupancy with a shared bathroom and for $2,495 you get the single occupancy with a private bathroom.

While I was reading into this I saw some bolded words that made it clear. On site camping offers no housekeeping, air conditioning, wi-fi, television, and mobile service connection. For those that can’t live without the influence of the 21st century there are some off-site accommodations available with transportation back and forth supplied.

A double occupancy with a private bathroom off-site is $2,295 while the single occupancy and private bathroom is $2,595.

More info can be found at the Great Guitar Escape web site and the accompanying Facebook page.

Media Stuff

Paul Gilbert’s even made an official video divulging the details on the Great Guitar Escape.

Paul Gilbert and Andy Timmons Interview

Gilbert and Timmons also had a one-on-one available for listen. The two kill an hour sharing stories of being a guitarist. I’ve already sampled it. Totally worth the listen.

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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