AN INVITATION FROM JOE
I’ve got something very cool in store for you next year. Something we haven’t done yet with the G4 Experience.
The G4 Experience in 2016 will literally take me back home. In the past two years the camp was in beautiful Cambria, CA. but we started looking at the East Coast for a variety of cool reasons. The idea of Long Island came up and I thought it would be interesting because of the obvious connection. Funnily enough, Glen Cove Mansion, where we’ll be August 8-12, 2016, is very close to where I’m from. Once we chose the spot, the 2016 G4 Experience took on a very special meaning. We never repeat the same formula, but this homecoming really helped us reshape next year’s camp.
Obviously, I grew up in Westbury, Long Island, but there’s more to it than that. When I was a 14-year-old budding guitar player, I started my career at high school dances in the surrounding towns. At 16, I was playing bars in the area. At 17, I was doing weekend road trips to the Hamptons and performing at the clubs there.
My whole musical foundation starting on the drums at the age of nine centers around that area. I have so many family and friends there. Steve Vai and I became best friends back in high school! There’s just this special concentration of like-minded guitar players.
Now, we’re inviting you into that circle…
This year, everybody will be staying in the incredible Glen Cove Mansion. As far as instructors go, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, and Mike Keneally will all be joining me. As always, there will be quite a few elements we change up. Of course, you’ll get that incredible immersive interaction between students and teachers within the clinics. However, we’re evolving to not only keep the campers happy, but also to keep the whole thing interesting for the performers too. It goes beyond what you’d get at a gig or a regular clinic or class. We’re doing something unique.
The G4 Experience puts you together with 200 other extremely talented players from all stylistic sides of the guitar and from all over the world. You get to hang out with them, make connections, and trade wisdom. The classes are perfect for all levels, and they go deep. We’re not introducing any sort of competition or anything like that. This is all about learning together and tailoring your experience to your needs.
Being indoors at Glen Cove also allows the instructors complete control. The environment is totally reflective of the sounds we want to achieve. That’s a big part of this.
Ultimately, this is a great opportunity for everybody to make some incredible connections. The students become a catalyst for my reconnection with the instructors. I think it’s going to be unforgettable. I guarantee you that the students are going to feel this incredible atmosphere of camaraderie and feel the musical sharing.
Welcome to the inner circle. Welcome to the G4 Experience 2016.
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