Write and Perform Original Songs
Tuesday, September 10th 7:30-9:00
(12 week course, repeated weekly)
Song Summit offers LRRS students the opportunity to learn about the essential elements of song creation, including lyrical content, melody and harmony, form, instrumentation, genre, production and recording techniques, as well as how to generate and edit material. Students will workshop their songs with instructors and peers, record an original demo, and put on a concert of the works created during the course. Instructors Phil Allen and Justin Norman will be bringing new songwriting techniques to the table this Fall.
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Vocal Performance Workshop
A Clinic for both Musicians and Vocalists
Wednesday, October 2nd 7:00-8:30
(5 week course, repeated weekly)
The Vocal Performance Workshop is an interactive course based on real life scenarios where students will learn the ins and outs of the music industry and will learn to apply those to their current performance experience. This course is recommended for all vocalists and musicians wanting to add vocal performance to their repertoire, whether that be a school performance group or musical theater to a church band or your live performance band at LRRS, this course is for you! Students will leave this workshop better prepared with the artistic skills for wherever they find themselves on their music journey. Chariya Bissonette will provide world-class industry insight and valuable expertise to our students.
Frank Gambale Guitar Clinic
One Day Only with Frank Gambale
Saturday, October 5th at 12:00 PM
Mandatory for all currently enrolled guitarists
Bio: Grammy winning guitar virtuoso, Frank Gambale, exploded on the L.A. scene in the early ‘80s. His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his passion-powered playing – a style Rolling Stone magazine called “ferocious!” Gambale is an inspired songwriter with more than 250 songs published on 20+ albums. His music touches on many styles from rock, funk and jazz to R&B and some Latin and Brazilian influences. As a legendary guitarist, Gambale is an undisputed genius who originated the “sweep picking” technique (a new way to play the instrument) and elevated it to a precise art form now standard in the guitar lexicon. The “Gambale Sweep Picking Technique” continues to inspire generations of musicians. Jazz, rock, metal and progressive artists alike are united in their awe of Frank as both an amazing technician and an unsurpassed musician. As a jazz legend, Chick Corea, described Frank this way: “Everything you touch with your guitar turns gold – always has.” Corea also said “Frank is my favorite guitar player.” Guitar great, John McLaughlin, joked: “I’d like to cut his hands off.” Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny says of Frank: “I’d like to take a month off and study with Frank Gambale.” Dweezil Zappa said “studying Frank Gambale’s Sweep Picking technique enabled me to play the hardest parts of my father’s music that he himself didn’t play.” A musician’s musician, a gifted composer, and a brilliant innovator and author of numerous instructional books and DVDs, Frank continues to reach unprecedented sonic and technical heights. His six string prowess and seemingly limitless vision point toward an exciting future of groundbreaking music.