Axe-slinger extraordinaire Joe Satriani has shared details of the forthcoming G4 Experience, a retreat for aspiring guitarists of all levels.
Satriani himself will head up the five day retreat taking place in Southern California next Summer. As the man himself explains:
“G4 brings together four guitar heroes from different sides of the musical spectrum and places them in a unique totally-immersive-music-camp environment with aspiring guitarists/musicians who are interested in learning from the best. Through live performances, jam sessions and clinics catering to all levels, the campers get to learn in an up-close and personal way with the focus on interaction between students and teachers.”
“Teaching is something very close to my heart and I take it seriously. Having the chance to share what I know about music and guitar playing with like-minded players is always fun, and I find the camp environment brings out special performances from me and all the teachers.”
A teacher as well as seasoned performer, Satriani counts legendary axe-men Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett amongst his students. Nevertheless, he admits he has days where the guitar feels like an alien to him:
“It’s always surprising to me how some days the guitar feels so good and other days it feels like a completely foreign tool in my hands. I don’t understand that part of it. I always chalk it up to some strange voodoo bio-rhythm thing – like I’m not in my right phase or something – but other times it just feels like it’s the perfect instrument for my hand.”
At next year’s G4 Experience event Satriani will be joined by fellow instructors Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders, Guthrie Govan of The Aristocrats and Mike Keneally, alongside guests Andy Aledort, bassist Stu Hamm, Doug Doppler and Bruce Bouillet.
The 2015 retreat will take place between the 28th of June and 2nd of July at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. For all the latest details check out g4experience.com