Musical retreats?....

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by tbone666, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. tbone666

    tbone666 Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    Batavia, IL
    So I just looked into the G3/G4 event for August of 2014. This looks like it could be really cool. But am I just thinking like a teenager? Which I haven't been for quite some time. Seriously, if that's your musical persuasion, could you have fun at the age of 41 at an event like this. The roommate situation reminds me of a college situation, obviously. Not too keen on that.

    I must say that I do tend to act as more of a teenager than a 41 year old. I guess it's more about, "are there others out there in my age group that would consider this?"

  2. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    In a van down by the river
    Dunno about this event, but I attended one week sessions for 6 summers in a row at the now defunct, National Guitar Workshop. Some of the most enjoyable times I've ever had playing music. I developed friendships with guys I still keep up with half way across the country.

    Did wonders for my playing to be saturated in that environment for a week, and gave me a ton of material to work on afterwards. The main difference seems to be, NGW hired guys and gals who teach for a living in addition to playing and brought a big name in for performance and master class.

    We know Joe is a solid teacher. Not sure about the other guys. Sounds like a great time, though.
  3. Yer Blues

    Yer Blues Member

    May 26, 2013
    Looks like you can get your own room for a grand more.

    I wish stuff like this happened where I live.
  4. Jimmy3Fingers

    Jimmy3Fingers Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    If I had the disposable income, it sure sounds like fun.

    Otherwise...I think I'd get more out of a couple years worth of lessons from the best local teacher I could find.
  5. lhallam

    lhallam Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    I'm 58, I absolutely would consider it if my schedule allowed. Mike Keneally is an excellent musician.

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